Resolution J2120-2013

Honoring Sandra L. Houston on her retirement after a long and distinguished career in nursing



  • Jun 11, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 4, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring Sandra L. Houston upon the occasion of
her retirement after a long and distinguished career in nursing

WHEREAS, Sandra L. Houston, M.A., B.S.N., R.N. and C.N.O.R., was born in
Wilmington, Delaware, to Jepther and Mary Francis  Pollard;  her  father
was a 1st generation American born of Barbadian parents; he stressed the
need  of  education to his two children and Sandra was always mindful of
this; and
  WHEREAS, As a young adult she relocated to New Jersey and  finally  to
New York to pursue her nursing education; she has lived in Crown Heights
for over 30 years; and
  WHEREAS,  Sandra  Houston attended New York City Community College for
two years then transferred to The Jewish Hospital and Medical Center  of
Brooklyn  School  of  Nursing where she completed her R.N. training; she
then attended CUNY Medgar Evers College and earned a Bachelor of Science
in Nursing degree and, four years later, she attended New York Universi-
ty and completed her Master of Science degree in Nursing; and
  WHEREAS, Sandra Houston has been employed by Interfaith Medical Center
since 1980; she has worked in the Operating Room  and  various  medical-
surgical units through the restructuring which occurred in the 1990s and
is currently Assistant Head Nurse in the Operating Room; and
  WHEREAS,  She  was,  in  addition,  a  valued  member of the U.S. Army
Reserves where she taught in the 91 C-LPN Program until  her  retirement
in  2008;  from  1996  until  2002,  she was an Adjunct Lecturer at CUNY
Medgar Evers College, where she taught Nursing Research, Leadership  and
Management to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree candidates and Clin-
ical Nursing to LPN students; and
  WHEREAS,  Sandra Houston has always believed in helping people through
her love of nursing and through sharing the  knowledge  she  has  gained
throughout the years; and
  WHEREAS,  Interfaith  Medical  Center  is  well  aware  that, upon her
retirement, it will lose a loving, caring Professional Nurse  who  truly
loved her career and will be missed by many; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Sandra L. Houston upon the occasion of her retirement after a long
and distinguished career in nursing; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Sandra L. Houston.


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