Homecoming Schedule

FPB alumni reunite at the 2017 Homecoming & Reunion celebration for the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, one of the top nursing schools in the United States.

Homecoming & Reunion Celebration 2018


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Blue Block Party at UpTown (All CWRU Event)

Where: Toby's Plaza, corner of Mayfield Road & Euclid Avenue
When: Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7-9 pm


Friday, October 12, 2018

FPB Nurse Leadership Conference

Where: FPB School of Nursing, 2120 Cornell Road, Cleveland
When: Friday, October 12, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: Alumni, $60; Non-Alumni, $80

The time has come for nurses to take national and global leadership roles in the ever changing health care landscape. Discover the nurse leader in you and learn more about the exciting, new Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy with this all-day conference through lectures by the nation's top nurses, noon-time networking and a leadership panel discussion. Earn up to 5 continuing education (CE) credits. Continental breakfast and lunch provided.

Nurse Leadership Conference Lecturers

Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA '92, RN, FAAN
Inaugural Director, Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy
Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Marian Shaughnessy, DNP '17, MNS '85, RN
Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy
Community Leader
Board Member, American Nurses Foundation

The Honorable Carol A. Roe, JD, MSN '79, RN
Mayor of Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Margaret Fitzgerald, DNP '86, RN
Founder, President & Principal Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates

Colleen Leners, DNP '12, APRN, FAANP
Director of Policy, American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Ruth Merkatz, PhD, MSN '77, RN, FAAN
Director of Clinical Development, Population Council's Reproductive Health Program

FPB School of Nursing Cookout

Where: FPB School of Nursing, 2120 Cornell Road, Cleveland, Ohio
When: 4:30-7:30 pm, Friday, October 12, 2018
Cost: Alumni and students, free; Guests, $10

Celebrate Friday night on the courtyard with fun, food, drinks and more. Join fellow FPB alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends as we create one more memory at FPB's Cornell Road home.


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Meet the Deans - Health Sciences Breakfast

Where: InterContinental Cleveland - Ballroom, 9801 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, Ohio
When: 9-10:30 am, Saturday, October 13, 2018
Cost: Alumni & guests, $10; Grand Classes 1968 and earlier & 1 guest, free

Begin your day with a health breakfast and the latest news about the University's Health Sciences from the deans of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, School of Medicine, and School of Dental Medicine. Learn firsthand about the exciting plans for interprofessional education.

Hard Hat Tour of the new Health Education Campus

 Where: InterContinental Cleveland - Ballroom, 9801 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, Ohio
When: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Saturday, October 13, 2018
Cost: Free with attendance at Health Sciences Breakfast

Discover our new home for nursing and interprofessional education. Attendance at the Health Sciences Breakfast is required. There is a 20-guest maximum for each 30-minute session. Space is limited!

FPB School of Nursing Alumni Association Luncheon

Where: FPB School of Nursing, 2120 Cornell Road, Cleveland, Ohio
When: 12:30-2:30 pm, Saturday, October 13, 2018
Cost: Alumni & guests, $30; Grand-classes 1968 and earlier & 1 guest, free

Join FPB alumni, faculty, and friends as we honor the 2018 Alumni Award Winners, and conduct a 50th Reunion Pinning Ceremony. We also say farewell to the FPB Cornell Road Home.