Eloise R. Lewis, Founding Dean, UNCG School of Nursing
Eloise R. Lewis was recognized locally, regionally and nationally as a leader in nursing education. But it was at UNCG where her greatest achievements took place. A scholar, nursing activist and patient care advocate, Lewis was the perfect leader to serve as the founding dean of the UNCG School of Nursing. She received her BSN from Vanderbilt University, a master’s degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in education from Duke University. Following an outstanding career as a nursing faculty member at the Women’s Medical College School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Army Nurse Corps, Lewis was instrumental in skillfully guiding the establishment, growth and development of the UNCG School of Nursing. She remained a vital member of the faculty until she retired in 1985.
Let us be bold like Eloise Lewis. Let us be committed to our vision and focused on the future. We invite you to join your fellow alumni and friends of the School of Nursing. Become a member of the esteemed Eloise R. Lewis Society, and play a critical part in the future of nursing.