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Memoir

Mary M. Schroder
Regents' Proceedings 67

Mary M. Schroder, Associate Professor of Nursing, has retired from active faculty status as of May 31, 1984, after a long career as a nurse educator.

Professor Schroder completed her basic nursing preparation in 1952 at the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Indianapolis, Indiana. She received her baccalaureate in nursing from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1955 and her master's degree in 1958 from the University of Chicago.

From 1952 to 1955, Professor Schroder was an instructor at the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, following which she spent one year as a staff nurse at Liverpool Royal Infirmary, Liverpool, England. After one year as an instructor at the Miami Valley Hospital School of Nursing in Dayton, Ohio, she was appointed Coordinator and Chairman, General Nursing at Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital, School of Nursing Chicago, Illinois. During her tenure there, from 1958 to 1964, Professor Schroder was involved in the merger of nursing education and nursing service.

Professor Schroder joined the faculty at The University of Michigan in 1964 as instructor of Nursing. She was promoted to assistant professor in 1966 and to associate professor in 1969. She taught in both the medical/surgical nursing area and the nursing fundamentals area, the latter of which she chaired from 1972 to 1975. Professor Schroder has been active in professional organizations and in volunteer community and church-related activities.

The Regents recognize this distinguished nurse educator for her dedicated service by naming her Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing.