Three Rivers Community College Nursing Lab Dedicated to Judith Cook Albright
On Wednesday, May 3, colleagues, friends and family gathered to witness the dedication and plaque unveiling of the Judith Cook Albright Nursing Lab by the Three Rivers College Foundation. The dedication recognized the recent establishment of the endowed scholarship fund, the Judith Cook Albright Nursing Scholarship.
The newly dedicated nursing lab honors the life, memory and career of Judith Albright. She was a beloved Three Rivers Community College nursing faculty member from 2005 to 2016. She received the 2014 Nightingale Award for serving a critical role in educating Three Rivers nursing students and for demonstrating exceptional compassion through her mentorship and support of each student. Judith pioneered the implementation of the Sim Chart in the nursing curriculum. It simulated electronic medical records and was essential for educating the nurse of the future. Her clinical expertise in wound care management was invaluable in the classroom as well as the clinical setting. Judith lost her battle with cancer in 2016.
Chris Jewell, Vice President of the Three Rivers Foundation Board, said at the dedication, “Judith made a positive impact on many people and, as a result, is leaving behind a legacy that is true to her beliefs and values. Her family and friends recognized these beliefs and values and in turn have done their part to ensure her legacy will live on. We hope that naming this lab in her honor will also help to ensure that this legacy will span future generations.”
The Office of Institutional Advancement at Three Rivers worked with Charles Albright, Judith’s husband, to establish the endowed Judith Albright Nursing Scholarship. He generously donated $50,000 to ensure its success. Colleagues, friends and family across the country also contributed to the fund, which now exceeds $55,000. The first recipient of the scholarship, Sierra Kniskern, was announced on May 4. Donations to the endowment are welcome and can be made by contacting Betty Baillargeon, Director of Institutional Advancement at Three Rivers, at 860-215-9207.