Early black grad of Mt Carmel retires from nursing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of the first black graduates of the Mount Carmel College of Nursing has retired after 61 years on the job.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/10P3rYt ) that 83-year-old June Todd retired Friday from physician Charles Tweel’s family medical practice on the city’s northwest side. She worked there about a decade.

Todd was among four black nurses in the Class of 1952 to break the color barrier at the central Ohio nursing school.

The Worthington resident told the newspaper she loved the nuns at Mount Carmel and seldom found race to be an issue during her career. Tweel said Todd was popular among patients.

Todd says she plans to volunteer at local nursing homes in her retirement.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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