Verna Francis: A TC Alumna Has Brought Out the Best in People
Published in TC Today - Volume 30, No. 2
Francis's own life confirms the wisdom of that approach. A teacher at Long Island University recommended she go to Teachers College. At TC, she was urged to take simultaneous degrees in Nursing and Education. At Hunter/Bellevue School of Nursing, her student teaching work led to a faculty position.
After a varied and fulfilling professional life and extensive travel, she is now retired. She continues in her role as a community activist with an African-centered perspective who dotes on the achievement of her own children and focuses on promoting the self-esteem of others.