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Elsie M. Lawler Chair

PenningtonCarolineCAROLINE PENNINGTON (pictured), Nurs 1918, had a lifelong admiration for ELSIE M. LAWLER, Nurs 1899, who had been superintendent of nurses at Hopkins from 1910 to 1940. At the time Ms. Pennington endowed this chair, she praised the late Ms. Lawler for her exceptional understanding and sensitivity.

LawlerElsieUnder Ms. Lawler’s administration, the push began to obtain university status for the nursing education program as an independent academic division, the School of Nursing. Ms. Pennington died in 1994. (Pictured here is Elsie Lawler.)