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Barbara Hall Chamberlain Endowed Graduate Fellowship

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Barbara Hall Chamberlain
Barbara Hall Chamberlain

Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on August 13, 1920, Barbara Hall, graduated from Liberty High School in 1938 and the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing in 1941.

Having just earned her diploma, she enlisted in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in 1942 and served until 1945. She was an operating room nurse in Maryland, Kansas, and California, where she provided care to soldiers with devastating injuries who were transferred stateside to receive surgeries and treatment.

While stationed at the Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland, she met her future husband, Nugent Chamberlain, on a blind date. Their marriage lasted 64 years until Nugent’s death in 2008. The couple raised three sons together, John, Scott, and David.

Barbara and Nugent started their family after the war, and while raising their sons Barbara found time to volunteer in the local hospital in Baytown, Texas, and welcomed neighborhood children into their home, where they benefited from her kindness.

Barbara kept her nursing license active until her death in 2011. Her family has chosen to honor her memory and dedication to the field of nursing with the Barbara Hall Chamberlain Endowed Graduate Fellowship.

The Barbara Hall Chamberlain Endowed Graduate Fellowship was established by the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System on May 28, 2013, to benefit the University of Texas School of Nursing. The endowment honors Mrs. Barbara Hall Chamberlain. Gift funds were provided by Barbara’s sons, Mr. David A. Chamberlain and Mr. John H. Chamberlain, and her sister-in-law, Ms. Emmie Lou Boston.

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