A Weekend to Remember (from Forefront)

FPB Alumni Award Winners 2023

A Weekend to Remember
Homecoming and Reunion celebration featured prominent alumni and an unforgettable gala

Case Western Reserve University hosted Homecoming and Reunion Weekend in October, with alumni joining for more than 100 in-person and virtual events during which they reconnected with friends, faculty and family.

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing’s program for the weekend included a presentation by Erika Cheung, RN (NUR ’12), emergency management manager at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, about the role of nurses in disasters, as well as a faculty and alumni panel discussion on health equity in nursing. Later, Dean Carol Musil, PhD, RN (NUR ’79; GRS ’91, nursing) delivered the State of the School address and the Alumni Association Board held its Annual Community Meeting.

The first evening concluded with the Alumni Association Awards cocktail reception during which the Alumni Association Board presented the Young Alumni Award to Julia Blanchette, PhD, RN (NUR ’14; GRS ’20, nursing); the Award for Excellence to Adelais Markaki, PhD, RN (NUR ’92; GRS ’92, anthropology); and the Distinguished Alumni Award to Freida Chavez, DNP, RN (NUR ’13). Members of the Class of 1973 in attendance marked their 50th anniversary with honorary pins.

The nursing school community turned out the next night for a centennial gala at the Tinkham Veale University Center. The once-in-a-century event featured many speakers including university leadership and prominent School of Nursing alumni.

Read more about the gala in “Celebrating a century.

View photos from the 2023 FPB Alumni Awards and Reception on the FPB Alumni Flickr page.