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A Publication of The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

FALL 2010

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THE PATH to a Great Nursing Job.







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Alumni Celebration 2010: Hundreds of alumni and guests returned to FPB in May to reconnect and create new memories.

D E PA R T M E N T S 1

Dean’s Message


Messages to the Dean


Alumni Association President’s Message

34 New Program “Leads” to Nursing, Medical Student Teamwork


36 BSN Roundup

Nada G. Di Franco, MNO Director of Alumni Relations

38 FPB Feats

Managing Editor

40 Class Notes

Brad Hauber

43 In Memoriam

Editorial Assistant

46 Frontline/FPB

24 FPB News

LaShanita Devese, BSN Student Brandon Pach, BSN Student

24 School News


28 Alumni & Friends News

Jason Barone, Tim Marshall, Rosemarie Ousley, Nora Hennessy, Julie Weagraff. Special thanks to student Observer writer Jacob Martin for excerpts used in the In Memoriam story on Marla J. Radvansky, page 43.

19 Alumni Awards 22 Graduation Awards 23 Reunion Challenge A1 Honor Roll of Donors

C O N TA C T U S The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing General Phone Number: (216) 368-4700 or 1-800-825-2540 ext. 4700 General Fax Number: (216) 368-3542 General Web site: May L. Wykle, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA Dean & Marvin E. and Ruth Durr Denekas Professor of Nursing

Development and Alumni Relations Nora C. Hennessy, MNO Assistant Dean (216) 368-6531 Nada G. Di Franco, MNO Director of Alumni Relations (216) 368-5568

Julie Weagraff, MNO Director of Development (216) 368-6324 David A. Telfer Campaign Director (216) 368-0467 Rosemarie Ousley, MBA Coordinator (216) 368-2522 Susan Lukianowicz Department Assistant III (216) 368-4416


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Nannette Bedway, page 1 Grad Images, page 17 Robert Muller, pages 5-16, 19-24, 35 Mike Sands, pages 9, 16, 23, back outside cover FPB Nursing is published by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, CWRU.


There’s No Place Like Here Dear Alumni and Friends, It is with mixed emotions that I write my final message to you as dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. As you might already know, I am stepping down as dean effective January 1, 2011, after a decade in the position. It has been a wonderful 10 years and a tremendous honor to have led a nursing school with so many outstanding alumni, faculty, and students. I know I will greatly miss being dean, but I also know the time is right. FPB continues to be a top-tier nursing school. I am certain the next dean, with your continuing help and support, will take the school even further. When I became dean on January 1, 2001, I had a vision for FPB to establish a caring, diverse academic learning environment that would provide one of the world’s highest standards of nursing education and health care. We have all accomplished this vision together.

I know I will greatly miss being dean, but I also know the time is right. FPB continues to be a top-tier nursing school. I am certain the next dean, with your continuing help and support, will take the school even further.

While I am saying goodbye to my position as dean, I’m in no way saying farewell to FPB. After a brief sabbatical, I will remain on the FPB faculty just as I have since 1969. This will allow me to return to my love of teaching. I’m looking forward to devoting more time to students and getting to see the “aha” moments they have as they learn about nursing and relating to patients. I came to FPB more than five decades ago as a student with a desire to learn, and left with a desire to succeed and help those around me succeed as well. After all these years and many professional roles along the way, I will remain here, giving back to students, with the goal of closely supporting them as my faculty and deans supported me when I was a student. Of all my blessings in life, I consider the people I’ve met throughout my numerous years at FPB among the most special. I’ve seen myself in students, who came from small towns or challenging upbringings, rise to become leaders of hospital systems and companies, and key nursing faculty at our peer schools. The passion, dedication and accomplishments of FPB alumni never cease to amaze and inspire me. As alumni and friends of nursing, you are vital in so many ways to the future of FPB. I encourage you to continue along with me in supporting FPB to help us graduate even more top-notch nurses who will make their invaluable marks on the future of nursing and health care. As I reflect on all my years in nursing, I know it was my education that enabled me to be an agent of change in health care. I agree with the 2009 Johnson & Johnson video that behind every nurse helping patients and saving lives is a nurse educator who made a positive impact on them. I thank you for all the fond memories you’ve helped me create, and look forward to creating new memories as I enter the next chapter in my nursing career. I can’t imagine anywhere else I’d rather be than here. Sincerely yours,

May L. Wykle, PhD, MSN ’69, BSN ’62, RN, FAAN, FGSA Dean & Marvin E. and Ruth Durr Denekas Professor of Nursing The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Case Western Reserve University 1


Thank You

Dean Wykle

Dear May, You have been such a strong and energetic leader in nursing, not only in your deanship position but also in national and international circles. Your sparkling vibrancy has lit up both professional conversations and necessary debate. You will most definitely be missed as you move out of being an outstanding dean to a faculty position. I and others too numerous to identify are most grateful for all the valuable contributions you have made to nursing in general and to FPB and CWRU, specifically, and they will endure far into the future. You have continued to add to the reputation and prestige of FPB, which has held an enviable leadership position in nursing, nationally and internationally, for decades. It is with much pride that I have always claimed to be an alumna of the FPB School of Nursing ’59. With gratitude and admiration. Ruby Leila Wilson MSN ’59, Distinguished Alumna ’96

I feel so privileged to have been able to attend CWRU during your tenure where FPB has thrived under your able leadership. I am also thrilled to read that you will be teaching after a welldeserved break… so that many more students can grow and thrive under your influence as we did. Congratulations, Dean Wykle! Cathy Jennings, DNP ’09 Looking forward to your return to the faculty. I am so proud to have been a part of FPB while you were dean. What a tremendous role model you are for all of us who love nursing! Pamela Fletcher, DNP student Dear May: My first memories of you go back to 1969-70 when I was teaching at FPB. You taught me a very valuable lesson on reading the non-verbals and more importantly of acknowledging them with patients. Of greater importance is where you have taken FPB over the past 10 years. For me, the very most important aspect that you have contributed is the appreciation of the faculty having joint appointments in hospitals and organizations in the community. Elizabeth Pitorak, MSN ’64 My daughter, Alison, forwarded me your email announcement to the students. I wanted to thank you from a parent of a senior nursing student. You and your staff have created an outstanding environment for future nurses to learn and explore. Alison did an externship at the Mayo Clinic this summer and she told me how prepared she was in relation to many of the other participating students from around the country. Thank you for your scholarship, sincerity, caring, and creating a program where students can feed their passion for nursing. Marty Pierre (mother of BSN student Alison Pierre)

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Dean May Wykle announced in June that she would be stepping down as dean by the end of 2010. After a brief sabbatical, she will return to FPB as a member of the faculty. The FPB community is grateful to Dean Wykle for her 10 years of leadership. When word got out about her announcement, the well wishes quickly began arriving. Below are excerpts from just some of the emails and letters she received…

I am awed by your many accomplishments. I am so proud to have received my DNP from FPB. I believe the program, faculty, and the staff are outstanding. I want to thank you for all your accomplishments as well as those yet to come. Susan Zori, DNP ’09 All the best as you return to teaching. Your powerful modeling in that role during my years at CWRU (’70-’76) continues to reverberate in my own work with students, and I have proudly pointed to you as someone who has had the courage and dedication to make rich and abiding contributions to the profession. Thanks for your shining decade of service to FPB and the world as dean! Jan Engle Lewis, MSN ’76, BSN ’73 I have never felt closer to FPB than under your leadership. May you have many happy years with CWRU and your family. Russell Swansburg, BSN ’52 I’m writing to you from overseas. I wanted to let you know that you were a great dean for all of the international students, and you’ve made our lives easier. Thank you for the opportunities that you’ve offered me, especially for the postdoctoral prospect that enhanced my teaching skills and my career opportunities. Thanks again for all your efforts.

I am a high school senior and have been considering Case Western as one of my top three college choices. My goal is to eventually become a registered nurse practitioner, and I have heard many good things about the School of Nursing. I am sorry to see that you have decided to leave as the division dean; but, I hope, if I am one of the lucky individuals chosen to attend the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, I will be able to take one of your classes in the future. Good luck during your sabbatical. Tara Nelson, La Mirada High School La Miranda, California, Class of 2011 I’ve been exploring the possibility of returning to school to obtain my doctorate. I love research and, hence, was led to consider your program for my studies. I’m not sure if I have ‘what it takes’ to succeed in your program, but I am going to look into it! I am 60 years of age, and sometimes wonder if it’s ‘too late’ for me to accomplish a task as daunting as acquiring a doctorate. I would be proud if I could ultimately attend the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing to further my graduate studies. You are an inspiration to me and, I am sure, to many others as well. Good luck on your future return to teaching. Perhaps you will be one of my professors some day! Wendy Lee, RN Oxnard, California

Amany Abdrbo, PhD ’07

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2010–2011 FPB Alumni Association Board Executive Officers Susan Farkas Gerard, BSN ’76 President Heather Schober, BSN ’96 President-Elect Ernestine Jenkins Patterson, MSN ’03, BSN ’98 Secretary Ronald Lee Hickman, Jr., PhD ’08, MSN ’06 Treasurer Matthew Schnupp, BSN ’07 Past-President

Board of Directors Term Ends June 2011 Mary Quinn Griffin, PhD ’01, MSN ’93 Karen Wainwright Hogan, ND ’83 Cheryl Lee Strother, MSN ’95 Term Ends June 2012 Julia (Judge) Golden, BSN ’09 Robert P. Savinell, BSN ’02 Brandon N. Respress, PhD ’10, BSN ’00

Dear Fellow Alumni and Friends: I am honored to greet you as the new president of the alumni association for the 2010-2011 academic year. As an alumni association, we are blessed to have a tremendous history that dates back 109 years when our school’s roots began with the Lakeside Hospital Training School for Nurses, which graduated its first class in 1901. Ever since then, the alumni have been the heart of support for our school, from monetary contributions to the giving of unique talents to service and leadership representing FPB everywhere they go. As you know, the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing is the school it is today because of our devoted and generous alumni. That’s why I was so pleased and honored to officially assume the role of president at Alumni Celebration 2010. It was a wonderful time, spent renewing friendships throughout the weekend and acknowledging the outstanding work of fellow alumni at the Alumni Day Luncheon. Outgoing Alumni Association Board President Matthew Schnupp, BSN ’07, presented the 2010 Alumni Association Awards to three outstanding FPB alumni. As you will see on the following pages, this was truly a celebration of fellow FPB alumni who have shaped the future of nursing through their contributions in education, policy, and research. Alumni Celebration 2010 was also a time to welcome the new 2010 graduates into the FPB Alumni Association and its strong tradition of excellence. Our new alumni are our future leaders of nursing. I urge our newest members to become involved in the FPB Alumni Association. I welcome you to share your experiences of FPB with current and prospective students, to contribute your time and talents to the school, to participate in the school’s activities, and to support student scholarship through your gifts. We have remarkable alumni, which is why we encourage you to stay in touch and connected with FPB through the Alumni Relations Office by contacting Nada Di Franco, director of alumni relations, at Finally, on behalf of the FPB Alumni Association, I want to thank Matthew Schnupp, for his energetic leadership and service over the past year. We wish Matthew well as he pursues new endeavors in his nursing career. Best wishes from your FPB Alumni Association Board,

Term Ends June 2013 Jean Aertker, DNP ’08 Ann Jenkins Farmer, MSN ’81, BSN ’63 Barbara A. Flowerman, BSN ’63 Patricia A. Marin, DNP ’09, MSN ’97

Sue Gerard, BSN ’76 2010-11 Alumni Association Board President

Deborah Pajer Rorick, MSN ’89, BSN ’80 Audrey J. Smith, MSN ’72, BSN ’60 Scott R. Ziehm, ND ’87

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Gr aduation & Alumni

CELEBR ATION Getting Together Again in 2010

Hundreds of alumni and guests from across the country returned to FPB in May to reconnect, share warm memories, and create new ones during Alumni Celebration 2010. The event-filled weekend began on Friday, May 14, with an educational seminar on professional boundaries in the workplace, which was followed by a lively cocktail reception. Saturday marked the annual Alumni Luncheon, with nearly 250 alumni, new graduates, faculty and guests attending.


Lifelong Learning In the annual Honesty and Ethics poll by the Gallup Organization, nurses have been at the top of the list of most trusted professionals for the past eight years— ahead of physicians, school teachers, and police officers. Such trust is maintained by adhering to strict codes of ethics and professional boundaries. But over time, changes in social norms can lead to confusion about what a boundary violation is and isn’t.

She advised attendees to be aware of the law and follow the institutional policy of their employers.

EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR FPB Instructor Kathleen Montgomery, MSN ’95, leads Friday night’s program.

Knowing when a nurse’s behavior crosses the line was the central theme of Friday’s educational seminar, “Professional Boundaries in Nursing.” Led by FPB Instructor Kathleen Montgomery, MSN ’95, RN, the program pointed to the need for instruction on professional boundaries and examined several case studies. “Things are different today, so we as faculty and managers have to act differently and educate future and novice nurses in new ways,” said Ms. Montgomery.

Judy Byrnes Reeves, BSN ’70, poses a question about professional boundaries in nursing.

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A L U M N I C E L E B R AT I O N COCKTAIL RECEPTION Inset: Nancy Gorenshek, MSN ’69, BSN ’65, Kathleen Ross-Alaolmolki, PhD ’85, MSN ’81, and Charlene Phelps, MSN ‘65, catch up at the Friday evening cocktail reception.

A Warm Reception More than 75 alumni and guests packed the first floor of the Wolstein Research Building across the street from FPB on CWRU’s Health Sciences Campus for a fun, casual Friday evening cocktail reception. “It’s great to be back,” said Ruth Dorsey Carey, BSN ’60, a retired public health nurse from Michigan. “Before the reception, a classmate and I toured the campus to see all that’s changed. We miss our old dorms, but it’s great to see many new sights. So much is happening here! ” Ms. Carey was one of 21 members of the class of 1960 in attendance who were celebrating their 50th reunion. Guests stayed until the end of night laughing, taking pictures, and discussing nursing and their time at FPB, before boarding trolleys to nearby hotels.

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A L U M N I C E L E B R AT I O N ALUMNI LUNCHEON The Grand Classes (50th, 55th, and 60th reunion groups) gathered after the Alumni Luncheon for a special toast to their milestone reunions.

All Together The Alumni Luncheon on Saturday, May 15, was the major highlight of the weekend, attracting nearly 250 attendees from 24 states to the InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center at the Cleveland Clinic campus. Before lunch, class photographs were taken while attendees enjoyed socializing, viewing their class photos, and reminiscing.

The 17 attendees from the class of 1970 took full advantage of the social hour, spending much of the time huddled as a group catching up and reliving fond memories. “We had a very unique, creative class that has remained friends. We used to dress up for Halloween and visit our instructors at their homes,” said Joyce Grossenbaugh Gianfanga, BSN ’70. Mrs. Gianfanga, who lives in Cincinnati, has only missed one reunion in 40 years since

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graduating, and that was for her son’s high school graduation. “You come to connect and this gives you the opportunity.” The luncheon also featured the 2010 Alumni Association Awards, presented to three outstanding alumni (see pages 19-21). Other highlights included the commemoration of 25 years of nurse midwifery graduates from FPB.


Left: Many FPB graduates have gone on to become deans of nursing schools throughout the country. Several current and former deans attended the luncheon, including Ruth Gray, BSN ’60, MSN ’62, former dean of the school of nursing at the University of Akron, and Carrie Byrd Lenburg, BSN ’58, MSN ’60, former dean of the school of nursing at New York Regent University. Deans not pictured, but also in attendance, included Dorothy Smith, MSN ’60, founding dean of the school of nursing at Valparaiso University; Sandra Jamison, BSN ’70, former dean of the schools of nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University and Messiah College; Greer Glazer, MSN ’79, PhD ’84, current dean of the school of nursing at the University of Massachusetts – Boston; Joyce Fitzpatrick, former FPB dean; and May Wykle, BSN ’62, MSN ’69, current FPB dean.

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A L U M N I C E L E B R AT I O N For Sandy Van Dyke Jensen, BSN ’60, from Littleton, Colorado, the Alumni Luncheon offered the perfect opportunity to reunite with old friends during her 50th reunion—and to reconnect with her past. She wore her old school nursing uniform, complete with a dress, pinafore apron, and nurse’s cap. “The uniform was still perfectly starched from 50 years ago. It’s been really fun to put it back on and to see my classmates,” said Mrs. Jensen.

ALUMNI LUNCHEON Above: Ruth Dorsey Carey, Kay Maloney, Linda Keep Textoris, Sandy Van Dyke Jensen (in nursing uniform), Pat Hulit Reid, Barbara Ryder and Carol Horesh David from the class of 1960. Left: CWRU Provost W.A. “Bud” Baeslack delivered special greetings to Nursing alumni on behalf of the university.

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Class of 1960, 50th Reunion Attendees Front row: Jean Douglass Crill, Ruth Dorsey Carey, Kay Maloney, Linda Keep Textoris, V. Ruth Gray, Carrie Byrd Lenburg, Barbara Ryder Back row: Mary Hepperlin Rosseau, Fran Simpson Wesley, Audrey Smith, Pat Hulit Reid, Sandy Van Dyke Jensen, Sue Kechele Simpson, Dorothy Smith, Jane Moore Mueller, Eleanor Bognar Larson, Dorie Christy, Susanne Gettings Ray, Carol Horesh David

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Class of 1950, 60th Reunion Attendees (right) Joan Schlobohm Stapf, Elaine Perrill Sapp, Ruth Lind Winkler, Jean Watts Tanger

Class of 1965, 45th Reunion Attendees (below) Front row: Joan Robinson Hudak, Molley Bergman, Nancy Gorenshek, Sandy Wyper Back row: Joyce Halverstadt Schaefer, Rosemary Mann, Audrey Percy Kancler, Charlene Phelps, Susan Crittendon Miller, Kathleen McGinness

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Class of 1970, 40th Reunion Attendees (above) Front row: Kathy Starr Berlin, Debbie Abel Camacho, Sandra Jamison, Margaret Dart Valderrey, Nancy Funk, Johnnie Henderson, Jackie Guhde Back row: Ann Burke Szudarek, Cindy Martindill, Joyce Grossenbaugh Gianfanga, Judy Byrns Reeves, Janet McCoy Makee, Virginia Chambers Ward, Molly Loney, Mary Sue Hawken, Dorothy Prosen Janchar, Jennifer Hendershott Palm

Class of 1975, 35th Reunion Attendees (left) Drina Schwede Nemes, Noreen Zacharias Brady, Elizabeth Ryan Adams, June Allen, Reggie Miller Komar

Class of 1980, 30th Reunion Attendees (left) Mary Franklin, Jean Schectman, Wayne Fleck, Lisa Benish Wadsworth, Isabelle Boland The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Case Western Reserve University 13


BSN Class of 2005, 5th Reunion Attendees (above) Karen Akrish, Diana Kovacic Hannen, Dana Clay, Cheryl Hockett, Danielle Scharpf, Kate Amlin-Grant

MSN Class of 1990, 20th Reunion Attendees (above) Reggie Miller Komar, Betty Payne Napoleon

Class of 1985, 25th Reunion Attendees (above) Front row: Judith Darlene Bailey, Kathleen Meyer, Patricia Scheider Jao, Carol Wienberger Telesman, Helen Foley 14 The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Case Western Reserve University

Back row: Kathy Ross-Alaolmolki, Mary Schaller, Jane Soposky, Diane McCarty Carrabine


Class of 1995, 15th Reunion Attendees (left) Patricia McDonald, Cheryl Strother, M. Jane Suresky

PhD 2009 Graduate Attendees (middle left) Margaret Wheatley, Susan Mazanec

PhD 2010 Graduate Attendees (middle right) Brandon Respress, Carolyn Harmon

BSN 2010 Graduate Attendees (below) Front row: Colleen Sherman, Leslie Jones, Allison Williams, Emily Konen, Cathy Liu, Roseann Bertone, Maureen Sweeney, Kathryn Lucas, Claire Williams, Jen-Huei “Vicky” Yeh Back row: Emily Gardner, Valerie Carcioppolo, Amy Catalani, Elizabeth Harrell, Alexandra Johnston, Tim Hausmann, Emily Hop, Sarah Stein, Lauren Birkey, Deirdre Murphy, Kaitlyn Yule, Tera Schmidt

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Graduates and alumni rode Lolly the Trolley to the Alumni Luncheon. The red trolley stood out everywhere it went in Cleveland with a special sign identifying its remarkable passengers.

DNP Graduate Attendees (above) Front row: Lyn Puhek, Kathryn McDonnell, Diane DeVivo, Susan Zori, Patricia Mikell, Melissa Stewart, Celeste Alfes, Ann Serenko, Marilyn Crane, Cathy Koetting, Thomas Oertel

Back row: Barb Glynn, Sharon Roller, Martha Dawson, Kimberly Edwards, Sonia Vishneski, Renee Liberty, Cristy Thomas, Patricia Cox, Andrea Efre, Aliza Ben-Zacharia, Karen Barnett, Leigh Anne Minchew, Madeline Richez, Sharon Makowski

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FPB’s Newest Alumni Nursing students completing an FPB nursing program received their official FPB nursing pins at a pinning ceremony on Friday, May 14. New graduates officially became alumni at commencement ceremonies held Sunday, May 16. Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric and correspondent for 60 Minutes, was the commencement speaker.

Graduation 2010 Families and friends were elated to participate in the pinning ceremony.

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Alumni and Faculty Sponsor Class of 2010 Lunches Thanks to the generous support of many alumni and faculty, recent graduates were able to attend their first Alumni Luncheon. The sponsors included: Vincent Blake, MSN ’86, ND ’83 Isabelle Monreal Boland, MSN ’80 Noreen Zacharias Brady, PhD ’04, BSN ’75, Faculty Ruth Dorsey Carey, BSN ’60 Doris Krause Christy, BSN ’60 Katherine Kostir Davis, BSN ’70 Eva Belmonte De Vega, MSN ’87 Christine A. Driver, BSN ’72 Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, Faculty & Honorary Alumna Faye A. Gary, Faculty Susan Farkas Gerard, BSN ’76 Greer Lita Glazer, PhD ’84, MSN ’79 Nancy A. Gorenshek, MSN ’69, BSN ’65 Johnnie Mae Henderson, MSN ’73, BSN ’70

Joan Robinson Hudak, BSN ’65 Patricia A. Jao, MSN ’85 Audrey P. Kancler, BSN ’65 Cathy Jean King, DNP ’07 Carrie B. Lenburg, MSN ’60, BSN ’58 Molly Loney, MSN ’88, BSN ’70 Cynthia Martindill, BSN ’70 Patricia McDonald, PhD ’95, Faculty Diana Lynn Morris, PhD ’91, MSN ’86, Faculty Laura John Nosek, MSN ’81, BSN ’61, Faculty Charlene Phelps, MSN ’65 Amy Rector, BSN ’08 Judith Byrns Reeves, BSN ’70 Kathleen Ross-Alaolmolki, PhD ’85, MSN ’81

Mary Lewis Rosseau, BSN ’60 Harriette R. Schach, BSN ’52, DN ’48 Dorothy Paulsen Smith, MSN ’60 Russell C. Swansburg, BSN ’52 Linda Keep Textoris, BSN ’60 Margaret Dart Valderrey, BSN ’70 Winifred J. Walter, MSN ’72 Margaret A. Wheatley, PhD ’09, Faculty June I. Watt, Emeriti Faculty Ruth Lind Winkler, MN ’50 May L. Wykle, PhD ’81, MSN ’69, BSN ’62, Faculty

Carol Musil, PhD ‘91, MSN ‘79 , professor and CWRU Faculty Senate chair, with CWRU commencement speaker Katie Couric.

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a Distinguished Alumna a

Patricia Gorzka, BSN ’64, PhD, ARNP, FAANP The Distinguished Alumna Award is the highest honor given by the FPB Alumni Association to an alumna/ us who has demonstrated continuous, outstanding, creative, and exemplary contributions to the discipline of nursing or to health care. Dr. Patricia Gorzka is associate professor and director of continuing education, College of Nursing at the University of South Florida (USF). She received a diploma in nursing from the University of Rochester and a BSN from FPB. She earned an MS in nursing with a focus on child health from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1973, a PhD from Adelphi University in 1988 with a major in nursing and a minor in education, and a post-master’s certificate as a child health nurse practitioner from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1997. She is an elected Fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Gorzka began her career in clinical practice in pediatrics, working at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland while also a student in the BSN program. After graduating, she worked as a school nurse and in public health, before beginning her career as a nurse educator. Dr. Gorzka has held faculty positions at the State University of New York at Buffalo and Stony Brook, Rocky Mountain University of the Health Professions, and at the University of South Florida for the last 22 years.

2010 Distinguished Alumna Award Recipient Patricia Gorzka (center) with husband John Gorzka and Dean May Wykle.

she developed the college’s first community advisory board for minority students. Dr. Gorzka also developed one of the first neonatal nurse practitioner programs at SUNY/Stony Brook.

In 1985, Dr. Gorzka led one of the first educational nursing exchanges to China. She recently concluded a five-year cross cultural study, “Role Model Behaviors in Nursing Faculty in the United States and Japan,” with nursing faculty from Japanese universities. The study has been presented at national and international conferences. In her present position at USF, She has taught in undergraduate, graduate, and DNP programs, Dr. Gorzka helps graduate nurses acquire knowledge and skills relevant to developing their careers and providing high quality and earned many teaching honors and awards. The honors patient care. and awards reflect her ability to share nursing knowledge, and to mentor and motivate nurses and students to strive for In 2005, Dr. Gorzka gave the keynote speech at the Japanese excellence. Dr. Gorzka has published and spoken on her Association for Nursing Education in Tokyo about nursing research interests in homeless families and children, as well as continuing education in the U.S. She is co-author of a model for temperament in children. continuing education for nurse practitioners published in the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She was Dr. Gorzka believes strongly in modeling professionalism to her invited to be a member of the 2009 task force for re-writing the students and does so through her numerous leadership positions ANCC Accreditation Manual. in nursing organizations at the local, state, and international levels, including Sigma Theta Tau International and the Florida “It has been my privilege to share the dreams, successes, and some Nurses Association. Dr. Gorzka’s leadership positions and vision of the failures of the many students and nurses whose paths I have provided her with opportunities to be a strong advocate for have crossed. I have been inspired by them and hope that in nursing. Her professional administrative/leadership experience some small way, I have been inspirational to them,” she says. includes service as interim dean at the USF College of Nursing, Dr. Gorzka is an advocate and visionary in the field of where she successfully established the first $1 million endowed chair for nursing informatics in the country and received approval multidisciplinary nursing education. She demonstrates the value of collaboration and creative problem solving to develop models for the establishment of a nursing PhD program. As associate for exemplary nursing leadership at local, state, and national levels. dean for student affairs at USF, she was recognized for her commitment to multiculturalism and diversity within nursing as

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a Award for Excellence a

Valmi D. Sousa, PhD ’03, APRN, BC: 1958-2010 The Award for Excellence recognizes an alumna/us who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement in nursing, and has made significant contributions in nursing or related areas of health care. Dr. Valmi Sousa was a beloved associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Nursing. He earned his BSN at the School of Nursing and Obstetrics of Guarulhos in São Paulo, Brazil, and his MSN at Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil. He earned his PhD in nursing from FPB, and had completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Iowa. Dr. Sousa had also earned a graduate certificate in molecular genetics from Georgetown University. He was a member of the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Midwest Nursing Research Society, and the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science. Dr. Sousa taught undergraduate and graduate theory, and research methodology courses. His primary research focus was on developing, refining, and testing specific research instruments for the prevention and/or management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In addition, he continued to refine and test a conceptual framework for diabetes self-care management. Dr. Sousa had been developing and testing the psychometric properties of several measures, including diabetes self-care agency, diabetes self-efficacy, diabetes selfmanagement, and perception of risk factors for T2DM.

numerous presentations at local, regional, national, and international professional and research conferences. Additionally, he had performed international research consultations in Brazil and Finland. He also served as a consultant for the Cerner Corporation and the University of Kansas Great Plains Diabetes Institute in developing and implementing technology-based interventions for studies of individuals with T2DM. Based on Dr. Sousa’s program of research with individuals with T2DM, the sound record of research dissemination through peer-reviewed publications and presentations, and the novel approaches he developed for data collection and interventions, the research he has left behind has the potential to positively impact and change the practice of nursing and other health care disciplines for the growing number of individuals with diabetes in the U.S. and worldwide. Before his untimely passing on March 19, 2010, Dr. Sousa learned he was chosen as the 2010 Award for Excellence recipient and was looking forward to receiving the honor. The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Alumni Association was proud to posthumously bestow upon him its Award for Excellence in honor of his exemplary and steadfast dedication to the nursing profession. May he rest in peace and may eternal light shine upon him.

In his work, Dr. Sousa had developed innovative approaches via the Internet to collect information from national samples of individuals who might be at risk for the development of T2DM. His efforts set the stage for the development and design of interventions that can be done via the Internet or other technology-based platforms. His studies are also expected to lay the groundwork to design and implement individualized and tailored interventions that may be effective in reducing risk for T2DM, improving glycemic control and quality of life, and delaying and/or preventing diabetes-related complications. Dr. Sousa’s research had been funded internally at his university affiliation, and externally by Sigma Theta Tau International Alpha Mu Chapter, and the American Nurses Foundation/ Midwest Nursing Research Society. Dr. Sousa was prolific in his publications. Since 2003, he had amassed more than 35 publications (including nine in press) in peer-reviewed journals. Six of these publications were with graduate students whom he was mentoring. He had done

Randall Darnell displays the Award for Excellence posthumously conferred upon the late Valmi D. Sousa, with Dean May Wykle. Mr. Darnell accepted the award on Dr. Sousa’s behalf.

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a Alumni Association President’s Award a Rebecca M. Patton, MSN ’98, RN, CNOR

Rebecca Patton is currently serving her second term as president of the American Nurses Association (ANA)— the nation’s leading professional nursing organization, representing the major health policy, practice, and workplace issues of 3.1 million RNs in the United States. A nurse since 1980, Ms. Patton has extensive inpatient and outpatient experience. She has been responsible for the start-up and ongoing operations of ambulatory medical centers, an inpatient acute facility, and a skilled nursing facility. She is currently the director of perioperative services for EMH Regional Healthcare System in Cleveland. She has previously served as director of nursing, director of surgical services, and director of ambulatory operations for hospitals in the University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland. She has also been a clinical instructor at FPB. As a member of the editorial board of OJIN: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, she has written chapters for books on medicalsurgical nursing and for nursing journals. She has also written for popular publications, including an article on “What You Must Know Before You go to the Hospital” for Redbook Magazine. In 2009, Ms. Patton was named one of the 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine, one of the nation’s largest health care trade publications. Ms. Patton has a BS in nursing from Kent State University and an MSN from FPB. She has held numerous ANA positions, including treasurer, board of directors member, and delegate to the ANA House of Delegates. She has also served in several Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) positions, including ONA first vice president, ONA delegate, ONA finance committee member, and on an Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses task force. She received the Community Involved Political Action Award from the Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Xi Chapter at Kent State University in 2000, and the Dorothy E. Cornelius Leadership Congress Award from the Ohio Nurses Association in 1999.

An Ohio native and current resident of Lakewood, Ohio, Ms. Patton comes from a family committed to public service. Her mother and sister are nurses and her two brothers are police officers. She is active in her church, and a highlight of her volunteer work in her church was a mission trip to Zimbabwe in 2000 where she worked in a hospital. Ms. Patton loves outdoor activity, including gardening, hiking, and biking. She is an avid promoter of exercise as a key component of good physical health. Because of her belief in the importance of the ANA to all nurses, her goal is to promote the ANA to its deserved position of prominence and relevance in the health care community. Ms. Patton works tirelessly to give a voice in health care policy to American nurses. Her leadership promotes unity in nursing, patient advocacy, creative thinking, and innovative solutions to advance the nursing profession.

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GR ADUATE AWARDS, HONORS & PRIZES The following awards were presented at the pinning and awards ceremony on May 14, 2010.

Greater Cleveland Nurses Association Graduating Senior Award

The Alumni Awards

for active student leadership Deirdre Murphy

for outstanding clinical competence Doctor of Nursing Practice

Jackie Bratton Martin Master of Science in Nursing

Beth Elise Becker Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Claire Marie Williams Madeline R. Zaworski Award

for outstanding leadership Martha Ann Dawson The Cushing-Robb Prizes

for excellence in academic achievement and potential for graduate education Master of Science in Nursing

Abigail Sisson Brown Anne N. Dye Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Lauren Kathleen Flaherty Laura Elizabeth Tycon The Rebecca and Samuel H. Elliott Award

for outstanding community service Amy Michelle Long Clinton E. and Vickie A. Lambert Award

for scholarly writing Susan A. Zori Mary Anne Flynn Nurse Midwifery Award

for academic and clinical excellence, determination, gentleness, compassion, unselfish generosity and unfailing devotion to mothers and families Nissa Jody Gossom Alison B. Christopher

The Bolton Scholar Award for Excellence in Gerontology

Leslie Jones Jacklynn Sanford

The Director’s Award for Outstanding DNP Graduate

The Bolton Scholar Award for Excellence in Leadership and Community Nursing

Aida L. Egues

Laura Elizabeth Tycon

The following awards were presented at the Undergraduate awards ceremony on Saturday, May 15, 2010.

The Bolton Scholar Award for Academic Excellence

The Bolton Scholar Award for Excellence in Critical Care

Timothy Edward Hausmann Loretta Y. Penner Colleen Kathryn Sherman Jen-Huei Yeh The Bolton Scholar Award for Excellence in Acute Care

Emily Marie Hop The Bolton Scholar Award for Excellence in Research

Lauren Kathleen Flaherty The Bolton Scholar Award for Excellence in Pediatric Nursing

Jennifer F. Caig Valerie A. Carcioppolo Alexandra Lynn Johnston Jessica A. Vida The Bolton Scholar Award for Excellence in Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing

Kathryn Ann Lucas The Director’s Award for Outstanding BSN Graduate

Laura Elizabeth Tycon The following awards were voted on by the Frances Payne Bolton student body and presented at the FPB School of Nursing diploma ceremony on Sunday, May 16, 2010. Award for Excellence in Precepting of BSN Students

Jayson Herrera, BSN, RN Award for Excellence in Precepting of MSN Students

Ann Rutt, MSN, CNP The Mary Kay Lehman Award

for excellence in teaching Laura J. Nosek, PhD, ’86, MSN ’81, BSN ’61 Dean’s Legacy Awards

Maureen C. Sweeney

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

The Bolton Scholar Award for Excellence in Maternal Child Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Erica Mary Coppola Ashley Elizabeth Parsons

Jennifer Sue Riggs

Margaret Ann Bobonich Thomas D. Smith Master of Science in Nursing

The Bolton Scholar Award for Excellence in Community Health Nursing

Alison B. Christopher

Emily C. Gardner

Lauren Kathleen Flaherty

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Class representative Wayne Fleck (right) presents a check from the class of 1980 to Dean May Wykle and Alumni Association President Matthew Schnupp, BSN ’07, at the Alumni Luncheon during Alumni Celebration 2010.

Reunion Challenge Class of 1980 on Top w ith Gift of $157,365 For Alumni Celebration attendees, reconnecting and having fun are the primary focus, but a little friendly competition is also on the agenda. Each year, the FPB Reunion Challenge gives reunion classes the chance to commemorate their special reunion milestones by making class gifts to FPB. The challenge is part of the FPB Annual Fund, and is used to help raise money for critical programs not covered in the operating budget. The Class of 1980 won this year’s Reunion Challenge by raising $157,365 to honor its 30th reunion. The Class of 1960

had the highest participation rate of any class at 57 percent to mark its 50th reunion. The Class of 1970 had a participation rate of 43 percent and the Class of 1955 came in just behind them with 42.8 percent participation. This year’s Reunion Challenge raised a total of $241,195 from all classes. All individual gifts made by classmates within a reunion year are counted toward the class gift. Alumni may make unrestricted gifts or direct them to specific funds of their choosing. Contributions may be made outright, as pledges, or as planned gifts. Congratulations Class of 1980!

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honor rol of Donors The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing 2010 We are pleased to present the 2010 fiscal year Honor Roll of Donors, which reports annual, designated, and tribute gifts made from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010. We thank you for your donations and ongoing support.

thank you

Dear Alumni & Friends:

I want to thank all of you for your continued support of students at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. It is because of your generosity that we reached our goal of $305,000 for the 2009-2010 Annual Fund. I would also like to acknowledge my friend and colleague, Ronald Hickman, PhD ’08, MSN ’06, last year’s FPB Annual Fund chair, for his commitment and stellar leadership, which helped us reach our goal. In upholding the tradition of academic and clinical excellence, FPB continues to develop nurses who are changing lives through leadership, research, and service. As a result, our graduates are transforming and impacting the way in which health care is viewed and delivered in this country and around the world. Your contributions help shape the lives our students as they embark on an exciting and evolving career in nursing. You can touch the life of a student with your gift to the FPB Annual Fund. Please make your gift today, and make a difference in the life of a nursing student! With gratitude,

Brandon Respress, PhD ’10, BSN ’00 2010-2011 Annual Fund Chair

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2009-2010 designated In appreciation of designated gifts made from July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010, the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing would like to acknowledge the following designated gifts of $150 and up: New Annuity Gifts

Paul J. Bilka Jean Reese Fischer, ‘49 Nancy A. Gorenshek, ‘69, ‘65 v Sally Shea Syme, ‘59 v Carol Mae Yassine, ‘59, ‘55 Will Commitments

Sandra Fritch Bonstelle, ‘80, ‘68 v Alice Miller, ‘50 v Mary E. Brant Stewart, ‘51 v Trust Gifts

Lucy Jo Atkinson, ‘54 v New Established Endowment Funds

The Florence E. May Endowment Fund Renamed Endowment Fund

The McNeil Endowed Scholarship Fund Bequest Gifts

Estate of Marvin E. Denekas † Estate of Elizabeth A. Goodwin, ‘62 v †


William J. Flynn Janis Johnson Diana Lynn Morris, ‘91, ‘86 David Satcher

Estate of Helen C. MacInnes † Estate of Elizabeth A. Bymers Regan, ‘49 †

Pacesetter’s Society

Indivduals —

Heritage Society

Endowment, Grants and Scholarship Support President’s Society

Judith F. Anderson Constance M. Baker, ‘61 v Provost’s Society Fellows Edward and Eileen Davis Esther Jane McNeil, ‘48 v

Mary Ann Anderson, ‘59 Patricia McDonald, ‘95 Elizabeth Click, ‘87 v Edward J. Sozanski M. Jane Suresky, ‘95, ‘88 v Century Society

Suzanne Lewis Ivey, ‘59 v Katherine Leihgeber, ‘59, ‘53 v Katherine A. Wiley, ‘59 v

Ruth L. Webb

Corporations and Foundations — Endowment, Grants and Scholarship Support

Dean’s Society Fellows

President’s Society

Provost’s Society Associates

Karin J. Dufault, ‘81, ‘76 Dean’s Society Associates

Isabelle Monreal Boland, ‘80 v John M. Clochesy, ‘93 Sandra Austin Crayton, ‘77

Donor Societies

Charles Shepard & Derry Moritz Fund Parker-Hannifin Foundation Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation The Louise and Leonard Fletcher Foundation

Provost’s Society Fellows

American Nurses Foundation Midwest Nursing Research Society Oncology Nursing Society Foundation The Payne Fund Provost’s Society Associates

Institute for Healthcare Improvement Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Pan American Health & Education Foundation Perkins Charitable Foundation S. K. Wellman Foundation Dean’s Society Fellows

American Psychiatric Nurses Foundation Dean’s Society Associates

American Society of Perianesthesia Judson Manor/Judson Park Ohio Nurses Foundation Society of Pediatric Nurses Pacesetter’s Society

Sigma Theta Tau International

President’s Society Provost’s Society Fellows Provost’s Society Associates Dean’s Society Fellows Dean’s Society Associates

$25,000 & Over $10,000–$24,999 $5,000–$9,999 $2,500–$4,999 $1,000– $2,499

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v Denotes those alumni & friends who have given 20 or more years T Matching Gift † Deceased

Pacesetter’s Society Heritage Society Century Society Participating Society

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2009-2010 tribute Gifts In appreciation of tribute gifts made from July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing would like to acknowledge the following: Memorial Gifts In Memory of Gretchen C. Aquaviva, Class of 1959

Thomas Aquaviva In Memory of Donna J. Ballantyne, Class of 1955

Ann Hofius Dutchman, ‘55 v In Memory of Ellen Tarbox Barber, Class of 1926

K. Jane Gibson v In Memory of Olga Benderoff, Class of 1928

Mary Ferer Loftus, ‘60 v In Memory of Gloria Bayes, Class of 1947

Phyllis J. Mueller, ‘47 In Memory of Violet Breckbill

Carol E. Hartman In Memory of Sr. Simone Coutade, RSM

Karin J. Dufault, ‘81, ‘76 In Memory of Lora Dilworth, Class of 1975, 1970

Katherine Kostir Davis, ‘70 Mary Ellsworth Hawken, ‘70 v Sandra Lynn Jamison, ‘70 v Janet A. McCoy Makee, ‘70 v In Memory of Marian Moore Pritchard Forsythe, Class of 1938, 1935

Edward J. Sozanski

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In Memory of Alice C. Grosjean

Elizabeth Click, ‘87 v In Memory of Ruth Oestreich Harsch, Class of 1953

Eugene C. Harsch In Memory of Jacqueline Edwards Hickok, Class of 1948

In Memory of Harold A. MacKinnon, Class of 1959, 1957

Russell C. Swansburg, ‘52 v In Memory of Dr. Benita Martocchio, Class of 1975, 1965

Karin J. Dufault, ‘81, ‘76 In Memory of Kathryn Frances McAndrew, Class of 1980

J. Thomas and Constance M. McAndrew

Frances Wright Cook, ‘48 v

In Memory of Bishop Frank B. McDonald

In Memory of Diane Johnson

M. Jane Suresky, ‘95, ‘88 v

Laurae Johnson Lygre, ‘70 v In Memory of Margery Blumenauer Lange, Class of 1970

Katherine Kostir Davis, ‘70 Mary Ellsworth Hawken, ‘70 v Sandra Lynn Jamison, ‘70 v Miriam Anne Loney, ‘88, ‘70 Janet A. McCoy Makee, ‘70 v Virginia Chambers Ward, ‘70 v In Memory of Stephen and Hazel Lawson

Ruth L. Webb In Memory of Mary Kay Lehman, Class of 1987, 1981

Marilyn Sue Lottman, ‘98 Loretta Anne Planavsky, ‘96, ‘92 In Memory of Margaret Hall Manning, Class of 1956

Virginia Wilzbach Hansen, ‘56 v

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In Memory of Letitia & William Pratt

Gloria Jean Pratt Minteer, ‘88 In Memory of Rozella M. Schlotfeldt, PhD, RN, FAAN

Judith Anne Wood, ‘70, ‘65 In Memory of Barbara Ann Persons Shoup, Class of 1958

Ann Sheehan Seline, ‘58 In Memory of Patricia Fankhauser Smollen, Class of 1970

Lois Heckman Birch, ‘47 v

Katherine Kostir Davis, ‘70 Mary Ellsworth Hawken, ‘70 v Sandra Lynn Jamison, ‘70 v Miriam Anne Loney, ‘88, ‘70 Janet A. McCoy Makee, ‘70 v Virginia Chambers Ward, ‘70 v

In Memory of Laura and Lee McNeil

In Memory of Katharine Sonntag

Esther Jane McNeil, ‘48 v

Michele C. Clark, ‘00

In Memory of Wilma Minear

In Memory of Helen Tobin, Class of 1957, 1949

Jane A. Hudson, ‘61 v

Barbara C. Strauss, ‘48 v Carol E. Hartman

In Memory of Rachael Gamboe McGuire, Class of 1947

In Memory of Elizabeth Mohlar, Class of 1953

Rosemary Keating, ‘78 v In Memory of Joy Karns Montney, Class of 1960

Ruth Dorsey Carey, ‘60 v In Memory of Margene O. Faddis, Class of 1929, 1923

David A. and Sabrina S. Falls Marilyn H. Falls Janis Johnson In Memory of Sally Perlman, Class of 1976

Kathleen M. Murphy, ‘75

In Memory of Clement J. Trimborn

Sharon Jean Trimborn, ‘68 v In Memory of Barbara Cailor Van Sweringen, Class of 1953

Rosemary K. Peters, ‘53 v J. Paxton Van Sweringen In Memory of Fred Vosloh

Mary Ann Anderson, ‘59 Marjorie W. Horrocks Suzanne Lewis Ivey, ‘59 v Ann Omohundro Milstead, ‘59 v

2009-2010 tribute Gifts Ruth Bozler Moorhead, ‘59 Mary Ann Sampson, ‘59 Sally Shea Syme, ‘59 v M. Amelia Watkins, ‘59 v Katherine A. Wiley, ‘59 v Ruth T. Zook, ‘59 In Memory of Carolyn Weir Walker, Class of 1943

Maybelle J. Thornhill, ‘43 In Memory of Ruth Wismar, Class of 1973, 1942 and 1940

Epworth-Euclid United Methodist Church

Honor Gifts In Honor of Marion Bittman, Class of 1962, 1944

Elizabeth B Pettersson In Honor of Thomas & Elizabeth Carney

Jeanne Carney Harty, ‘70 v In Honor of Dr. Yu-Mei Yu Chao

Rita Chow, ‘55

In Honor of DR. Barbara Daly, Class of 1972

In Honor of Kathleen Montgomery

Barbara Homer Yee, ‘80 v

Lois Jane McGuire, ‘06

In Honor of Dr. Joyce Fitzpatrick

In Honor of Nikki Polis

Nancy M. Valentine, ‘89

Vini M. Angel, ‘08 Judith Shamian, ‘88

In Honor of Eileen Roche Rawal

Joan E. Roche Smith, ‘85

In Honor of Annie Brodie Hart

Lois Williams Hart, ‘86 v In Honor of Katie Deeds Hayman

In Honor of Cynthia Rhea Smith, Class of 2009, 2005

Hudson D. Smith

Jean Allison Wojnowski, ‘41 In Honor of Nora Hennessy

In Honor of Margaret Ursell

Mitchell Wasserman

Laureen Sue Froimson, ‘69 v Dalia A. Zemaityte, ‘80 v

In Honor of Dr. Deborah Lindell, Class of 2003

In Honor of Dean May L. Wykle, Class of 1969, 1962

Margaret Rafferty, ‘09

Donna Jean Bricker, ‘46 Debbie M. Colberg James P. Conway † Diane Ferris Shelley Green Arlene E. Mann, ‘87 Patricia McDonald, ‘95 David Satcher M. Jane Suresky, ‘95, ‘88

In Honor of Dr. Lynn Lotas

Margaret Rafferty, ‘09 In Honor of Dr. Lorraine Mion, Class of 1992, 1981

Coletta Marie Hazel, ‘94

Ruth L. Webb v Ann Sawyer Williams, ‘86, ‘80 In Honor of Betsy S. Zoladz, Class of 1999

Gerald and Pat Zoladz In Honor of the BSN Class of 1959/BSN Class of 1959 Endowment Fund

Mary Ann Anderson, ‘59 Gale Marie Bromelmeier, ‘79, ‘59 Sheila Stenger Collins, ‘60 Tanya I. Hanger, ‘59 Marjorie W. Horrocks v Suzanne Lewis Ivey, ‘59 v Ann Omohundro Milstead, ‘59 Ruth Bozler Moorhead, ‘59 Mary Ann Sampson, ‘59 v Sally Shea Syme, ‘59 v M. Amelia Watkins, ‘59 v Katherine A. Wiley, ‘59 Ruth T. Zook, ‘59

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Century Society

Century Society

Sybel Parker Degnan v Participating Donors

Helen Bukovics LaVeglia v Alice Tooker v

1940s Provost Society Fellows

Esther Jane McNeil v Provost Society Associates

Ruth M. Anderson v Dean’s Society Associates

Josephine Krempa Benson v Edith Raabe DeGolyer v Jean Reese Fischer Helen Waddington Lamb v T Pacesetter’s Society

Lois Yost Glove v Grace Elizabeth Lohmann v Barbara Crew Long v Heritage Society

Shirley Beal-Gegenheimer v Margaret Henry Berger v Patricia Q. Breitenbach v Mary Reed Dewar v Alene B. Duerk v Dorothy Merrell Engle v Frances Garver v Betty Glass Hayzlett v Elma Hilscher Hoffman v Margaret E. Miller v Rosalie H. Pembridge v Margaret Barry Riley v Marjorie F. Roose Barbara C. Strauss v

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Jane Santoro Burley Stella W. Clapp v Sybel Parker Degnan v Christine L. Grabenstein v Virginia S. Grant v Mary Jane Koss Harwart v Dorothy Ivons v Verna Brown Kness v Jean M. Knight v T Alice Elizabeth Nelson v Dorothy Doles Presson v Signe Allen Pritchard v Betty E. Roy v Harriette Ruth Schach v Ruby Berndt Selzer v Pearl Page Shoemaker Dorothy Joyce Sosinski v Mary E. Stitt v Charlotte Brown VanBibber v Jean Allison Wojnowski Participating Donors

Elizabeth Ryan Adams v Mary Lou Baker v Marian Lodwick Bauer v Doris Jean Belknap v Lois Heckman Birch v Ruth T. Bird v Mary Hammitt Bloomquist v Jean Yorkey Boschen v Annette Williams Brown v Phyllis Boner Bullock v Ann Mitchell Burdick v Jean Isaac Burnham v Alice G. Byrne v Marian W. Candon v Doris Gordon Clark Ruth Baldinger Clark v Frances Wright Cook v Jean Harold Daniels v Elaine Franke Ellibee Elizabeth Wolff Elliott v


Mary Jane Ewart v Marilyn Balliet Futhey v Bernice Horning Hacker v Jacqueline Braeudigam Hale v Jean O’Flaherty Hamel v Ruth Zahller Harrod v Lois Kohler Hart v Georgianna S. Henderson Doris M Holm v † Phyllis Robb Husted v Evelyn Cwik Jancin v Mary Sharkey Karch v Diana Lewis Kaufman v Patricia Bennett Kelch v Rachael Swarthout King v Betty Hamill Koelliker v Norma Segel Kur v H. Virginia Larson v Margarethe Borge A. Larson v Margaret Peck Latham v Dorothy Ann Leonard v Martha Brereton Loss v Roberta Scarsbrook Mackey v Dorothy Tonjes Managan v Muriel H. McClure Virginia Nachtigall Meckes v Christine Hofmann Metcalf v Shirley Jane Miller v Phyllis J. Mueller M. Nagakura Beverly Jean Nickels v Alice Riffer Nickerson v Rosella Hutchison Nolin v Edythe Persing v Martha Wylie Pride v Irene P. Ramseth v Ann Stankunas Reilley v T Alice Reimschissel v Marilyn Miller Saare Helene Santelli v Martha Hutchins Schelling Genevieve Prasatek Schiller v Margaret Weimer Sentell v

Leah Sly Irma Dayton Small v Betty Jo Smith v Maxine Russell Stull v Maybelle J. Thornhill Juleene Cutright Tope v Marge C. Verross Lillian E. Vitolo v Mariel W. Wallace v Ruth Lemm Ward v Ann W. Woodcock Marian Laughlin Zechiel v

1950s Provost’s Society Fellows

Dorothy Ellen Ebersbach v Provost’s Society Associates

Ruth M. Anderson v Lucy Jo Atkinson v T Dean’s Society Fellows

Rebecca Hill Elliott v Derry Ann Moritz v Marie Grubisha Wilkie Dean’s Society Associates

Miriam Thurston Butt v Carmin Jimison v Joan L. Stapf v Russell C. Swansburg v Ruby L. Wilson v Pacesetter’s Society

LaVerne Blaser Brown v Dorothy J. Brundage v Joan Coon Lynch v T Geraldine Gleason Price v Winifred Jean Reid v Florence W. Spurney v Jane H. Lyon Weygandt v

v Denotes those alumni & friends who have given 20 or more years T Matching Gift † Deceased

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Heritage Society

Carol H. Blankenship v Irene M. Bobak v Rosalie Zimmerman Cook Abbie Tudor Eldredge v Betty Walker Finlayson v Ann S. Gerrish v Lois Swanson Lehr v Carrie B. Lenburg v Marcia A. Luke v Ruth Alma Mitchell v Carol J. Mitten v Janet Wiegert Riley v Laura Martinsek Roskoski v Elizabeth Meyer Stoner v Ruth Lind Winkler v Century Society

Gladys Bartol Joan Lapidos Bigg Joan P. Donovan v Joanna E. Fancher v Patricia Hayes Fosmoe v Miriam Freeman v Jean Potts Fulenwider Veronica Mihelich Geister v Elizabeth M. Gillespie v Marion P. Good v Jane J. Griffiths v Karina Maenpaa Hawker v Joan Spriggs Jenkins v Lois A. Johns Virginia W. Kilpack v Nancy Wright Kirtley v Mary Ellen K. Kocis v Martha L. Lady v Marjorie A. Lloyd v Alice Miller v Audrey C. Mitchell Marcia Hayashi Nishino v Marya Olgas v Elaine M. Pedder v Sarah C. Provenza v Elizabeth M. Runkle v

Harriette Ruth Schach v Phyllis Spitler Sohn v Dorothy Joyce Sosinski v Mary Jane Barnett Thorpe v Jo Anne Bell Vaughan v Participating Donors

Helen M. Atik v Phyllis McCoy Barclay v Dorothy M. Bassett v Eleanor Steiner Baum v Dona Scholl Behrens v D. Mary Benthall v Doris Pohto Berwaldt v Therese M. Biley v Barbara McCray Boone v Wilma E. Brannon v Margaret L. Brayley v Edna Floy Brown Vas T Vida Grace Brown Mabel Virginia Brunk Bonita Rice Buckley v Elizabeth W. Carter v Esther Glad Charles v Marion Wu Chin Rita Chow Emily G. Collins v Nancy G. Coyne v Dorothy Shearer Crayton v Dorothy M. Crowell v Phyllis Cunningham Emma Dawkins Martha Weil Dent v Georgia Wilhoite Dixon v Margery Duffey v Doris Emmons Dunbar-Haskell v Lynn A. Durling Ann Hofius Dutchman v Arlene Gingrich Early v Jean Vernon Eich v Betty Rugh Elder v Pauline B. Ellett v Ellen Paulin Emmer

Barbara G. Engelhardt v Mary Phyllis Englert v Beverly Dahlen Fagerholm v Eleanor Richardson Fessler Betty Lou Fogt v Margaret Theobald Folger v I. David Frye v Sallie Harsch Gardner v Helen B. German v Shirley J. Gibbons v Charlotte Harris Goldsmith v Judith D. Guye Swanson v Patricia Brown Hall v Esther Rinehart Hamer v Virginia Wilzbach Hansen v Ann Clark Harris v Jacquelyn Dolph Henderlich Rose Takano Hijikata Jewel Hunt Hoffmann v Harriet Shainoff Hritz v Ruth J. Husung v Nancy Aldrich Inman v Mary Ann Janos v Marguerite Nieman Johnson v Nancy Lou Johnson v Ruth J. Jones v Winifred Kaebnick v Nancy M. Katte v Marie Kaufmann v Sue Beale Kincaid v Shirley Donaldson Kondo v Erika Niemitz Krueger v Miriam Eickhoff Kussrow v Isabella Chauby Laude v Katherine Leihgeber v Esther Lenhert Sara Brubaker Lenhert v Nancy A. Lepley v Evelyn R. Lichty Marjorie L. Lindberg v Nancy Anderson Loescher v Lorraine Hoburg Long v Janice Ballard Maeder v

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Edwyna Osborne McAninch v Elizabeth M. Merington v Lela M. Mirgon v Allene M. Montag v Ethel Benson Myers v Ruth Snure Norczyk v Betty Jean Pannabecker v Marcine Elarton Pensiero v Mary Steffa Perry v Rosemary K. Peters v Eleanor Chapman Phelps v Joanne Herbst Phillips v Hazel Bjorge Preston Carolyn Quenon v Olive J. Rich v Mary Haas Sanders v Elaine P. Sapp v Doris B. Schick v Genevieve Prasatek Schiller v Charlyne G. Schreck v Mary Constance Sekerak Ann Sheehan Seline Muriel Brooks Senseman v Marcia Young Smith v Virginia Warner Steffel v Pauline Ann Steigleder Mary Stevulak v Jeanie Watts Tanger v Joan M. Teckman v Betty Jean Muir Thompson v Nancy Ringler Thompson Sally Braden Thorne v Amelia L. Tougher Eleanor P. Turnbull Ruth Asato Uyechi v A. Carolyn Veith v Joyce Hennenfent Walton v Helen Marie Williamson v June Turek Wolf v Rose Marie Wolf v Claudia Jones Young v Ann Jansma Zwemer v


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Rosemarie Mihelich Hogan v Dean’s Society Associates

Rosalie Tyner Anderson v Ann Jenkins Farmer v Kay Schmidt Harbaugh Florence F. Hardesty v Fran Hicks v Joan Robinson Hudak v Charlene Phelps v Sandra S. Shumway v Janice Kirkpatrick Siefers v Audrey J. Smith v May Hinton Wykle v Pacesetter’s Society

Catherine McMahon Annable Sherry W. Bjerke v Ruth Dorsey Carey v Deanna S. Carroll v Connie Crihfield v Karen W. Feth v Nancy A. Gorenshek v V. Ruth Gray Carolyn G. Holt Suzanne B. Levine v Mary Ferer Loftus v Barbara Crew Long v Bonnie J. McLaren v Laura John Nosek v T Nancy Woodward Piotrowski v Susanne G. Ray v Patricia Hulit Reid Carolyn Jane Whittenburg v Heritage Society

Molly Heavilin Bergman v Julia G. Bolton v Marilyn Cahoon Bonkovsky Linda R. Burns v

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Joan Noble Burrow v Doris Krause Christy v Jean Douglass Crill v Lynore Dutton DeSilets v Charlene Lusk Easterday v Barbara A. Flowerman Mary Huff Freeman Laureen Sue Froimson v Marjorie Cooper Geho G. Lynne Herrmann v Patricia A. Hess v Dorothy Alston Hoppes v George Ann Hughey-Garrison v Mary Ann Iacovazzi v Audrey Percy Kancler v Mary Harder Kipka v T Carrie B. Lenburg v Carolyn Winchester Levine v Carol Lockhart v Betty Lou Mantzell v Marianne E. Miller Brooke Cory Moorhead v Elizabeth Jane Nevel v Nancy Harris Newberry v Elaine Fodor Nichols v Ruth Ann O’Brien v Virginia Robinson Prutow v Dorothy Gillette Reilly v Marilyn Wilmore Sanford v Eleanor Freehling Schneider v Suzanne K. Simpson v Century Society

Marilyn M. Abraham Marianne Dight Aitken Katherine N. Ase Mary Sanford Auburn v Kathryn L. Baker v Martha Colquitt Baron v Sue G. Boyer Lynn Wilson Brallier Jerry Voris Burkman v


Susan Goldthwait Carlson v Ann A. Casas Gwen Etter Chute v Carol H. David v Donna Divinsky Dowling Janet Orwick Evans v Myrna Yearick George Janice P. Giltinan v Joanne Marie Gordon v Dorothy Lear Greenawald v Mary McCollough Hagan v Kathleen Conwell Hughes v Sandra Van Dyke Jensen v Virginia W. Kilpack v Karen Erickson Kneifel v Mary Ellen K. Kocis v Marlene C. Mackey v Joanne M. Marchione F. Adele McComas-White v Karen Lynn Menacker v Alice D. Norman v Barbara Peri Olchowy v Harriet Smith Olson v Elizabeth Ford Pitorak v Sylvia S. Raban v Mary L. Bono Raje v Eleanor N. Richards v Roberta Lee Roberts v Marian Rood Robertson v Marjorie Ann Rott v Barbara H. Ryder Eleonore Natemeyer Snyder v Sharon Jane Speck v Diana Lucco Stalker v Beverly A. Steinert Kristina K. Sully Sylvia Reuter Sultenfuss v Betty L. Tecco Linda Keep Textoris v Elizabeth Ruhoff Vanderburg v Ellen Spangler Wilson v Barbara Duda Zebo v

Participating Donors

Marjorie Sellars Abbot Gloria Ruth Amissah v Frances Ruth Anderson Marie J. Anderson-Miller v G. Ellen Ausnehmer v Nancy Wills Bale Penelope L. Beaman v Gretchen Crawford Beebe Rosalie J. Benchot v Nancy Kay Berry v Dolores A. Bishara v Ruth H. Bohrer Virginia Rust Brendlen v Louise T. Bryant v Susan M. Buchwalter Karen Walton Budd v Virginia Mae Burkhart v Kathleen Barbara Canda v Martha Jane Chovan v Viona L. Congo v Virginia M. Cooley v Lonna Rae Cope v Joyce Crane Betty Bowers Crighton Phyllis Cunningham Miss Jean E. Damon v Beverly J. Danielka v Ellen Hile Daugherty v Rosalie A. DeBlase v Nancy Ann Derthick v Debora Bittner Dixon Janet Chenevey Duffy v Flora Nell Duke v Susan Annette Ellingson v Patricia Jenaway Estok v Marilyn K. Ferrando Claire Ann Fitzpatrick Clara Buck Fleming v Judith Sadler Fleming Sandra J. Fogel v Marlene G. Foster v Helen Opdyke Frankmann v

v Denotes those alumni & friends who have given 20 or more years T Matching Gift † Deceased

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Marita Grubb Freer v Orpha E. Gehman v MaryAnn Turbyfill Georgeoff v Ellen W. Goff v Patricia A. Gorzka v Marie Ann Grannan v Margaret Knight Gray v Martha Hawkins Guidotti v Lindell Bergman Haggin v James Halpin v Patricia Prendergast Hanusz v Deborah Irene Harris v Alice McNemar Hart v Maureen Ann Heuler v Lucille Baker Hofer v Rosemary Marmash Hoffman v Olive Stonebraker Holt Sally Irene Horning v Jane A. Hudson v Janet G. Hussong v Sue C. Irvin v Evelyn L. Jackson v Ruby Pless Jackson Susan H. Jeffers v Lois Shaughnessy Jirgal Nancy Lou Johnson v Jeanne Eesley Kamiab v Mary Agnes Kendra v Karen Amundsen Kessler v Barbara Aten Kiser v Beverly Ransom Klass Charlotte Haldeman Klieman v Winifred Herr Knepper v

Margaret R. Kraft v Sharon Maruska Kratt v Eleanore A. Larsen v Margreta B. Liebenauer v Polly Cowan Little v Lynn Humphrey Locher Connie D. Lybarger v Kathryn Maloney Eugenia N. Masland v Pauline Shannon Mayo Mary Goodson McClelland v Joyce Ann McCrudden v Joan Shaffer McGill v Kathleen Zabinski McGinness Barbara E. McKinley v Janet Mandell Miller v Susan Crittenden Miller Carol Suzanne Moore v Carol Moran Mosier v Jane Moore Mueller Mae E. Mumaw Ophelia N. Myers v Barbara J. Nageotte v Jensena Neal Dale Eckhoff Nebe v Patricia Friss Newnham v Madeline Salvador Nichols v Carolyn A. Oakes v Mary Ostendorf Barbara Hackley Ott v Margaret A. Palermo v Eunice Steffen Paul v Barbara Pellin v Jean Cherry Pett-Ridge v Mary C. Pozorski v

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Barbara A. Rezac v Diane Junglas Richardson v Mary Sue Rosenberger v Mary Lewis Rosseau v Patricia A. Rusk v Annette K. Sastry v Joyce Halverstadt Schaefer v Willeane V. Schrock v Donna Margaret Schuerger v Sally E. Sheldon v Lorna Winkler Shrider Connie L. Slay v Helen S. Slominski v Dorothy Paulsen Smith v Flora Smith Sorna v Martha Kuhns Spooner v Elizabeth Moss St. John v Julia L. Swager v Phyllis Bunosky Thoene v Carolyn J. Thomas Gayle Ann Traver v Sharon Jean Trimborn v Marjorie Hulton Turk v Ernestine G. Turner Viola Frances Unruh v Jeanette Van Brocklin v A. Carolyn Veith v Carol Sherrett Ward v Louise Ondo Warner v Frances Simpson Wesley Mary Hostetler Wills v Gretchen Prange Wilson Gay J. Winter Evelyn Bailey Wisham Judith Anne Wood

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JoAnn Glick v Rosemarie Mihelich Hogan v Dean’s Society Associates

Rosalie Tyner Anderson v Noreen Zacharias Brady v Barbara J. Daly v Susan Farkas Gerard v Elaine S. Hopkins v Miriam Anne Loney Sally A. Shipley v Audrey J. Smith v Linda Dunham Venner v E. Michele Vickery Winifred J. Walter v Pacesetter’s Society

Judith L. Beeler v Deanna S. Carroll v Gregory Lawrence Cooper Charlene Yvonne Douglas v Susan Van Leer Duetsch Nancie Smith Dunn v Johnnie Mae Henderson Carolyn G. Holt Carol Lehane King v Bonnie Bernhardt Knoke Ruth Blatt Merkatz v

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2009-2010 annual fund Kathleen M. Murphy Carol M. Musil v Winifred A. Nelson v Winifred Jean Reid v Nancy Lane Richards v Sharon L. Tennstedt v Carolyn J. Yocom v Heritage Society

Pamela Lapish Bennett Linda Schnabel Bowen v Deborah Ann Camacho Elizabeth Walsh Detmold v Melinda Brenneke Doster v Carol A. Ganser v Joyce Gianfagna T Mary Kathryn Griffith v Marcella T. Hovancsek v Laurae Johnson Lygre v Gretchen Wagle McCaskey v Carol J. Mitten v Elaine Fodor Nichols v Mary Birmingham Redmon Judith Byrns Reeves v Carol Ann Roe v Eleanor Freehling Schneider v Beverly Troppman Smith v T Nancy Dunbar Stevens v Genevieve Mary Szuba v Linda Mozel Tueth v Barbara Rowdybush Van Dyke v Joanne Fiffick Vernal v Virginia Chambers Ward v Century Society

Nancy Bruce Baetz v Victoria Bolam Baetz v Kathryn L. Baker v Judith Schaefer Baran v Katherine Kostir Davis Virginia Anne Day v Joeta K. D’Este v Christine Trutko Driver

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Emily Scovil Eklund v C. Marianne Fiala Nancy Eileen Funk v Mary Ellsworth Hawken v Mr. Bertram C. Hensel v Maura A. Hopkins v Christine R. Janis v Deborah Goldenberg Klein v Cynthia Fenton Martindill v M. Louise Morrow Drina Schwede Nemes v Linda Brock Palladino Margery Johnson Prazar v Mr. Henry T. Prijatel Karen M. Reed v Janet Meininger Sickles Mary Anne Stella v Sylvia Reuter Sultenfuss v Betty L. Tecco Sally Schafer Todd Martha Brillhart Tyler Clareen A. Wiencek v Marsha L. Williams Carol Ann Wilson Participating Donors

Elizabeth Ryan Adams v June Neuscheler Allen Carol Salata Armbrecht v Donald George Bakaitis Martha Jane Bakoss Lucy Katharine Baldwin Mary Celeste Barkalow Marjorie Ann Barr v Jean W. Basom v Anna M. Battista v Chester A. Bayko Gretchen Crawford Beebe Kathleen Starr Berlin Harriet Snowdon Blossom v Ruth H. Bohrer Carol J. Bojanowski v Elayne L. Breton


Linda A. Broseman v Bonnie Lou Brown v Patricia Buckhold Karen Walton Budd v Carol File Byers Kathleen Barbara Canda v Lynne Noel Castle Geoffrey Penberthy Cave Lucinda Dunlevy Cave Barbara Pomidor Chacko Rozalie Sonia Chapnick v Sharon Berger Chmielewski v Doris Laveglia Choma Janice Chu v Deborah Marion Cloud Nancy L. Conrad v Florence Cornwell Susan Ferguson Cronkhite v Barbara Stockdale Cusumano Susan L. Damron v Carol Ruth Darcy v Rosalie A. DeBlase v Janna Louise Dieckmann Nancy Drake v Florence Levene Drattler Ann Gallagher Dye Elizabeth Cameron Eckstein v Patricia Jenaway Estok v Barbara A. Etzel v T Sharon Koval Falkenstern Karen Marie Farley Jane M. Root Feeney Diana Dulin Fell v John F. Flaherty Joan Edith Forsyth v Susan Saylor Fox Genevieve Elizabeth Frank v Diane Broadbent Friedman Nancy Jane Furey Mary K. Geissler v Susan Shingleton Gerberich Mary Alice German Gerianne Claire Geszler

Greer Lita Glazer Christine Gmeiner Bambi Lynne Goehring Diane K. Griffith-Parker v Cheryl P. Gruber v Jacqueline Hlusak Guhde Katherine Gilmore Harman Jeanne Carney Harty v Pamela Borden Heckert v Grace Fochtman Herwig v Mary Anne Moses Hicks v Elizabeth P. Hoffman v Carolyn Feyder Hokanson v Donald Robertson Holmes v Susan Howard Hricko Ann Newton Hyland Eugenia J. Ilo Mary Margaret Imboden Ruby Pless Jackson Victoria A. Jakovec v Sandra Lynn Jamison v Dorothy Prosen Janchar v Jeanne Eesley Kamiab v Rosemary Keating v Shari Wazney Keba v Barbara Jayne Kiko v Sally Conway Kilbane v Kathleen Green King v Linda Evelyn King v Paul Kohanski v Regina D. Komar v Judith E. Kraus v Dorothy Kessler Kuhn v Carolyn Lyon Lane v Gracia Harkins Largay v Sandra L. Levine Connie D. Lybarger v Janet A. McCoy Makee v Gail Alice Mallory v Mary Delagrange Manuszak v Jane Manyo-Mahoney Diane Noecker Mawbey

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Christiana Russo Maxwell M. Patrice McCarthy Joan Quinn McClelland Mark S. McClelland v Kathryn H. McGoun v Mary Ellen McKee-Hammad Dianne Fisher Mellion v Myrna Johnson Moehring Mary Santuzzi Moran Alice Kysela Munn v Suzanne M. Narayan Sarah B. Naso Marcia McCarthy Neundorfer v Michael Edward Nowak v Gladys Rebeck O’Mahen v T Mary Ostendorf Suzanne Louise Pare Jean L. Pavelich Minne Cunningham Perdue Kathleen Kane Petrovic v Beatrice N. Pierce Leslie Ann Purdy Mary K. Quinlan v Cameron Bradley Ray v Mary Ann Rentsch Carol Kopack Revilock v Rebecca Anne Roberts v Eileen Kenkel Rossi v Linda D’Addario Salmon v T Kathryn Gerhardstein Sample v Diane Miller Schmitz v David Schottke Kathleen Mould Scipione Gail Zell Serdoz v Marietta Petti Simone v Paula Renee Sinn Beverly Darnell Skipper v Louis M. Skoletsky v Ruth Fry Slezak Katherine Ives Smith v Patricia Ann Smith v

Sally Ann Sohner v Barbara J. Soltis v Stephanie Lathrop Sparling v Joan Ipavec Specht v Anna Herbig Steg Janet Dombrosky Sternfeld v Karla Saxon Stone v Patricia A. Sullivan v Martha K. Swartz v Nancy Harkins Taylor Janet Sewall Tibbetts Geraldine Ryan Tisch v Lyn Cooper Tomaszewski v James Phillip Turley Margaret Muirhead Tyler v Filippa France Unger v Margaret Dart Valderrey v JoAnn Burnosky VanLunteren Gayle Schilken Vogel v Carol Sherrett Ward v Sarah Ellen Warm v Margaret Wehrle v Elizabeth A. Weiss v Thelma Joan Wells v Judith Bayer White v Christine Willis v Mary E. Willy v Margaret M. Wilson Tana Rae Wolfe-Mason Judith Anne Wood Mary Alexandra Wyper Madeline Kisula Zaworski v

1980s Dean’s Society Fellows

Diana Lynn Morris Marian Kilker Shaughnessy v Dean’s Society Associates

Isabelle Monreal Boland v Ann Jenkins Farmer v Leah S. Gary v

Elaine S. Hopkins v Vicki Dianne Johnson Miriam Anne Loney John Albert Mathie Wendy Ann Rowehl Miano Doris Noel Ugarriza Pacesetter’s Society

Kathleen Ross-Alaolmolki Robin Collins Blake Vincent Blake Linda Quinn Everett Gloria Hilton Karen Wainwright Hogan v Louise Katzin v Laura John Nosek v T Nikki S. Polis William James Reiser Judith Shamian Heritage Society

Mary Jo Boehnlein Judith Venglarik Braun Maureen Reidy Burger Jo Ellen McDonough Catto v Mary Ellen Chudyk Elizabeth Click v Mary Lind Crowe Kathy Ann Gordon v Marcella T. Hovancsek v Patricia A. Jao Evanne Juratovac Sharon Anne Katz Gail Colleen McCain Marie A. Namey v Sheila Niles Sue I. H. Rust v Jane A. Soposky Barbara Homer Yee v Scott R. Ziehm Century Society

Lynn Ahlers Barbara Karatkey Colin v

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Janet Orwick Evans v Helen C. Foley Myrna Yearick George Marjorie Marie Heinzer v Patricia Alice Higgins Jody Lynn Hill v Deborah Goldenberg Klein v Polly Himes Mazanec v Drina Schwede Nemes v Eleanor R. Ryan v Harriett M.W. Sabo v Victoria Loncher Schirm v Karen I. Siarkowski v Roxanne Michele Webster Carol Ann Wilson Participating Donors

Lynn Allchin v Frances Ruth Anderson Judith Darlene Bailey Audrey Jo-El Bakanauskas Chester A. Bayko Gretchen Crawford Beebe Eva Belmonte De Vega Beth E. Bickford Joan Betty Bjorkman-Murray v Mary Ann Blatz Kathleen Smith Bokeno Cleo Laura Bonham v Karen Walton Budd v Margaret Marie Calarco v Jeanette Maria Carr Diane Carrabine Lynne Noel Castle Lucinda Dunlevy Cave Sharon Berger Chmielewski v Patricia Ann Cipriani Rita A. Comko v Bonnie Ann Crofford Anita Jane DeAngelis Linda Ragsdale Dipasquale Joan Cynthia Drushel Janet Chenevey Duffy v

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2009-2010 annual fund Elizabeth Cameron Eckstein v Kari Lu Evans v Marcia Hyatt Evans Karen Lee Fahey Karen Marie Farley Wayne Alan Fleck Mary Reese Folger v Pamela Jean Frable Ann Hoffman Franczyk v Mary R. Franklin Diane Broadbent Friedman Joanne Fuccillo Laurine A. Gajkowski v Phyllis M. Gaspar Greer Lita Glazer Karen Mitzi Goda v Gloria Gallese Gongos v Elizabeth Maynard Gordon v Helen Beth Gutin Deborah Eckert Harpp v Lois Williams Hart v Barbara J. Heath v Debra Elaine Heidrich v Shirley Ann Hemminger Deborah Ann Hess Ellen Newman Heyman v Barbara Ann Higgins v Donald Robertson Holmes v Julianne M. Holt Corinne Meaker Hurley Carolyn Justin Johnson Nasrin L. Joseph Ann Weidman Judge Karen Kane Lori Irene Kidd v Sandra A. Kiser v Katherine Jean Kolesar Shirley Donaldson Kondo v Carol Brewer Kopkas v Roberta Swanson Kordish v Mary Lou Korpon Christine Restifo Kraay v MaryAnn Lamont Krall v

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Diane Ruth Lawler Patricia Ann Loge Karen J. Longstreth Barbara Vigh Lowery Cynthia Clark Lund v Annette Bartkowiak Lynch v T Arlene E. Mann Susan Rose Mazanec v Lois McClelland Marilyn Michele Melison Kathleen Ellen Meyer Sheryl Katz Meyers v Gloria Jean Pratt Minteer Florence Rosewater Mitchell v Hope Marie Moon Joyce Glisan Morschhauser v Christine Neumann v Marcia McCarthy Neundorfer v Lynda N. Newman v Suzanne Louise Pare Marcine Elarton Pensiero v Susan Collins Perez Beatrice N. Pierce Barbara Ann Pollock v Sue Kirschman Pyles v Celeste Smith Queen Jeanene Catherine Robison Joan E. Roche Smith Barbara Bradway Rosenlicht Timothy J. Samolitis Mary Fry Schaller Jean Clark Schechtman v T Andrea Lea Schmidt v Mary Constance Sekerak Ruth Williams Severiens Mary Elizabeth Skiles Coy L. Smith v Gwen Edwards Spicuzza Catherine Aida Spirnak Kathleen Sternas M. Jane Suresky v Shirley Ann Tchou v


Carol Beth Telesman v Beatrix Kistler Thom Diane C. Tuuri v Ellen K. Uebele Mary Z. Van De Graaff v Patricia Hadley Vermeersch Susan Wanda Vines Carmella Ranelli Walsh M. Eileen Walsh v Patricia Sue White v Ann Sawyer Williams v Mary Alexandra Wyper Margret Mary Yarmesch v

1990s Dean’s Society Fellows

Diana Lynn Morris Dean’s Society Associates

Wendy Ann Rowehl Miano John Albert Mathie Sharon Ann Mathie Shirley Mason Moore Mary Therese Quinn Griffin James Gerard Sampson Pacesetter’s Society

Connie Crihfield v Kimberly Ann Whitaker Edwards Mindy Sue Michelman Carol M. Musil v Rebecca M. Patton Heritage Society

Jane Conway Barber Mary Kathryn Griffith v Terri S. Rowland Jones Elizabeth Ann Madigan Brenda Kay Stevenson Mylynn Kay Tufte Susan L. Tullai-McGuinness

Century Society

Janice P. Giltinan v Marion P. Good v Marjorie Marie Heinzer v Patricia Alice Higgins Betty Joan Horton Margaret Susan Johns Jack Robert Kless Louise Kathryn Hendershott Knox David Norman Henry T. Prijatel Catherine Roscoe-Herbert Patricia Ann Serio Laurin Kathleen Vaccariello Trish McQuillin Voss Laura Michelle Wagner Patricia Anne Wilke Participating Donors

Lisa Helen Allee Ann Berry Amyot Angela Jean Arumpanayil Amanda Bretzloff Baltierra Rosalie J. Benchot v Karen Ann Bezek-Westfall Amelia Lawrence Bieda Karen Jean Hirsch Boncha Mary Jo Borden Corinne Brown Maureen Joy Michelsen Buehrer Amy Elizabeth Castro Coryn Blanche Clark Anita Lenore Compan Denise Louise Coyner Mark Garrett Craffey Beverly J. Danielka v Mary E.F. Dent Josephine Mary Staric Dimengo Rachel Annette Donovan Mary Margaret Dunn

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Maureen Coletta Fenstermaker Benita Marapese Fisher Nancy Jean Fishwick Monica Therese Fundzak Lois Faye Gish Tonia K. Grabowski Camille Marie Grosso Sandra J. Groudle Shirley Mae Gullo Lynne Munro Hamrick Marcella Ann Hart Robyn Jean Harvey Elizabeth Kerr Hay Coletta Marie Hazel Karen E. Herman Miss Kristin Higgs M. Gerard Hilinski Willie Mae Battle Jones Carol G. Kelley Lynda Stoddard Kelley Catherine Kolesar-Rhuda Regina D. Komar v Damon Michael Kralovic Jennifer Hagerty Lingler Marilyn Sue Lottman Anne Marie Lucas Donna Lynn Luebke Virginia H. Gin Maher Patricia Ann Marin Despina Adelais Markaki Kristine Maria Samonte Martin Nancy Elizabeth Barney McCrickard Patricia McDonald Arie Lavora Griffin McIntyre Joanne Elizabeth Mikol Eugenia M. Mills Marilyn Jean Musacchio Betty Jean Payne Napoleon Kenneth A. Nechitilo Angelita Nixon Nancy Curtis Pahl

Laura Palcisko Joan Dorothy Howe Palisin Kimlyn Denise Patten Ernestine Jenkins Patterson Susan Marie Peeples Amy Lynne Perkins Heather Melinda Pisle Jane Ellen Ransom Doris Kay Reik v Tina Simka Resser Ratchneewan Ross Ann R. Rutt Cheryl Ann Sarton Patricia Anne Satariano-Hayden Jessica Ruth Schaeffer Ellen Marie Schneider Susan M. Schneider T Heather Lynn Schober Elizabeth Joyce Seibert Larisa Katherine Semenuk Sharon Anne Shimandle Paula Renee Sinn Mary Jo Slattery Cheryl Lynne Spangler Cheryl Lee Strother Christine Deborah Stuart Jeanne Stublaski M. Jane Suresky v Jennifer Jewett Syme Karen Roth Tasman Elaine E. Tetreault Anne Elizabeth Tierney Valerie Boebel Toly v Mary Patricia Wall Faye Kleinbaum Willen Chris Winkelman Kathy Denise Wright Patty Ann Young Koyl Lucille Anne Zahler Maria T. Zickuhr Deirdre Jeanine Zieminski Anne Crawley Zoeller Sue C. Zronek


Participating Donors

Dean’s Society Associates

Noreen Zacharias Brady v Stephanie D Gale Mary Therese Quinn Griffin Pacesetter’s Society

Kathleen Soisson Courtney Evelyn G. Duffy Ronald Lee Hickman, Jr. Gloria Hilton David Dubois Holloway, Jr. Colleen Ann Maykut Margaret Rafferty Heritage Society

Jane Conway Barber Joseph M. Filakovsky Margaret Fitzgerald Peggy P. Francis JoAnn Christine Green Terri S. Rowland Jones Evanne Juratovac Deborah F. Lindell Christopher F. Manacci Brandon Noelle Thomas Susan L. Tullai-McGuinness Century Society

Laquisha Monique Carroll Susan Johnson Garbutt Kristen Guadalupe Denise Marie Hlavin Patricia Ann Hughes Aimee G. Kemerer Polly Himes Mazanec v Joyce Marlene Miller David Norman Catherine Roscoe-Herbert Patricia Ann Sharpnack Trish McQuillin Voss Margaret A. Wheatley Clareen A. Wiencek v

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Robyn Adair Rachel Ellen Alber Nancy Fitzpatrick Altice Vini M. Angel Clefondrus Ashford Janet Louise Boeckman Yvette Frances Bolla Linda K. Boseman Carol Lynn Caliendo Faith Leslie Claman Michele C. Clark Laniece Antoinette Coleman Marguerite Ann Dimarco Corine Enjeh Doho Mary Ann Dolansky Timothy David Eixenberger Nancy Jean Fagan Amany Farag Caroline Acton Fitzgerald Gail Maxsom Frankeberger Timothy Charles Flory Fuss Aimee M. Girod Tonia K. Grabowski Jacqueline Tracy Hafner Melissa Ann Hall Barbara M Henrichon Cheryl Ann Hockett Sandi-Lu Hurley Sharon L. Jolivette Julia Rose Judge Carol G. Kelley Stefanie Jennings Kelley Cathy Jean King Paul Kohanski v Sara L. Kozup Nancy Krach Lisa Ann Lorenz Abbey L. Lukianowicz Patricia Ann Marin Kristine Maria Samonte Martin Susan Rose Mazanec v David Gerard McCann Susan Fertig McDonald

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2009-2010 annual fund Lois Jane McGuire Kris Ann McLoughlin Rita McNulty Kathleen Ellen Meyer Mary Kathleen Cavalier Miller Patricia J. Miller Janet L. Mimna Kristen Montgomery Sarah Lauren Morrissey Susan Marie Musal Lori Ann Neushotz Janet Fay Newall James Novotny Terri Ann Parnell Ernestine Jenkins Patterson Linda Podolak Dianne Rafferty Amy Rector Christopher P. Reinhart Jennifer Sue Riggs Gayle Ann Roberts Maureen C. Roller Eileen Virginia Romeo Grace M Samolczyk Eileen G. Scarinci Matthew Schnupp Shawn D. Schuster Melissa Seman Christine Deborah Stuart Krystle Dianne Suszter Anne Swallow Valerie Boebel Toly v Jean M. Truman Meredith J. Walters Deborah M. West Mary Beth Whalen Mary Ann Whelan-Gales Eric Joseph Williams Cathy Schap Woodward Kathryn Winter Zabak Susan A. Zori

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Friends and Parents

Faculty and Staff

Pacesetter’s Society

Dean’s Society Associates

Dean’s Society Fellows

Kimberly Ann Whitaker Edwards Heritage Society

Brandon Noelle Thomas Century Society

Jack Robert Kless Participating Donors

Celeste M. Alfes Clefondrus Ashford Lori Irene Kidd v

Epworth-Euclid United Methodist Church Carol E. Hartman Evelyn Marie Lutz v Barbara Scovil Pacesetter’s Society

James P. Conway † Parke H. Woodard Nancy M. Valentine Heritage Society

Linda Burnes Bolton

Charles P. Bolton v Julia Sayers Bolton Kate Ireland J. Thomas and Constance M. McAndrew

Dean’s Society Fellows

Century Society

Visiting Committee Provost’s Society Fellows

JoAnn Glick v Dean’s Society Associates

Isabelle Monreal Boland v Theodore J. Castele Allen H. Ford Leah S. Gary v Elaine S. Hopkins v Charlene Phelps v Mitchell Wasserman Pacesetter’s Society

Terry T. Fulmer Laura John Nosek v T Heritage Society

Elizabeth Click v Mark J. Warren Participating Donors

Patricia M. Gray Cheryl L. Morrow-White M. Jane Suresky v

K. Jane Gibson v Eugene C. Harsch Howard E. Hendershott, Jr. Virginia R. Izant Participating Donors

Thomas Aquaviva Vincent F . Maher and Ann M. Avitabile Marilyn S. Brentlinger Mary V. Gibbons Campbell Cindy J. Creegan William and Vera Emmons John N. Goetz Shelley Green Terrence and Mary Hickernell Frank Metz Elizabeth B Pettersson David and Marcia Short Hudson D. Smith T June I. Watt Gerald and Pat Zoladz

Diana Lynn Morris Dean’s Society Associates

Noreen Zacharias Brady v Barbara J. Daly v Joyce J. Fitzpatrick Faye A. Gary Nora C. Hennessy Lynn Lotas Susan Ludington Mary Therese Quinn Griffin May Hinton Wykle v Pacesetter’s Society

Sharon Andrisin Alberta M. Bee Kathleen Soisson Courtney Evelyn G. Duffy Kimberly Ann Whitaker Edwards Sarah Hall Gueldner Ronald Lee Hickman, Jr. Cheryl Marie Killion Carol M. Musil v Laura John Nosek v T David Telfer Heritage Society

Elizabeth Click v Karen Harlow-Rosentraub Marcella T. Hovancsek v Evanne Juratovac Deborah F. Lindell Christopher F. Manacci Brandon Noelle Thomas Susan L. Tullai-McGuinness Patricia W. Underwood Century Society

Marion P. Good v Kristen Guadalupe

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2009-2010 matching Gifts thank you

We would like to extend a special to those donors who initiated a matching gift in partnership with an affiliated company to accompany their 2009–10 gift to FPB. Those individuals whose companies matched their gifts to the School are indicated with an asterisk within this year’s Honor Roll list. Matching Gifts Companies AT&T Foundation Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Chevron Matching Gift Program Cigna Foundation Dominion Foundation

Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Ernst & Young Foundation GE Fund IBM International Foundation Illinois Tool Works Foundation John Deere Foundation

Johnson & Johnson Lubrizol Foundation Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Preformed Line Products Company Procter & Gamble Fund

Progressive Insurance Foundation SIFCO Foundation Spectra Energy Foundation

Please remember that many corporate employers, parent companies, and some foundations will match the charitable gifts of their employees, retirees, spouses of employees, and in some cases, board members. Ratios for matching gifts can vary from one-to-one to five-to-one. Taking advantage of your company’s matching gift program is an effective way to increase the impact of your gift to the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

Marjorie Marie Heinzer v Patricia Alice Higgins Samira Hussney Jack Robert Kless Susan Lukianowicz Timothy Marshall Polly Himes Mazanec v Julie A. Weagraff Participating Donors

Celeste M. Alfes Caron Baldwin Jason Barone Linda K. Boseman

Ellen C. Brzytwa Christopher J. Burant Jacqueline Marie Charvat Elizabeth G. Damato T Nada G. Di Franco Mary Ann Dolansky Marla Evans Amany Farag Gregory Charles Graham Kathleen M. Hanning Donna M. Hassik Molly Jackson T Chevolkalee Jones-Howard

thank you

Jill F.N. Kilanowski Ivy Ko Kathleen Kovacina Linda C. Lewin Fran Lissemore Judith A. Maloni Patricia McDonald Rita McNulty Gretchen Mettler Kathleen O’Linn Dorothy Oluonye Rosemarie Ousley Marla J. Radvansky †

Margaret Roudebush Lori Scott Subhash C. Sharma Michelle Snyder M. Jane Suresky v Ramaprasad Talahalli Valerie Boebel Toly v J. Paxton Van Sweringen Mary Variath Camille Denise Warner Chris Winkelman Karen Young Amy Zhang

We have tried to ensure that these very important contributions are reported accurately. If you notice an error, however, please notify the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-4904, (216) 368-4416, toll-free at 1-800-825-2540, ext. 4416 or e-mail Honor Roll

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FPB NEWS: School News

FPB Educator the Superpower behind Comic Book to Fight Obesity in Migrant Farm Children years were overweight or obese. That’s more than double the national average seen in the 2003-04 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for children between the ages of 6 and 11. During her visits to the migrant farm camps, Dr. Kilanowski asked mothers how she could interest them in nutritional information and how they would like to learn about health promotion.

While there’s nothing comical about childhood obesity, a new comic book designed to combat this growing trend in children of migrant families is making a strong impact. Over the last three years, Jill Kilanowski, PhD, APRN, CPNP, FPB assistant professor, has studied more than 200 children in migrant camps on farms in Ohio and Michigan as part of the “Dietary Intake and Nutritional Education (DINE) for Latino Migrant Farmworkers” project. This pilot study is part of FPB’s SMART Center (SelfManagement Advancement through Research and Translation). Funded by the National Institutes of Health, SMART is one of only five such centers of excellence for health self management in the country. What Dr. Kilanowski discovered during her research was that poor nutritional choices, made out of convenience and limited resources, were pervasive in the camps. Her research found that 41 to 48 percent of migrant children aged 2 to 13

“The mothers told me they wanted reading materials with primary colors to use as a teaching tool for their small children, as well as a story line and pictures,” said Dr. Kilanowski. “They added that comic books are hugely popular in Mexican culture.” And so the new bilingual comic book, Small Changes Big Results, was born. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s… Two Latina mothers are the heroes in Small Changes Big Results. The cartoon moms are like real-life moms in Latino farm workers’ families, said Dr. Kilanowski. The story involves a conversation between the mothers about how to make healthy changes with teachings from a migrant clinic nurse practitioner. The story is first in English. Then, when the comic

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is flipped to the back, the story is in Spanish for non-English speaking parents to read to their children. In writing the book, Dr. Kilanowski said she was careful to take into account preferred foods, traditions, and limited budgets. Dr. Kilanowski worked with a team of artists from the Columbus College of Art and Design to produce the comic book. The comic offers tips about exercising and making small changes, such as switching from the popular lardo (animal fat) to healthier cooking oils. It discusses increasing eating vegetables, using whole grains, decreasing television time, playing outside more, looking at food portions, eating breakfast, and having more family meals. This summer, Dr. Kilanowski and her research team again visited migrant camps. They taught mothers about healthy eating in a visual and hands-on manner, and handed out copies of the comic book, along with budget-friendly Spanish-English cookbooks and jump ropes for the whole family to use to increase exercise.

FPB NEWS: School News

Medications, Doctor Appointments, and Diet Restrictions: Hard to Remember for Some Heart Failure Patients? FPB to Help Find Out with $2.7 Million Grant from NIH Of the nearly 5 million heart failure patients in the United States, as many as 50 percent may have unrecognized cognitive problems that impair their ability to make decisions about their health. As a result, many end up making unnecessary trips to the emergency room or even returning to the hospital. FPB, along with three other Northeast Ohio institutions, has received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to support the research project “Heart ABC: Adherence, Behavior and Cognition.” The study is one of the first in the country to assess how the mental status of patients with heart failure affects the way they manage their condition and adhere to a complex medical regimen. According to Mary Dolansky, PhD ’01, RN, assistant professor of nursing and co-principal investigator on the study, issues for patients can range from keeping doctor’s appointments to knowing when to call the doctor if their condition worsens. “Self-management is complex,” said Dr. Dolansky. “Heart failure patients may be on anywhere from three to eight medications, have to reduce salt in their diets and have to monitor their weight to assess for sudden increases in fluid overload.” Researchers from Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University, Summa Health System, and University Hospitals Case Medical Center will study 400 patients between the ages of 50 and 85 from Summa Health System and University Hospitals.

They will administer a number of psychological tests that can reveal hidden impairments. The patients will then be monitored for how well they adhere to their medications, diet, and weight levels for 21 days. They will have followup monitoring at three-month intervals for one year. Findings will have important implications for screening heart failure patients and intervening to help self-manage their heart failure. For example, new interventions or medications can be designed to help patients stay on track with everything they have to do to keep healthy and stay out of the hospital. Shirley Mason Moore, PhD ’93, MSN ’91, RN, FAAN, The Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing and associate dean for research, is also a co-investigator on the project.

FPB Research Magazine Available Online Published in May 2010, this latest edition of Research at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing focuses on the science of selfmanagement, which helps individuals take control of their most precious assets: health and wellbeing. The publication showcases a number of exciting research projects currently underway at FPB. It is available at

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Ruth Anderson $1.5 Million Gift Endows FPB Professorship Dr. Anderson’s contributions to FPB and nursing date back more than 60 years. She received her MN in 1945 and her MSN in 1954 from FPB. In 1966, she received her PhD in organizational theory and behavior from Cornell University. She began her nursing career in 1945 as a staff nurse at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She then joined the U.S. Navy prior to becoming a supervisor and then assistant director of nursing at the Cleveland Clinic. During the Korean War, she served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1950-52 in Japan and Guam. She returned from the war to a position as a charge nurse in the surgical unit at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Ruth M. Anderson, whose gift established FPB’s 14th endowed professorship.


merita faculty member and loyal alumna Ruth Mapes Anderson, PhD, MSN ’54, MN ’45, has established an endowed professorship at FPB through a $1.5 million gift. The Ruth M. Anderson Professorship becomes the 14th endowed professorship at FPB. Endowed professorships help attract and retain world-class faculty, and promote excellence in research and teaching. “Ruth’s generosity in establishing the Ruth M. Anderson Professorship supports salary and important research efforts,” said Dean May Wykle. “Such endowments are critical to the future growth and development of FPB. Faculty who hold an endowed chair represent the most distinguished scholars in education today.”

A Love Affair with Teaching

Her teaching career began in 1954 when she became an FPB assistant professor of nursing. Dr. Anderson was skeptical about teaching at first, but Dean Elizabeth Porter asked her to give it a try. She did and fell in love with teaching, where she remained for the next 30 years. She served as the FPB associate dean of academic affairs from 1983-85 and was recognized with the title of professor emerita in 1985 by the CWRU Board of Trustees. Dr. Anderson later chaired the FPB Futures Committee and served as president of the FPB Alumni Association Board. She received the FPB Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumna Award in 1985, among several other awards and nursing fellowships during her career. In addition to assorted professional activities, she was a consultant for numerous nursing organizations and universities, including

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the Health Care Systems in Europe, Purdue University, the University of Wisconsin, and the VA Hospital in Brecksville, Ohio. She also served as a contributing editor to the Journal of Nursing Administration, plus several other renowned professional nursing journals. Dr. Anderson has been a member of countless nursing organizations and has served in leadership positions on their various committees. She remains a member of several organizations, including Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society of Nursing, National League for Nursing, the Midwest Nursing Research Society, American Association for University Professors, and American Nurses Association. She is also a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Ninety Years Young

Today, at the age of 90, Dr. Anderson serves as a goodwill ambassador for FPB and advises the dean’s office as needed. She also assists in soliciting alumni and friends for contributions, and attending and providing support at advancement activities. “Dr. Anderson remains integral to school advancement activities more than 65 years after she first came to FPB,” said Dean Wykle. “She has truly dedicated her life to FPB and advancing nursing as a profession.” Dr. Anderson has some sage advice for nurses wanting to move into administration. “You better know clinical nursing before you go into nursing administration,” she exclaimed. With her more than six decades of nursing experience, it’s advice worth following.

FPB NEWS: School News

New Dual Doctorate DNP/PhD Program Has a Single Focus: Enhancing the Nursing Profession Students seeking to combine leadership in advanced practice with the development of nursing science through clinical research now have a new option.

“The new dual doctoral program strengthens our graduate programs and contributes to the profession of nursing,” said Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, PhD ’92, MSN ’89, RN-BC, FAAN, associate dean for doctoral education FPB began offering a dual doctorate DNP/ and PhD program director. PhD program this fall, providing students The two degrees overlap on 11 of the 55 an opportunity to simultaneously pursue credits required, enabling students to both doctoral degrees, with courses in research and clinical leadership in nursing. complete coursework in three to four years. The entire program takes about five By integrating the clinical and research years and includes exams, a proposal doctorates during their program of study, defense, and completion of two studies. students can develop a unique focus for Eric Baum is the first student accepted research and practice. Graduates will be into this elite program. In 2005, he began prepared to excel as clinical researchers pursuing a nursing degree through the and nursing faculty members, as well as graduate-entry program, which is geared health care administrators and public toward students who have their bachelor’s policy professionals. degrees in fields other than nursing.

Now nearing completion of his DNP degree, with a focus on educational leadership, Mr. Baum will pursue additional courses and a dissertation project for his PhD. Earning dual degrees will help him attain his goals of conducting research and teaching at a nursing school to help ease the nationwide shortage of nursing educators—and, subsequently, the shortage of practicing nurses.

Want to Share Your Knowledge with the Nurses of Tomorrow? Loans Available for Alumni to Return to School to Become Teachers The Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP), sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), was created to help solve the nursing faculty shortage. NFLP funding is available for full- and part-time U.S. students in graduate nursing programs (PhD, DNP and MSN) that include courses preparing them to become future nurse educators. Recipients of NFLP funds may be eligible to have up to 85 percent of their loan forgiven over a consecutive four-year period while they serve as full-time nursing school faculty members. Contact Dr. Zauszniewski, project director for the NFLP program at FPB, at for more information.

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FPB NEWS: Alumni & Friends

Fast Action in 1967 Saved Popular Painting from the Wrecking Ball Alumna returns painting to FPB after proudly displaying it for four decades by Ruth Bohrer, MSN ’75, BSN ’69

I began my nursing school experience in 1966 after attending college for two years. At that time, the FPB curriculum was a fiveyear program, with a liberal arts emphasis for the first two years followed by three years of clinical nursing/science curriculum. The school of nursing was in in two old houses on Adelbert Road, right in front of what was then the main entrance to Lakeside Hospital. Our nursing lab was in the basement of one of the houses. It was literally a basement space, with exposed pipes that banged continuously in the winter as the steam heat made its way through radiators. The classroom had rows of desk chairs in the middle and hospital beds and other work stations around the perimeter of the room. On the front wall was displayed a painting of a “probie” nurse sitting with her older mentor, both gazing up at a picture of Florence Nightingale—each generation standing on the shoulders of the one that preceded it. My classmates and I gazed at the painting through many class lectures, each with our own dreams of what our life would be like as a nurse. In 1967, they demolished the old house and FPB moved to its present building. Many of the fixtures, including the painting, were left in the buildings to be destroyed. I couldn’t stand the idea of “our” painting meeting such a demise. As the wrecking balls were about to start demolishing the old school, I asked Patty Hawken, MSN ’62, our professor for Fundamentals of Nursing (the first clinical course) and later dean of the University of Texas School of Nursing in San Antonio, if I could have the picture. She said yes. With classmates Sherry Witters Bjerke, BSN ’69, and Judy Stone Shorr, BSN ’69, we ran into the basement to save the picture. Walking out of the building, we saw Dean Rozella Schlotfeldt. Dr. Schlotfeldt was curious about why we had the painting. When we explained that we had rescued it, she laughingly agreed it was a good action.

Back at FPB after spending more than 40 years away.

I have placed the picture in many places of honor during my 41 years of nursing practice. When I held academic positions at both West Virginia University and Alderson-Broaddus College in West Virginia, I hung it in my offices and had another generation of students looking at and commenting on it. Once I retired from academic positions, it hung in various spots in my family’s homes in Atlanta. I decided after more than 40 years to return it to FPB to be enjoyed as part of our collective history and for future generations of nursing students to ponder upon as they dream of their future as nurses.

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Ms. Bohrer lives in Atlanta and is a clinical nurse specialist in the outpatient mental health clinic at the Atlanta Veterans Medical Center.

our more than 100 FAANs: Donna Lee Algase • Ruth M. Anderson • Claire M. Andrews • Margaret M. Andrews • Mara M. Baun • E. Gerald Bennett • Bobbie Ann Berkowitz • Irene M. Bobak • Amy Frances Brown • Dorothy J. Brundage • Lillian Sholtis Brunner • Cynthia Cecilia Chernecky • Rita Kathleen Chow • Virginia Steeter Cleland • John M. Clochesy • Barbara J. Daly • Priscilla Ebersole • Patricia Jenaway Estok • Linda Quinn Everett • Joyce J. Fitzpatrick • Faye A. Gary • Alice J. Gifford • Greer Lita Glazer • Marion P. Good • Susan Reichert Gortner • Janet Gottschalk • Elizabeth Reinle Grossman • Sarah Hall Gueldner • Mary Elizabeth Happ • Patty L. Hawken • Patricia A. Hess • Fran Hicks • Rosemarie Mihelich Hogan • Myra Martz Huth • Lois A. Johns • Katherine R. Jones • Mary Elizabeth Kerr • Norma J. Kolthoff • Marlene Kramer • Heidi Vonkoss Krowchuk •

We proudly congratulate our esteemed honorees:

2010 AAN Living Legends

bb Barbar a L. Nichols, BSN ’66 Distinguished Alumna ’00

Betty Smith Williams, MN ’54 Distinguished Alumna ’98

They join our other AAN Living Legends:

Gene Cranston Anderson, Professor Emerita • Carrie B. Lenburg, MSN ’60, BSN ’58, Distinguished Alumna ’90 • Lillian Sholtis Brunner, MSN ’47, Distinguished Alumna ’80 • Edith Patton Lewis, MN ’39, Distinguished Alumna ’75† • Susan Reichert Gortner, MN ’57, Distinguished Alumna ’83† • Ellen Beam Rudy, PhD ’80, Award for Excellence ’85 • Marlene Kramer, MSN ’58, Distinguished Alumna ’78 • Rozella M. Schlotfeldt, Dean Emerita† • Ruby Leila Wilson, MSN ’59, Distinguished Alumna ’96

a 2010 AAN

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Betty J. Horton, MSN ’93 • Rachel Jones, BSN ’74 • Cheryl M. Killion, Faculty Patricia A. Martin, PhD ’88 • Rebecca M. Patton, MSN ’98 • Carol L. Thompson, PhD ’89 Clinton E. Lambert, Jr. • Vickie A. Lambert • B. Jeanette Lancaster • Carrie B. Lenburg • Edith Patton Lewis • Kim Litwack • Carol Lockhart • Susan M. Ludington • Marlene C. Mackey • Elizabeth A. Madigan • Judith A. Maloni • Gail Colleen McCain • Ruth Blatt Merkatz • Lorraine Cecilia Mion • Doris Matherny Modly • Mary D. Moller • Shirley Mason Moore • Diana Lynn Morris • Juanita F. Murphy • Marilyn Jean Musacchio • Carol M. Musil • Deborah Morris Nadzam • Georgia L. Narsavage • Barbara L. Nichols • Adeline Musto Nyamathi • Jeanne M. Novotny • Ruth A. O’Brien • Ann E. Paulen • Joy Hinson Penticuff • Charlene Phelps • Wilma Phipps • Martha Pitel • Valencia N. Prock • Beverly Lee Roberts • Ellen Beam Rudy • Nancy Ann Ryan-Wenger • Rozella M. Schlotfeldt • Susan Moeller Schneider • Judith Shamian • Maureen E. Shekleton • Shyan-Yun Pam Shiao • Janet Meininger Sickles • Barbara Ann Smith • Mary Lou Vrnak Stricklin • Judith A. Sullivan • Martha Kirk Swartz • Sharon L. Tennstedt • Helen M. Tobin • Kimberly Adams Tufts • Patricia Underwood • Wynne Ryser Waugaman • Thelma Joan Wells • Anna Frances Zimmerman Wenger • Gayle Whitman • Betty Leola Smith Williams • Mary Margaret Williams • Holly Skodol Wilson • Ruby L. Wilson • Marie Linda Ann Workman • May L. Wykle • Carolyn J. Yocom • Jaclene Annette Zauszniewski


On the Hunt:

THE PATH to a Great Nursing Job. Job Search Tips in a Difficult Economy by Brad Hauber

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While the looming nursing shortage has been well publicized, even nurses are not immune to layoffs and hiring freezes in this difficult economy. The economy has also pushed more retired nurses back to work and part-time nurses to increase their hours, adding to the competition for jobs. The good news for nurses is that the growth in health care will continue to be virtually unstoppable. Nursing job growth is expected to be much faster than average job growth—the country is expected to add 582,000 new RN jobs between 2008 and 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That’s a growth rate of more than 22 percent. The future of nursing might be as bright as ever, but many nurses searching for jobs right now are wondering, where in the world are the jobs? And how can I get one?

initially, but being too picky or overly selective right now is not a recipe for success. The bottom line, flexibility is the key,” he added.

up to more senior level roles, said Jill Jarufe, senior search consultant at Kaye/ Bassman International, a recruiting firm with an extensive nursing practice.

“Network, network, network!” That’s the advice Susan Whittaker, Cert ’04, and current MSN student at FPB, has for nurses searching for a job or interested in switching jobs. “As the old saying goes, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”

Location, Location, Location

“Rural hospitals will look at hiring nurses with only a couple of years of managerial experience into a director role and let them grow into the position because they often have trouble attracting more experienced candidates,” said Ms. Jarufe.

Her advice is basic and nothing new, but worth repeating since it is one of the most powerful tools in a job search. Ms. Whittaker leveraged her network to help land a job as a clinical nurse on the Nuerogeriatric Psychiatry Unit at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland. At the same time, she is working toward a master’s degree to be a nurse practitioner and then will continue on to earn her DNP. While Ms. Whittaker landed a traditional nursing job, many job seekers are turning to jobs outside of hospitals because traditional nursing jobs have become more difficult to come by (especially for recent graduates). Being open to different job opportunities is important in this economy, said Rob Claxton, director of market development at (formerly “The job you find might not be exactly what you were looking for or hoping for

Flexibility can also mean being open to relocating to go where the opportunities are. Of course, that can be much easier for more recent graduates who might not be tied to a specific geographic area. Nursing job growth is expected to continue as baby Think Outside the Hospital boomers retire, with millions of aging “Don’t just look in one place,” said Laura boomers placing increased demand on Papcum, assistant director for alumni health care providers. The hot spots include career services at the CWRU Career Florida, California, Texas, and Arizona. Center. “While 22 percent growth is But, nursing job growth is expected in predicted for new nursing jobs through other areas of the country also, said Jill 2018, hospital jobs are expected to grow Schwieters, president of Pinstripe by only 17 percent, while nursing jobs at Healthcare, a division of global human physicians’ offices are expected to grow resources and recruiting firm, Pinstripe, Inc. by 48 percent.” “Demand will only continue to grow in Alternatives to hospital nursing positions large population areas, as well as in rural can include nursing homes, physicians’ areas as the demand for health care offices, home health care, public health services increases. It really depends on the environments, the military, ambulatory organization who is hiring today based on surgery centers, health-care information their markets and growth. Despite the technology, insurance claims, cancer economy, we are still seeing a critical need centers, contract nursing firms, and for experienced, specialty nurses traveling nurses associations, to name a everywhere,” added Ms. Schwieters few. Teaching is another alternative. With the urgent need for more nursing faculty The need for nurses also extends to rural to teach the growing number of nursing areas, where it can be more difficult to recruit qualified nurses. Rural community students, many advanced degree nurses can find excellent opportunities in hospitals also provide a good way to step The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Case Western Reserve University 31

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teaching at community colleges and universities. The insurance claims industry is one area most nurses might not think of when looking for a job, but there are many opportunities and job growth is expected to be strong, said Ric Heimke, national director of staffing for Sedgwick Claims Management Services. Sedgwick itself has 300 nurses on staff, providing utilization review, case management for workers comp and disability claims, clinical consultation for professional liability claims, and more. Sedgwick hires RNs with a minimum of two years of clinical experience. “The field continues to grow, with more and more companies looking to thirdparty claims administration to help manage the cost of workplace injuries as well as non-work related injuries and illnesses that keep employees out of work,” said Mr. Heimke.

Career Advice For Karen Wainwright Hogan, ND ’83, RN, NE-BC, nurse manager, Department of Psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, FPB alumni have an advantage in the job market, and not just because they are alumni. She said when hiring, she looks for a number of skills, primarily the ability to understand the needs of others; build relationships with peers, patients, and organizational leaders; respond to stress; understand the root of problems; anticipate potential risks; make decisions analytically; and appropriately respond to change. “FPB alumni have an advantage because their education places strong emphasis on problem analysis, excellent decisionmaking skills and the ability to act as a change agent,” said Ms. Hogan. “When searching for a job, it’s important to be open to working with diverse groups and to exercise humility.” Networking can help open new doors to nursing jobs inside and outside of hospitals. It can even be useful for those who are not job hunting because it’s a

powerful tool for career development. As country. These are all marketable Merriam-Webster defines it, networking advantages in the hiring process.” is the exchange of information among Looking Ahead individuals, groups, or institutions; Ms. Schwieters is confident the need for specifically, the cultivation of productive nurses will continue to increase. At a relationships for employment or business. recent American Organization of Nurse The network can be an informally Executives conference, she heard a lot of interconnected group or association of talk about the critical need for nurses, persons—family, relatives, friends, even in today’s economy. alumni, professors, coaches, former bosses and co-workers, neighbors, “The continuing aging of our population etc.—basically any acquaintance and and the aging of the nursing workforce even their acquaintances. indicates that we’ll need more and more nurses. Add in health care reform, and the “Talk to other nurses in the field and ask roles of nurses will continue to grow as questions, plus reach out to others who they are utilized more, especially as could help,” said Ms. Whittaker. ‘physician extenders,’ which include One way to network and expand an advanced practice nurses, nurse existing network is through the CWRU anesthetists, and more,” she said. Career Center, which makes it easy to “Advanced education will become even network with fellow FPB and CWRU more important in this environment.” alumni. The CWRU Career Center is free The demand for advanced practice nurses and available for all students and alumni is expected to keep increasing as they (see “CWRU Career Center” sidebar for shoulder more of the load traditionally information). The center provides entrusted to physicians. Ms. Hogan resources in-person, by phone, and online. attributes this in part to higher acuity patients needing more care and long waits The FPB Advantage for physician appointments. She added, As Ms. Hogan noted, FPB alumni have a “Nursing provides more extensive number of advantages because of their preventive care, less focused on pathology. education. One great advantage is the Ultimately, this is a patient satisfier.” practical experience FPB BSN graduates gain. Unlike their peers at other nursing As the largest health care workforce, schools, BSN students begin their clinical registered nurses held nearly 2.6 million placements the third week of classes jobs in 2008, which represents almost 85 during their freshman year. They receive percent of licensed RNs, according to the 1,600 hours of clinical work, nearly double Health Resources and Services the national average. They also take part Administration (HRSA). That’s the in a number of required civic engagement highest rate of nursing employment since projects, providing health care and health the HRSA began surveying nurses in 1977. education to children and families in With nursing job growth expected to be Cleveland and around the world. much faster than average job growth, the future for careers in nursing looks good. “With employers constantly searching for nurses who can readily apply skills and “All data suggests we don’t have enough knowledge upon starting a new job, FPB nurses. Nursing is a great profession to graduates should emphasize their clinical truly make a difference. There are also so hours, service-learning experiences, many career opportunities for nurses leadership skills, and other unique abilities today in a variety of settings,” said to potential employers,” said Nora Hennessy, Ms. Schwieters. assistant dean, FPB Development and Alumni Relations. “Also, FPB consistently ranks among the top nursing schools in the

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CWRU Career Center: A Valuable Resource One often overlooked resource for job seekers is their alma mater, which is unfortunate because it can be a tremendous resource. For FPB alumni, CWRU offers a number of valuable job search and career resources—all of which are free. “CWRU and FPB are unique in that all alumni, regardless of when they graduated, have access to the free services of the CWRU Career Center and our vast alumni network,” said Laura Papcum, assistant director for alumni career services at the career center. “Many other universities don’t offer the same free benefits to alumni.” Resources are available to build alumni networking relationships, search for mentors, and share career advice. The career center’s services include traditional résumé critiquing, career fairs, and career counseling, plus the Alumni Career Network, online career resources and jobs databases, personal statement reviews (for those interested in grad school), and more. The résumé review and job search strategy counseling is one of the most popular services the career center offers, said Ms. Papcum. One-on-one counseling is available by phone, email, and in person. Ms. Papcum also said that FPB alumni are invited to the annual career fair, where employers are often looking for both new and experienced nurses. The career fair is held annually the first Thursday in October. The Alumni Career Network includes more than 800 CWRU alumni volunteers from a variety of professions, including nursing, who have volunteered to share their knowledge with alumni and

The Internet offers a wealth of resources for job hunting nurses or those seeking career advice. Following are just some online resources*:

students. The network is a good resource for information about specific employers, positions, regional information, and more, plus it’s a good resource for securing informational interviews. CWRULink is the career center’s online career management system. It serves as the clearing house for all full-time job positions, practicum and internship opportunities, and employer information. CWRULink also provides access to NACElink Network, a national jobs database. Ms. Papcum said the career center keeps its eyes and ears open for nursing positions, and informs the FPB Office of Alumni Relations of open positions. She encourages alumni to stay plugged in to FPB and CWRU, and to get involved in alumni organizations. “There are CWRU and FPB alumni associates all over the country and the world. They offer one more strong way to make valuable connections.” Visit for more information and online resources. For help navigating the website or to retrieve your CWRU ID, contact Ms. Papcum at laura. or 216-368-6646.

Would you like to get involved in the career network? See page 47 for more information.

ONLINE RESOURCES :-) – nursing information and advice – job search and nursing information – job search – job search – job search, networking, information – job matching and career information – job search and career tools – job search and career information – job search and career information – job portal – recruiting firm’s website job information – job search – job search and career information – lists nearly 2,000 nursing jobs *FPB is not responsible for the content of these websites.

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New Progr am “Leads” to Nursing, Medical Student Teamwork Interprofessional Education Opportunities to Help Improve Health-Care Delivery I•LEAD, the new joint FPB and CWRU School of Medicine Interprofessional Learning Exchange and Development program (I•LEAD), might be more appropriately called “We Lead.”

Nursing and medical students observe simulated patient situations and other learning activities that focus on communication skills to enhance patient safety and outcomes.

FPB and the School of Medicine recently received a $640,000 grant from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation to fund I•LEAD, which employs several experience-based components to improve communication and collaboration among nurses and physicians.

Dr. Underwood is co-directing the I•LEAD program over the next four years with Daniel Ornt, MD, FACP, vice dean for education and academic affairs at the School of Medicine. Nursing and medical students will benefit personally from interprofessional education, and the lessons learned will ultimately improve health-care delivery and enhance patients’ experiences.

“This grant allows us to implement a unique collaborative approach focused on instilling communication, teamwork, and “This program works to change the culture quality improvement skills through giving of health care,” said Dr. Ornt. “In students opportunities to learn and addition to providing services, medical practice together across their curricula,” and nursing students will experience how explained Patricia Underwood, PhD, people think and function in their RN, FAAN, executive associate dean for different roles as health professionals and academic programs at FPB. learn to work as a team.” 34 The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Underwood said the first acrossDr. Underwood noted, “Research indicates curricula learning experiences are in that when you have interdisciplinary teams development and will begin this fall. working collaboratively, it can decrease Initial programs will focus on quality, health care costs; increase patient safety; safety, and team-building encounters. Drs. and increase patient satisfaction.” Underwood and Ornt are also planning The FPB-School of Medicine partnership an inpatient experience in which nursing is one of only a few such partnerships and medical students will work as teams developing an extensive, cohesive on a medical unit at University Hospitals program of interprofessional experiences. in Cleveland to assess patients, and plan The ultimate goal of the Macy for discharge and transitional care. Foundation and CWRU is to develop The grant builds on funding the interprofessional curriculum models that university received in 2009 from the can be shared with other schools across Institute for Healthcare Improvement the country. The I•LEAD core team (IHI)/Macy Foundation to strengthen from FPB and the School of Medicine medical and nursing education around are also strongly committed to making quality and safety of health care. Nursing these educational experiences part of the and medical students have already started ongoing curricula of both schools at the to build communication skills to improve end of the grant period. safety and quality through a simulated Dr. Underwood said I•LEAD is an exciting patient exercise and seminars. opportunity for nursing and medical As part of the IHI initiative, students from students to use their interprofessional the Case School of Dental Medicine and experience to bolster patient outcomes. But the Mandel School of Applied Social it is also a supreme opportunity for faculty Sciences also participated in to join together to transform professional interprofessional education experiences. education. “We create a synergy when we As I•LEAD learning experiences are bring our different views together in a way implemented, the faculty team will be that’s truly collaborative and truly focused looking for ways to include dental and on the patient,” said Dr. Underwood. social work students as well. CWRU’s “But we have to go out and start changing Weatherhead School of Management will the culture of how we educate nurses collaborate in analyzing and measuring and physicians.” team and organization dynamics. Small group experiences bring together nursing and medical students to improve communication and teamwork.

The I•LEAD curriculum consists of five experiential components: 1. Small group experiences to bring nursing and medical students together. 2.Simulated patient situations and other learning activities focusing on communication skills to enhance patient safety and outcomes. 3.A community laboratory in a Cleveland neighborhood or school to address health promotion and disease prevention issues, particularly among middle school youth. 4. An inpatient laboratory in a healthcare setting will bring the student professionals together in a real-life general medical unit. 5. A student-run free clinic laboratory —one of only a few in the country run by students associated with a medical school—will serve as the capstone experience.

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Senior Capstone Projects: Gaining RealWorld Experience, Around the World A Mother’s Wish, A Student’s Eye-Opening Experience he would walk or ride a motorbike down dirt roads lined with shacks in the rugged, mountainous landscape.

BSN student Eduardo Locci in the Dominican Republic countryside, where he helped care for rural villagers.

BSN nursing student Eduardo Locci hopes to fly high someday as a flight nurse. But this summer, he spent two weeks grounded in the remote town of Los Pajones, Dominican Republic. As part of his senior “capstone” project, he assisted a full-time medical team of one doctor and two nurses at the A Mother’s Wish clinic. Mr. Locci spent his days in the clinic and traveling through the countryside to very small towns to care for women and their children. When visiting the small towns,

“When going through the community, we just took a blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, thermometer, and free medications that helped with a lot of the community problems,” Mr. Locci said. The medical team saw 20 to 30 patients each day, with many water-related illnesses from drinking rain, river water, or dirty tap water. Many of the people lack funds to buy clean water. The experience, while brief, helped Mr. Locci realize how fortunate he is to have an opportunity to make a difference. “I have definitely learned that the smallest things can change someone’s life,” he added. West Meets East Maura Helba and Hannah Honigford lived and studied this summer at the HOPE School of Nursing at Wuhan

Service Learning Reaches Far FPB undergraduate students apply what they’ve learned in class and during their clinical hours in real-world settings close to campus or around the globe as part of their senior “capstone” project. Students gain valuable experience while benefitting the communities they serve. Following are some of the locations and projects: University of Buea, Cameroon Students developed a series of interventions on healthy eating for underserved children.

University in Hubei, China. They participated in a variety of courses and spent time studying the techniques of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The students found the holistic approaches to patient care used in TCM to be extremely relevant to nursing work and they hope to integrate this approach in their personal philosophies of nursing. Same Country, A World Apart Kathryn Helfrich, Nick Frank, and Travis Clark worked at clinics in Alaska through the Alaska public health nursing service. The students helped develop local emergency preparedness plans for residents, participated in issues regarding immunization, and provided care to seniors. They also accompanied nurses to remote villages to provide health care. One off-site location included a remote Eskimo village north of the Arctic Circle, where there were no permanent physicians or nurses.

Cleveland/Lorain/Shaker Heights health departments Teams of two to four nursing students worked in immunization clinics, STD clinics, home health visits, and several other initiatives.

Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services Students worked alongside nurses as they provided OB/GYN care, primary care, and pediatrics to uninsured and under-insured patients.

Cleveland Metropolitan School District Students worked directly alongside school nurses as they partnered with parents, students, and faculty to help students at risk for obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes become healthier with various interventions.

Putnam County Department of Health-Florida Students learned about the delivery of health care and its associated opportunities and challenges for Hispanic and African-American migrant worker communities in Florida.

University of Hong Kong School of Nursing Students studied community health, while reviewing and analyzing the Hong Kong health-care delivery system, and also engaging in and developing projects.

Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland Students partnered with registered nurses, doctors, dieticians, and others as they supported children ages 6-16 in a residential summer camp for children with diabetes.

National Youth Sports Program Students provided health screening and health education sessions for low-income Cleveland-area children.

Frontier Nursing Service (FNS)-Kentucky Students in Wendover, Kentucky, worked with nurse practitioners and midwives in an FNS clinic or school-based clinic.

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University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas Students participated in health-related projects in the community, made home visits, and engaged in nursing coursework in the school of nursing. To learn more about the students’ capstone experiences, read their first-hand accounts at

Carole Yassine, MSN ‘59, BSN ’55, and Dean May Wykle at Alumni Celebration 2010.

Carol Yassine Invests in a Charitable Gift Annuity to Give to FPB and Receive Lifetime Income

Giving that Gives Back FPB Director of Development Julie Weagraff spoke with Carol Yassine, MSN ’59, BSN ’55, about her FPB education and her use of a charitable gift annuity as a tax-advantaged way to earn income while making a gift to FPB. Through the annuity, Mrs. Yassine will receive guaranteed quarterly payments for life with a significant portion of her annuity income being tax exempt. She will also be able to take a charitable income tax deduction for a portion of her gift. Q. What did your FPB education mean to you? A. I was always proud to say that I was a graduate of FPB, the number one school of nursing in the whole country. While traveling and living around the world, my education helped me to handle many kinds of life and career situations. Q. Why did you choose this giving vehicle? A. I told my financial advisor that I wanted to make a gift to FPB and when I asked for his advice, he actually suggested this annuity from information the school had provided me. He said it was good for the school and good for me. Q. What inspired you to make this generous gift? A. Dr. Yassine and I try to give back to those who made us what we are today. Isn’t life about love and helping others? We have donated to our other educational connections in Northeast Ohio. We could not leave out my wonderful alma mater, FPB. Our daughter, Leila Vespoli, received her law degree from CWRU and is very successful. It is not an easy decision to give our hard earned money away, especially in this financially stressed environment, so it had better be for a very good cause. FPB fit the bill through its commitment to excellence in many areas.

“My financial advisor said this annuity was good for the school and good for me.”

Charitable Gift Annuity Returns Following are a few examples of the current rate of return available on a Charitable Gift Annuity with Case Western Reserve University to benefit FPB. The minimum gift is $10,000. It produces both income for life and tax benefits for the donor.

















To learn more about how a charitable gift annuity can benefit you… and FPB, please call a development officer at 216-368-4416 or 1-800-825-2540 ext. 2522.

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F P B F E AT S Elizabeth G. Damato, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, associate professor, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses as the special interest group director-at-large. Mary A. Dolansky, PhD ’01, RN, assistant professor and Case/Cleveland Clinic Foundation Multidisciplinary Clinic Research Training Program Scholar, received the 2010 Evidence Based Practice/Research Utilization Award from the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Gerontological Nursing Research Section. She also was appointed to serve as a member on the Older Populations Committee and Cardiovascular Nursing of the Councils of Clinical Cardiology for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Donna Dowling, PhD, RN, BSN ’69, associate professor and program director, Post-MSN/DNP Program, and breastfeeding expert, and Laura Tycon, BSN ’10, researched bottle and nipple systems, and provided their findings in the Nursing for Women’s Health article, “Bottle/Nipple Systems, Helping Parents Make Informed Choices.” The findings received international media attention. Evelyn G. Duffy, DNP ’04, ANP/ GNP-BC, FAANP, assistant professor and associate director of FPB’s University Center on Aging and Health, is the new president of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA). Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN, Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing and former FPB dean, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS). She is also co-editor of a new book, Giving Through Teaching: How Nurse Educators are Changing the World. The book celebrates the stories of more than 70 nurse educators from around the globe, detailing their professional and personal experiences—their goals, challenges, and tremendous breakthroughs in the field.

Faculty Awards & Honors February 1, 2010 – August 31, 2010 Marjorie “Peg” M. Heinzer, PhD ’93, MSN ’84, PNP-BC, CRNP, associate professor, has been appointed to the board of directors of the American Bone Health Association. Ronald L. Hickman, PhD ’08, MSN ’06, RN, ACNP-BC, lecturer and clinical research scholar, received research funding from FPB’s University Center on Aging and Health President’s Initiative Fund sponsored by the McGregor Foundation. Patricia A. Higgins, PhD ’96, MSN ’89, RN, associate professor and researcher, VISN 10 Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC): Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, received a research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Christine Hudak, PhD, BSN ’74, RN, MEd, CPHIMS, associate professor and director of NurseWeb, was invited to serve as a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Distance Education Committee. Irena L. Kenneley, PhD ’07, MSN ’03, APRN-BC, CIC, assistant professor and clinical nurse specialist, has been selected by the Association for Professionals in Infections Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) to participate in the session “Opportunities for Infection Prevention Program Design and Strategies for the Divers, Unstructured Environment of Care known as Home Health Care,” at the APIC Annual Educational Conference and International Meeting. Jill F. Kilanowski, PhD, RN, CPNP, assistant professor, received the 2010 Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Ethnicity and Health Research New Investigator Award. She also received research funding from FPB/CWRU. In addition, she received the Distinguished Recent Alumnus Award from The Ohio State University College of Nursing Alumni Society.

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Cheryl M. Killion, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate professor, received a University Center of Innovative Teaching Education UCITE (University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education) Learning Fellowship from CWRU. She will also be inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in November. Jack R. Kless, PhD ’10, BSN ’80, CRNA, lecturer and director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program, received the Nurse Anesthetist Training Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Linda C. Lewin, PhD, APRN, BC, assistant professor, was accepted to the Summer Research Institute of the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect from the Family Life Development Center, College of Human Ecology at Cornell University. Deborah Lindell, DNP ’03, PHCNSBC, CNE, assistant professor and program director, graduate entry program, received an outstanding service award and a certificate of appreciation from the Ohio League for Nursing. Susan Ludington, PhD, CNM, FAAN, Carl W. and Margaret Davis Walter Professor of Pediatric Nursing, was one of the first 22 inductees to the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. As an inductee, she is recognized for achieving broad global recognition for her research, which has positively impacted the profession of nursing and helped improve patient care throughout the world. In 1980, Dr. Ludington established the Infant Development and Education Association of America after studying the effects of early sensory stimulation on newborn development. She is the author of How to Have a Smarter Baby and Kangaroo Care: The Best You Can Do for Your Preterm Infant. Her Kangaroo Care research earned her the Lifetime Achievement Award in Research

from the Midwest Nursing Research Society and the national Excellence in Research award from the Association for Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing in 2007. Elizabeth Madigan, PhD ’96, RN, FAAN, professor, received the 2010 Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Distinguished Scientist Recognition Award in February. In April, she became vice president of the MNRS. Kathleen Meyer, DNP ’08, MSN ’85, GCNS-BC, instructor, was chosen for the CWRU School of Medicine Scholars Collaboration and Teaching and Learning Program. Shirley Mason Moore, PhD ’93, MSN ’91, RN, FAAN, the Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing and associate dean for research, was one of the first 22 inductees to the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. As an inductee, she is recognized for achieving broad global recognition for her research, which has positively impacted the profession of nursing and helped to improve patient care throughout the world. She also received National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research funding for her Equipment Supplement to the FIND Lab and SMART Center at FPB. Plus, she received research funding from the National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Dr. Moore’s research focuses on recovery following cardiac events and promoting healthy lifestyles. Her focus has been with women and elders recovering from cardiac events. In a series of studies, Dr. Moore developed and tested interventions to improve physical and psychological health following cardiac events. Using the principles of environmental redesign, Dr. Moore’s SystemCHANGE intervention has been shown to effectively change lifestyle behaviors. Laura John Nosek, PhD ’86, MSN ’81, BSN ’61, RN, assistant professor, received the FPB Mary Kay Lehman Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Melissa Pinto-Foltz, PhD, BSN, RN, a postdoctoral scholar and instructor, received a research grant from the American Nurses Foundation. Mary Quinn-Griffin, PhD ’01, MSN ’93, RN, assistant professor and coordinator, Sigma Theta Tau, received research funding from FPB’s University Center on Aging and Health President’s Initiative Fund sponsored by the McGregor Foundation. Carol Lynn Savrin, DNP ’01, CPNP, FNP, BC, associate professor and director of the MSN program, has received the Nord Education Grant for a Student Response System from UCITE (University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education) at CWRU. She also has received funding for the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Valerie Boebel Toly, PhD ’09, MSN ’90, RN, CPNP, instructor, has received research funding from FPB/CWRU. Patricia W. Underwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, executive associate dean for academic programs and associate professor, has received funding from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation for the Inter-professional Learning Exchange and Development (I-LEAD) Program. (see page 34 for an article about the I-LEAD program) Allison Webel, PhD, RN, clinical research scholar and instructor, received a research grant from the Ohio Nurses Foundation. She also received the 2010 Sigma Theta Tau International/Association of Nurses in AIDS Care research grant. Margaret Wheatley, PhD ’09, RN, instructor and minority fellow, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration at the American Nurses Association, was accepted into the Emerging Scholars Interdisciplinary Network 2010 Summer Fellowship Program in Applied Multi-

Ethnic Research, by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research and the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research. She also received a UCITE (University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education) Learning Fellowship from CWRU. Clareen Wiencek, PhD ’08, MSN ’79, RN, ACNP, assistant professor, received the 2010 Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical Excellence Award from University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland. She was also appointed to the 2010-2011 Evidenced Based Practice Workgroup of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Ann Williams, PhD, MSN ’86, BSN ’80, RN, post-doctoral fellow, received funding for her research project, “Non-visual Foot Inspection for People with Visual Impairment,” from the International Diabetes Federation. May L. Wykle, PhD, MSN ’69, BSN ’62, RN, FAAN, FGSA, Dean & Marvin E. and Ruth Durr Denekas Professor of Nursing, received the 2010 Mary Mahoney Award from the American Nurses Association. Jaclene Zauszniewski, PhD ’92, MSN ’89, RN-BC, FAAN, Kate Hanna Harvey Professor in Community Health Nursing, associate dean for doctoral education, and PhD program director, received the 2010 Hildegard Peplau Award from the American Nurses Association. She also received supplemental funding through the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) from the ARRA/HRSA. Plus, she received the 2010 Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Mentorship Grant Award. Amy Zhang, PhD, associate professor, has received research funding from FPB/ CWRU.

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Charlotte Brown VanBibber, MSN ’44, celebrated her 90th birthday on Mother’s Day. She said she can’t believe it has been 66 years since she graduated from FPB. She is no longer in nursing, but is an ombudsman for a local nursing home.


Betty Smith Williams, MN ’54, has been named a 2010 Living Legend in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). She will accept AAN’s highest honor during the AAN 37th Annual Meeting & Conference in November. Dr. Williams is professor emeritus, Department of Nursing, California State University, Long Beach. She is former dean and professor, School of Nursing, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. She has also held faculty and assistant dean positions in the School of Nursing at UCLA. Dr. Williams is a founder, charter member and seventh president of the National Black Nurses Association. She cofounded the Council of Black Nurses Inc., Los Angeles, in 1968. She is a past president of the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations and was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 1980. Rita K. Chow, MSN ’55, received the 2010 National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) Board of Directors Lifetime Achievement Award at the NGNA Convention in October in Palm Springs, Calif. The award was established as a means of recognizing excellence in and distinguished contributions to gerontological nursing.


Barbara L. Nichols, BSN ’66, has been named a 2010 Living Legend in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). She will accept AAN’s highest honor during the AAN 37th Annual Meeting & Conference in November. Dr. Nichols is the chief executive officer of CGFNS International (also known as the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools). Previously, Dr. Nichols served as a professor of nursing at the

University of Wisconsin School of Nursing and director of nursing for Wisconsin Area Health Education Center System. She held a cabinet position in Wisconsin state government, is a former International Council of Nurses (ICN) board member and a past president of the American Nurses Association. During her tenure as CEO of CGFNS International, Dr. Nichols has received many accolades, including being a 2006 Inaugural Inductee to the National Black Nurses Association Institute of Excellence. Plus, she is an Ambassador in Research! America’s Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research, where she serves as one of 50 of the nation’s foremost global health experts who have joined forces to increase awareness about the critical need for greater U.S. public and private investment in research to improve global health.


Rachel Jones, BSN ’74, will be inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) during the AAN 37th Annual Meeting & Conference in November. Dr. Jones is an associate professor at The State University of New Jersey Rutgers College of Nursing. Ellen J. Hahn, BSN ’75, was one of only 22 inductees to the new Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame in July. These researchers have achieved broad global recognition for their research, which has positively impacted the profession of nursing and helped to improve patient care throughout the world. Dr. Hahn is a professor at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, where she directs the Tobacco Policy Research Program and is the assistant director of the Center for Biobehavioral Research in Self-Management. Dr. Hahn is the principal investigator on a five-year “Rural Smoke-Free Communities” research project funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. For her leadership in smoke-free policy research, she was awarded the 2004 John D. Slade,

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M.D. Memorial Advocacy Award from the ATOD section of the American Public Health Association. In 2007, she was named Distinguished University Scientist by the Kentucky Academy of Science. Thelma J. Wells, MSN ’70, was one of only 22 inductees to the new Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame in July. These renowned researchers have achieved broad global recognition for their research, which has positively impacted the profession of nursing and helped to improve patient care throughout the world. Dr. Wells is a professor emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing. Her 40-year nursing career was based on a deep commitment to care of the elderly. Best known for her leadership and research in urinary incontinence, she and colleagues produced 24 research and 27 clinical papers, 22 chapters, and one book.


Patricia A. Martin, PhD ’88, will be inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) during the AAN 37th Annual Meeting & Conference in November. Dr. Martin is dean and professor at Wright State University–Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health in Dayton, Ohio. Carol L. Thompson, PhD ’89, will be inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) during the AAN 37th Annual Meeting & Conference in November. Dr. Thompson is a professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing.


Bobbie Ann Berkowitz, PhD ’90, became the new dean in September of the Columbia University School of Nursing, the Mary O’Neil Mundinger, DrPH Professor of Nursing, and senior vice president at Columbia University Medical Center.

A distinguished leader in nursing and public health, Dr. Berkowitz came to Columbia from the University of Washington. Previously, Dr. Berkowitz held leadership positions in both state and local government. Betty J. Horton, MSN ’93, will be inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) during the AAN 37th Annual Meeting & Conference in November. Dr. Horton is a life-long educator and president of TEACH, Inc., a non-profit educational consulting firm.

Michele R. Davidson, MSN ’95, Cert ’95, is a co-author of two texts, Contemporary Maternal-Newborn Nursing Care, 7th edition, and Olds’ MaternalNewborn Nursing & Women’s Health Across the Lifespan, 8th edition. Rebecca M. Patton, MSN ’98, immediate past president of the American Nurses Association, will be inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) during the AAN 37th Annual Meeting & Conference in November. Jan Frandsen, MSN ’99, BSN ’95, completed the half ironman distance on May 1, at the wildflower triathlons in California, raising $9,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). The same week, Jan and his wife Cathy received the LLS Northern Ohio Chapter’s Hope Award for their contributions to the society. Cathy Lutz, MSN ’99, received the Abbie Porter Leadership Award, one of the 2010 Nursing Excellence Awards given by the Cleveland Clinic.


Beverly Bokovitz, MSN ’00, senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Akron General Medical Center, was a Crain’s Cleveland Business 2010 Healthcare Hero Award finalist for nursing in a hospital setting. JoAnn C. Green, MSN ’01, a critical care nursing consultant and clinical education specialist at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Fla., has been recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who for demonstrating dedication, leadership, and excellence in nursing consultancy services and clinical education. Erin M. Supan, MSN ’05, of University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHCMC) in Cleveland, received the 2010 Excellence in Neuroscience Nursing Education Award from the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. She directs the Neuroscience Nursing Practice Center. She has helped develop a guide for stroke patients and an educational program for UHCMC nurses. Catherine RoscoeHerbert, DNP ’06, MSN ’94, an administrator and clinician with the Center for Geriatric Medicine at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, was awarded a 2010 fellowship with the Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy (GNLA) sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society and the Hartford Foundation. Through the fellowship, Dr. Roscoe-Herbert directs the health system integration of the evidence-based NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for HealthSystem Elders) program. Dr. Roscoe-Herbert will also serve on the Annual NICHE conference planning committee for 2011.

Peggy P. Francis, DNP ’08, received the Texas State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). The award, founded in 1991, recognizes a nurse practitioner from each state who demonstrates excellence in clinical practice, research, education, or community affairs. The AANP honored Dr. Francis during its 25th National Conference in June. Carol Porter, DNP ’09, was recently promoted to associate dean of nursing research and education at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. In her former position as director for the Center for Nursing Research and Education at Mount Sinai, Dr. Porter played a fundamental role in the re-designation of the hospital’s nursing department by the American Nurses Association for a Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence. This honor is held by only 6 percent of the nation’s hospitals. Reynaldo R. Rivera, DNP ’10, is the new president of the Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA), Incorporated (an organization that is part of the National Coalition for Ethnic Minority Nurses Associations). He accepted his role at the PNAA Annual National Convention in June. Dr. Rivera is currently the director of nursing, special programs, at New YorkPresbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Class Notes were compiled between February 1, 2010, and August 31, 2010. To send your updates, please use the form in this section or submit them at submitnotes.shtm.

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Alumna Invaluable to Student Recruitment Lucy Jo Atkinson, BSN ’54, makes heroic efforts to help recruit new FPB students. She often hears potential students say that CWRU is too expensive, but she wants every prospective student to know that scholarships are given to each FPB BSN student. She encourages alumni to help in the recruiting efforts. “All alumni need to let potential FPB nursing students know that, due in great part to the generosity of FPB alumni, scholarship money is provided to each and every BSN student for all four of their undergraduate years at FPB,” she said. If you would like to be involved in helping recruit new FPB students, please select any of the options on the form below to communicate your interest to Alumni Relations Director Nada Di Franco. Lucy Jo Atkinson with her new FPB 2010 freshman recruit, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Merkel, who tells Ms. Atkinson emphatically “I love it here!”

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In Memoriam We mourn the loss of these FPB alumni and friends

and extend heartfelt condolences to their loved ones.

Marion L. (Heyer) Rummel, DN ’36, died at age 95 on June 18, 2010, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She was born in Youngstown, Ohio in 1914 and moved to Cleveland after becoming an RN, where she lived most of her adult life. She was an extremely proud and supportive graduate of FPB, and loved being a nurse. She often discussed the highlight of her career in nursing as performing “district deliveries,” where she delivered babies in underserved areas of Cleveland. To give back to FPB, Mrs. Rummel and her husband Richard had established an endowment fund at the school to benefit future nursing students. Mrs. Rummel was such a dedicated nurse and FPB alumna, she decided about a year ago to document her experiences in order to share them with future generations. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Ann McCuen (husband David) of Columbiana, Ohio, three grandsons, and a great-grandson.

Ruth Faust Morrissey, MN ’38, age 98, died Aug. 1, 2010. During her career, she was an associate professor at the Wayne State University College of Nursing. While Ruth & Sarah Morrissey an FPB student, Mrs. Morrissey recalled weekly visits from Frances Payne Bolton herself. When Mrs. Morrissey and her husband went to Washington, D.C. on their honeymoon, they visited Mrs. Bolton in Congress. Mrs. Morrissey also worked in Greece, where she helped establish a nursing program. Mrs. Morrissey’s granddaughter, Sarah Morrissey, BSN ’06, followed in her grandmother’s footsteps and is now a nurse in the Novi, Michigan area. Phyllis Carolyn (Schwarm) Anderson, DN ’46, died July 30, 2010, at age 84. Beloved wife of 64 years to Lawson S. “Andy” Anderson, she was a member of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps from 1943-46. Ruth (Oehlenschlager) Ahlbrand, DN ’46, died Feb. 25, 2010, in Michigan City, Ind. She was born in Conneaut, Ohio, to William F. and Elsie R. (Fields) Oehlenschlager. She held many positions in nursing, including obstetrics, surgery, management, and administration, and was a past director of nursing at (St. Anthony’s) Memorial Hospital in Michigan City. Mrs. Ahlbrand enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening, and bowling, She loved animals and walks on the beach with her dog. She was a member of the Sweet Adelines International women’s singing group, which specialized in barbershop harmony. She was also a pilot and made her first solo flight in 1982.

Marjorie (Vickers) Krause, MN ’46, died May 15, 2010. Marcella Blacha Ryan, MSN ’47, passed away surrounded by her loving family on May 31, 2010, at age 93 in Hudson Falls, N.Y., after a long illness. She was a supervisor of public health for Washington, Warren, and Saratoga counties. She enjoyed giving back to the community by volunteering for the American Red Cross and Fort Hudson Health System in Fort Edward, N.Y. Harriet Babcock, BSN ’49, died June 16, 2009. Dorothy Merrell Engle, BSN ’49, was born on Dec. 24, 1910, and passed away on March 21, 2010, at age 99 in Manchester, Calif. She was a proud graduate and held CWRU in high regard.

Mae Frazier, BSN ’49, died April 26, 2009 in Lexington, Ky. Mary Jane Craigo, BSN ’51, age 82, passed away Aug. 27, 2010, in Sebring, Fla. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, to Howard and Hazel (Russell) Schwindt. Mrs. Craigo was a registered nurse, of the Methodist faith, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed golfing, fishing, boating, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. Mrs. Craigo had been a resident of Avon Park since 1987. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Joe Craigo, and many family and friends.

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IN MEMORIAM Lois Johnson Luetzow, BSN ’51, died April 22, 2010. Marcia Young Smith, BSN ’54, died Feb. 25, 2010. Dorothy F. Debacher, MSN ’57, died on March 9, 2010, at age 85 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio. She had worked at Cleveland Berea Hospital, St. Rita’s School of Nursing, and Lima Technical College as an instructor and director of nursing. She had also served on the Lima Visiting Nurses Board. Marjorie Polley Alburger, BSN ’62, died Nov. 3, 2009. Shirley Zenner Lipold, MSN ’72, BSN ’62, died Jan. 15, 2010. Alice Ware Davidson, MSN ’71, BSN ’69, died Dec. 3, 2009, at age 64. She was a public health nurse in inner-city Cleveland while pursuing her master’s degree. After receiving her MSN, she worked as a nurse specializing in public health, maternity, medical-surgical, neurological, oncology, and hospice nursing. In 1988, she received her PhD in nursing from the University of Colorado. She assumed a dual role as assistant professor of nursing at the university and head of research at Boulder Community Hospital. She was later awarded a research fellowship at Harvard University, where she worked on a National Institutes of Health funded investigation of the role of environmental complexity in the physical and mental well-being of the elderly.

Sister Sheila Salmon, MSN ’71, formerly Sister Maureen, died at age 74 on May 16, 2010, at Villa Maria Community Center in Pa. Sister Sheila served in public health nursing as district director with the Visiting Nurse Association of Cleveland then worked directly with her clients at the Metro Health Clement Center for Family Care and later for the Hospice of the Western Reserve as a member of the AIDS team. She had additional experiences as a visiting nurse in the South Bronx, and serving the special needs of children with AIDS at a Nairobi, Kenya orphanage enabled her to share her love of God’s children and to care for them as a nurse. She had recently been named a member of the board of directors of the VNA Hospice of Indian River County in Vero Beach, Fla. In 1997, Sister Sheila talked about her work with AIDS patients at the Hospice of the Western Reserve. She stated that, “she had learned from them to appreciate the day-to-day existence. And I’ve seen only peaceful deaths. Watching that has made me not afraid of death.” Because of her strong commitment to justice and peace, in 2007, Sister Sheila was sentenced to 100 days in a Florida federal penitentiary, a misdemeanor sentence for trespassing on federal property while protesting at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (formerly known as the U.S. Army School of the Americas) in Ft. Benning, Ga. Samuel Kingston Scovil, beloved father of Emily S. Eklund, BSN ’73 (Donald), of Moreland Hills, Ohio, and beloved husband of Barbara B. Scovil, of Gates Mills, Ohio, passed away in May 2010.

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Elizabeth Dana Green, BSN ’76, died Jan. 14, 2010. Geoffrey P. “Geof ” Cave, BSN ’78, died June 6, 2010, at age 57. He was the beloved husband for 31 years to Lucinda (nee Dunlevy) and the father of Matthew and Amy. As a devoted nurse at University Hospitals’ Harrington – McLaughlin Heart & Vascular Institute Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac Catheterization Lab in Cleveland, his presence made a difference for thousands of patients and families for 32 years. He had been diagnosed with a rare blood disease that took him from his family, friends, and co-workers far too early. To honor his memory and keep his legacy alive, a blood drive was held at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in August to help ensure that people like him, who need blood, would have it available when they need it. JoAnne Barber McCormick, MSN ’78, died May 2, 2010. Seven months prior to her death, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Ms. McCormick had an extensive nursing career, working for medical centers, including the Cleveland Clinic, before moving to Connecticut. While in Connecticut, she worked as a visiting nurse, school nurse, and home care coordinator, where she touched hundreds of families with her positive attitude and compassion for others. Nora Ann (Fackiner) Frye, MSN ’82, BSN ’80, of Oberlin, Ohio, died at age 69 at her home on May 15, 2010, following a long illness. She was a graduate of West Penn Hospital School of Nursing and CWRU.

IN MEMORIAM Valmi D. Sousa, PhD ’03, died of a heart attack on March 19, 2010, at age 52, in Overland Park, Kans. The 2010 FPB Award for Excellence was posthumously bestowed upon him on May 15, 2010, at the FPB Alumni Celebration Luncheon. Randall Darnell accepted on his behalf. He was born in Brazil, son of Ataide Delfino de Sousa and Geraldina Maria de Cruz. In addition to his parents and Mr. Darnell, he is survived by a sister and a brother, both of Brazil. From 2004-06,

he was an assistant professor at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, and was an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte from 2006-07. At the time of his passing, he was an assistant professor at the University of Kansas, School of Nursing. (For his full biography, please refer to the 2010 Alumni Celebration Weekend section of this issue.)

This memorial section lists deceased alumni and friends of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing for whom death notices were received between March 1, 2010, and August 31, 2010.

Dr. Nancy Jean Fagan, DNP ’06, died on January 31, 2010.

In Memoriam: Marla J. Radvansky FPB BSN Program Department Assistant and Valued CWRU Community Member Survivors include her loving mother, Mary (nee Rudman); sister, Barbara; brother, Joseph Jr. (Lisa) and nephew, Andrew. Marla passed away suddenly at the age of 55 on Sept. 3, 2010. Our staff, faculty, and students are deeply saddened to have lost a member of the FPB family, and our hearts go out to Marla’s family and friends. Marla was devoted to her position and to associate dean Lynn Lotas, and was extremely dedicated to the BSN students she served so enthusiastically. She was a shining example of a true professional who went the extra mile for everyone who needed her, and she brought gentle tenderness, care, and love to our working world. We dearly miss her, with her positive attitude, radiant smile, and genuine sweetness. Marla was born Oct. 11, 1954, and was an avid animal lover who was especially committed to rescuing cats. She also loved gardening and decorating. She worked at CWRU for 19 years, receiving much recognition for her work. In 2007, she received the Staff Service Achievement Award for exceptional achievement from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at CWRU.

Marla worked in CWRU’s engineering department for a number of years before coming to FPB three years ago. An incredibly caring person, Marla reached out to all students with a goal of making the BSN program a second home for them. Marla was loved by many and was revered within the nursing community. Senior nursing student and executive vice president to the Undergraduate Student Nurses Association, Jake Kenney, described her as hard working. “She was a good role model and dedicated to what she did. She would bend over backwards for students,” he said. As the main liaison between students and the undergraduate nursing program, Marla had direct and frequent student contact. She took her job seriously and tackled all problems with a can-do attitude. “She was really excited about educating new nurses. We used to get almost an email a day from her,” said junior Kailey MacIsaac.

“She was always coming down the hall with a smile,” Dr. Lotas recalled. “She wanted to make everyone comfortable. What she achieved was making every student feel that the door was open. She was an incredibly caring person who reached out to everyone.” Marla also did a lot of work behind the scenes, including much of the logistics for the senior capstone project in the BSN program. Despite her heavy workload, she still managed to form relationships with people quickly. “Marla knew everyone on this campus,” said Dr. Lotas. “She did a lot of things and was truly important to the nursing program. Marla gave students a support, an avenue for addressing any issues they may have had.” Emily Friedlander, senior nursing student and former executive president of the Undergraduate Student Nurses Association, stated, “Marla’s best traits were kindness, patience, and energy. My most pleasant and memorable moments with Marla were when I would just stop by and say hello. Her loving heart and vibrant smile always brightened my day!” Marla was a guiding figure at FPB, and she will always remain in our hearts.

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Lobbying for Bigger Roles for APNs 

FPB alumni and faculty work on Ohio’s legislative frontlines to expand prescription authority for advanced practice nurses Ohio was the last state to allow advanced practice nurses (APNs) to prescribe drugs. The legislation, which passed in 2000, covers all drugs except Schedule II controlled medications, such as high powered pain killers. Ohio’s advanced practice nurses can currently prescribe a one-day supply of pain medications to a terminally ill patient, but only if a doctor has previously prescribed the medication. For several years, a number of FPB alumni and faculty members have joined with other nurses and nursing organizations in lobbying state lawmakers for more prescription authority. Pending legislation — Ohio House Bill 206—would bring Ohio in line with the 36 other states that allow APNs to prescribe Schedule II medications without restrictions. “HB 206 would improve the treatment for Ohioans by providing access to prompt and appropriate health care,” said Jacalyn Golden, MSN ’96, a nurse practitioner at the Cleveland Clinic and legislative co-chairwoman for the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN). “It also maintains the collaborative relationship that exists between physicians and APNs.” More Access to Care The legislation has a list of supporters that include many of Ohio’s largest hospitals. Proponents believe that APNs can help fill the gap in primary-care coverage that is expected to grow over the next few years as 32 million Americans join the ranks of the insured. Proponents also believe the inability to prescribe such medications is a barrier to treating patients who require management of moderate to severe pain.

Ms. Golden provided an example, “If a hospice nurse is helping a family and the terminally ill patient runs out of pain medication on a Friday, the nurse can write a refill to Saturday, but what do they do on Sunday?” She also said it’s a problem when the prescribed medication isn’t working, because the hospice nurse can’t write a prescription for an alternative drug. A number of physician groups oppose the legislation because of the highly addictive nature of Schedule II medications. Ms. Golden disagrees with their reasoning and points to the safeguards currently in place for Schedule II prescribing in Ohio and the training APNs receive, including advanced pharmacology and many hours of clinical experience. APNs are also mandated by law to take 12 contact hours of pharmacology continuing education every two years, in addition to the 24 hours of continuing education required every two years to maintain an RN license. “APNs are more than qualified to exercise their prescriptive authority to the fullest,” concluded Ms. Golden. One More Push The bill has made it from the Ohio House to the Ohio Senate, where it’s been assigned to the Ohio Senate Health, Human Services and Aging Committee. If approved, lawmakers in the full Senate will then vote on the bill, which has to happen before the General Assembly ends on December 31. The bill has made it out of committee before, only to not be voted on. “We don’t know what will happen, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Positive things are happening for APNs, including a recent report from the Institute of Medicine that calls for states and the federal government to remove restrictions to what care advanced practice nurses provide,” said Ms. Golden. “Politically, it’s the best time we’ve had, but we have a short window to make it happen.”

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Ms. Golden and other FPB alumni and faculty, including Maryjo Prince-Paul, PhD ’07, MSN ’96, assistant professor; Polly Mazanec, PhD ’09, MSN ’83, assistant professor; Sister Rita McNulty, DNP ’05, former FPB assistant professor; Sandy LaCivita, MSN ’92, CNM; and Catherine Rhodes, MSN ’87, CNP, a member of OAAPN’s legislative committee, are making a final push to lobby for the legislation before the end of the year. Together with the OAAPN, they are reaching out to nurses to ask them to contact their state senators. (Editor’s note: see “Let Your Voice Be Heard” on this page.) Many other FPB alumni and faculty have helped with the OAAPN’s agenda over the years. “Phone calls and letters make a big difference. We urge everyone, even those out of state, to reach out to Ohio Senators to let them know why this is so important to Ohio’s health-care consumers,” said Ms. Golden. For more information about the pending legislation, visit the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses website at

Let Your Voice Be Heard If you’re in Ohio, you can quickly and easily be a big help in the lobbying effort for Ohio House Bill 206 by writing a letter to your local state senator. For suggestions on what to say, visit www.OAAPN. org. To find your state senator, visit Alumni outside of Ohio are also encouraged to get involved in the lobbying effort by contacting Kevin Coughlin (R), chair of the Senate Health Committee at SD27@

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