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Kaye W. Bender

Kaye W. Bender, American nursing administrator. Recipient Richard M. Graves award University Mississippi, 1983; Washington Women's Club scholar, 1983; named one of Outstanding Women of America, 1987.


  • Bender, Kaye W. was born on January 19, 1953 in Laurel, Mississippi, United States. Daughter of Johnnie James and Julia (Prescott) Waldrup.

  • Education

    • Associate Degree in Nursing, Jones Community College, 1972. Bachelor of science in nursing, University Mississippi, 1983. Master of Science in Community Health Nursing, University Southern Mississippi, 1985.


    • Charge nurse Jones County Community Hospital, Laurel, 1972-1974. Charge nurse labor and delivery Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, 1974-1977. Staff nurse Hinds County Health Department, 1977-1979, supervising nurse, 1979-1981.

      Consultant Master of Surgery District Office Department Health, 1981-1983, supervising nurse, 1983-1985, field advisory nurse, 1985-1986, Director of Nursing, since 1986. Chief officer's staff State Health, since 1988.


    God has made believers one in Christ, clothed in the righteousness of Christ, and uniquely qualified to stand together in faith.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Righteousness is a demand of God. It can be received only through faith in God.

    Denomination: Baptist


    Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.


    FAcilitator senior adult music program Oak Forest Baptist Church, Jackson, since 1989. Member American Nurses Association, American Public Health Association, Mississippi Nurses Association (board directors), Association Community Health Nursing Educators, Association State Annual Territorial Nursing Directors, Sigma Theta Tau.


    • Married Daniel R. Bender, July 29, 1973.
    • father: Johnnie James Waldrup
    • mother: Julia (Prescott) Waldrup
    • spouse: Daniel R. Bender
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    Born January 19, 1953
    (age 64)