SHENANGO TOWNSHIP —
Dr. Diana Campbell Jones will speak at the 40th annual awards luncheon of the Mercer County Frontiers Club at noon Saturday in Park Inn by Radisson, Shenango Township.
At the luncheon, the community service organization will present its Community Service Awards to George Footman for his work with NAACP and to Paula Scott Hampton for her work with young people.
Scholar Recognition Awards will be presented to African American graduates of high schools in Mercer County and Brookfield who completed an academic program above high school, primarily in 2013. Seven scholarships will be presented, six by the Frontiers Club and one by its auxiliary, the Coordinating Council.
Dr. Jones is a past recipient of the club’s Scholar Recognition Awards.
Tickets for the luncheon may be obtained from members of the club and the office of Dr. Theodore Yarboro Sr., 724-346-4124.
Jones, a registered nurse and tenured professor, chairs the Department of Nursing at Slippery Rock University, where she has been on the faculty of the Department of Nursing in the College of Health, Environment and Science since 2005. Jones holds an associate degree in nursing from Indiana University Northwest Campus in Gary; a bachelor of science in nursing from Purdue University’s Calumet Campus in Hammond Ind.; and a doctorate of education degree from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb.
Jones, a daughter of the late Beulah and Dotsey Campbell, is a graduate of Farrell High School, and a member of Temple of Praise Church of God in Christ in Sharon. Her daughter, Deidre, is an accountant for Capital One.
Jones held a number of academic appointments and positions in Illinois and Indiana prior to coming to Pennsylvania. Among some of her appointments and positions were visiting assistant professor in the baccalaureate degree nursing program at Chicago State University from 1995-1996, and assistant professor in that program from 1996--2004. In Indiana, she was a faculty member in several nursing programs at Ivy Tech State College in Gary.
Jones holds several certifications, including, Slippery Rock certification program for online instructors and the American Cancer Society certification for Triple Touch Breast and Cervical Health trainer and instructor. Her interest in breast cancer has resulted in her making presentations on breast cancer to groups in Canada, China, Jamaica, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
She has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on several funded research projects and has published several papers in the Association of Black Nursing Faculty Journal and The Minority Nurse Newsletter. She has published abstracts, book reviews, an editorial and a book chapter review and she made a postal presentation at the National League for Nursing Leadership Conference in New Orleans in 2009.
Jones has served as a consultant for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Minority Health Center Affiliate of Mercer County Behavioral Health Commission. She established a health careers club at Farrell High School, and a body and soul program for African-American church congregations. She served on the advisory board of the Chicago Public Schools’ Licensed Practical Nursing program, and the Minority Health/ERASE Anti-Drug Coalition.
Jones has received honors including: the Association of Black Nursing Faculty’s President’s Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership; the Program Chair Achievement Award for Distinguished Service as chair of ABNF’s International Conference; the Young Publisher’s Award; and the National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer Award from the National Cancer Institute.
She has been inducted in Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at SRU; the Kappa Pi International Honor Society in Education; and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing.
Jones is a member of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty, in which she held several leadership positions and is its current president.
She is also a member of the Pennsylvania and National leagues of nursing and the Journal of Cultural Diversity, where she has served on the editorial board.