Alice Gruber

Alice (Schrader) Gruber ’62

School of Nursing to Present Distinguished Alumna Award

Oct. 13, 2011       

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –  Illinois Wesleyan University alumna Alice (Schrader) Gruber ’62 will be honored as the 2011 Distinguished Alumna for Excellence in Nursing during Homecoming activities.  On Saturday, Oct. 22 Gruber will receive the annual award during the School of Nursing reception, which will begin at 9 a.m. in the Commons of the Center for Natural Science (201 E. Beecher St., Bloomington).

With over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Gruber has not only utilized her expertise as a pediatric and research nurse, but also obtained her M.B.A. in international business.  Her unique background has aided Gruber in her current role on the Board of Directors for Global Healing based in Berkeley, Calif., a U.S.-based, 501(c) non-profit organization dedicated to bringing modern medicine to the developing world. 

Prior to her current position, Gruber served as the chief financial officer and volunteer coordinator of Global Healing and its clinic in Honduras – the Roatan Volunteer Pediatric Clinic.  Traveling to Honduras gave Gruber the opportunity to work directly with local governments, healthcare providers, businesses, and private citizens to achieve Global Healing’s goal of “empowering a population to take care of its own,” she said.

For additional information on the School of Nursing Alumni Award or the ceremony, contact the School of Nursing at (309) 556-3051.

Contact: Sylvia Zukowski ’12, (309) 556-3181,