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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

Myrna Abi Abdallah-Doumit, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
Anne R. Bavier, PhD, RN, FAAN

Photo of Dr. Myrna Abi Abdallah-DoumitPhD 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)

Photo of Dr. Anne BavierPhD 2003

Former Dean, University of Texas, Arlington

Former President of the NLN

Susan Beck Larson, PhD, APRN, AOCN, FAAN
Mary Ann Cantrell, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN

Photo of Dr. Susan Beck LarsonBSN 1974 

Oncology Nursing Society Nurse Researcher of the Year 2012

Photo of Dr. Mary Ann CantrellBSN 1983

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

Rita Carty, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Kathy Czekanski, PhD, RN, CNE

Photo of Dr. Rita CartyBSN 1965

Former Dean, School of Nursing, George Mason University

Past President, American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Photo of Dr. Kathy Czekanski PhD 2007

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

Margaret DiCuccio, PhD, MSN, RN
Judy Didion, PhD, MSN, RN

Photo of Margaret DiCuccioPhD 2018

Chief Nursing Officer
Allegheny General Hospital

Photo of Dr. Judy Didion

PhD 2007

Dean, Oakland University School of Nursing

James Doelling MS, BSN, RN
Maryann Fralic, DrPH, RN, FAAN

Photo of James DoellingBSN 1988

Associate Director, Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Photo of Dr. Maryann FralicBSN 1960

Former Chief Nursing Officer, Professor Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, John Hopkins University

Duquesne Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni

Faye Grund, PhD, APRN
Sr. Louise Grundish, MEd, MNEd, BSN, RN

Photo of Dr. Faye GrundPhD 2013

Dean and Administrative Officer, Ashland University

Photo of Sr. Louise GrundishBSN, MEd 1963

Current President of Archivists of Congregations of Womens Religions (ACWR)

Diane Hupp, DNP, RN
Barbara Karaktkey Colin, MSN, BSN, RN

Photo of Diane HuppBSN 1987, MSN 1995

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

Photo of Barbara ColinBSN 1971

Chief Nursing Officer, Bayada Nurses, Moorestown, NJ
Mary (Mallie) Kozy, PhD, APRN, BC, RN
Leah Laffey, DNP, RN

Photo of Dr. Mary (Mallie) KozyPhD 2007

Dean, Linfield College School of Nursing, Portland, OR

Photo of Dr. Leah LaffeyBSN 1984, MSN 1987, DNP 2010

CEO, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley

Richard Longo, RN, FACHE, FACMPE
Stephanie Kopp Marshall, MSN, RN, FAAN

Photo of Richard LongoBSN 1975

Healthcare Consultant

Photo of Stephanie MarshallBSN 1975

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

Carolynn Masters, PhD, RN
Maribeth McLaughlin, MPM, BSN, RN

Photo of Dr. Carolynn MastersPhD 2000

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

Photo of Maribeth McLaughlinBSN 1985

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

Denise McNulty, DNP, RN
Diane Mead, BSN, RN

Photo of Denise McNultyDNP 2010

Chief Nursing Officer, Park Royal Hospital

Photo of Diane Mead

BSN 1989

President and CEO, Bethany Hospice

Ramona Nelson, PhD, RN-BC, ANEF, FAAN
Wendy Robinson, PhD, RN, FNP-BC,CNE

Photo of Dr. Ramona NelsonBSN 1966

Professor Emerita, Slippery Rock University

President, Ramona Nelson Consulting

Photo of Dr. Wendy RobinsonMSN 2008, PhD 2012

President/CEO, Helene Fuld College of Nursing

Andrea Schmid-Mazzoccoli, Phd, RN, FAAN
Gretchen Schumacher, PhD, GNP-C, FNP, NP-C

Photo of Dr. Andrea Schmid-MazzoccoliBSN, MBA 1997

Chief Nursing Officer, Bon Secours Health System

Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow

Photo of Dr. Gretchen SchumacherPhD 2006

Director of Nurse Practitioner Program,
Michigan State University

Member of Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission

Lori Schumacher Anderson, PhD, RN
Major General Kimberly Siniscalchi, MSN, BSN, RN

Photo of Dr. Lori SchumacherPhD 2004

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

Photo of Major General SiniscalchiBSN 1979

Assistant Air Force Surgeon General, Medical Force Development

Assistant Air Force Surgeon General, Nursing Services

Amy Smith, DNP, RN
Marlaine C. Smith, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN

Photo of Dr. Amy Smith DNP 2012

Chief Operating Officer, Sharon Regional Health System

Photo of Dr. Marlaine Smith BSN 1972

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

Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Allison Squires, PhD, RN, FAAN

Photo of Dr. Mary Ellen Smith GlasgowPhD 2002

Dean and Professor, Duquesne University School of Nursing

Former Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow

Photo of Dr. Allison SquiresMSN 1999

Associate Professor, New York University

Deputy Director, International Education & Visiting Scholars

Suzan Ulrich, DrPH, CNM, FACNM
Patricia Valoon, MSN, RN

Photo of Dr. Suzan Ulrich

BSN 1976

Dean of Nursing & Respiratory Care, Henrietta Schmoll School of Health, St. Catherine University

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow

Photo of Patricia ValoonMSN 1965

Retired, Senior Administrator and Chief Nursing Officer, New York University Langone Medical Center
Sister Carol Zupancic, MSN, BSN, RN

Photo of Sr. Carol ZupancicBSN 1975

Former Vice President of Nursing at St. Francis Hospital