Distinguished Nursing Alumni

The School of Nursing has provided nursing education since 1937 and is continuing its tradition of being a critical link to healthier communities and a source of pride for Pittsburgh and beyond. We have prepared leaders, locally and globally, to positively impact health and advocate for the oppressed and vulnerable. We are indeed fortunate to have accomplished clinicians, executives, faculty, and deans among our alumni who are leaders in the nursing discipline. Please join me in congratulating these distinguished alumni.

Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Dean and Professor

alumna myrna abi abdallah-doumit headshot    

Myrna Abi Abdallah-Doumit, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
PhD 2006

President of the Order of Nurses in Lebanon (similar to the ANA in the US)
Assistant Dean and Associate Professor, Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing, Lebanese American University(LAU)

alumna anne r. bavier Anne R. Bavier, PhD, RN, FAAN

PhD 2003

Former Dean, University of Texas, Arlington
Former President of the NLN

headshot of Noreen Beardmore

Noreen Beardmore, BSN, RN
BSN 1984
(1961-2021)

Former Health and Safety Coordinator for the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana Schools

alumna susan beck

Susan Beck Larson, PhD, APRN, AOCN, FAAN
BSN 1974

Oncology Nursing Society Nurse Researcher of the Year 2012

alumna mary ann cantrell

Mary Ann Cantrell, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN
BSN 1983

Professor and Director of PhD Program, Villanova University School of Nursing

alumna rita carty

Rita Carty, DNSc, RN, FAAN
BSN 1965

Former Dean, School of Nursing, George Mason University
Past President, American Association of Colleges of Nursing

alumna kathy czekanski

Kathy Czekanski, PhD, RN, CNE
PhD 2007

Dean and Associate Professor, LaSalle University School of Nursing and Health Sciences

alumna margaret dicuccio

Margaret DiCuccio, PhD, MSN, RN
PhD 2018

Chief Nursing Officer
Allegheny General Hospital

alumna judy didion

Judy Didion, PhD, MSN, RN
PhD 2007

Dean, Oakland University School of Nursing

almn jame doelling

James Doelling MS, BSN, RN
BSN 1988

CEO/Medical Center Director at the Hines VA Hospital in Hines, IL

alumna maryann fralic

Maryann Fralic, DrPH, RN, FAAN
BSN 1960

Former Chief Nursing Officer, Professor Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, John Hopkins University
Duquesne Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni

headshot of alumna Karen Gittings

Karen Gittings, DNP, RN, CNE, CNEcl
MSN 2006, DNP 2010

Dean, Francis Marion University School of Health Sciences, Florence, SC

alumna faye grund

Faye Grund, PhD, APRN
PhD 2013

Dean and Administrative Officer, Ashland University

alumna sister louise grundish

Sister Louise Grundish, MEd, MNEd, BSN, RN
BSN, MEd 1963

Current President of Archivists of Congregations of Women Religious (ACWR)

alumna rose higgins

Rose Higgins, MPM, BSN
BSN 1983

Chief Executive Officer, HealthMyne

alumna diane hupp

Diane Hupp, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
BSN 1987, MSN 1995

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

alumna barbara karaktkey colin

Barbara Karaktkey Colin, MSN, BSN, RN
BSN 1971

Chief Nursing Officer, Bayada Nurses, Moorestown, NJ

alumna mary kozy

Mary (Mallie) Kozy, PhD, APRN, BC, RN
PhD 2007

Dean, Linfield College School of Nursing, Portland, OR

alumna leah lafferty

Leah Laffey, DNP, RN
BSN 1984, MSN 1987, DNP 2010

CEO, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley

alumn richard longo

Richard Longo, RN, FACHE, FACMPE
BSN 1975

Healthcare Consultant

alumna stephanie kopp marshall

Stephanie Kopp Marshall, MSN, RN, FAAN
BSN 1975

Director for Community Partnerships for the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

alumna carolynn masters

Carolynn Masters, PhD, RN
PhD 2000

Former Provost and Academic Vice President of Gannon University in Erie, PA

alumna maribeth mclaughlin

Maribeth McLaughlin, MPM, BSN, RN
BSN 1985

Vice President of Women's Health for UPMC and Vice President of Operations, Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC

alumna denise mcnulty

Denise McNulty, DNP, RN
DNP 2010

Chief Nursing Officer, Park Royal Hospital

alumna diane mead

Diane Mead, BSN, RN
BSN 1989

President and CEO, Bethany Hospice

alumna ramona nelson

Ramona Nelson, PhD, RN-BC, ANEF, FAAN
BSN 1966

Professor Emerita, Slippery Rock University
President, Ramona Nelson Consulting

wendy robinson

Wendy Robinson, PhD, RN, FNP-BC,CNE
MSN 2008, PhD 2012

President/CEO, Helene Fuld College of Nursing

alumna andrea schmid-mazzoccoli

Andrea Schmid-Mazzoccoli, Phd, RN, FAAN
BSN, MBA 1997

Chief Nursing Officer, Bon Secours Health System
Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow

alumna gretchen schumacher

Gretchen Schumacher, PhD, GNP-C, FNP, NP-C
PhD 2006

Director of Nurse Practitioner Program,
Michigan State University
Member of Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission

alumna lori schumacher anderson

Lori Schumacher Anderson, PhD, RN
PhD 2004

Associate Dean Academic Affairs, Associate Professor, Georgia Health Sciences University

alumna major general kimberly siniscalchi

Major General Kimberly Siniscalchi, MSN, BSN, RN
BSN 1979

Assistant Air Force Surgeon General, Medical Force Development
Assistant Air Force Surgeon General, Nursing Services

alumna amy smith

Amy Smith, DNP, RN
DNP 2012

Chief Operating Officer, Sharon Regional Health System

alumna marlaine smith

Marlaine C. Smith, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
BSN 1972

Former Dean and Helen K. Persson Eminent Scholar for the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University

alumna mary ellen glasgow

Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
PhD 2002

Dean and Professor, Duquesne University School of Nursing
Vice Provost for Research, Duquesne University
Former Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow

Alumna Susan A. Stuart

Susan A. Stuart, BSN, RN
BSN 1989

President and CEO
Center for Organ Recovery and Education

alumna allison squires

Allison Squires, PhD, RN, FAAN
MSN 1999

Associate Professor, New York University
Deputy Director, International Education & Visiting Scholars

alumna suzan ulrich

Suzan Ulrich, DrPH, CNM, FACNM
BSN 1976

Dean of Nursing & Respiratory Care, Henrietta Schmoll School of Health, St. Catherine University
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow

alumna patricia valoon

Patricia Valoon, MSN, RN
MSN 1965

Retired, Senior Administrator and Chief Nursing Officer, New York University Langone Medical Center

alumna sister carol zupancic

Sister Carol Zupancic, MSN, BSN, RN
BSN 1975

Former Vice President of Nursing at St. Francis Hospital