Nurses memorial event set Wednesday in OC

From staff reports

The combined Mu Xi chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing will honor the nursing contributions of local fallen heroes at a memorial service Wednesday in Rhoades Hall at PennWest/Clarion’s Venango Campus in Oil City.

Mu Xi now represents Clarion, Edinboro and California universities since their July merger into what is now called Pennsylvania Western University.

Wednesday’s service will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.

Remarks by Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, president of PennWest University; and Deborah Kelly, dean of health sciences at the university; will precede candle lighting in memory of each nurse who will be honored.

Light refreshments and the music of Travis Hicks will follow the program.

The public is invited to attend Wednesday’s event.

The program will be available for remote viewing for anyone unable to attend. The Zoom link is


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