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Sarah Kay Alford Thornhill

Sarah Kay Alford Thornhill, American nurse, administrator. Registered Nurse, Louisiana; certified evaluator Louisiana Board Secondary and Elementary Education.

Background

  • Thornhill, Sarah Kay Alford was born on September 30, 1936 in Tylertown, Mississippi, United States. Daughter of Joseph and Katherine (Kyzar) Alford.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Gilfoy School Nursing, 1957. Bachelor of science in nursing with honors, University Tennessee, 1974. Master of Science in Nursing Administration, University Southern Mississippi, 1978.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Louisiana State University, 1991.

    Career

    • Staff nurse Mississippi Baptist Hospital, Jackson, 1957-1958, Walthall Hospital, Tylertown, 1958, Southwestern Clinic, Lawton, Oklahoma, 1958, The Medical Center, Columbus, Georgia, 1958-1960. Staff nurse, charge nurse, then nurse supervisor Baton Rouge General Hospital, 1961-1967, 74-75. Instructor Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, 1975-1979, special project nurse, from 1986.

      Staff nurse The Medical Center, 1985-1986. Assistant professor nursing Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, from 1980. Principal Thornhill & Associates Systems, since 1991.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Louisiana. Certified evaluator Louisiana Board Secondary and Elementary Education.

    Works

    • Author educational materials.

    Politics

    Our justification before God is based on faith in Christ alone and not in our ethnicity.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Through The Lord’s Supper, or Holy Communion, the bread and cup symbolize the broken body and shed blood offered by Christ recall God’s great love for people. As they did for the disciples on the eve of Christ’s crucifixion.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    All Christians need to be familiar with the Bible, that contains a wide variety of literature, including history, law, poetry, gospels, letters, polemic, stories and apocalyptic visions, and try to immerse themselves in it.

    Membership

    Active Woodland Ridge Homeowners Association, Baton Rouge, since 1974, History Foundation Louisiana, Baton Rouge, since 1988. Member American Nurses Association, National League Nursing, American Vocational Association, Louisiana State Nurses Association (continuing education committee 1985-1988, 92—), Baton Rouge District Nurses Association (vice president since 1992), Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Kappa Phi.

    Personality

    Interests

    Collecting nurse figurines, historical nursing items, antiques, walking.

    Connections

    • Married John Walter Thornhill, May 25, 1958. Children: Gary Lee, Amy Katherine.
    • father: Joseph Alford
    • mother: Katherine (Kyzar) Alford
    • spouse: John Walter Thornhill
    • children: Gary Lee Thornhill
    • Amy Katherine Thornhill
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    Born September 30, 1936
    Died May 21, 2001
    (aged 64)
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