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In memoriam: Rebecca Holland Taylor

Rebecca Holland Taylor, former faculty member in the School of Nursing, died Feb. 6. She is remembered as a gracious mentor and welcoming colleague.

Taylor came to UNCG in 1970 and retired in 2001. She taught in Community Health and Gerontology and started the first nurse-managed clinic for UNCG’s 35-year partnership with Housing and Urban Development. She continued to practice nursing in the community throughout her career and even after her UNCG retirement, until 2013. She kept her nursing license up to her death. She was president of the North Carolina Nurses Association 1975-77.

“Rebecca was great at mentoring new faculty,” remembered her colleague Linda McNeal ’76 ’77 MSN.  “I didn’t mind going to her with any questions. She was always so welcoming and kind and always did what she needed to do to support her colleagues and her students. “

“Everyone thought the world of her,” said another former faculty member Sue Beeson ’73 MSN ’77, who, like McNeal, was both a student and colleague of Taylor. “She was such a good teacher. She was so receptive and so good with students. It was a real pleasure to be her student and her colleague.”

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at Peace United Church of Christ, 2714 W. Market St., Greensboro, NC 27403.