By Kelli Reynolds/Staff Writer/@KelliDelRae
Former LBCC nursing professor Daisy Hines, died Feb. 3 at age 77. She began working at LBCC in 1978, and although her retirement was announced over six years ago in 2010, many people found her influence throughout the nursing program unforgettable.
Besides being a nursing professor focusing on women’s health, she was chair of the associate degree nursing program.
Registered nursing program director Sigrid Sexton said, “She had this effect on people to go into nursing” and “she greatly influenced the demographics of the program.” She also recalled Hines was a maternal figure to her students and “loved to give everyone big hugs.”
Former co-worker Dr. Brenda Harrell, nursing professor, used the phrase “champion of education” to describe her late friend.
Not only did Hines work tirelessly to recruit and build the nursing program, she was also was involved with setting an example for what she was advocating outside of teaching.
Besides chairing the nursing curriculum, she also had a large leadership role in developing grants for students to further their education at hospitals in the Long Beach area.
A scholarship in her name has been established with the LBCC Foundation. More information is available by contacting the Foundation at (562) 938-4134.