Dedication for naming of SBU-Bolivar nursing program to be April 4

BOLIVAR, Mo. – Southwest Baptist University’s Bolivar campus will host a reception on Thursday, April 4 for the naming of the Don and Carrie Babb Department of Nursing and dedication of the training facility in the Jester Learning and Performance Center.

The come-and-go event will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m., with the dedication program at 5:30 p.m.

In recognition of Don Babb’s leadership at Citizens Memorial Hospital and in the Bolivar community, the pre-licensure bachelor of science nursing program at SBU’s Bolivar campus has been named the Don and Carrie Babb Department of Nursing.

The program's first cohort of 24 students began classes in January.

For more information about the event, contact Ashley Dinwiddie, director of donor relations, at (417) 328-1835 or

*Published: 3-19-19