Photographs and text from Women of Armstrong display (2007.) From Janet Stone's text, from 2007: Marilyn Buck knew she wanted to be a nurse from the time that she was a small child in Bristol, Rhode Island. By the time she joined the faculty at Armstrong in 1978, she had her baccalaureate nursing degree in hand along with experience in hospital nursing and in public health nursing. At Armstrong, she became head of the two-year nursing program, then assumed responsibility for the four-year nursing program, and at this time serves as Assistant Dean in the College of Health Professions. Teaching continues to be a priority for her in addition to her administrative duties. Her career path provides a strong model for many of her students who, like Marilyn, juggle career and family responsibilities. She had one considerable advantage in the support of husband Joe who knew the demands on her time and energy since he spent his day administering Armstrong's office of Student Affairs. Today Armstrong nurses learn a host of new and highly specialized skills, but Marilyn is still in a position to remind them that the most important part of patient care is the patient.