Alumnus of Distinction

The School of Nursing and Health Studies Alumnus of Distinction Award honors alumni who, through the practice of nursing, have exemplified the professionalism, humanity and citizenship which bring distinction to themselves, all alumni and the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. The annual award is presented as a recognition for community achievement, public service, national and/public recognition, or prominent achievement.


School of Nursing and Health Studies
Alumnus of Distinction Award Recipients

2016  -  JoNell E. Potter, ARNP, MSN '87, PhD '03

2015  -  R. Kevin Mallinson, PhD, RN, ACCRN, FAAN, BSN ‘89

2014  -  Doris Noel Ugarriza, PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS - BC

2013  -  Catherine M. Waters, RN, PhD '93, BSN '85, FAAN, FAHA

2012  -  Lee Schmidt, PhD '01

2011  -  Hope M. Williamson, RN, DNP, '10

2010  -  Mary Hooshmand, PhD ’10, MS, RN

2009  -  Janie Canty-Mitchell, PhD ’93, MSN ’88, RN

2008  -  Susan Golembeski, PhD ’00, MSN ’93, RN

2007  -  John R. Lowe, PhD, ’96, RN, FAAN

2006  -  Ann-Lyn Denker, PhD ’89, ARNP

2005  -  Jacqueline Gonzalez, ARNP, MSN ’87, RN, FAAN

2004  -  Frances B. Aronovitz, PhD, MSN ’81, RN

2003  -  Kate M. Callahan, PhD, MPA, BSN ’94, RN

2002  -  Leda McKenry, PhD, MSN, BSN ’86, RN, FAAN

2001  -  Aileen MacLaren, PhD, CNM, MSN ’82, RN

2000  -  Patricia Manda Collins, AOCN, MSN, BSN ’94, RN

1999  -  Theresa Gesse, PhD, CNM, MSN, BSN ’69, RN

1998  -  Joanette Pete McGadney, PhD ’86, MSN, RN

1997  -  Joan E. Abess, RN, BSN '68, CT

1996  -  Patricia A. Seabrooks, PhD, MSN ’77, BSN ’73, RN

1995  -  Marielle Vinsant Crawford, MSN, RNC, BSNB ‘68

1994  -  Sima G. Gebel, ARNP, BSN ’53, CNP ’76