Dr. Pat Tumminia retired from NOVA in September 2014 after 42 years of service. She began her nursing education career at NOVA in 1972 and was a faculty member on the Annandale and Medical Education Campuses.
She feels very fortunate to have had an exciting and challenging career with the growth of the College and the development of the Nursing Division. A Henry Adams’ quote says, “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” Tumminia notes she has always been impressed with this quote when thinking of her peers. She is truly thankful for having such wonderful colleagues and working with so many exceptional nursing students.
Tumminia is looking forward to becoming a professor emeritus and traveling with her husband.