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Woman's life spent nursing makes a mark

Kathleen May of Williamsburg is a registered nurse with a master’s degree in community health and environmental health, with an emphasis in occupational health and safety/industrial hygiene.

She is also a Virginia licensed teacher of health and medical science. After a 23-year-long career in nursing, she switched to teaching and, in 2002, received the New Teacher of the Year Award in the field of health and medical science education.

Although May has dedicated her life to providing health care to people, in one form or another, she doesn’t claim to have been inspired by the example of Florence Nightingale, the British nurse who in 1850s volunteered to serve on the frontlines...