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Reunion 2014

Come back to Baltimore and celebrate your reunion on Saturday, April 26, 2014! If you haven't received your invitation and registration card in the mail, please update your contact information online using the Alumni Update/Class Note Form and we will re-mail them. To RSVP online, visit https://cf.umaryland.edu/checkout/son/2014-alumni-reunion/. For more information, contact the Alumni Office at alumni@son.umaryland.edu or 410-706-7640.

Reunion festivities will begin with a continental breakfast, followed by a program featuring a State of the School report from Dean Jane Kirschling, remarks from the alumni association president, Liz Ness, MS ’93, and the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Rounding out the program will be the induction of the Class of 1964 as the newest members of the Heritage Class. Following the program, lunch will be served in the Southern Management Corporation Campus Center, conveniently located adjacent to UMSON. After lunch, you can choose to participate in lectures and tours. There will be lots of time to reminisce and reconnect with friends during and between activities. More information about reunion class dinners will be forthcoming.

Directions and Parking Information

The reunion will be held at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, 655 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Parking is available in the Pratt Street Garage, 646 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. The cost will be approximately $9.

For more information, directions to the Pratt Street Garage, and a campus map, visit http://nursing.umaryland.edu/about/campus-community/campus/umb/campus-directions.

Hotel Information

For your convenience, blocks of rooms have been reserved for UMSON reunion alumni at the following hotels:

Hampton Inn Baltimore-Downtown-Convention Center
550 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230
Cost: $139 per night, not including taxes.
To make a reservation, call 410-685-5000 before March 26, 2014
http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/maryland/hampton-inn-baltimore-downtown-convention-center-BALCYHX/index.html

Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
110 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Cost: $209 per night, not including taxes
To make a reservation call 1-800-228-9290 or 410-962-0202 by April 4, 2014
Reference#: M-19GSSZI
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bwiih-baltimore-marriott-inner-harbor-at-camden-yards/

Become a Class Representative

Volunteering as a class representative is a wonderful way to reconnect with your classmates! If you would like to help your class reunion planning committee, contact Cynthia Sikorski at 410-706-0674 or sikorski@son.umaryland.edu.  

Update Your Contact Information

To update your contact information or that of a classmate, visit the Alumni Update/Class Note Form page.

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Reunion 2013

1973

Class of 1973 - Largest Turnout!

Back (L-R): Bonnie Miles, Jackie Mellott Melonas, Berlyn Carlson, Beverly Bradford Scott, Mary Jo Spontak Dennis, Paula Wiegel Thrasher, Robin Nida, Nance Cambardella Crockett, Donna Feickert-Eichna, Nancy Miller, Shirley Guy, Frances Gordon, Rebecca Simons Stanevich, Vicki Burt, Kathy Burke Clark

Front (L-R): Mary Budelis Kerney, Christine Kirk Shippen, Debby Harper, Judith Ferere Moreau, Christine  Cassler Greifzu, Lynne Saffer Goldstein, Mindy Hayes, Jane Holsinger, Jane Woodward McMurray, Susan Layos, Beth O’Connell , Ginny Everstine

On Saturday, April 27, more than 135 alumni and guests returned to the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) to reunite with classmates and friends and reconnect with UMSON. Alumni, many of whom traveled great distances to attend the event, enjoyed catching up over continental breakfast and coffee. Dean Jane Kirschling informally welcomed alumni as she visited them at their tables.

At the program, Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations Laurette Hankins welcomed alumni and recognized each class group, prompting enthusiastic displays of school spirit and camaraderie. She introduced the program emcee, Alumni Association President, Liz Ness, MS ’93. Dean Kirschling presented a State of the School report that included a retrospective on life in 1963 in honor of the 50th Reunion class. A panel of class leaders shared their perspectives on their UMSON education and the most valuable lessons they have learned. The panel included: Shirley Wantland, BSN ’58; Carolyn Cook Handa, BSN ’63; Bonnie DiPietro, MS ’85, BSN ’78; Karen Mack, MS ’01, BSN ’83; and Noah Bennett, BSN ’13 and Class of 2013 Nursing Student Government Association President.

The Class of 1963 was thrilled to be honored during the Heritage Class Induction Ceremony where they received a commemorative stole and pin from Dean Kirschling.

The 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to Darlene Curley, MS ’82, BSN ’80, RN, FAAN, executive director of The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence. The Distinguished Alumni Award was reestablished in 2009 to honor and recognize an alumnus annually for his/her dedication to excellence and for exceptional professional achievements.

Following the program, alumni gathered for lunch in the Southern Management Corporation Campus Center and enjoyed the chance to socialize. After lunch, tours of the Bench Research Labs and the Clinical Simulation Labs were conducted. The Living History Museum was open during the afternoon so that alumni and guests could visit at their leisure. The last event of the day was an informative and inspiring lecture on “Successful Aging” by Barbara Resnick, PhD ’96, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, Professor, Organizational Systems and Adult Health, and Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology, UMSON.

Click here to view the 2013 Alumni Reunion Photo Gallery! 

Click here to watch the 2013 Alumni Reunion program video!

Reunion 2013 Class Photos

Class of 1948 

1948

Back (L-R): Hortense "Bunny" Bunting Tegler, Betty Byers Cooper, Annetta Muir Richter

Front (L-R): Peggy Novotny Sappington, Jean Warfield Keenan

Class of 1953

1953

Back (L-R): Mary Muir Dilzer, Ruth Rogerson Josten, Kari Lenning Schoening, Verna Zang Martin, Sue Hulse Wood

Front (L-R): Carolyn Myers Baer, Shirlie Reheard O’ Leary, Fae Renninger Reber, Esther McCready

Class of 1963

1963

Back (L-R): Connie Eastman, Anita Ruhling Sapp, Margarethe Cammermeyer, Donna Smith Douse, Christine Garner O’Brien, Judith Hanlon Cleaver

Middle (L-R): Ann Davidson Bruce, Donna Warfield Gipner, Carol Haina Wolfe, Cynthia Jennette, Carolyn Cook Handa, Joella Warner

Front (L-R): Dean Jane Kirschling, Ann Reiter, Jane Dimling Morris Penny, Linda Breese Brian, Hermi Nudo, Sara Walter Chedester, Theresa Tyler Hommel

Class of 1968

1968

Back (L-R): Carol Kubelius Libonati, Patricia Warfield Snyder, Roz Riordan Kendellen, Joanne Farrell Damon, Lucy Boland

Front (L-R): Harriet Palmer Willis, Lynda Otte

Class of 1978

 1978

Back (L-R): Robin Miller Smith, Kathleen Stilling Burkhart, Dianne Ruggles Fullerton, Diane Applegate Rybinski, Ron DeGrange

Middle (L-R): Shirley Smith Edwards, Lonn Alafriz, Suzanne Joyce Wingate, Eileen Curran Thompson

Front (L-R): Dean Jane Kirschling, Margaret Horan, Elizabeth “Betsy” Schuyler Niemyer, Bonnie Grady DiPietro , Debra Penuel Oelberg, Voncelia Squires Brown

Class of 1983

1983

Back (L-R): Theresa Wingert Sutton, Beth McKee, Mary Taylor Barnes, Lori Schroeder Allen, Nina Klein Ungar, Laura Walter Triola, Marianne Miller Moulet, Elizabeth Thomas Shotland, Cheryl Brown Stillman

Front (L-R): Linda Fritsch Walsh, Lisa Schlossbach Chamberlain, Karen Mack, Amy Collins, Shiree Kwash, Kristi Brown Brennan; Sheila Epps Lee

Class of 1988

 1988

Back (L-R): Marcie Snyder O’Reilly, Stephanie Baker Zafonte, Michelle Walz Culp

Middle (L-R): Katherina “Kitty” Vander Vat Violette, Kathy Beiter Weich, Angelia Parraway, Amy Stetter Engelmann, Lisa Stambolis

Front (L-R): Dean Jane Kirschling, Donna Bouey, Linda Ellwood, Patricia Magno Sweet, Kathleen Burks

Update Your Contact Information

To update your contact information or that of a classmate, visit the Alumni Update/Class Note Form page.

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Trauma, Critical Care, and Emergency Nursing Master’s Specialty 30th Anniversary

On Friday, November 2, alumni, faculty, former faculty, and current students gathered to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s (UMSON’s) Trauma, Critical Care, and Emergency Nursing master’s specialty. Many guests traveled great distances to attend the event, and everyone enjoyed a wonderful and memorable celebration.

Tours of the University of Maryland Medical Center’s new R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center expansion and UMSON’s Clinical Simulation Labs were offered from 2-3 p.m. The Shock Trauma tour included a visit to the new heliport landing pad during which an actual landing occurred.

A formal program was held from 3:30-5 p.m. with a lively group of panelists. Dean Janet Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN, delivered welcome remarks and Kathryn Von Rueden, MS, RN, CNS-BC, FCCM, associate professor interim specialty director for Trauma, Critical Care, and Emergency Nursing, and clinical nurse specialist at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, introduced the panel.

Dorrie Fontaine, PhD, MS ’77, RN, FAAN, dean and Sadie Health Cabaniss professor of nursing, University of Virginia School of Nursing, discussed the Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Nursing specialty from a historical perspective. 

Karen Doyle, MBA, MS ’91, BSN ’85, RN, NEA-BC, vice president, nursing and operations, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and president-elect, Society of Trauma Nurses, described some of the trends in trauma nursing.

Kathleen Cox, MS ’07, RN, ACNP-BC, CCNS, talked about some of the trends in critical care advanced practice nursing roles, sharing some of her experiences as an advanced practice nurse at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.

LCDR Carla A. Pappalardo, MS ’11, RN, ACNP-BC, CCNS, CCRN, clinical nurse specialist, Critical Care Nursing Department, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, , detailed trends in critical care and advanced practice nursing in the military.

Patricia G. Morton, PhD ’89, MS ’79, RN, ACNP, FAAN, professor and associate dean for academic affairs, UMSON, and acute care nurse practitioner, University of Maryland Medical Center, talked about the current state of UMSON and future plans related to the Trauma, Critical Care, and Emergency Nursing master’s specialty. 

Following the program, guests enjoyed a reception in the Bess & Frank Gladhill Room in the University’s  Health Sciences/Human Services Library, where they were able to view downtown Baltimore from a great vantage point.

Special thanks to Dr. Patricia Morton and Kathryn Von Rueden, who worked closely with Laurette Hankins, associate dean of development and alumni relations, and Cynthia Sikorski, associate director of alumni relations, to create a memorable occasion.

Click here to view the Trauma, Critical Care, and Emergency Nursing master’s specialty 30th anniversary slide show! (Click Show Info in the upper right corner of the slideshow to see the captions).

Click here to watch the program video!

Reunion 2012

Class of 1982

Class of 1982 - Largest Turnout!

Row 1, L to R: Rita Der-Stephanian Postal, Ann Williams, Peggy Riddle Maher

Row 2, L to R: Claire Bohince Pagano, Patty Pumroy Sengstack, Rita Przygocki, Barbara Hrabowski, Kathleen Krall Leach, Laurel Moody

Row 3, L to R: Patricia McGrow Rudrow, Susan Winzer Martin, Bonnie Elliot Murphy, Ann Tierney Scheele, Molly Ernst Durkin, Laurice Lucas, Mary Kay Ratigan, Diane Carpenter Lazzeri, Cynthia Fox, Jardiolyn “Joji” Patterson, Diane Stanoski Michalek, Mindy Serp Doring 

On Saturday, April 28, more than 130 alumni and guests returned to the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) to reunite with classmates and friends and reconnect with UMSON. Alumni, many of whom traveled great distances to attend the event, enjoyed catching up over continental breakfast and coffee. Dean Janet Allan informally welcomed alumni as she visited them at their tables.

At the program, Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations Laurette Hankins welcomed alumni and recognized each class group, prompting enthusiastic displays of school spirit and camaraderie. She introduced the program emcee, Alumni Association President-Elect, Liz Ness, MS ’91. Dean Allan presented a State of the School report that included a retrospective on life in 1962 in honor of the 50th Reunion class.  Kimberly Rice, a Class of 2012 master’s student and executive board member of the Graduate Nurse Association, shared her nursing school experiences and talked about the path she has taken from Cornell University, where her studies focused on biology and medical anthropology, to the Clinical Nurse Leader program at UMSON.

The Class of 1962 was thrilled to be honored during the Heritage Class Induction Ceremony where they received a commemorative stole and pin from Dean Allan. 

The 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to Dorrie K. Fontaine, PhD, MS ’77, RN, FAAN, dean, University of Virginia School of Nursing, and Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing. The Distinguished Alumni Award was established in 2009 to honor and recognize an alumnus annually for his/her dedication to excellence and for exceptional professional achievements. 

During her remarks, Dr. Fontaine described her years at UMSON as a student and professor and some of the mentors who directly impacted her career choices, including Ann Seymour Madison, PhD, who was present in the audience as a member of the 50th Reunion Class of 1962.

Following the program, alumni gathered for lunch in the Southern Management Corporation Campus Center and enjoyed the chance to socialize. After lunch, tours of the Bench Research Labs and the Clinical Simulation Labs were conducted. The Living History Museum was open during the afternoon so that alumni and guests could visit at their leisure.  The last event of the day was an informative and inspiring lecture on palliative care by Deborah Witt Sherman, PhD, CRNP, ACHPN, ANP-BC, FAAN, a professor at UMSON.  

If you attended the 2012 Alumni Reunion and have not yet sent in your survey, you can access the survey here. Your comments and suggestions are appreciated and will help with planning for the 2013 Reunion.

Click here to view the 2012 Alumni Reunion slide show! (Click Show Info in the upper right corner of the slideshow to see the captions.)

Click here to watch the 2012 Alumni Reunion program video!

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Reunion 2011

More than 140 alumni and guests gathered at the School of Nursing Saturday, April 30, to enjoy a special day of reuniting with classmates and reconnecting with UMSON. The day began with lively socializing over continental breakfast and coffee. Alumni had an opportunity to reminisce with Dean Emeritus Nan Hechenberger, PhD, RN, who traveled from Pennsylvania to share in the festivities.

Highlights of the program, emceed by Alumni Council President Deborah Schofield, DNP ’09, MS ’95, included Dean Janet Allan’s presentation on the State of the School and the induction of the 50th Anniversary Class of 1961 into the Heritage Class. Outgoing National Student Government Association President Nicole Brynes, BSN ’11, shared her nursing school experiences, which rekindled many fond memories from those in the audience. The 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to Donna Havens, PhD ’91, a professor at the School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She delivered an engaging presentation about how the research she conducted as a PhD student at UMSON influenced the direction of her future research interests and her professional career path. For more than 20 years, Dr. Havens has studied and published articles about the organization of nursing and outcomes in hospitals; the nursing work environment; nurse executive leadership, turnover, and outcomes; involvement of staff nurses in decision-making; magnet hospitals; and frontline staff engagement in quality and safety initiatives.

A luncheon, followed by tours of the UMSON Clinical Simulation Laboratories, the Living History Museum, and the Center of Excellence in Disorders of Neuroregulatory Function, topped off the day.

Click here to view the photos from the 2011 Alumni Reunion! (Click Show Info in the upper right corner of the slideshow to see the captions.)

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