Columbia University School of Nursing announces the appointment of Dr. Joyce Anastasi to an endowed chair - the Helen F. Pettit Associate Professorship of Clinical Nursing. Pettit was a former dean of the School, serving here as a faculty member when she graduated in 1936 until her retirement as an emeritus professor in 1986. The Chair in her honor was established with funds from alumni and friends. Now valued at $1.4 million, the Chair is one of six endowed for alumni, placing CUSN first among nursing schools nationally and worldwide. Helen Pettit was a pioneer in her time, just as Dr. Anastasi is today. Each has established new landmarks for the school, and each understood the community service value of their work.