Jane Vincent


Bicentennial Medal (2019)
IUE Chancellor's Medallion (2014)
IUE Chancellor's Medallion
Location: Richmond, Indiana


Jane Vincent, Ed.D., R.N., Professor Emerita, known as a quiet leader throughout the community, is recognized locally and throughout the state for her leadership in nursing education. She was the first woman to serve on the Reid Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, which she did ably for three terms, one of those as president. Vincent's passion has been to encourage quality of life for families and caregivers of Alzheimer's patients. She organized and facilitated the first Alzheimer's support group in the state, (two years prior to the inception of the Indiana Alzheimer's Association), a commitment she maintained for over 20 years, impacting countless lives in the region and beyond.

As a teacher, she has educated and mentored thousands of nurses through their profession to become the best nurses possible. Now she is "teaching the teachers." She continues to teach graduate level courses online. Jane has worked hard with many nursing students as they have overcome various obstacles during their nursing education. She is a mentor who loves what she does and cares about the future of her students.

In recognition of her leadership and teaching, Vincent has received the 1992 Educator of the year Award from the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, the 2000 Distinguished Service Award from the Indiana University School of Nursing Alumni Association, a Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET), IU East Helen Lees Award and a Teaching Excellence Recognition Award.