Nursing Leadership Lecture at TAMU-CC to Feature Menninger Clinic’s Nursing Practice and Research Director

Published: February 17, 2017

Nursing Leadership Lecture at TAMU-CC to Feature Menninger Clinic’s Nursing Practice and Research Director

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Adele Bemis Leadership Lecture Series will be held Tuesday, March 28, at the University Center on the campus of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Keynote speaker Jane Mahoney, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC will present “Leading with Appreciation and Wisdom.” Mahoney is the Director of Nursing Practice and Research for The Menninger Clinic and an Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a welcome reception in Anchor Ballroom C and is followed by the presentation from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Anchor Ballroom D of the University Center.

The lecture series is held each spring and it presents both local and national nursing leaders to stimulate thoughtful discussions about nursing leadership and research. It was launched to honor and recognize Adele Bemis, MSN, RN for her steadfast leadership in the nursing profession, her vision, and the leadership exhibited throughout her nursing career. Bemis is a 1984 charter member of the local Eta Omicron Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, International which is the Honor Society of Nursing. The event is sponsored by the Eta Omicron Chapter, with local members in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CONHS) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi working to create the event.

The lecture has been approved for 1.0 contact hour of CNE credit. The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi College of Nursing and Health Science (TAMUCC-CONHS) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association-Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This CNE activity has been jointly provided by Sigma Theta Tau Eta Omicron Chapter collaboratively with the A&M-Corpus Christi College of Nursing and Health Science. 

Attendees must attend the activity in its entirety and return an evaluation form at the activity to receive credit for contact hours.

The reception and lecture attendance fee is $50.  Reservations can be made online at . For more information, contact Eta Omicron President Yvonne Serna at   

Funding for the lecture series in 2016 and 2017 is from an education grant from the Deanie Hambrick Memorial Fund, which is administered by the Coastal Bend Community Foundation. Hambrick worked as a Labor and Delivery Nurse at Humana Hospital-Corpus Christi, now Corpus Christi Medical Center-Doctors Regional. In addition to being recognized by her colleagues and patients as an excellent bedside nurse, Hambrick provided love to all she touched as a clown and through her involvement in a “Course in Miracles.”