Convocation Speaker 2019
Catherine Alicia Georges, Ed.D., RN
It is a pleasure to announce our 2019 Convocation Speaker as Catherine Alicia Georges, Ed.D., RN. Dr. Georges has been a member of AARP’s board of directors since 2010 – She was elected as the organization’s national volunteer president serving through 2020. As such, she is the principal volunteer spokesperson for AARP and an invaluable liaison between the AARP Governing Board and those whom AARP serves.
Dr. Georges is professor and chair of the Department of Nursing at Lehman College of the City University of New York and she is also a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Georges serves on the board of the Black Women’s Health Study, the board for Regional Aid for Interim Needs Home Healthcare, Inc. (R.A.I.N.), and as volunteer President of the National Black Nurses Foundation. She is a lifetime member of the National Black Nurses Association and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Dr. Georges earned the doctor of education degree at in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Vermont, the M.A. in Nursing from New York University, and her undergraduate degree in nursing from Seton Hall University. Dr. Georges has received multiple honors and awards for her work in nursing, health care, and the development of health and social public policy. She received a fellowship from the New York Academy of Medicine and was awarded the Mary Mahoney Award by the American Nurses for her work in increasing minority representation in the field of nursing.