May 13, 2022

“This past weekend, VNA Health Care President and CEO Linnea Windel received an honorary degree from Aurora University (AU) at its Spring 2022 commencement. At the ceremony, AU President Rebecca L. Sherrick presented Linnea with the honorary degree and highlighted the longstanding connection between VNA and AU. VNA has long worked with AU’s School of Nursing to provide nursing students with community health experiences at VNA. Recently, VNA has hosted AU social work students and has provided internships for AU business students. Linnea is a member of the AU Board of Trustees and holds a Master of Science in Nursing from AU.

“As I watched Linnea Windel and VNA lead our community through the pandemic’s early months, I was truly inspired,” said AU President Rebecca L. Sherrick. “They put the welfare of their neighbors first in every way. They dispensed care and counsel. Their response was truly heroic. I am so proud that Linnea earned her advanced degree in nursing at AU and serves as a valued member of our Board of Trustees.”