Indiana University School of Nursing Announces Top 100 Alumni Legacy Leaders in Celebration of 100th Anniversary

As part of its 100th Anniversary Celebration, Indiana University School of Nursing is pleased to announce the first recipients of the Alumni Legacy Leaders award.  This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of 100 of our more than 30,000 living alumni.  The awardees demonstrate exceptional contributions to nursing through education, clinical practice, leadership, and/or research.  The breadth and depth of their contributions were considered in conjunction with the types and years that their degrees were awarded.  A competitive submission and review process was used to select 100 extraordinary alumni for this award.  

“We are extremely proud of our Top 100 Alumni Legacy Leaders.  Their contributions have made a deep and lasting impact on the profession of nursing and in the healthcare system, continuing the tradition of excellence and leadership at Indiana University School of Nursing,” said Dean Marion Broome.

Top 100 Alumni Legacy Leaders

*Dorothy Garrigus Adams, Founder, Sigma Theta Tau International

*Mildred P. Adams, EdD

Carol Eileen Applegate, BSN,  MSEd, MSN, JD

Margaret H. Applegate, RN, BSN, MSNEd, EdD, FAAN

Sarah Ellen Archer, RN, BSN, MPH, DrPH  

Joan K. Austin, PhD, RN, FAAN

Anne E. Belcher, PhD, RN, PNP

*Elizabeth Russell Belford, Founder, Sigma Theta Tau International

Hattie M. Bessent, EdD, MSN, RN, FAAN   

Marjorie M. Beyers, RN, PhD, FAAN                       

Anne Black, BSGN, MSN   

Paticia J. Blake, RN, BSN, MSN, EdD        

Jo Ann Brooks, PhD, RN, CMQ, FAAN, FCCP

*Helen F. Callon, RN, CNM

Vicky Lynn Carwein, BSN, MSN, PhD

*Barbara Chalko, RNC, MSN

*Jeanette G. Chamberlain, EdD, RN, FAAN

Victoria Lee Champion, PhD, RN, FAAN

Brenda Lewis Cleary, PhD, RN, FAAN

Jennifer Hahn Clifton, DNP, FNP-BC, CNE

*Edith Moore Copeland, Founder, Sigma Theta Tau International

Carol May Crosby, DNP, RN, NEA-BC      

Mollie Rebecca Cummins, PhD, RN                     

*Ruth E. Davidhizar, PhD, RN, APRN, BC, FAAN

*Anne Mitchem-Davis, BSN, MSPH

Deborah Winders Davis, PhD       

Nancy E. Dayhoff, BSN, MSN, EdD, RN

Katherine Hendrix Dimmock, JD, EdD, MSN, RN

Mark Edward Douglas, JD, MSN, FNP, RN

Janet Barber Duval, MSN Ed, RN, FAAFS, Colonel USAF (Ret.)     

Diane G. Eaton, BSN, MSN

Patricia R. Ebright, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN

Marilyn Ellison Edmondson, EdD, MSN, BSN, RN   

Ann L. Eskew, RN, MSN

Kathryn M. Ganske, PhD, RN

*Janet Gillon, BSN, CPNP

Linda Sue Gilman, EdD, RN,CPNP

*Elizabeth Grossman, BA, MN, MSNEd, OA, EdD

Patricia A. Haase, PhD, MSN, RN 

Judith A. Halstead, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

M. Dave Hanson, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC   

Anita J. Harden, RN, MSN, MBA   

Nancy C. Sharts-Hopko, PhD, RN, FAAN

*Marchusa A. Huff, PhD, RN

Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF

*Helen R. Johnson, RN, EdD

Dorothy A Jones, RNC, EdD, FAAN, FNI

Rebecca A. Jones, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, LTC, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Juanita Keck, RN, PhD

Carole Ann Kenner, RNC, NNP, PhD, FAAN         

Jane Marie Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN

Karren Ellen Kowalski, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAAN

Joyce Splann Krothe, PhD, RN

Barbara Kunkler, RN, MSN

Marjorie J. Luchsinger Kurt, RN, MSN        

Phyllis J. Lewis, MSN, BSN, RN, FASHA

I-Chuan Li, PhD, RN          

M. Cynthia Logsdon, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN

*Marie Hippensteel Lingeman, Founder, Sigma Theta Tau International

Sally Lechlitner Lusk, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAOHN

Brenda L. Lyon, PhD, CNS, FAAN

*Rebecca T. Markel, EdD

Margaret Scisney-Matlock, PhD, RN, FAAN

Rose M. Mays, PhD, RN

Anna M. McDaniel, PhD, RN, FAAN         

Wvannie Scott-McDonald, MSN, PhD      

Angela Marie McNelis, PhD, RN, ANEF, CNE

Susan H. McRoberts, MSN, RN, NEA-BC    

Julie A. Meek, PhD, CNS, RN        

Usha Menon, PhD, RN, FAAN

Sonna Ehrlich Merk, PhD, RN

*Virginia Myers Mermel, PhD

*Elizabeth McWilliams Miller, Founder, Sigma Theta Tau International

Barbara S. Mitchell, MS, MSN, RN 

Linda Moneyham, PhD, RN, FAAN

Ruth Ann Morris, RN, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC 

Brenda S. Nichols, PhD, FCNA

Anita Werner O'Toole, RN, PhD

Margaret (Margie) Rose Payne, RN, MSN, CNS

Susan J. Pressler, PhD, FAAN, FAHA

Belinda E. Puetz, PhD, RN

F. Patrick Robinson, PhD, RN, ACRN, CNE, FAAN

Nancy E. Rue, PhD, RN

*Bonnie Joy Ryan, ASN

Kathleen J. Sawin, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAAN      

*Jean Schweer, BSN, MN Ed

Maria R. Shirey, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN

Mary E. Soja, MSN, MA, RN          

Lillian Gatlin Stokes, PhD, RN, FAAN

Melinda M. Swenson, PhD, NP-C, FAANP

Mary Tempel, MSN, RN, NP           

Susan Noble Walker , MS, EdD, RN, FAAN

Lorraine O. Walker, RN, EdD, MPH, FAAN

Joanne Rains Warner, RN, PhD

*Nell Watts, MSN, RN, FAAN

*Margaret E. Williams, PhD

Diana J. Weaver, PhD, RN, FAAN

Gail A. Wolf, RN, PhD, FAAN        

*Mary Tolle Wright, Founder, Sigma Theta Tau International

Kathryn Jane Younger, RN, MSN

*Deceased

The Alumni Legacy Leader awardees will be honored on June 21, 2014 as part of the 100th Anniversary Celebration Weekend. The Alumni Reunion and Top 100 Alumni Legacy Leaders Brunch is being held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown beginning at 10 a.m. For more information on all of the celebration weekend activities, visit: http://www.alumni.iupui.edu/iunursing100/.

The Indiana University School of Nursing is one of the largest nursing schools in the nation. Ranked 13th among public schools and colleges of nursing for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, the School boasts a robust program of research focused on quality of life in chronic illness, nursing education, and behavioral oncology. Approximately 40% of Indiana’s nurses are IU School of Nursing alumni. Programs range from three undergraduate options, nine tracks in the master’s program, post-master’s options, a PhD in nursing science, a DNP, and continuing education opportunities. U.S. News & World Report ranked the graduate programs 15th in its 2014 Best Graduate School rankings, with adult clinical nurse specialist ranked third. For more information on the IU School of Nursing, please visit nursing.iu.edu.