logo logo

Mary Ann Pearson

Mary Ann Pearson, American nursing educator. Registered Nurse Alabama. Recipient Outstanding Service award, Postsecondary Division Alabama State Department Education, 1980.


  • Pearson, Mary Ann was born on December 30, 1940 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States. Daughter of Clyde Sommerkamp and Willow Dean (Sims) Martin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, University Alabama, 1962. Master of Arts in Curriculum Development, University Alabama, 1981. MSN in Family Nursing, Mississippi University Women, 1986.


    • Superintendent State Psychiatric Hospital, Tuscaloosa, 1962—1963. Assistant director, nursing Hale Memorial Hospital, 1964. Instructor, practical nursing Shelton State Community College, 1965—1966, coordinator, practical nursing, 1970—1980, chairman, department nursing, 1980—1990.

      Appointed to advisory board Home Health Care Northern Alabama, since 1987. Appointed program director 1st Responder Courses State Alabama, since 1988. State planning chairman Associate Degree Nursing Directors, since 1988, developer, curriculum associate degree nursing program, 1982, member, nursing education curriculum committee, since 1989.

      Member State Curriculum Committee Practical Nursing, Nursing Task Force W. Alabama. Member, accreditation team Southern Association Colleges and Schools. Board directors West Alabama Chemical Abuse Task Force.

      Curriculum consultant, practical nursing programs School Practical Nursing Bessemer State Technology Institute, Alabama, developer, curriculum, 1966, head instructor, 1966—1970.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse Alabama.


    Volunteer worker American Red Cross. Member, nominating and finance committees Ridgecrest Baptist Church. President State Associate Degree Nursing Educators.

    Appointee board directors Parents Resource & Information Drug Education. Appointee State Education Curriculum Committee. Member of American Nurses Association (Nurse Day committee, Alabama), National Education Association, Alabama Vocational Association (director, local chapter, Distinguished Service award, Health Occupations Section 1979), Administrators and Counselors, Business and Professional Women's Association, Alabama Association Women Deans, Association Academy Supervisors, Deans and Directors Association, Alabama League Nursing, National League Nursing (district president, accreditation visitor 1990), Alabama Education Association, Lynn Haven Club, University Women's Club, Sigma Theta Tau (treasurer, local chapter), Kappa Delta Pi.


    • Married John Allen Pearson, August 25, 1962. Children: June, Dena.
    • father: Clyde Sommerkamp Martin
    • mother: Willow Dean (Sims) Martin
    • spouse: John Allen Pearson
    • children: June Pearson
    • Dena Pearson
    See on larger map
    Born December 30, 1940