By Deb Corteggiano Kennedy, ’73
Virtual Reunion Weekend
The coronavirus did put a damper on Reunion Weekend 2020, but I ask fellow alumni to hold that thought until 2021 when we will celebrate and do justice to the Fifty Year Honorees from 1970 and 1971. The Distinguished Alumni Award will also be presented at the 2021 celebration. Nominations are still being accepted. Look to the Church Home Facebook Page for ongoing updates.
A Presence in the New Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
The new wing of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing will not open soon enough. It promises to be spectacular and truly state of the art. Befitting indeed for the No. 1 school in the country! In the new school Garden, a bench has been purchased by Patricia Kniffin Roberts, ’65 in honor of Church Home Alumni.
In the new building, a quilt will hang adorned with squares of memories, symbols, and more. Church Home Alumni purchased two 10-inch squares for the quilt. The squares will proudly display the Church Home Pin and the Ensign on the Hill Dome.
Honor Guard to Begin
Many alumni have expressed interest in starting a Nursing Honor Guard to honor deceased alumni. I have obtained a vintage Church Home cape and genuine white clinic shoes for future ceremonies. This is a very special tradition that many nursing schools around the country have been doing for years.
I urge everyone to read up on this and appreciate how very special this will be for deceased alumni when requested.
Always Ready to Help!
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, several alumnae have been busy stitching away to help others. Barbara Zelenka Spink, ’69 has made over 300 masks for nurses in New York, Kennedy Krieger, and Masonic Homes. Debbie Cappoloni Edmunds, ’70 was busy making masks (and shields with her 3-D printer), and Mary Ann DeSisco Frey, ’67 donated her time and talent to make gowns and masks for local Health Care Heroes! Susan Riddleberger, ’73 volunteered with local AORN members to make masks to support both nurses and local Homeless Shelters. Thank you to all of these talented and generous alumnae for their donation of time and caring during this devastation.
Church Notes In Memoriam
Judith Dorothy Lutz ’60
Agnes Thompson Roden ’49