Southeastern Louisiana University’s School of Nursing is seeking memorabilia from its graduates to display at its upcoming 50th anniversary celebration Oct. 10.

Uniforms, caps, pins and other graduation items will be displayed at the event, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the university’s Student Union Grand Ballroom.

“Nursing apparel and other items have changed over the past half century, and we want to display those pieces of memorabilia at our gala celebration,” said Eileen Creel, head of the School of Nursing. “Items can be given to the school on loan or as a donation.”

Creel said the School of Nursing will also announce “50 for 50,” a recognition of 50 prominent graduates of the school’s undergraduate and graduate programs who will be honored at the celebration. Nominations should be sent to Creel via email at or by fax to the School of Nursing at (985) 549-2869. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 22.

“We’re also seeking any stories or memories our graduates would like to share with their colleagues,” Creel said. Stories can be sent to Creel’s email address.

The event will start with a social from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by a short program. The program will include a silent auction, featuring items from various donors, including, a unique painting commemorating the anniversary, a commemorative poster of the painting, T-shirts, gift items and an illustrated history of the nursing program.

Tickets are $40 per person and $25 for students.

Call the office of the Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences at (985) 549-5179 or check the nursing school’s website,, for information.