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Washoe County Senatorial
District No. 1
Director, Health Science-Nursing (Emeritus)/Small Business Owner

Born:  1933; Jackson, Mississippi.
  University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), B.S.N. and M.Ed., Administration of Higher Education.
  Arnold II, Anthony, Aileen, Barbara, Ruben, Clive, Allen (deceased).
Hobbies/Special Interests:
  Fishing, reading, needlework.
Legislative Service:  Nevada Senate, 1995-99--three regular sessions.

Affiliations:  Board of Directors, Nevada Bank of America; Member, RSCVA; Board of Directors, Truckee Meadows Boys and Girls Club; NCCJ Board of Directors; Nevada Women’s Fund Advisory Board; United Way Distribution Committee; Commission for Women; Nevada Nurses’ Association.

Personal and Professional Achievements:  Former City Councilwoman, City of Reno; past Chairman, Reno Civil Service Commission; past Director, Church Youth Department. Past Member: Nevada Women’s Fund Scholarship and Grant Committee; Washoe County Mental Health Advisory Board; Pastoral Advisory Committee, Washoe Medical Center; Regional EMS Council; Governor’s Commission on Nursing and Nursing Education. Co-Chairman, National League of Nursing Celebration of 30 Years of ADN Education in Nevada; past Board Member, Nevada Heart Association; past President and Board Member, State Board of Nursing. Professional Organization Membership:  American Nurses’ Association, National League of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, NVA, Phi Delta Kappa. Nevada Women’s Fund Hall of Fame; Nevada Mother of the Year; Twenty-Year Service Award, Truckee Meadows Community College; Honorary Recognition, Nevada Nurses’ Association; Outstanding Alumni, School of Nursing, UNR; President’s Medal in Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Higher Education in Nevada, UNR; Business Woman of the Year, Negro Business and Professional Women; Martin Luther King Commission Award; Outstanding Service Award, Washoe County Airport Authority; Professional Achievement Award, UNR Alumni Association; Washoe County elementary school named for Bernice Mathews.