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Dr. Marjorie Luttrell Appointed Nursing Dean at U of M
For release: June 16, 2006
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Dr. Marjorie F. Luttrell has been appointed dean of the Loewenberg School of Nursing at the University of Memphis. Luttrell has served as interim dean since October 2005. She had previously served as associate dean.

"We are pleased with the appointment of Dr. Luttrell as dean of the Loewenberg School of Nursing because of her administrative experience and nursing expertise, and because of the respect hospital and nursing professionals have for her," said U of M President Shirley Raines. "She will be working closely with those in the nursing profession to address the shortage of nurses in this area."

Before joining the U of M in 1988, Luttrell was associate dean of students at Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans. She earned her MSN degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and her Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

"Dr. Luttrell brings to the position valuable experience, and she has worked very effectively with faculty and students," said Provost Ralph Faudree. "She has had a very significant leadership role within the School, both as interim dean and as associate dean, and she will provide great leadership for the continued growth of the School."

The Loewenberg School of Nursing offers bachelor and master of science in nursing degrees. The bachelor's program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and the Commission on Collegiate Education in Nursing. Graduate and undergraduate students benefit from exceptional learning opportunities at healthcare agencies in the Memphis area, including 10 major hospitals.

Loewenberg students had a 97 percent passage rate on the December 2005 state licensure examination.

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