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’47 Remember the year 1947. It was a new beginning and a noble effort to help our country, especially those fighting for our freedom upon the urging of Mrs. FDR, we were 100% patriotic in joining The Cadet Nurse Corps. 65 years ago was a remarkable time in our history. We are the seed from which the School of Nursing is tops in the nation for education of nurses and other health care workers worldwide. Be proud, come and celebrate this remarkable time in history for us and the Nursing School see the new campus of the Johns Hopkins Medical Center nestled around the classic buildings of its foundation.         —Elsie Peyton Jarvis ’47 Judith Simms Dawe lives in PA where she participates in local history projects, including collecting local history data and old pictures for a Website at the local university and sharing data for history books which have recently been published. Since graduating from Hopkins, Judith attended Millersville College to update requirements for migrant education and school nursing. She has two sons and one grandson. Her husband Gordon is deceased. She is fond of her memories of the Cadet Nurse Corps. She is happy to say she received a perfect education at Hopkins, which her mom called “The Mecca.” Margaret Ann McClarren White’s daughter tells us that Margaret lives in TX, where she enjoys playing cards, Mexican Train Dominoes, bingo, and doing jigsaw puzzles. She has three daughters and three grandchildren. Margaret owned her own business, The Quilt Patch, in Houston in the 1970s, and worked with her husband Dr. A.W. White, Jr., who is now deceased, in his private practice, and then later in an urgent care clinic. Margaret had a stroke and is now in a wheelchair. She remembers her time at Hopkins as a great joy. Kathryn Heller Saugen-Erickson lives in Coeur d’Alene, ID. She has five children, 13 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. After Hopkins she received her bachelor’s in nursing at Moravian College for Women in Bethlehem, PA. Kathryn is retired now but during her career she worked in OB/GYN, Dermatology, and Rehab. She is a volunteer usher at the Summer Theater, performs with the “Kookie Kutters” of Suni Sands RV Park during the winter and enjoys bicycling. Her book, Never Turn Back: Bicycling 2,850 Miles with No Support System, published in Sept. 2011, can be purchased on

’50 Class Reporter—Betty Borenstein Scher, (443) 449-5934, [email protected]. Cora Jane Lawrence still writes with rapture of her move to her “complete care retirement home.” She attended her niece’s graduation from college, but sadly her brother Bill died in March. She enjoys her “gardening” now at the produce section of the market. I had a long conversation with Lolita Beidelman when she called to thank me for a gift which I had not sent—it was a different friend named Betty. We talked about the JHH expansion to several Washington, D.C. hospitals, nursing care of the present era, American politics, and the fact that although both of us are in good shape, we “tire more easily.” A second phone call was with Josephine (Jo) McDavid Hubbard from KY. Although she is in great shape, hubby Stan is not and is wheelchair-bound mainly because of two amputations, although Jo says he really is being “brave.” Jo stays busy with exercise class at the church three days a week and caring for her cat. Her daughter also comes to help three days a week. Jane Shutts Pinkerton reports “nothing new” in her NC residence. She spends time between Pink’s room and her apartment. Recently, she had 12 of the family and the dog, Alex, in her apartment for pizza—including Pink. She adds she has now adjusted to “living on a scooter.” Don David keeps me up with Virginia (Ginger) Groseclose David, with whom not much new is happening. Despite the poor vision and a few other problems, she still does the cooking, but admits she has problems with “multi-tasking.” They also enjoy an occasional overnight stay from a grandchild. Marion Bee writes that her life in NY state is “same ol, same ol,” which means she enjoys life, especially her flower garden which she plans to enlarge this year. She also has become a fan of the writings of John Grisham, sponsors her “weekly game night” at her house, and claims she has lots of time to take it easy. So she is helping me locate Mildred (Bunny) Barnard, who seems to be lost once again. So, Bunny, if you read this, get in touch with Marion or me! Finally, Anna Clair Junkin had some sort of a T.I.A. but is now recuperating, although she does not drive and gets tired very easily. We see each other now and then—mostly my fault. (Ella) Ruth Stilz Whitmore is bouncing around among her children and grandchildren in IN, AZ and here. We hope to get together on her next visit, but we know she is doing GREAT. So am I, Betty Borenstein Scher…going down to NC soon for the youngest grandson’s birthday. My “big” activity recently was attending an event for the Sinai Nurse Alumnae Association. I had a wonderful time; it was so nice getting together again with so many of the gals I worked with for so many years. My children are great; the grandsons are great; and I am still reading a lot, exercising several times a week, doing my puzzles, etc.

’52 Janet Bankert Wagner lives in Sugar Land, TX, with her husband, Don. They have four children and 11 grandchildren. She loves gardening and thinks her greatest achievement is her family. She remembers going to the Alcazar and having great fun.

’55 Class Reporter—Margie Barber Trever, (410)822-0479, [email protected]. Sandy Harvey Steinberg spent Feb.–Apr. driving to FL, relaxing, rejuvenating and spending time with family and friends. A 60-year high-school class reunion in FL took in a spring training ball game of their hometown Phillies. Mary Ann Peterson’s mother died in 2008, and she and a longtime friend built a Park model home at the Word of Life Conference Center in Hudson, FL; they do mission work with Global Media Outreach, a ministry of Campus Crusade, e-mailing all over the world. Any classmates in the area are welcome to visit. Lea Lazaga Nichols has a 93-year-old sister remaining in the Philippines who has to date survived the disasters there. Lea plays bridge and goes to the gym regularly, having fully retired in 1992. She plays doubles tennis twice a week with ladies 60s to mid-80s and delivers meals to homebound seniors once a week. Lea also gardens, dabbles in art, and keeps tabs on Downton Abbey, her soap opera. Husband Tom continues to work part-time with a disabled client. They love their paradise on the CA central coast. Kay Smith Burr continues piano lessons and delights in her progress. Nancy Maloy Manderson wrote that husband Rufus died January 2011, leaving her and dog Sadie to hold down the fort. Nancy is active in church activities and plays bridge often. She says Savannah is a great place to visit, and she has plenty of room for any class of ’55 individuals to drop by and say hello when in the area. As for me, Margie, Bob and I attend a monthly local Parkinson’s support group under the auspices of Hopkins, socializing, listening to topics re: PD research, with tips on coping with this insidious ailment, glad that researchers are striving hard toward successful treatment.

’57 Judith Eaton Switzer has been married to her husband Robert for 52 years. Since graduating from Hopkins she has taken some college classes and retired twice. She enjoys reading, knitting, using the computer, and family activities. Judith has many class memories from Hopkins. Judith stays in touch with Jan Hartmann Lee. They planned a June visit in Birmingham, AL. They had moved together to CA in 1958. Judith and Robert sold their place in FL in December. As for Judith’s health, apart from high blood pressure and cholesterol, she is doing fine! She wishes she could attend the reunion in September and even though she cannot make it, she will be thinking of her classmates. Elizabeth “Betty” Wade Maalouf lives in NY where she is a volunteer at Blythedale Children’s Hospital, participates in water aerobics, and is in two book clubs. Since graduating from Hopkins she received a BSN from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master’s of Science from Boston University, and an EdD at Teachers College of Columbia University. She is currently an adjunct instructor at the School of Nursing at the College of New Rochelle in NY. Betty’s husband, Anwar, is deceased, and she has three daughters and grandchildren. After Hopkins, Barbara Williams received her MSN at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. She has taught in BSN, ADN, and diploma schools of nursing. She currently enjoys her medical mission work in Central America, where she also taught Bible in Spanish and continues to study the language. She remembers the Nurse’s Christian Fellowship fondly. Marge Heinbockel Groppe lives in Smithtown, NY, with her husband Bill. They have a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law and two grandsons. Marge received her master’s in nursing education at Columbia University. She is retired and enjoys family, church and gardening. Marge remembers close lifelong friendships and the development of nursing skills and ethics for the years to come. Kathryn (Kathy) Bachman Yen lives in Del Mar, CA. She has three daughters and one granddaughter. She obtained her BSN at Hood College and became a Holistic Health Practitioner in 1985. She is retired but “nannys” for her granddaughter. She knits baby blankets for Project Linus. Kathy’s special memories are the good friends she made for a lifetime. She remembers Miss Mackert coming to see her at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland; Kathy had just had a C-section but scrambled out of bed to stand in her presence!

’58 Judith Knight Whitsitt Maddy and her husband James just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They met when he was an intern at Vanderbilt Hospital on the floor on which she was head nurse. They have six children and five grandchildren. Judith worked in her husband’s endocrinology office, was a member and past president of the Fine Arts Club in Casper, TN, was at one time president of the Casper Humane Society, belonged to the Casper Kennel Club, and sang in the church choir at the Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church. They will have a family anniversary celebration in the Tetons in August.

’66 Barbara Harbourt Brouillette, Mary Ruth Williford Hedstrom, Michelle Censullo Burns, and Susan Matthews Epstein spent a relaxing week together on Malmok Beach in Aruba in March 2012. They enjoyed many glasses of wine while reminiscing and watching the Caribbean sunsets from their deck.

’67 Barbara Ranowski Brown lives in Ogden, UT, with her husband of 32 years. They have three sons, eight grandchildren, and a cocker spaniel. She received a BS in education from the University of Alaska. She became a nurse educator. Barbara enjoys photography and genealogy. Her greatest achievements are her three sons. Her memories of the School of Nursing—it was hot!

’92 Accelerated  Ilana Braun-Tuchman lives in Baltimore with her husband and six children. She works at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, The Rehabilitation Hospital at Sinai, and is manager of Patient Care Services. She enjoys family and cooking. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse.

’97 Holly Villepique Hickey lives in Silver Spring, MD, with her husband and 13-month-old son. She received her MSN from Hopkins in 2003. She works full-time as a PNP at Children’s National Medical center in interventional radiology.

’97 Accelerated  Lisa Lynch Jones is married and living with her family in Bloomington, MN. She was chosen as outstanding graduate student in Metropolitan State University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Lisa is an FNP at a travel and infectious disease clinic in MN where she advises global travelers, and is an infectious disease and HIV primary care provider. Lisa is a triathlete, and member of the International Society of Travel Medicine and the Minnesota Nurses Association. Michael A Frakes received a master’s of science in nursing from the University of Connecticut in 2005. He is currently the director of Clinical Services and Performance Improvement for Boston MedFlight in MA. He is also on the board of directors for Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association, the Board for Certification in Emergency Nursing, and Project Helping Hands. Michael is also an examiner at Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program. Mary Sinden-Stalls is living in CO. She has completed a master’s of science in nursing and is an FNP at an adolescent clinic/school-based health center and at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, CO. Anthony Saucier received his MPH after graduating from Hopkins and is now working at San Francisco General Hospital and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke’s campus. Kristine Nuccitelli lives in Saddle Brook, NJ. She obtained her MSN and is an adult nurse practitioner at Hackensack University Medical Center in adult outpatient oncology. Kristine is preparing to start the DNP program in spring 2013. Jeanne Florance Yamashiro lives in Rancho Murieta, CA and works as a pediatric nurse at U.C. Davis Medical Center. She is an RNC in pediatrics. Robin Veidt Manson received a further degree at University of MD Medical School and works part-time at Gilchrist Hospice.

’97 MSN  Kevin Mallinson received his PhD in 2001 from JHUSON. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for a year in the Kingdom of Swaziland. He will leave in late July and be on the campus of the Southern Africa Nazarene University in Manzini. He will teach a course on the impact of HIV on Swazi society and conduct a couple of research projects. He is thrilled to have this opportunity.

’02  Sara Russell Rodriguez lives in Pewaukee, WI, with her husband and two children. She received her MSN/MPH from Hopkins in 2003. She is Director of Clinical Analytics at Benefit Services Group, Inc. in Pewaukee, WI.

’02 Accelerated  Joy Wade is living in MN with her husband Scott and two sons and one daughter on the way. She works casually at Maple Grove Hospital and loves being a mom and wife and the flexibility a nursing career affords. In nursing school, she loved Rosemary Mortimer’s L&D rotation, and remembers the care plans that kept everyone up at night, and studying and living with amazing friends.

’07 Heidi Huston Hogan took a position at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, in the Liver/Kidney Transplant ICU following graduation in May 2007. This was an incredible opportunity as a new graduate, but she missed her family. She returned to work at her hometown hospital, Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, KS, in 2008. Heidi remains employed as a critical care nurse. She received her CCRN in March 2009. She married her husband, Derrek Hogan, in May 2010. They welcomed a son, Jackson Douglas, in October 2011. Heidi completed her MSN in Nursing Administration two months later from MidAmerica Nazarene University and is currently clinical faculty in their accelerated nursing program.

’07 Accelerated  Cynthia Swanson is currently an operating room nurse at University of Maryland Medical Center’s R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. She will soon be working with Doctors without Borders in South Sudan as an operating room charge nurse for six months. She is certified as a CNOR and has a Certification for Professional Attainment in Perioperative Nursing Practice.

’09 PhD  Major Jennifer J. Hatzfeld, Chief of Nursing Research at the Clinical Investigation Facility, 60th MDG, Travis AFB, is the 2011 recipient of the USAF Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Research award. This award is given to one person each year from all the researchers in the Air Force. Major Hatzfeld is currently stationed in Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan.

’11  Mohammad Kamara was awarded the Nursing Excellence Award for New Graduate Nurses at INOVA Alexandria Hospital in May 2012.

’11 DNP  Capt. Kimberly Bishop Elenberg was named Milton Hershey School’s 2012 Alumna of the Year. Kimberly was chosen by MHS for her humanitarianism and exemplary service to others throughout her career. Recently, Kimberly accepted a position with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Office of the Chief Medical Officer as the deputy director for population health, medical management, and patient-centered medical home health care. She will be responsible for utilization, case, and resource management for 36 military treatment facilities that serve 9.7 million beneficiaries. Part of her role is to also serve as the Department of Defense liaison to the White House for initiatives related to her responsibilities following disasters.

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