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Ruth Porter Caggins, American Nurse, educator ( hlth: hlth. service)nurse, educator. Recipient Tchg. Excellence award National Institute Staff and Orgnl. Development,1992-1993, 95-96, 96-97; grantee Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1994-1995, 96-97.

Background

Caggins, Ruth Porter was born on July 11, 1945 in Natchez, Mississippi, United States. Daughter of Henry Chapelle and Corinne Sadie (Baines) Porter.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Dillard U., New Orleans, 1967. Master of Arts, New York University, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy Texas Woman's U., 1992.

Staff nurse Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, 1968-1970, head nurse, 1970-1972. Nurse clinician Metropolitan Hospital, New York City, 1973-1974, clinical supervisor, 1974-1976. Assistant professor of University Southern Louisiana, Lafayette, 1976-1978.

Associate professor Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical U. College Nursing, Houston, 1978^, appointed project director LIFT Center Active The Links Inc., Houston, 1982^, Houston, National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer, Houston. Urban family life center director PVAMUCON.

Career

Staff nurse Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, 1968—1970, head nurse, 1970—1972. Nurse clinician Metropolitan Hospital, New York City, 1973—1974, clinical supervisor, 1974—1976. Assistant professor University Southern Louisiana, Lafayette, 1976—1978.

Associate professor Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical University College Nursing, Houston, since 1986. Appointed project dir.LIFT Center.

Religion

People who do not trust in Christ will enter into eternal condemnation. People who trust in Christ for salvation will enter into the loving presence of God for all eternity.

Politics

The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.

Views

Different kinds of small groups inside the overall Baptist movement should be encouraged to developed, so that both leaders and members of the societies could receive support and challenge in their faith.

Membership

Active The Links Inc., Houston, since 1982, National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer, Houston, Family and Community Violence Prevention. Family life center director Prairie View AUM University College Nursing. Active Pine Oak Cornerstone Baptist Church.

Board directors Houston Achievement Place. Member of American Nurses Association (clinical ethnic/racial minority fellow 1989-1992, post doctoral proposal development program 1995), Association Black Nursing Faculty in Higher Education (Dissertation award 1990), A.K. Rice Institute (associate Central States Center, Texas Center), National Black Nurses Association, Chi Eta Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Theta Tau.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Singing, sewing, traveling, aerobics, writing.

Connections

Married Don Randolph Caggins, July 1, 1978. Children: Elva Rene, Don Randolph Junior, Myles Thomas Chapelle.