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Hall floor renamed to honor nursing dean

Monday, April 10, 2006 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 5:56 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The second floor of Excellence Residence Hall on Virginia Avenue is being named “Porter House” in honor of Rose Porter, dean of the MU Sinclair School of Nursing.

“I must tell you, this honor brought tears to my eyes,” Porter said in a statement. “I am so honored that students want to recognize me for my leadership. I am truly humbled by this whole experience.”

Porter was nominated by a group of students that considers her an effective leader. The leadership abilities taken into consideration were communication with a diverse audience, collaboration, good decision-making, problem-solving, articulation of vision and leadership philosophy.

Porter House was selected as the name after weeks of voting by students.

A dedication ceremony was scheduled for Saturday.

Porter is known for reversing her organizational chart from the traditional pyramid — which has administrators on top and students on the bottom — so that students are on top.


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