Cecelia Waggoner smiled as 150 nursing students sang “Happy Birthday” to her in recognition of her 100th birthday, which was in January.

“It’s quite an honor,” Waggoner said.

Waggoner’s birthday observance, hosted by the Department of Nursing in February, was a special day not just for Waggoner, but for current nursing students, who got to meet the woman who founded PSU’s BSN program in 1971.

Waggoner retired from PSU in 1979, but has remained active and close to the department.