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College Community Remembers Nursing Leader Beverly A. Warner Ph.D.

College Community Remembers Nursing Leader
Beverly A. Warner Ph.D.

Beverly Warner, Ph.D., Dean and Professor Emeritus of Public and Health Services at Mohawk Valley Community College, passed away April 1.


“As we offer our condolences to her family and friends, we also remember that Dean and Professor Emeritus Beverly Warner helped transform Mohawk Valley Community College and our local health care industry. She led the evolution of MVCC’s nursing program from 1969 until 1985, helping educate generations of health care professionals in our community. Dr. Warner’s leadership set the course for MVCC’s nationally accredited nursing and allied health programs,” said President Randall J. VanWagoner, Ph.D.


“Dr. Warner’s leadership as our head of nursing was highlighted by the program’s initial accreditation. She put MVCC nursing on a path it follows to this day, achieving high marks in accreditation efforts and preparing work-ready graduates. Dr. Warner’s steadfast commitment to academic quality, rigorous clinical experiences, and the highest standards of patient care set the tone for nursing education that our college and our community are proud of to this day.”


Having previously served in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York City, and the Peace Corps Brazil Health Project at New York University, Warner joined MVCC in 1969 as Nursing Department Head. In 1975 she was named associate dean of the Division of Health and Social Services, and in 1979 she was named Dean of Public and Health Services. She retired in 1985 and was conferred emeritus status by the Board of Trustees.


During her career she was elected President of the New York Associate Degree Nursing Council, and served on the boards of Hospice and the Visiting Nurses Association. Warner held a Ph.D. in nursing education, master’s degree in nursing, and bachelor’s degree in nursing, all from NYU. She resided in New Hartford at the time of her passing.