Mixed Class Years

Nursing Excellence and Outstanding Student Preceptor Award Winners

Emilia Braun (BSN ’12), Judy Sutton Hammond (BSN ’76), and Julie Grishaw (BSN ’07, MSN ’10) were UVA Health System’s 2018 Nursing Excellence Award recipients, while Dawn Bourne (BSN ’04, MSN ’10, DNP ’16) and Amy Gilchrist (BSN ’15) received the School’s Outstanding Student Preceptor Awards for 2018.

University of Pennsylvania MSN grads

UVA Nuring grads pose in caps and gowns after earning MSN degrees from University of Pennsylvania

On May 13, 2018, Darcy Alimenti (BSN ’14), Claire Hunn (BSN ’14), Alexandra Hunt (BSN ’13), Michelle Maiers (BSN ’13) and Abigael (Abby) Whitaker (BSN ’14) each graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with master’s degrees in nursing. Says Claire: “We will forever love UVA, but it has been wonderful to continue to be friends and classmates during grad school!”


Nancy Howell Agee (BSN '79)

The National Center for Health Care Leadership awarded Nancy Howell Agee (BSN ’79) its Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award for 2018, noting that Nancy “finds ways to inspire, encourage and persuade, be curious and celebrate the strengths of others.” Nancy, a key architect at the Virginia Tech Carillion School of Medicine, is chair of the American Hospital Association.


Sheldon Barr (BSN '93, MSN '98)

Sheldon Barr (BSN `93, MSN `98) was named chief operating officer for HCA Virginia’s Chippenham Hospital, Previously COO at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in New Hampshire, Sheldon also earned an MBA from Western Governor’s University and holds a Six Sigma Green Belt in Healthcare from Villanova.


Jolie W. Crowder (MSN '00)

Jolie W. Crowder (MSN ’00), currently pursuing a PhD in nursing at UVA, received the Tamkin Scholar Award at the University of South Carolina Symposium on Elder Abuse, held in Pasadena, CA, in March, 2018.


Rhonda Barton-Joe Wade (BSN '09)

Rhonda Barton-Wade, BSN '09, dressed in white wedding gown, kisses new husband, Russel Wade, in black tuxedo at May 19, 2018, wedding

Rhonda Barton-Joe Wade (BSN ’09) - a clinical educator for GE Healthcare - married Russel Wade May 19, 2018, in Richmond. The couple resides in Washington, D.C.

Sara Wassel (BSN '09, MSN '14)

Newlyweds Harrison Covall and UVA Nursing grad Sara Wassel, dressed in tuxedo and wedding dress, feed each other wedding cake. Sara smashes cake into husband's mouth.

Sara Wassel (BSN ’09, MSN ’14) and Harrison Covall - married on February 25, 2018, in Washington D.C. - welcomed son Maxwell Willis Covall July 19, 2018. The couple currently resides in Old Greenwich, CT.


Page Dunbar (BSN '11, MSN '17)

Page Dunbar, BSN '11, preparing for her weeding wedding on April 17, 2018

Page Dunbar (BSN ’11, MSN ’17) - a nurse practitioner with UVA Medical Center’s Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and the Acute Pain Service - and Arjun Muthusubramanian (MD ’15, MPH ’15) married in Richmond, VA on April 7, 2018.  The couple resides in Charlottesville.


Victoria Tucker (BSN '12)

Victoria Tucker (BSN ’12, PhD '19) received the Barbara Brodie Scholars Endowment Award for her work, “Moving Lines: Black Nurses’ Experiences during Desegregation, 1950 – 1980,” as well as an American Association for the History of Nursing H-31 Pre-doctoral Research Grant for the work.


Rachel Holland Wetherill (BSN '13)

Rachel Holland Wetherill (BSN `13) Rachel Holland Wetherill (BSN `13) gave birth to son Jacob on May 25, 2018. Rachel - who worked as an elementary school nurse in the Hampton City Public Schools before maternity leave - lives with husband Jarrod in Yorktown, VA.


Abigail Harries (BSN '14)

Abigail Harries (BSN ’14) began work as a critical care fellow at Intermountain Healthcare, the only state-of-the-art post-graduate training program for nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the Western U.S., becoming the first nurse practitioner to hold this prestigious position.

Susan Murphy (BSN '14)

UVA Health System nurse Susan Murphy (BSN ’14) received the Daisy Award in January, 2018, after being nominated by a patient who lauded her “positive attitude and encouraging words.” “Without her,” the patient wrote, “I would have been completely lost on this journey.”


Ashley (Browne) Wade (BSN '15)

CORRECTION: In the Spring 2018 issue of Virginia Nursing Legacy, we misattributed a photo of UVA medical Center clinician Ashley (Browne) Wade (BSN `15), who was honored at the VNA Gala last fall for exceptional patient care and safety. We regret the error.

Muriel Hollandsworth (BSN '15)

Muriel Hollandsworth (BSN ’15, MSN '21) received one of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s Board of Directors scholarships for 2018, one of just 30 students chosen from around the country.


In Memoriam

Frances M. Harryman (DIPLO '44)

Charlottesville, VA
29 March 2018

Alison D. Crews (DIPLO '45)

Great Falls, VA
27 January 2018

Ada S. Northrop (DIPLO '47)

Watertown, NY
1 July 2018

Frances L. Robison (DIPLO '47)

Indian Harbour Beach, FL
20 February 2018

Maxine K. Leveque (DIPLO '47)

Mechanicsville, VA
2 March 2018

Shirley Lawrence Love (DIPLO '47)

Lynchburg, VA
15 May 2018

Dorothy R. Ringer (DIPLO '48)

Ewing, NJ
16 December 2016

Jean H. Brown (DIPLO '48)

Springfield, VA
2 April 2018

Joann M. Lowdon (DIPLO '48)

Roanoke, VA
22 May 2018

Kathleen V. Marshall (DIPLO '48)

Roanoke, VA
8 February 2018

Betsy Pharr Kuehen (DIPLO '49)

Cary, NC
1 May 2018

Kathryn Short Carr (DIPLO '49)

Charlottesville, VA
11 March 2018

Ethelene N. Schelling (DIPLO '51)

Seattle, WA
31 May 2018

Lee C. McLawhon (DIPLO '52)

Independence, VA
16 January 2018

Mrs. Shirley M. Herring (BSN '56)

Kinston, NC
6 June 2018

Joyce Longanacre Stokes (DIPLO '57)

Moneta, VA
30 March 2018

Dorothea Myers (BSN '60)

Roanoke, VA
30 March 2018

Martha Thomas Morton (BSN '63)

Wall Township, NJ
3 March 2018

Barbara McMahon (DIPLO '65, BSN '69)

Napa, CA
1 April 2018

Dana Slusher Anfin (BSN '67)

Lexington, VA
19 March 2018

Alice Andrews Bilbo (BSN '71)

Clarksville, VA
24 May 2018

Mary Hahl Bracke (BSN '76)

Plainsboro, NJ
10 November 2017

Elizabeth A. Hollingsworth (BSN '77)

Middletown, VA
31 May 2018

Carolyn Watson Winn (BSN '78)

Atlanta, GA
17 June 2018

Shirley Perry (BSN '88)

Centreville, VA
30 June 2018

Myra J. Swan (BSN '91, MSN '93)

Charlottesville, VA
4 April 2018

Felice Marie Frederick (BSN '95)

Arlington, VA
6 March 2018

Manuel V. Calayo (BSN '99)

Virginia Beach, VA
27 May 2018