School of Nursing to Present Distinguished Alumna Award
Alice (Schrader) Gruber ’62
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, firstname.lastname@example.org