Gala Celebration for Polly Bednash

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Members of Polly's family join the celebration.

Colleagues with the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) celebrate with Polly.

AACN President Eileen Breslin (center) and Treasurer Margaret Callahan (right)
mingle with special guests.

Gala celebrants including HRSA Administrator Mary Wakefield and
N-OADN President Donna Meyer (both seated).

Several past AACN presidents celebrate with Polly at the retirement gala.


AACN immediate Past President Jane Kirschling entertains the crowd.

AACN President Elect Julie Sebastian serves as Master of Ceremonies

AACN Past President Carole Anderson pays tribute to Polly's leadership and vision.

Dr. Carol Aschenbrener from the AAMC recognizes Polly's leadership in IPEC.

HRSA Administrator Mary Wakefield thanks Polly for her mentorship and contributions to nursing.

NLN President Marsha Howell and CEO Beverly Malone smile for the cameras.

Members of GANES honor Polly for her global contributions to nursing.


AACN Staff Members


Polly reflects on her years at AACN and points to future opportunities for AACN.

Eileen Breslin presents gifts to Polly.


Polly embracing past AACN presidents.

Polly enjoys the festivities.

Polly and her husband Tom.