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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

Dr. Anne Bavier is among the nation's pre-eminent leaders in nursing education. Her extraordinary vision and commitment ensures "that nurse educators have access to the best resources, the most current research, the newest techniques, and the encouragement needed to create the best teaching-learning environments."

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

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

Inducted into the American Academy of Nursing 2015

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

Judy Didion, PhD, MSN, RN
James Doelling MS, BSN, RN

Photo of Dr. Judy DidionPhD 2007

Dean, Oakland University School of Nursing

Photo of James DoellingBSN 1988

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

"I am so thankful for my time at Duquesne. I grew tremendously as a person and obtained so much confidence and pride. I will be forever appreciative."

Maryann Fralic, DrPH, RN, FAAN
Faye Grund, PhD, APRN
Photo of Dr. Maryann FralicBSN 1960

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

Duquesne Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni

Photo of Dr. Faye GrundPhD 2013

Dean and Administrative Officer, Ashland University
Sr. Louise Grundish, MEd, MNEd, BSN, RN
Diane Hupp, DNP, RN

Photo of Sr. Louise GrundishBSN, MEd 1963

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

Chair of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill Bicentennial Committee - celebrating the foundation of Sisters of Charity in the United States by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in 1809

Photo of Diane HuppBSN 1987, MSN 1995

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Barbara Karaktkey Colin, MSN, BSN, RN
Mary (Mallie) Kozy, PhD, APRN, BC, RN

Photo of Barbara ColinBSN 1971

Chief Nursing Officer, Bayada Nurses, Moorestown, NJ

Photo of Dr. Mary (Mallie) KozyPhD 2007

Dean, Linfield College School of Nursing, Portland, OR
Leah Laffey, DNP, RN
Richard Longo, RN, FACHE, FACMPE

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

CEO, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley

Photo of Richard LongoBSN 1975

Healthcare Consultant

Stephanie Kopp Marshall, MSN, RN, FAAN
Carolynn Masters, PhD, RN

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

Photo of Dr. Carolynn MastersPhD 2000

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

Maribeth McLaughlin, MPM, BSN, RN
Denise McNulty, DNP, RN

Photo of Maribeth McLaughlinBSN 1985

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

Photo of Denise McNultyDNP 2010

Chief Nursing Officer, Park Royal Hospital

Diane Mead, BSN, RN
Ramona Nelson, PhD, RN-BC, ANEF, FAAN

BPhoto of Diane MeadSN 1989

President and CEO, Bethany Hospice

Photo of Dr. Ramona NelsonBSN 1966

Professor Emerita, Slippery Rock University

President, Ramona Nelson Consulting

Wendy Robinson, PhD, RN, FNP-BC,CNE
Andrea Schmid-Mazzoccoli, Phd, RN, FAAN
Photo of Dr. Wendy RobinsonMSN 2008, PhD 2012
President/CEO, Helene Fuld College of Nursing

Photo of Dr. Andrea Schmid-MazzoccoliBSN, MBA 1997

Chief Nursing Officer, Bon Secours Health System

Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow

Gretchen Schumacher, PhD, GNP-C, FNP, NP-C
Lori Schumacher Anderson, PhD, RN

PPhoto of Dr. Gretchen SchumacherhD 2006

Director of Nurse Practitioner Program,
Michigan State University

Member of Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission

Photo of Dr. Lori SchumacherPhD 2004

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

Major General Kimberly Siniscalchi, MSN, BSN, RN
Amy Smith, DNP, RN

Photo of Major General SiniscalchiBSN 1979

Assistant Air Force Surgeon General, Medical Force Development

Assistant Air Force Surgeon General, Nursing Services

Photo of Dr. Amy Smith DNP 2012

Chief Operating Officer, Sharon Regional Health System
Marlaine C. Smith, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
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

Photo of Dr. Mary Ellen Smith GlasgowPhD 2002

Dean and Professor, Duquesne University School of Nursing

Former Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow

Allison Squires, PhD, RN, FAAN
Suzan Ulrich, DrPH, CNM, FACNM

Photo of Dr. Allison SquiresMSN 1999

Associate Professor, New York University

Deputy Director, International Education & Visiting Scholars

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

Patricia Valoon, MSN, RN
Sister Carol Zupancic, MSN, BSN, RN

Photo of Patricia ValoonMSN 1965

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

Photo of Sr. Carol ZupancicBSN 1975Former Vice President of Nursing at St. Francis Hospital