To celebrate the 125th anniversary of University of Maryland School of Nursing, Esther McCready was honored as one of the School of Nursing’s 25 inaugural Visionary Pioneers at a gala at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel on April 18, 2015. The Visionary Pioneer Award is given to alumni who have made a significant impact on—and contribution to— the field of nursing based on leadership, innovation or entrepreneurship. (Left to right) UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN; Esther McCready, MM, BM, DIN; and University of Maryland, Baltimore President Jay A. Perman, MD.
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Small in stature and soft in voice, there’s little doubt that Esther McCready proved to be a giant in the fight for civil rights.