An Evening with the Stars 2015

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An Evening with the Stars 2015

Fourth-annual event another bright night for Hopkins Nursing

Everybody wins when the brightest lights of Johns Hopkins Nursing gather, and the fourth-annual edition of An Evening with the Stars on Saturday, September 26, was a classic example. In a festively packed auditorium as well as a cozy courtyard tent on a cool autumn evening, alumni, students, faculty, staff, nurses from across the Hopkins system, and friends of the school mingled, clinked glasses together, and shared stories of nursing today and yesterday.

It was a second shift as master of ceremonies for Candace Dold of Fox 45, who spoke of Johns Hopkins’ “miracle workers—people of courage, compassion, and great dedication.” (Her brother James is a nurse.)

In four years, the event has become a crowning finale for Alumni Weekend at the School of Nursing. Without further ado, the 2015 Shining Stars (quotes from nomination forms):HOPKINS NURSE STAR

Laurie Rome, RN, NCIII, The Johns Hopkins Hospital: “A change agent in pediatric oncology nursing.”

Pat Gabriel, RN, CEN, Suburban Hospital: “Mentors and teaches staff members throughout the hospital, enhancing their knowledge while making them feel respected and cared for.”

Suzanne Dutton, MSN, GNP-BC, Sibley Memorial Hospital
Elizabeth Halterman, RN, All Children’s Hospital
Jane Scanlon, CCRN, Howard County General Hospital
Tanya Simmons, RN, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center


Stephanie Al-Adhami, Accelerated BSN: Has “served as a shining example of Johns Hopkins Nursing at local, state, and national levels.”

Susanna M. Lester, Accelerated BSN

Jeanne Alhusen, PhD, CRNP, RN: “Motivated by genuine interest in students and powered by her creativity, Jeanne has found ways to educate the whole student, not just cover the relevant material.”

Shari Lynn, MSN, RN


Judith Ascenzi, DNP, RN, APRN-CNS, The Johns Hopkins Hospital: “A vocal advocate who champions sound approaches and always presents scientific rationale to support her position.”

Marilyn Moshay Cooper, MD, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians-Waters Edge


Grace Nayden, RN, NCIII, Coronary Care Unit, The Johns Hopkins Hospital: “Her bedside care has made a difference in many patients’ lives, and her mentorship has greatly increased the growth and professionalism of newer nurses.”[vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”19114,19115,19116,19117,19118,19119,19120,19121,19122,19123,19124,19125,19126″ img_size=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1445530532444{margin-bottom: -30px !important;}”]Photos by Will Kirk/Homewood Photography

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All-Star Sponsors

The following sponsors helped make An Evening with the Stars such a sparkling success. Thank you to them, and everyone who made it a night to remember.ROBB SPONSORS ($10,000)
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Natalie and Wes Bush
Nutting Sponsors ($5,000)
Brown Advisory
Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union
Colette Carson Royston

Townsend and Bob Kent
The Martha Schlenger Women
Sibley Memorial Hospital
Sigma Tau Theta InternationalWOLF SPONSORS ($1,000)
929 Apartments
All Children’s Hospital
Bowers and Ann Espy
Karen and Carl Haller
Brent and Maureen Hanson
Judy and Quent McKennis
Mary-Ann and Wally Pinkard
Pocket Nurse (Medical Supplies for Education and Simulation)
Clair Zamoiski Segal & Thomas H. Segal
WYPR 88.1 FM Public Radio*
Z-Medica, Inc

*In-kind sponsors

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