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Reunion Weekend…living and learning with our friends

Class of 1961
Twelve of the 16 living nursing alumnae from the Class of 1961 gathered at George’s restaurant in Wayne, Pa on June 11. Mary Chapman Early died in April 2011. Left to right, sitting, are: Betty Gaimarino Henry, Joan Flood Swetz, Betsy White King, Kathy Schultz Callaghan; standing: Joyce Collins Henry, Joan Connolly Flick, Eileen Greyson Hoffman, Mary Ann Valenza Campanale, Agens Leitz McLaughlin, Ali Burlington Battersby, Angela Colasanto Piro, and Marty Davis Majewski.


The College of Nursing welcomed its alumni home on Saturday, June 11, 2011 as part of the University’s Alumni Reunion weekend.  Nursing alumni had a chance to catch up on news about the College during the “Chat with the Dean” where Dr. Louise Fitzpatrick shared the latest initiatives in Driscoll Hall and beyond. 

Alumni from around the University enjoyed a tour of the Driscoll Hall Learning Resource Center clinical simulation labs where undergraduate students demonstrated how they practice skills and refine clinical reasoning while working through clinical scenarios with the computerized human patient simulators and standardized patients (individuals trained to simulate medical conditions accurately and repeatedly in a systematic way, mimicking the appearance, behavior, tone and language of an actual patient).

Additionally, the College was pleased to welcome Christina Larson Kelly ’74 BSN, MSN, RN back to campus where she graciously offered a continuing education session, Reducing Stress through Financial Health, sponsored by the Nursing Alumni Association (watch the video here). She is president of Larson Financial Planning, Inc. in Winchester, Mass. and is a certified financial planner and registered investment advisor.  

Reunion weekend simulation demo
Student John Barrow demonstrates the capabilities of an infant simulator.
Christina Larson Kelly
Nursing graduate Christina Larson Kelly presents critical financial health information to alumni.