Past Alumni Award Recipients

 

The following lists include the 2020 recipients of the Frances Payne Bolton Legacy AwardAward for ExcellenceYoung Alumni Award for Excellence and the Distinguished Alumni Award.

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Marian K. Shaughnessy, DNP '17, MSN '85 (posthumous)

Founder, Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy

Educator, Administrator and Community Leader

A double alumna, her vision of leadership inspired the establishment of the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy.

The Frances Payne Bolton Legacy Award, given at 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.

Watch Dr. Shaughnessy's video segment from Homecoming 2020.
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Judy E. Davidson, DNP '08, RN, MCCM, FAAN

Nurse Scientist

University of California San Diego Health, Education, Development and Research

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated continuous, outstanding, creative and exemplary contributions to the disciplines of nursing and health care or have made noteworthy contributions in related fields throughout their careers.

Watch Dr. Davidson's video segment from Homecoming 2020
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Nancy H. Wagner, DNP '09, RN, CNE

Chair and Professor

Department of Nursing, Youngstown State University

The Award for Excellence recognizes alumni who demonstrate outstanding leadership and achievement in nursing, and have made a significant contribution in nursing or related areas of health care.

Watch Dr. Wagner's video segment from Homecoming 2020
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Pamela Slaven-Lee, DNP '08, FNP-C, FAANP, CHSE

Clinical Associate Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, The George Washington University

The Young Alumni Award for Excellence recognizes outstanding achievement and significant contributions in nursing or related areas of health care by alumni early in their careers after graduation from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

Watch Dr. Slaven-Lee's video segment from Homecoming 2020

A list of winners prior to 2020, separated by category:


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.

Year Name
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.

Year Name
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

   
2017 Martha K. Swartz NUR '77

 

2016 Michael E. Zychowicz, DNP ’06

 

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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.

   
2017 Kirstyn M. Kameg DNP ‘08

 

2016 Diana R. DeBartolomeo Mager, DNP ‘09

 

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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.

   
2016 Catherine Lindenberg, BSN’66

 

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