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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2003


CONTACT:

Lindsey Spindle
(202) 687-7707
las46@georgetown.edu


Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies Appoints New Director of Development


Washington, D.C., --- Dillon Cox has been appointed new director of development for the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies (SNHS). She assumes this role effective August 1, 2003.

“We are thrilled to have someone with Dillon’s infectious sense of enthusiasm for Georgetown and a true understanding of the SNHS mission of improving the health and well-being of all people,” said Dean Bette Keltner, Ph.D., RN. “Dillon will play a critical role in helping attract the philanthropic support that is so critical for realizing our vision of educating the 21st century health care provider.”

Cox began her development career at Georgetown working as an associate director of development for the Lombardi Cancer Center. Specializing in breast cancer outreach, she helped close a $1 million gift from the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, which will allow Lombardi to build a comprehensive breast health center in a medically underserved area of the District. She also coordinated Lombardi/MedStar's medical sponsorship of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, and worked on the Bras Across RFK program, which raised $30,000 for the Nina Hyde Center.

"I hope to continue to build on the momentum from the SNHS Centennial Celebration and create a strong fundraising and volunteer base for an even more successful next 100 years," said Cox. "Dean Keltner has a truly impressive team. I look forward to helping SNHS, its faculty, students, parents, friends and supporters fulfill their mission.”

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Georgetown University's School of Nursing was founded in 1903. The Health Studies track was added in 1998 to reflect the changing face of 21st-century health care. The School of Nursing & Health Studies seeks to improve the health and well-being of all people through innovative education in the fields of nursing and health studies. For more information, visit http://snhs.georgetown.edu/.




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