HBCU Digest selects Dillard’s Nursing Program as “Best” for the second year
Cynthia Butler-McIntyre is “Best Female Alumnus” and
President Kimbrough selected “Male HBCU President of the Year”
NEW ORLEANS - Dillard University ‘s School of Nursing was honored for the second year as “Best Nursing Program” during the annual HBCU Media Awards held at Dillard University on Friday, July 11. The University also garnered awards for “Best Female Alumnus ,” Cynthia Butler-McIntyre; and President Walter M. Kimbrough was selected as “HBCU Male President of the Year.”
Founded in 1942, Dillard’s School of Nursing is the first four-year accredited nursing program in the state of Louisiana. Its rich history of producing excellent nurses has continued for more than seven decades, graduating male, female, black and white students who shine as practitioners, educators and staff members across the country.
At the time of its founding, Dillard’s program was the only collegiate nursing school open to African-Americans in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Mississippi. In 1952, it became the first accredited nursing program in Louisiana. From 1932 to 1983, Dillard operated Flint-Goodridge Hospital, where thousands of student nurses trained.
Today, Dillard’s School of Nursing is based in the Professional Schools and Sciences Building, which opened in 2010. Students have the benefit of state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, including nursing simulators that sweat, breathe, blink and simulate myriad human functions.
Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre, a 1976 Dillard University alumna, immediate past and the 24th national president of Delta Theta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was selected as “Best Female Alumnus.” Butler-McIntyre is an educator who currently serves as director of human resources for the Jefferson Parish Public School System in Harvey, La. She has impacted the lives of countless young people for over 30 years as a teacher, assistant principal, summer school principal and personnel administrator in her school district. Her professional
experience includes serving as executive director of Tech-Prep
Summer Program for Delgado Community College in New Orleans and as assistant coordinator of field experiences and College of Education supervisor for early childhood student teaching experiences for the University of New Orleans.
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Butler-McIntyre often returns to visit her alma mater and always finds ways to give back. The New Orleans native has been a speaker at several Dillard occasions in