Brodie leaving legacy of
By Katherine Thompson Jackson
effort took 10 years.......... But a group of former students
and colleagues was determined to honor Barbara Brodie with an
endowment fund that carried her name. Now the endowment provides
financial support for doctoral and nurse practitioner students.
is a humbling experience when graduates come back and say, Wed
like to name something after you because youve made a difference
in our lives, said Brodie.
Humility is a trait that makes her one of the Universitys
most popular teachers. Brodie was named as one of the 10 all-time
favorite professors at U.Va. in the 1997 Alumni News magazine.
December, Brodie will retire. A self-described demanding instructor,
she has worked with a variety of nursing students over the years.
Brodie expects people to do their very best and give the best
they can to the institution, and she sets an excellent example
herself, said Jeanette Lancaster, dean and professor of
influence has been the genesis of several academic programs. She
developed nurse practitioner education at U.Va. and spearheaded
development of doctoral education in nursing at U.Va. and the
will be missed on many levels, but her absence from the classroom
might be the most telling.
Brodie is one of the best teachers I have ever known, said
one of her University nursing students.