On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing celebrated its 30th Annual Mass and Alumni Awards Ceremony. Alumni and friends of the College gathered in St. Thomas of Villanova Church - with The Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, University president, celebrating Mass - to recognize the accomplishments of this year's Medallion recipients and their innovative contributions to health care.
The 2019 awardees include Stephanie Butler Buxhoeveden '09 BSN, the Medallion for Clinical Excellence in Nursing; Deborah Capone-Swearer '85 MSN, the Medallion for Excellence in Nursing Education; and Carol Filicetti Chwal '91 BSN, the Medallion for Distinguished Leadership in Nursing Practice.
Donna S. Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN, Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor, noted the caliber of the awardees, saying, “We are honoring three brilliant, accomplished women who have definitely been igniting change…Thank you for inspiring us. We are so proud to call you Villanova Nurses.”