Where’s Mary Anne?

Dr. Mary Anne Modrcin promoted to VP at LMU

Often at our reunions and events people ask, where’s Mary Anne? How’s Mary Anne? What is she up to? We are so proud of our dear friend and classmate Dr. Mary Anne Modrcin! Congratulations to her and everything she has accomplished in her stellar career.

Dr. Mary Anne ModrcinJust a few months ago it was announced that Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) promoted Caylor School of Nursing Dean Mary Anne Modrcin to a new cabinet position in the University administration as the Vice President for extended learning sites.  Dr. Modrcin will continue in her role as dean of the University’s largest school. Additionally, she will now oversee all LMU extended learning sites and be a liaison for management and operations needed for faculty, staff and students at those sites.

Said LMU President B. James Dawson, “Dr. Modrcin has been a tremendous asset to LMU throughout her tenure, she has positioned the Caylor School of Nursing as the one of the finest nursing programs in the state. This is a new position, but the duties won’t be new for Mary Anne. She is already involved with most of LMU’s extended learning sites on one level or another in her role as dean. Already a trusted advisor, I look forward to her contributions as a member of cabinet.”

Dr. Modrcin joined the LMU faculty in 2001. She has served in various leadership positions within the academic administration throughout her tenure. As dean of the Caylor School of Nursing, Dr. Modrcin has overseen the creation of the graduate and professional programs in nursing including the doctor of nursing practice. She has been the author of several grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) worth millions of dollars, which supported the advanced nursing program development.

Additionally, she has had years of practical experience in the field as a clinical specialist in pediatrics. Modrcin earned a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Kansas. She holds a master of science in nursing from Boston University and a PhD in nursing from the University of Tennessee.

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. It is a private four-year co-educational liberal arts college located in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU’s 1,000-acre campus borders on Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

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