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Joan Benson Will Walk in 2013 Emory Graduation Procession

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april-bensonOn Sunday, May 12, Mrs. Joan Benson, who has lived at Park Springs since 2010, will receive the Corpus Cordis Aureum medal – Latin for The Golden Corps of the Heart. It is awarded to alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago. Since 2004 approximately 700 have received this medal. Then, on Monday, May 13, she and other recipients will lead the procession at the Emory Graduation.

Joan Benson, a native Atlantan who was born at Emory Hospital and lived in Decatur all her childhood, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Science and her RN from Emory in 1951. After graduation, she worked as an RN at Georgia Baptist Hospital in labor and delivery. Then, she spent a year at Sewanee (Tennessee) as the only RN in the very small hospital there while her husband attended theology school. For the next 15 years she was a full time mom raising three children before returning to her profession and working at both the state and federal level in maternal and child health.

She spent the last ten years of her career in Florida in the insurance industry, conducting medical audits in hospitals for both Blue Cross and Prudential Insurance.

At Park Springs, Joan is a very active Member. She has served on the Health and Wellness Committee for the past three years, is a Mixed Chorus participant, an Art at Park Springs hostess, a Good Neighbor hostess, has performed in the Christmas musical for two years, acts in Park Springs’ annual play and has taken part in the Wellness Challenge for two years.

Congratulations, Joan, with this very special honor!

Comments

  1. Mary A. Mancini on May 11, 2013 at 8:20 pm said:

    I have always know that my best friend, Joan, was extra special. How wonderful the printed word confirms what a terrific lady she is. I cannot say it often enough “Congratulations”

  2. Larry Mancini on May 11, 2013 at 8:39 pm said:

    WOW, JOAN WHAT A WONDERFUL ARTICLE. WE ARE PROUD OF YOU AND KNOW YOU DESERVE VERY WORD. CONGRATULATIONS.. LOVE,
    LARRY
    PS: YOU LIVE IN A BEAUTIFUL PLACE. BUT NOT AS NICE AS TULSA, OK YEAH, RIGHT.

  3. Kim Knapp on May 13, 2013 at 1:44 am said:

    I wish I could be there to see this special lady walk! What a wonderful honor for such a wonderful person!

  4. Stephen Benson on May 13, 2013 at 1:31 pm said:

    Joan is the perfect person to become a member of the Golden Corps of the Heart. She has a heart that is full of love and kindness, and it’s wonderful to see her get this recognition. Congratulations, Mom!

  5. Kathleen vonKoschembahr on May 13, 2013 at 8:09 pm said:

    I am so THRILLED!!!! Why do you think I keep you close to my heart….there is no one like you dear friend…..Fleet Landing misses you but Park springs certainly appreciates all you do and that truly makes me happy….
    I couldn’t be prouder!

  6. joan benson on May 14, 2013 at 4:01 pm said:

    Thanks so much for the kind words.

  7. Chip Zeller on May 15, 2013 at 11:02 am said:

    Proud to call her mom. She has always lived her life in service to others and continues to be a living example to her children and grandchildren. Thank you Park Springs for recognizing my mother!

  8. Gary Noble on June 10, 2013 at 1:06 am said:

    I have alway admired Joan, and this just adds to my admiration. .

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