Surry County

County History: 
Quick Facts
People and Biographies
Notable individuals from nursing history.
  • Lunary Love (1950s): Air Force nurse who served during the 1950s. (An oral history interview with Lunary Love is available through UNC Greensboro Digital Collections.)
  • Nancy Louise (McCormick) Saunders (1921-1987): U.S. Army Nurse Corps nurse who served during World War II.
  • Ora L. Strickland ( ): National nursing leader, educator, and scientist. Dr. Stickland is a former faculty member of UNC Greensboro. Throughout her early career in the 70s and 80s, she ignored discrimination from her colleagues to become an important figure in research and the nursing profession. She currently serves as Dean of Florida International University's Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Additional resources for further research.

Health Care Institutions

Articles and Publications

  • 53 years of continuous practice. (1965, September). Tar Heel Nurse. An article about nurse Mary Barrett of Mt. Airy, NC.


Newspaper Clippings

Compiled by: 
Phoebe Pollitt