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Director of Nursing

[[image - black & white photograph of Minnie E.T. Gore]]

Greetings

I take this opportunity with pride and pleasure to greet you, the Homer G. Phillips Hospital Graduates, all Nurses, and individuals who have helped to make the school what it has been and what it is today.

This year 1968, the school has graduated 1,037 young men and women dedicated to serve mankind. With the merging of Homer G. Phillips and the City Hospital Schools of Nursing the new school has its greatest opportunity to move forward in the Nursing World and shoulder its responsibility in the realization of a bigger and a better institution.

This is a critical time in the history of mankind. Many changes must take place. Changes are necessary, they affect us today, tomorrow and tomorrow. Therefore, it behooves each of us to participate in making these changes.

MERGING BUT NOT CLOSING

Sincerely,
[[signed]]Minnie E.T. Gore[[/signed]]
Minnie E.T. Gore, R.N.,
Director of Nursing

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DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

[[image - black & white photograph of Geraldine E. Phelps]]

[[image - The Common Seal of The City of St. Louis]]

City of St. Louis
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HOSPITALS
HOSPITAL DIVISION
HOMER G. PHILLIPS HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING

Sections:
City Hospital - 1515 Lafayette 63104
Homer G. Phillips Hospital - 2601 N. Whittier 63113
St.Louis Chronic Hospital - 5800 Arsenal 63139
Robert Koch Hospital- Koch, Missouri
Snodgras Laboratory - 1606 Grattan 63104

Office of the Director of Education
June 24, 1968

Dear Class of 1968:

Today is Graduation Day for you. It is the last such day we will know as Homer G. Phillips Hospital School of Nursing graduates. May the meaning of this day and the activities associated with it be branded in your hearts as the end of a great institution and the beginning of a new one, The St. Louis Municipal School of Nursing.

As God and man have seen fit to merge us with another, may we continue to fulfill our roles as professional Negro nurses.

Our role to assist in the recruitment of qualified and interested Negro men and women for our merged school; our role to perpetuate the standards of our parent school and our role to give the best of ourselves to God and humanity.

May you continue to grow in stature and grace and keep us forever warm in your hearts. Your heritage is rich, may you enrich it more. 

God love you all.

Sincerely,
[[signed]]Geraldine E. Phillips[[/signed]]
Geraldine E. Phillips, R.N.
Director of Education
Homer G. Phillips Hospital School of Nursing
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