Class News


An energetic 96 years old, Helen Wilcox Gordon keeps in touch with the Alumni Association through email. Most of her career focused on public health and school nursing, but now she claims to be an expert in geriatrics as she interacts with all her friends at her retirement community in California.


Ann Rae Timanus Erickson earned her Nurse Anesthetist diploma at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she worked before moving to Pennsylvania and working as an instructor at the Chestnut Hill Hospital. She is now involved in the historic preservation of her hometown.


This fall, M. Louise Fitzpatrick, Villanova University College of Nursing’s Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Student Nurses’ Association in Pennsylvania and had a scholarship established in her name by the Nurses Educational Funds Inc.



Judith McLeod has been named dean of the new School of Nursing at California Southern University in Irvine after a long and successful nursing practice that included patient care, education, and management positions.


After graduating from the Hopkins Evening College, Margaret Carol Kaufman Heinlein went on to receive a master’s degree from Towson University and is now retired from a public health career at both the Baltimore County Department of Health and the Maryland Health Department.


Suzannah Sabin, who has worked in medical-surgical, acute care rehabilitation, public health, outpatient and private office settings as well as in the field of pharmaceutical research, is now a self-employed Integrative Nurse Coach at Princeton Integrative Coaching, LLC.


Before retirement, James Buzzard worked in occupational and environmental health at a VA Medical Center. Now he enjoys volunteering at a musical instrument museum and with a local church to develop a senior group home and assisted-living center.


Ray Blush recently earned his DNP from Oakland University and now leads the acute care nurse practitioner program at University of Michigan School of Nursing, where he has been a clinical instructor since 2009. He lives outside of Ann Arbor with his wife
and three children.


Classmates Lindsay Bischel and Jes Deputy were married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in Graeagle, CA. Lindsay works as an inpatient clinical nurse specialist on a surgical oncology floor at Stanford and Jes recently graduated with her MBA/MPH from Berkeley.

Lindsay Bischel and Jes Deputy were married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in Graeagle, CA.


Lauren Underwood is using her master’s degree in public health nursing as an appointee in the Obama Administration working as a special assistant for the assistant secretary for preparedness and response.


Even though officially retired, Margaret-Rose Agostino is still doing work with the Delaware state government to improve perinatal outcomes and is working with the National AWHONN as part of an expert panel developing an interview tool to be used in analysis of severe maternal morbidity/mortality.


After several years as an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Jeanne Alhusen began a new position at the University of Virginia in January, where she is a tenure track associate professor and assistant dean of research.


Engagement photos of Felicia Sam and her fiancé, David Nartey, went viral during the blizzard that rocked the East Coast in January. Felicia, who is currently working at the Johns Hopkins Hospital neurosciences critical care unit, recently returned to campus as part of a Recent Alumni Panel for current students.

Engagement photos of Felicia Sam and her fiancé, David Nartey
Engagement photos of Felicia Sam and her fiancé, David Nartey

Photos by Dotun Ayodeji


Lucille G. Wahrenbrock ’40
Katherine Benica Bowman ’41
Jerry Williamson Horn ’42
Ruth D. Hearn ’43
Mary Anderson Stiver ’45
Barbara V. Drucker ’46
Edith F. Friedman ’47
Helen F. Frisk ’47
Liz Y. Krause ’48
Mary B. Parran ’51

Teresina Bifano Walton ’51
Helen M. Gaines ’52
Joan H. Abashian ’53
Adelene L. Darr ’53
Barbara J. Brown ’54
Patricia Gill Gibbs ’55
Janet L. Ehrlich ’56
Sandra Wilt MacKinnon ’57
Miriam S. Miller ’60