Honorary Degree Recipient
Doctor of Humane Letters
School of Nursing, May 15, 2009
Clara Adams-Ender received a master's of science in Nursing from the University of Minnesota. She is a recognized leader in health care management and for more than 32 years has made significant contributions in the field of nursing service in the military. Prior to achieving the rank of Brigadier General, she directed activities of 20,000 nurses worldwide and was the first army nurse to become base commander. She also served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown and Oakland Universities. She was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nurses in 1994. She served as the director of personnel for the Army Surgeon General and as vice president for nursing at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In 1993, she founded Caring About People with Enthusiasm (CAPE) Associates Inc., an agency that specializes in a broad spectrum of personnel and organizational management issues. She is the company's president and CEO. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. She was the first female in the Army to be awarded the Expert Field Medical Badge and has received ten honorary doctorate degrees including laws, public service, and science.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.