Christian Science Nursing Arts Graduation At The BA In March

On March 13, 2011, at 3:30 PM, 11 nurses will celebrate the completion of the Christian Science Nursing Arts program at the BA.

The keynote speaker this year is retired Army Colonel Janet Horton, who served in the US Armed Forces for 28 years. Colonel Horton was one of the first women chaplains for the Army, and frequently had to deal with a challenging environment of resistance, animosity, jealousy, and hate. With each challenge she turned to God in prayer and found blessing, healing, and progress. She was the first woman promoted to Colonel in the Army Chaplain Corps, and the first assigned as a Division or Corps Chaplain.

Colonel Horton was at the Pentagon on 9/11 and literally helped and ministered to the casualties on the ground. And, many times through her service she was called upon to share her thoughts, prayers and poems. Following are two stanzas from her poem entitled “Not for the Recognition” …

We seek our enduring obligation
To the Good, the Right – a station,
That advances our nation,
Toward freedom’s goal and a purer vision;
That they might value women there,
A more just record and fair.
What further indication do we need,
That women work and fight and lead
BUT NOT FOR THE RECOGNITION!

We hope you’ll join us at the BA’s Graduation ceremony on March 13.

2 Responses to Christian Science Nursing Arts Graduation At The BA In March

  1. Nancy Burtis says:

    Thank you for the information on the BA. Adria Johnson is a dear friend of mine, so I was glad to see her picture on the group graduating.

    The BA has loving support for all the good you are providing for healing. It is a blessing to all of us.

    With love and gratitude to all of you,
    Nancy Burtis, CS

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