Calendar of Events


Lewis College 50th Anniversary Faculty and Staff Kick-Off Reception

Thursday, Feb 1, 2018  1:30 p.m.
Urban Life Building, West Exhibit Area (2nd floor)

The first event to celebrate 50 years of educating healthcare professionals!

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Lewis College Honors Day 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018 2:00 p.m.
Student Center East Ballroom

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Georgia State Day

One day to make a difference!

24-hour fundraising event beginning at noon on April 11, 2018. The purpose is to increase giving participation and secure additional funds for our unit from alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends.

Your support on Georgia State Day will keep us Burning Bright.  Learn more here.

Occupational Therapy White Coat Ceremony

May 4, 2018
Nineteen members of the inaugural Master of Occupational Therapy degree program, Class of 2018, received their white coats and pins at a ceremony in early May. The ceremony marks the transition from the classroom to the clinical phase of a healthcare students’ education. These ceremonies have been held only in the last 25 years for medical students, OT and PT students as well as physician’s assistant students and pharmacy students.

The Department of Occupational Therapy held their first white ceremony to mark the Lewis College’s 50th anniversary. OT was one of the original majors planned in 1968 when the college was founded but did not come to fruition until the first class enrolled in 2017.

View photos from the ceremony.


DeKalb Medical Alumni Appreciation

July 30, 2018
The Lewis College and the Georgia State Alumni Association shows appreciation for our alumni with events at area hospitals. This month, the college recognized DeKalb Medical Center with a drop-in lunch for alumni and preceptors.

Did you know DeKalb Medical is one of the Lewis College’s largest clinical partners, providing clinical rotations to students in most of our major programs?

View photos from the event here

The Lewis College loves our Retirees!

August 28, 2018 12noon – 1:30 p.m.
The Lewis College had an afternoon of fun celebrating the 50th Anniversary at the Indian Creek Recreation Center in Stone Mountain.

View photos from the event here

2018 J. Rhodes Haverty Lecture

October 4, 2018
Neonatologist and Reality Star Presents the Lewis College 50thAnniversary Haverty Lecture.

Learn more and view photos from the lecture here.

Lewis College 2018 Staff Retreat

November 16, 2018
Indian Creek Recreation Center in Stone Mountain
Staff of the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions, set a record as the largest group to date to take the Fundamentals of Customer Service course through the university’s human resources!

Respiratory Therapy Celebrates the Lewis College Golden Anniversary

December 4, 2018
RT held a reception during the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Congress in Las Vegas. The RT department was founded in 1969 when the Board of Regents approved the department, and the university hired Dr. John Brown, a Crawford Long Hospital physician. Dr. Brown was the only person in the state of Georgia authorized at that time to teach this new field of respiratory therapy.


#GSU_PT_is_Gold  50 Years!

Friday February 23, 2018  7 p.m.
The Hilton Riverside Hotel, Grand Salon D, 2 Poydras St. New Orleans, LA

The Department of Physical Therapy is celebrating in New Orleans at the American Physical Therapy Associations Combined Sections Meeting

Thank you for attending our 50th anniversary celebration ‘PT is Gold’ at the 2018 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans.

View photos from the celebration reception.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Luncheon

April 17th, 2018
The Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions recognized students who received a Lettie Pate Whitehead scholarship during the 2017-2018 academic year during a special luncheon on April 17. More than 150 female students in each of the college’s majors receive support from this foundation, which was named for the woman who led the Coca-Cola Bottling Company early in the 20th century.

See photos from this event here.

Nutrition Alumni Celebrate College Anniversary With Fun Food Drive

May 24, 2018
Nutrition, established in 1972 in the School of Allied Health, a Lewis College predecessor, celebrated the college’s golden anniversary on May 24. The department hosted a reception, food drive and cooking demonstration at the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

See photos from this event here.

Grady Hospital Alumni Appreciation Breakfast

June 22, 2018
The Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions along with the Georgia State Alumni Association celebrated Grady Hospital alumni at an appreciation breakfast. Nursing alumna and Lewis College advisory board member Karen Seagraves, who is the executive director of the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center at Grady Health System, opened space in the center for the event.

Did you know that Grady Hospital is the oldest hospital partner of the Lewis College? Grady’s nursing students took core science courses at Georgia State as early as the 1950s. Read more about the Lewis College’s relationship with Grady Hospital.

See photos from alumni breakfast here.

Lewis College Lunch and Learn for Faculty and Staff

August 27, 2018 12noon – 1 p.m., Petit Science Center Room 124
Topic: “Health Literacy” presented by Dr. Iris Feinberg.

Annual Health Fair Screening

Sept 4th, Unity Plaza
Nursing Students at Georgia State hosted the second annual health fair today with health and nutrition information, a blood drive, food giveaways and and live DJ.

See photos from the event here.

School of Nursing Celebrates 50 Years of Preparing Nurse Leaders

October 11th, 2018
University Club, Trophy Room, Georgia State Stadium

See photos from the event here.

Health Informatics Young Alumni Celebrate Lewis College 50th Anniversary

November 28, 2018
Health Informatics alumni, faculty and community/business partners celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Lewis College at a networking event at the Fado Irish Pub in Buckhead. Among the newest (hence youngest) alumni of the college, these health IT professionals work in the southeastern health informatics headquarters of Atlanta for companies ranging from Piedmont Healthcare to Clinigence.

See photos from the event here.

Graduate Commencement

December 14, 2018
Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions
Graduate Commencement
11:00 a.m.
Student Center Ballroom