In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the school is recognizing alums that have made significant contributions to the field of nursing. Each of the 40 Outstanding Alumni was nominated by members of the community, and then selected by a school committee.

“These 40 honorees showcase the value of their UofL nursing degrees, ranging from an undergraduate degree to a master of science in nursing and doctor of philosophy in nursing,” said Marcia Hern, EdD, CNS, RN, dean and professor, UofL School of Nursing.

The 40 Outstanding Alumni include:

  • Sherron Alexander
  • Judy Downie
  • Mary Lou Marzian
  • Chris Algren
  • Kim Evans
  • Tammy McClanahan
  • Cynthia Alvey
  • Cis Gruebbel
  • Whitney Nash
  • Kristin Ashford
  • Barbara Hawkins
  • Deborah Nelson
  • Joanne Berryman
  • Karen Heaton
  • Teresa Parker
  • Kathy Brotzge
  • Carla Hermann
  • Elizabeth Partin
  • Carlton Brown
  • Colette Hofelich
  • Melissa Pinto
  • Paula Camouche
  • Pat Howard
  • Shirley Powers
  • Frances Carter
  • Charlotte Ipsan
  • Kimberly Rapp
  • Mary June Cecil
  • Janet Johnson
  • Mark Spivak
  • Sherill Cronin
  • Pamela Kayrouz
  • Patricia Spurr
  • Deborah Davis
  • Nancy Lintner
  • Debbie Steele
  • Mary DeLetter
  • Rosalie Mainous
  • Sue Stout Tamme
  • Paula Travis

The school will recognize the 40 alumni during the first weekend of March, with a reception March 7 at the Kosair Charities Clinical Translational Research Building at UofL. On March 8, the honorees and a guest will have an opportunity to attend the UofL men’s basketball game vs. Connecticut at the YUM! Center. They’ll complete the celebration on March 9 with a brunch and tour of the school.


Julie Heflin
Julie oversees digital content for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She began her UofL career on the Health Sciences Center campus in 2007. Prior to this, Julie was a journalist with WFPL (Louisville Public Media), and occasionally filed reports for National Public Radio.