Carter-Fleck Professorship in Nursing
The Carter-Fleck Professorship in Nursing honors two gifted, caring nurses who helped found the nationally respected University of New Mexico College of Nursing in September 1955: Mary Jane Carter and Marion Fleck. The Carter-Fleck Professorship enables the College to rotate visiting faculty for 1- or 2-year periods among oncology, medical/surgical (critical) care, and maternal and neonatal care. A goal of the Professorship is to build on the strong graduate-level programs and to lead and coordinate efforts in research, advanced care, and clinical practice. Another objective of the visiting professors is to allow the College of Nursing to broaden the scope of its current offerings in areas where it is not feasible to have permanent faculty. Endowed in 1999 by lead donors Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Lovelace Health System (formerly St. Joseph Healthcare System), Rufus Carter, and the Fleck family, the professorship has since become a significant area of philanthropy for many other generous donors.