Class of 1960 (BSN '60)

Members of the BSN Class of 1960 gathered at the Outer Banks, NC, in summer 2022, as they do each year. Back row, left to right: Carmen McKinney Williams, Ruth Thompson White, Janet Youngs, Meg Reed McPherson, and Meg's friend Ann. Seated: Margie Saunders Howell, Faye Pierce Sims, and Barbara Broome Bell. PHOTO

The BSN class of 1960 gathered in the Outer Banks in 2022.


Clarissa Sykes Lovegrove (BSN '77, MSN '93)

Clarissa Sykes Lovegrove (BSN ’77, MSN ’93) retired from Carilion Clinic in the fall of 2021. Though she began her career in the recovery room at UVA Hospital, Lisa spent more than 40 years at Carilion Clinic working in adult ICUs and staff recruitment, development, and education before finishing her career as a certified clinical documentation specialist. She lives in Roanoke, VA.


Rita Pickler (PhD '90)

Rita Pickler (PhD' 90), the FloAnn Sours Easton Endowed Professor of Child and Adolescent Health and director of PhD and MS programs at Ohio State University's College of Nursing, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Midwestern Nursing Research Society in the spring of 2020. Rita, a faithful member of the Friends of Brodie alumni group who studies the care of preterm infants, said,  "I am grateful and deeply honored that I was nominated by colleagues whom I have mentored. I have been privileged in my own career to have received excellent mentoring and collegial support, making this award possible."


Rick Carpenter (BSN '97, MSN '13, DNP '17)

Rick Carpenter, BSN '97, MSN '13, DNP '17, UVA School of Nursing. Photo by Sanjay Suchak.

After a 36-year career, Richard “Rick” M. Carpenter (BSN ’97, MSN ’13, DNP ’17) of Charlottesville, VA, retired from UVA Health’s Medical ICU and Special Pathogens Unit, where he was a beloved, award-winning nurse manager.


Rachel Nauman (BSN '01)

Rachel Craig Nauman (BSN ’01) was appointed administrator of ambulatory nursing at UVA Health, a new role that oversees ambulatory patient care programs and drives continuous improvement in ambulatory services. Rachel—who has worked in various roles at UVA Health for the last 15 years—comes to the job after working as a NICU nurse manager and as a clinical and operational director for several UVA clinics, including its COVID clinic.


Danielle McCamey (BSN '03)

Danielle McCamey (BSN '03)—assistant dean for clinical practice and relationships at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing—recently published an editorial titled, "DNPs of Color: Building community and creating opportunities, inspiring nurses, empowering professionals, transforming nursing practice," in the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. Danielle is the founder, CEO, and president of DNPs of Color, an international nonprofit based in Baltimore, MD, where she lives. Learn more at the DNPs of Color website.


Anne Scatena (BSN '13)

Anne Scatena (BSN' 13) was named Medstar Georgetown Hospital's 2022 NICU Associate of the Year, its 2022 Nurse of the Year, and earned the hospital's Spirit Award for her expertise in case management in 2022. Annie, who lives in Washington, DC, recently assumed a new role at MedStar, where she creates discharge protocols for high-risk infants and children in the NICU and pediatric units.


Alex Wolf (MSN '16, DNP '16)

Alex Wolf (MSN '16, DNP' 16), formerly a palliative care nurse practitioner at Fishersville, VA-based Augusta Health, Cincinnati-based TriHealth, and UC Health, and a former clinical instructor at the UVA School of Nursing shares, "I'm starting a new position as an assistant professor at the School of Nursing at MGH Institute of Health Professions!" Alex lives in Medford, MA.


Dallas Ducar (MSN '17, CERTI '19)

Dallas Michelle Ducar (MSN '17, CERTI' 19), of Florence, MA, received the American Nurse Foundation's Tim Porter-O'Grady Nurse Leadership Award for her role in redefining what it means to provide gender-affirming care to the transgender community. Dallas is the founding CEO of Transhealth Northampton, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that provides comprehensive healthcare for transgender and gender-diverse individuals.

Inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing this fall, she is on faculty at UVA's Schools of Nursing and Medicine, as well as at Columbia University, Northeastern University, and the MGH Institute for Health Professions.

HoChong Gilles (DNP '17)

In early 2020, HoChong Gilles (DNP '17), a nurse practitioner at the McGuire Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Midlothian, VA, where she is a clinical program manager of hepatology and liver transplant, received the "Excellence in Advocacy" award from the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners (VCNP). HoChong is the past president of VCNP.

Alice Xie (BSN '17)

Alice Xie (BSN' 17), of Boston, MA, biked across the country in the summer of 2022 to raise awareness for affordable housing on a trip organized by Bike & Build, a nonprofit organization she discovered through classmate Daniel Poehailos (BSN '17), who completed the journey in 2015. Alice began medical school at Boston University last summer.


Aaron Matthews (DNP '19)

While stationed at Schofield Barracks Army Base in Oahu, HI, Major Joseph Aaron Matthews (DNP '19) trained military colleagues through lively simulated scenarios he designed and deployed. In 2020, Aaron organized a simulation to improve military nurses' nasopharyngeal swab collection skills at Honolulu, HI-based Tripler Army Medical Center, training more than 300 "COVID pickers." In 2021, he conceptualized and ran a multi-disciplinary joint service training event involving more than 130 participants—from emergency physicians to new medics—which involved "paintballs flying, crying standardized patients, and care of Sim Man 3Gs for an ACLS/ATLS resuscitation." "Simulation is a huge part of my work," Aaron reported, noting he's "carrying the banner forward."


Meghan M. Bradshaw (BSN '20)

Meghan M. Bradshaw (BSN '20), a registered nurse at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC, received a DAISY Award for her extraordinary care of a patient with whom she shared a love of softball. This connection proved essential when the patient showed signs of stress. "Meghan did everything she could to calm the patient and make the transition smooth," her nominators wrote.

In Memoriam

Melva D. Bass (DIPLO '47)

Bristol, TN
25 June 2022

Bobbie C. Spangler (DIPLO '48)

Scott Depot, WV
17 August 2022

Levonda Duncan McDaniel (DIPLO '50)

Abingdon, VA
5 January 2022

Joan Padgett Trice (DIPLO '52)

Charlottesville, VA
13 August 2022

Nancy Twyman James (DIPLO '53)

27 February 2022

Maiddie F. Pierry (DIPLO '53)

22 November 2021

Sylvia Davis Whitfield (DIPLO '53)

11 August 2022

Marjorie Templeton Quigg (DIPLO '54)

Winchester, VA
1 April 2022

Mandaville N. Bower (BSN '55)

Flowood, MS
7 May 2022

DeLois Dawn Olinger (DIPLO '58)

Tazewell, VA
30 March 2022

Diane M. Irwing (BSN '59)

Leesburg, VA
13 November 2016

Kathryn W. Kelsey (BSN '59)

Ivy, VA
10 June 2022

Patricia Vought Grine (BSN '60)

5 September 2022

Deanna J. Martin (BSN '63)

McLean, VA
18 June 2022

Kathryn Bivens Vining (DIPLO '63)

Gastonia, NC
30 August 2022

Jayne Gosnell Helm (BSN '64)

Raleigh, NC
7 August 2022

Diane H. Hughes (BSN '73, CERTI '81)

Crozet, VA
7 June 2022

Mildred L. Friedman (BSN '74)

Wytheville, VA
13 June 2022

Betty G. Kenley (MSN '74)

Mechanicsville, VA
31 May 2022

Alice M. Bookout (MSN '76)

Shallote, NC
22 July 2022

Leigh P. Pulley (BSN '81)

20 July 2022

Patricia Jane Uzsoy (MSN '87)

Lynchburg, VA
14 August 2022

Lisa Margheim-Cox (BSN '88)

Fishersville, VA
22 April 2022

Anna M. E. Miller (MSN '90)

10 June 2022

Christine Marie Prince (BSN '90)

24 August 2022

Kathryn Rawlins Dort (BSN '92, MSN '93)

17 May 2022

Amber Robinson Lanter (BSN '96)

Barboursville, VA
9 July 2022

Barbara A. Ressler (BSN '03)

Old Bridge, NJ
22 August 2022

Ellen J. Dehaven (BSN '07, MSN '10)

Hardy, VA
1 August 2022

Daphne A. Russell (BSN '08)

24 April 2022

Kathryn T. Morris (BSN '12)

Advance, NC
18 August 2022