Fran Van Horne

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Fran Van Horne  is a retired nursing instructor and health educator. She is particularly interested in public health, especially in the area of communicable diseases.

Fran prefers reading biography to reading fiction. She is a history buff who especially enjoys learning about how famous women lived and behaved. Fran has taught numerous SOAR courses (on Queen Victoria, and on the Vanderbilts) and a series of courses on the First Ladies.

She has also done presentations on the American Quilt Project, Claxton-Hepburn Hospital, and the 1918 Flu Epidemic. Fran is a herself is a dedicated quilter.

Fran and her husband Otis were named “Super SOARers” in spring 2009.

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SUNY Potsdam
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