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Memoir

Marguerite Babian Harms
Regents' Proceedings 968

Marguerite Babian Harms, Associate Professor of Nursing, will retire from active faculty status on December 31, 1986, after an active career as a nurse educator at The University of Michigan.

Professor Harms received her R.N. degree from the Cochran School of Nursing, Saint John's Riverside Hospital Yonkers, New York in 1947 and her B.S. degree in nursing from New York University in 1950. She came to The University of Michigan in 1954 as an instructor in the School of Nursing. In 1966 she completed her M.S. degree at The University of Michigan and was promoted to assistant professor. She became an associate professor of nursing in 1972. She specialized in psychiatric nursing of children and adolescents, and has presented a number of papers related to the practice and teaching of psychiatric nursing. Among her publications is a contribution to Introduction to Person Centered Nursing.

Also active in Ann Arbor community affairs, Professor Harms received the "All Around Person Award" for professional and community service from Goodyear's Department Store in 1978. She served on the board of directors of the Cobblestone Farm Association from 1975-77 and received that group's Founders' Day Award in 1979. Her other major community interest has involved the Hospice of Washtenaw, where she has served as a direct care volunteer, newsletter contributor, and director of a training course for hospice volunteers.

The Regents now salute Marguerite Babian Harms for her dedicated service as a health care professional, educator, and community activist by naming her Associate Professor Emeritus of Nursing.