Past Alumni Award Recipients

Past Alumni Award Recipients

The following lists include the recipients of the Frances Payne Bolton Legacy Award, Award for ExcellenceYoung Alumni Award for Excellence and the Distinguished Alumni Award.


Frances Payne Bolton Legacy Award

The Frances Payne Bolton Legacy Award, given at a the discretion of the dean of FPB School of Nursing, honors individuals and organizations for their contributions to the school, the profession of nursing and the community at large in the spirit of Frances Payne Bolton; health care advocate, philanthropist, Congresswoman and namesake of the School of Nursing.

YearName
2014 Charlene Phelps, ’65

Distinguished Alumni Award

The highest recognition given by the Alumni Association. Eligible alumni include those who have demonstrated continuous, outstanding, creative and exemplary contributions to the discipline of nursing or to healthcare or have made noteworthy contributions in other fields. To nominate an alumnus for this award, click here.

YearName
2016

Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP ‘06

2015 John M. Clochesy, GRS ‘93
2013 Adeline M. Nyamathi, PhD ’83
2012 Geraldine McCarthy, PhD '94, MSN '90
2011 Mary Beth Happ, '88
2010 Patricia Gorzka, '64
2009 Lynore Dutton DeSilets, ’64
2008 Shirley Mason Moore, ’93, ’91
2007 Linda Q. Everett, '85
2006 James E. Hovey, '94
2006 Russell C. Swansburg, '52
2005 Mary E. Kerr, '91
2004 Donna Lee Algase, '88
2004 Greer Lita Glazer, '79, '84
2003 Mary Lou V. Stricklin, '77
2002 Judith Shamian, '88
2001 Sharon L. Tennstedt, ‘77
2000 Barbara L. Nichols, ‘66
1999 Charlene Phelps, ‘65
1998 Betty Smith Williams, ‘54
1997 Doris Matherny Modly, ‘57, ‘77, ‘87
1996 Ruby L. Wilson, ‘59
1995 Carol L. Schaffer, ‘79
1994 Carol A. Lockhart, ‘65
1993 Laura C. Dustan, ‘43
1992 Thelma J. Wells, ‘70
1991 Patty L. Hawken, ‘62
1990 Carrie B. Lenburg, ‘58, ‘60
1989 Mara M. Baun, ‘70
1988 Elizabeth L. Grossman, ‘47
1987 Judith A. Sullivan, ‘67
1986 May L. Wykle, ‘62, ‘69, ‘81
1985 Ruth M. Anderson, ‘45, ‘54
1984 Jeanette Miller Lancaster, ‘69
1983 Susan Reichert Gortner, ‘57
1982 Catherine Parker Anthony, ‘32, ‘53+
1981 Geraldine Gleason Price, ‘53
1980 Lillian Sholtis Brunner, ‘47
1979 Rita K. Chow, ‘55
1978 Marlene Kramer, ‘58+
1977 Helen M. Tobin, ’49, ‘57
1976 Virginia E. Cleland, ‘49+
1975 Edith Patton Lewis, ‘39
1974 Alene B. Duerk, ‘48
1973 Evelyn Burns Burke, ‘30+
1972 Valencia N. Prock, ‘53
1971 Martha Pitel, ‘46
1970 Dorothy Mereness, ‘41+
1969 Olga Benderoff, ‘28+
1968 Margene Faddis, ‘29+

+ Deceased

Award for Excellence

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 healthcare. To nominate an alumnus for this award, visit our alumni award page.

YearName
2016

Michael E. Zychowicz, DNP ’06)

2015 Kathryn M. Moore, DNP ’07
2014 Joshua K. Muliira, MA ‘03, MSN ‘06, DNP ’08
2013 Elizabeth Anne Noelker, MSN ’88
2012 Susan M. Schneider, PhD '98
2011 Abir Bekhet, '07
2010 Valmi D. Sousa, '03 +
2009 Constance G. Visovsky, ’02
2008 Christine Carson Filipovich, ’77, ’73
2007 Scott R. Ziehm, '87
2006 Gayle Ann Roberts, '01
2005 Kathleen Ann Sternas, '84
2004 Lorraine Cecilia Mion, '81, '92
2003 Carol Ann Roe, '79
2002 Eileen Kilbane Gordon, '94
2001 Sheila Anne Niles, '88
2000 Deborah Morris Nadzam, '75, '86
1999 Isabelle Monreal Boland, '80
1998 Martha L. Allen, '68, '76
1997 Jack R. Kless, '91
1996 Elizabeth Ford Pitorak, '64
1995 Deborah Goldenberg Klein, '77, '82
1994 Ann L. McCracken, '86
1993 Jane A. Soposky, '85
1992 Susan M. Walsh, '86
1991 Mary Kaufmann, '85
1990 Ellen N. Heyman, '81
1989 Patricia H. Byers, '83
1988 Marilyn R. Bartucci, '79
1987 Maureen M. Cocoran, '82
1986 Madeline Rose Zaworksi, '79
1985 Ellen B. Rudy, '80
1984 Clinton E. Lambert, '74
1984 Vickie A. Lambert, '73
1983 Sr. Karin Dufault, '76, '81
1982 June Danner Thompson, '69
1981 Virginia Cassmeyer, '74 +
1981 Mary Ann May Thurkettle, '71
1980 Ruth Blatt Merkatz, '77
1979 Ann E. Paulen, '69
1978 Barbara J. Daly, '72

+ Deceased

Young Alumni Award for Excellence

The Young Alumni 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 healthcare within 10 years or less of graduation from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and the accomplishments are rooted in their education from the School of Nursing. Nominate an alumnus for this award.

YearName
2016

Diana R. DeBartolomeo Mager, DNP ‘09

2015 Kris Ann McLoughlin, DNP ‘06
2014 Freida Chavez, DNP ’13

President's Award

The President’s Award recognizes an outstanding alumna or alumnus selected by the president of the Alumni Association and the Alumni Awards Committee for exceptional service to nursing or various unique efforts—often at the grassroots level—which benefit nursing.

YearName
2016

Catherine Lindenberg, BSN’66

2013 Mary Reed Dewar (MN '46)Sharon Anderson Speck (BSN '61)
2012 Rebecca Plotkin Eden (BSN '49, RN)Ruth Slocum Rosenau (BSN '59, RN)
2011 Rachel Atkins Freeman (MSN '89, RN)
2010 Rebecca M. Patton (MSN '98, RN, CNOR)