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FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

 40th Anniversary

Honoring our Past, Visioning our Future


Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has grown from offering an RN-BSN degree with approximately 10 students to enrolling more than 1,100 students in four degree programs at FAU’s Boca Raton, Davie and Harbor Branch campuses. Today, there are nearly 7,000 College of Nursing alumni with the majority of them residing and providing health care to the population of South Florida.

The College is internationally known for its commitment to nursing as a discipline focused on nurturing the wholeness of persons and the environment through Caring. The College advances Caring Science through teaching, research, scholarship, practice and community service to transform care locally, nationally and globally.

Our 40th anniversary is a fitting time to celebrate and reaffirm our commitment to our missions and to imagine the plans for an even bolder and brighter future.

We hope you’ll check back for special events honoring our students, faculty, staff and alumni throughout the year.


40th Anniversary Football Pregame Tailgate

Help us celebrate the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing's 40th anniversary with a Football Pregame Tailgate at the FAU Alumni Center on Saturday, Oct 12, beginning at 1:30 p.m. In partnership with the FAU Alumni Association, enjoy complimentary food and bottomless beer from the alumni-owned Islamorada Beer Company. Following the tailgate, sit with your friends at the College of Nursing in a special seating block as the FAU Owls take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. Hope to see you there! Learn more and purchase your tickets here.

40th Anniversary Celebration

Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing recently celebrated its 40th anniversary during a special event at the college to support initiatives for nursing education, research, and community service. The celebratory event honored the College of Nursing’s namesake Christine E. Lynn, Anne Boykin, Ph.D., Dean Emeritus, and Dr. Marlaine Smith, Ph.D., for elevating the college to its highly ranked stature and recognition locally, regionally and nationally.



Christine E. Lynn



Anne Boykin



Marlaine Smith


Make a Gift in Their Honor

We would like to extend a special thank you to the College of Nursing’s 40th Anniversary committee for their time and efforts, including the co-chairs for this special event, Terry Fedele, College of Nursing Advisory Board Chair, and Dr. Patricia Liehr, Associate Dean for Nursing Research and Scholarship.

Please view and download photos from the 40th anniversary celebration here.

In 2019, the College will host additional events to commemorate the College’s 40th anniversary. Check back for additional details.


Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation
Dick and Barbara Schmidt and the Schmidt Family Foundation

Bobby Campbell
Gene and Susan Folden
Lynn University
Mathew Forbes Romer Foundation

American Traveler
Barbara C. Gutin
Bob Sheetz and Debbie Lindstrom
Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation
Margaret Mary Shuff / Boca magazine / JES Media
Memorial Healthcare System


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