Dedicating more than 40 years of her life to nursing, Dr. Gibson began her career as a staff and operating room nurse at Duval Medical Center in Jacksonville.
Jacksonville, FL – Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) recently named North Campus Building A the Dr. Lois D. Gibson Building after longtime nursing professional, educator and philanthropist.
At the September 13 District Board of Trustees meeting, the decision was made to embed Dr. Lois Davis Gibson’s legacy within FSCJ in perpetuity by renaming the building in her honor.
Dedicating more than 40 years of her life to nursing, Dr. Gibson began her career as a staff and operating room nurse at Duval Medical Center in Jacksonville. In 1968, Dr. Gibson joined Florida Junior College, which is now known as FSCJ, as a nursing instructor and coordinator and was later named Director of Nursing in 1976. She also served as the Dean of Health Services from 1986 until her retirement three years later.
Among her many contributions, Dr. Gibson led the processes resulting in accreditation of FSCJ’s associate in nursing degree by the National League for Nursing and a $3 million grant to construct the nursing building on North Campus.
Prior to her passing in 2015, she established the Dr. Lois Gibson Book Scholarship fund which is awarded annually to an African American student in the associate in nursing program with demonstrated financial need and the drive to succeed in their future in nursing.
“We are eternally grateful to Dr. Gibson for her personal and professional contributions to FSCJ and the nursing profession,” said FSCJ President Dr. Cynthia Bioteau. “We are delighted to honor her through naming the allied health building that will produce future professionals in health care.”