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Memoir

Mary C. Arbour
Regents' Proceedings 655

Mary Arbour, Associate Professor of Nursing, will retire from active faculty status as of May 31, 1986, after a most productive career as a teacher and counselor.

A native of Michigan, Professor Arbour took undergraduate studies at Jackson Junior College and Mercy College in Detroit before entering the Medical School of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where she received her M.S.N. degree in 1945.

From 1945 through 1947, Professor Arbour served as instructor in foundations of nursing at the Mercy School of Nursing in Detroit. In 1964, she returned to teaching as an instructor of pediatric nursing at Mercy College. Beginning in September of 1969, she came to The University of Michigan as an assistant professor of nursing.

In 1973, Professor Arbour was promoted to associate professor and coordinator of pediatrics in the parent-child nursing program. Since that time, she has contributed greatly toward the implementation of the latest undergraduate curriculum. She has become a stabilizing force within the area, demonstrating a high level of concern and understanding for both students and colleagues. Professor Arbour is a creative and productive person who is a capable teacher and counselor and is held in the highest respect by her peers. She is greatly appreciated by the students and supportive of the administrative policies of the school.

Among her activities in various professional organizations, Professor Arbour is a member of the District Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, and Michigan Nurses Association. She has served as a faculty advisor for Sigma Theta Tau and as a member of its membership committee. Professor Arbour has also continued her professional development through the attendance of various conferences and workshops.

The Regents now salute Mary Arbour, distinguished nursing educator, for her dedicated service by naming her Associate Professor Emeritus of Nursing.