Galveston County Daily News (Internet / Print) 02/15/06 Jesse L. Dunn III and his wife, Alicia, recently established a nursing professorship in memory of his mother at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The Jesse and Alicia Dunn Professorship in Nursing will support community and public health nursing research. Jesse Dunn’s mother, Beatrice E. Dunn, was a 1933 graduate of the UTMB School of Nursing who worked in the academic health center’s operating rooms during the 1930s and 1940s. Elnora “Nonie” P. Mendias, a registered nurse who holds a doctorate, has been named the inaugural holder of the professorship. Mendias has been a School of Nursing faculty member since 1992.