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1951After graduating from the JHH School of Nursing, Adele Sparks Birx earned her MSN from Penn State and worked as a professor of nursing at Harrisburg Area Community College until retiring in 1992. Now she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and is a Bible study leader at church.1956After a career as a nursing instructor, which included a year, at the University of Malta as a Fulbright Scholarship recipient, Jeannette Brundick Ollodart-Marx continues to be involved with education as a simulation patient for Johns Hopkins Medical School students.1961Donna Hargett credits Hopkins for giving her a solid base for her 50-year career in clinical and administration of a community hospital. In her retirement, she enjoys ballroom dancing and traveling around the world.1966While holding a long career in nursing until retiring in 2010, Barbara Poole had a second career as an artist. She developed art programs for schools, taught private lessons, and continues to work as an artist today.

Julie Garman Huss has had a long career in public health, geriatrics, and infection control and continues to work in a nursing home. In her down time, she enjoys gardening, quilting, and reading and hopes to skydive soon!1971Originally a critical care nurse, Roxanne Mushok Nelson returned to school after many years and earned a bachelor’s degree in history and master’s degree in library and information studies, which led to a second career as a medical librarian, from which she retired in 2012.1977After retiring from Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2001, Muriel Richardson received her master’s degree and license as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counsel (LCPC). Both of her degrees have prepared her for her current work as a parish nurse and a member of a Mission’s team traveling to Africa.1991Joy Reineck received her master’s in midwifery from Georgetown University and has since worked on a Navajo reservation with the Indian Health Services and Planned Parenthood. Currently, she practices in a private OB/GYN office with 100-125 deliveries each year.1996Even Cohen has worked in HIV/AIDS for 12 years, the last eight as a hospice nurse for two nonprofit organizations.2001Heather Anne Lene loved working in the heart of the Texas Medical Center in the Emergency and Trauma Center as a staff nurse, preceptor, assistant nurse manager, and educator on the unit before deciding on patient care and completing her MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner with Emergency Medicine post-masters. 2006In addition to working at Kaiser Permanente, Remi Momodu recently wrote and produced XYZA, a feature film that addresses the stigma associated with domestic violence.2011Tracey Long had a busy year as she was a fellow in the 2015-2016 Nurse Leadership Institute and welcomed her 5th child while working at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Jeanne Alhusen, PhD, received AWHONN’s “Excellence Award” for research at its 2016 conference in Grapevine, TX. Jeanne, former SON faculty, is currently assistant dean for research and an associate professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing.JOHNS HOPKINS
IN MEMORIAMArtha Pinkerton ’50
Catherine W. McVicar ’51
Cara T. Kelly ’59
Rebecca Gardner-Brown ’88

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