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Gary Stephen Burkholder

Gary Stephen Burkholder, American mental health nursing educator. Recipient National Excellence in Teaching award National Co-Alliance for Teaching Excellence, Shawnee, Mission, Kansas, 1992.


Burkholder, Gary Stephen was born on March 25, 1941 in Traverse City, Michigan, United States. Son of Clarence James and Evelyn (Nelson) Boyd.


Associate Degree in Nursing, Northwestern Michigan Community College, Traverse City, 1965. Bachelor of science in nursing, Wayne State University, 1968. MSN, Wayne State University, 1970.


Staff nurse, Regional Psychiatric Hospital, Traverse City, 1965-1966;staff nurse, Kingswood Hospital, Ferndale, Michigan, 1966-1967;inservice director, Kingswood Hospital, Ferndale, 1967-1969;instructor, Northwestern Michigan Community College, Traverse City, 1970-1972;instructor, Ferris U., Traverse City, 1972-1977;off campus program director, Ferris U., Traverse City, 1977-1983;associate professor, Ferris U., Big Rapids, Michigan, since 1983. Founder, advisory board directors Alcohol Treatment Superior vena cava syndrome, Traverse City, 1974;graduate faculty Wayne State University, Grand Rapids, 1977-1979 member of advisory bd.Mich. Substance Abuse Advisory Board District 3, 1977.

Founder ADN Mental Health Nurse Educators of Michigan Network, 1991.


Member Boy Scouts American, Big Rapids, 1984-1988, Rotary International, Big Rapids, 1985-1989. With United States Navy, 1959-1963. Member Michigan Nursing Association (liaison with mental health division 1977-1980, vice chair education 1977-1979, board directors 1978-1980).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fishing, crossword puzzles.


Married Sharon Kay Weigand, June 25, 1966. Children: Sharry, Eric.