Congratulations to former dean of the Sydney Nursing School, Emeritus Professor Jill White, who had a portrait unveiled in her honour.
The photograph will sit alongside portraits of other former deans, including Emeritus Professor Lynette Russell, and Professor Emerita Jocalyn Lawler in the Sydney Nursing School.
The unveiling was attending by members of the Sydney Nursing School community, current Dean and Head of School Professor Donna Waters, Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence AC, and Jill herself, along with her two children.
Professor Mary Chiarella, longtime friend and colleague of Professor White, gave a warm tribute to Professor White, speaking to her passion, and longtime commitment to nurses and midwives.
Jill is grounded in the passion that unites us all [and] is determined to fight for the things she believes in.
Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence commended Professor White’s ability to operate on all levels – from the visionary to the deeply focused and intimate, as well as her compassion for all her students, staff and colleagues.
Professor White paid tribute to former deans, thanking them for all their work bringing the Sydney Nursing School to where it is today.
Professor White continues to work in advocacy for nurses on a national and international scale, working with the WHO in Geneva and the International Council of Nurses on Nursing Voice in Health Policy, and continues to be an active member of the Sydney Nursing School Community.