Ms Bernadine Adams is an outstanding alumnus of Carroll High School (Class of 65). She has given back to Carroll High in numerous of ways such as through grant writing efforts with Project MAD (Making a Difference in the Booker T area) which included providing CHS with educational plaques and positive affirmations throughout the school. Also, Ms Adams was instrumental in organizing efforts to purchase CHS Choir robes.
Ms. Adams is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Adams of Monroe, LA. Her mother, Mrs. Marie Adams, taught at Carroll High School for over 30 years where she taught consumer science to many of today’s youth. She has one daughter who is a CHS graduate, Miss Heidi McHenry (Class of 2000).
Ms. Adams received her BS degree in Nursing from Dillard University, Masters of Science degree in Nursing from University of Florida, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, and Nurse Educator. Ms. Adams taught at the University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM) in the school of nursing for over 35 years as an Associate Professor. While serving in that role she taught the last few deans and directors of nursing. She was well known for her expertise in Maternal Child nursing and often taught across the curriculum.
During her tenure at ULM Ms. Adams had the pleasure of serving on many Presidential, Dean, and Director of School of Nursing world-wide searches. Some of her scholarly works included Grants with Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Witness Project, Project MAD, Food for Thought, Mentoring Project, chair of several committees such as Tenure and Promotion, Ethics and bylaws, Curriculum, Assessment and Evaluation, Convocation, Admissions, and Academic Standards Committee.
In over 35 years of service to ULM, Ms. Adams has contributed to health care by preparing local and distant future nurses. She is a great role model for future nurses and new nurse educators.