School Bids Farewell to Student Affairs Associate Dean and Admissions and Student Services Director

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing bids farewell to and remembers Associate Dean for Student Affairs Sandra Angell and Admissions Director Mary O’Rourke. As they move on to new ventures we reflect on their legacy and students they mentored along the way.

Associate Dean Sandra (Sandy) Angell Retires

After four decades of service to Johns Hopkins University, The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Nursing, and the Johns Hopkins Nurses’ Alumni Association, Sandra (Sandy) Angell, School of Nursing associate dean for student affairs, will retire in June 2012.

“A School of Nursing without Sandy at the helm of Student Affairs is hard to imagine,” says School of Nursing dean Martha Hill, PhD, RN. “She is one of our originals, having been part of our admissions team since shortly after the School opened in 1984, and she has been key to the growth and success that brought the School to our #1 status.”

In 2009, Angell – who received her Diploma in Nursing from The Johns Hopkins Hospital and her Bachelor of Science and Master of Liberal Arts from Johns Hopkins University—was awarded the Johns Hopkins Alumni Heritage Award. The recognition is given to Hopkins alumni and friends who have contributed outstanding service over an extended period of time to the University and to its alumni activities. More

View associate dean Angell’s farewell slideshow

Mary O’Rourke Takes Next Career Step

Mary O’Rourke, the School of Nursing’s director of admissions and student services, left the School in April for a new admissions and advising leadership position at Howard Community College. Angell notes that during O’Rourke’s 23 years at the SON, “she has recruited thousands of students into our academic programs. Her success can be attributed to her vast knowledge of best practices in recruitment and retention, and to her love and respect for nursing, for students, and for this school.” Angell congratulates Mary on achieving her next career step and urges colleagues to join in the applause.


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