Virginia Brown* ‘50

90 Outstanding Yale Nurses Recipient

Class of 1950

After receiving a bachelor of arts from Boston University, Virginia Brown, PhD, received her MN degree from YSN, an MPH with a concentration in hospital administration from Columbia University School of Public Health, and her PhD in public administration from New York University. In 1999, she completed a master’s degree in museum studies/costume and textile conservation from the State University of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology.

An active and committed YSN alumna since her graduation, Virginia served as YSN’s representative to the Association of Yale Alumni for many years and has often volunteered for Friends of YSN’s Special Collections projects. YSN honored her with the 1985 Distinguished Alumna Award.

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