Shirley Y. Alcoe
Professor Emerita in Nursing
Convocation: October 16, 1994
A professor of nursing from 1970 to 1991, Shirley Alcoe has been a role model for colleagues and students alike.
She was the first in the faculty to earn a doctoral degree and to distinguish herself as a researcher. Her longitudinal study of breast self-examination received provincial and national funding as well as international recognition.
A founding member of the Canadian Nurses' Respiratory Society, Dr. Alcoe has a long record of university service, including terms on the Fredericton Senate and the Board of Governors. Among her many honors and awards are the Canada Volunteer Award-Medal of Honour, a Canadian Cancer Society 50th Anniversary Award for Outstanding Service, and a Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Canada.