Professors of nursing and biology retire after 67 years


Professor of Nursing Evelyn Driver retired after 34 years of teaching at Goshen College. Driver joined the Goshen faculty in 1974.

The issues of autonomy and independence in the care of older adults were of particular interest to Driver, and her doctoral studies addressed aging, psycho-social nursing and nursing history. She has published in the areas of aging, coronary care and the history of nursing during the U.S. Civil War as well as during the World War II effort to draft nurses. During her teaching, she periodically worked in hospitals to enhance and strengthen the clinical setting and context in which her students would practice.

Driver graduated from Eastern Mennonite College (now University) in 1967, received a master of science degree from the University of Maryland in 1974 and a doctorate in nursing from the University of Virginia in 1997.

Beyond her service to Goshen College, Driver has been active in professional organizations including the American Nurses Association/ Indiana State Nurses Association, Midwest Nursing Research Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, the Council of Gerontological Nursing, the National Council on Aging and Mennonite Nurses Association. She serves on the nursing research committee at Goshen General Hospital. In her retirement in Virginia, Driver plans to continue being active in the nursing profession and research.

Professor of Biology Stan Grove retired after 33 years teaching at Goshen College. His passion for undergraduate research has meant that he has supervised more than 70 undergraduates during his years at the college. Remarkably, nearly 30 of these alumni have attained or are working toward a Ph.D., and another 30 alumni have attained or are working toward a M.D.

Grove was an early adapter of technology, offering online course materials even in the early 1990s. Since 1992, he has also organized annual Science Olympiad events at the college for area high school and middle school students and their teachers.

Grove graduated from Goshen College in 1965 and received a doctorate from Purdue University in 1971. As a researcher, he received more than a half-million dollars in grants. He is a member of a number of professional organizations in biology.

He anticipates continuing to be active in the field of biology during his retirement.

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