40 Outstanding Alumni include health care leaders, educators


    LOUISVILLE, Ky.- Although most started their careers providing care to patients at the bed-side, a number of University of Louisville School of Nursing graduates have gone on to transform the health care profession as academic leaders, hospital executives, nurse scientists and policy makers.

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

    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.