James Madison University

Department Mourns Loss of Faculty Member

PHOTO: Babral

The Department of Nursing at JMU is saddened to announce the sudden passing of our beloved colleague and instructor, Professor Diane Babral.  Professor Babral passed away on Saturday, February 21, 2015 secondary to complications from chemotherapy she was receiving in treatment of ovarian cancer.  Professor Babral was a committed nursing instructor who loved teaching students about her love, psychiatric nursing.  She will be greatly missed by the students, faculty and staff of JMU Nursing.  Information about arrangements is forthcoming.  If you would like to remember Professor Babral, the Diane Babral Scholarship Endowment in Nursing has been established by JMU nursing students.  Donations may be made at http://www.jmu.edu/give/index.shtml (select "make your gift now", click on OTHER and enter Diane Babral Scholarship Endowment in Nursing and  #16423).

Funeral Arrangements for Professor Diane Babral


All events will take place at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Waynesboro.  A wake will be held Thursday 6:30-8:00 p.m. and the funeral on Friday at 11 a.m.