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Ken Hayman
and family
recognition for
the naming of
Wesley Medical
Barbara A.
Nursing Award.
Barbara A. Hayman
at the
Nurses Hall
of Fame
Barbara Hayman’s
yearbook photo.
Remembering an Outstanding Alumna:
Formore information about
establishing a scholarship,
please contact the Office for
Advancement at 601-318-6497 or
Barbara Aline Barnett Hayman (’81) left her mark
on the region as a woman of integrity, devotion,
and dedication to God and her calling. Serving as a
registered nurse for over fifty years, Barbara received
the Bachelor of Science in Nursing from William Carey
after graduating from the Methodist Hospital School
of Nursing in 1956. She has been recognized on
numerous occasions, including the WCU Outstanding
Nursing Alumna in 1989, for her outstanding work to
improve the quality of healthcare in the region and
her commitment to community involvement. In 2009,
Barbara was inducted into the prestigious Mississippi
Nurses Association Hall of Fame.
Barbara served for almost a decade in many
capacities for the Mississippi State Board of
Nursing, including president in 1990, and was a
board member and 1987 president of the Mississippi
Hospital Association Society for Hospital Education.
Additionally, Barbara chaired the Women and Heart
Disease Task Force for the Mississippi Affiliate of the
American Heart Association, represented Mississippi
at the first Women and Heart Disease Conference in
Washington, D.C., and served on the American Red
Cross Hattiesburg Area AIDS Coalition. Among many
other leadership roles in state and local healthcare and
social organizations, she coordinated women’s health
programs in the Hattiesburg community for many
years, including establishing the Forever Young
program to provide health information and
screenings for senior citizens.
In addition to her service in the healthcare
community, Barbara demonstrated her faith in Jesus
Christ through her godly example. She was actively
involved in the ministry of Hattiesburg’s Main Street
Baptist church for nearly 50 years and devoted to her
loving husband, Ken Hayman, for more than 50 years.
Barbara’s influence
continues today in the
lives of the Hayman’s
three children and
nine grandchildren,
two of whom, Brian
Hayman and Sara
Hayman, are following
in their grandmother’s
footsteps and pursuing
nursing education at the
University of Southern Mississippi.
Barbara’s depth of love and passion for her Lord,
her family, and her calling to service in healthcare
is evident. Her legacy lives on in the Barbara A.
Hayman Nursing Award, established in
by the Board of Trustees
of Wesley Medical Center,
where Barbara served for
many years, to annually
recognize nurses for their
outstanding work and
service, and the Barbara
Hayman Memorial
Endowed Scholarship,
which was established to
assist students pursuing a
nursing degree from William
Carey University.