Nursing Alumni Society News and Events
Nursing APG, School of Nursing Sponsor Career Day for Students
The Nursing APG and the School of Nursing co-sponsored a career day for Nursing students at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center on March 31, 2009. The theme for the event was opportunities and options in nursing.
Tara Baney, President, Nursing APG; Dr. Paula Milone-Nuzzo, Dean, School of Nursing; and Dr. Mary Beth Clark, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Hershey Campus Coordinator
A Life Lion flight nurse, one of the featured speakers
Ivy Alexander Receives Novosel Award
Paula Milone-Nuzzo, dean, School of Nursing (L), and Tara Baney '92, president, Nursing Alumni Society (R), present the Shirley Novosel Outstanding Nursing Alumni Award to Ivy Alexander '86.
Ivy Alexander '86, Ph.D., C-ANP, associate professor and director of the Family, Adult/Gerontological, and Women’s Health Primary Care specialty in the Yale University School of Nursing, received the 2008 Shirley Novosel Outstanding Nursing Alumni Award from the Penn State Nursing Alumni Society. The award honors a Penn State alumnus/alumna who exemplifies the spirit of nursing and the School of Nursing's ideals and philosophy. It is named in memory of Shirley Novosel, a past president of the Nursing Alumni Society.
Alexander, who is also a practicing clinician in the Internal Medicine Department of Yale University Health Services, has devoted her career to improving the health and well-being of women. Her scholarship and teaching in this area take a holistic, multidisciplinary approach that explores both emotional and physical health concerns. Topics covered in her research and nearly three dozen peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and books include stress reactivity in pregnancy; critical theory applied to women and primary care interactions; menopause symptom management among black women; and the prevention, recognition, and treatment of osteoporosis.
One of Alexander's books, 100 Questions and Answers about Menopause—co-written by Karla Knight—received the Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communications from the American Medical Writers Association. That book and another one written by Alexander and Knight—100 Questions and Answers about Osteoporosis—have both been translated into Spanish and Italian.
In addition to her bachelor's degree from Penn State, Alexander has received a master's degree in primary health care nursing of adults from Northeastern University, a post-masters teaching certificate from the University of Pennsylvania, and a doctoral degree from the University of Connecticut.
Current, Past Nursing Alumni Society Board Members Attend 45th Anniversary Celebration
Nursing Alumni Society board members (L-R): Paula Milone-Nuzzo, Kim Fenstermacher, Annette Weiss, Tara Baney, Linda Schakenbach, Joelyn Niggel, Vicki Schirm, Kathleen Fletcher.
Penn State Nursing Alumni Basketball Outing - January 28, 2007
On Sunday, January 28, the Nursing Alumni Society sponsored a Lady Lions basketball outing for nursing alumni, faculty, and students. Attendees enjoyed a luncheon before the game and then watched the Lady Lions defeat Iowa 78-71.
Career-Building Workshop for Nursing Students
November 6, 2006 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Heritage Hall, Hetzel Union Building (HUB)
Sponsored by the Penn State School of Nursing and the Nursing Alumni Society This workshop helps senior nursing students launch successful careers. If you are interested in attending and participating in a discussion with students about "building a network," please contact Brenda Baney at firstname.lastname@example.org. A light breakfast and luncheon will be provided.
Two nursing alumni selected to receive Shirley Novosel Award
Two Penn State nursing alumni – Gail Latimer and Elisabeth “Betsy” George – have been selected to receive the Shirley Novosel Award from the Penn State Nursing Alumni Society. The Novosel Award – established in 1996 in memory of Shirley Novosel, a past president of the Nursing Alumni Society – recognizes a Penn State nursing alumnus or alumna who has made a significant contribution to the field of nursing...more
Blue/White Weekend - 2006
On Saturday, April 22, 2006, the Nursing Alumni Society and the Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society co-hosted a tailgate and pig roast prior to the Blue and White Game. Students, faculty and alumni from the School of Nursing and the School of Hospitality Management had a great time despite the soggy weather.
Diehard fans watch the Nittany Lions take on...the Nittany Lions.
Blue and White tailgate
Paula Milone-Nuzzo (standing), director of the School of Nursing, talks with nursing students and alumni
Harvey Kamp '70 FS HA and Linda Schakenbach '77 NURS
Summer 2006 @ Penn State: Nurs 504: Advanced Pharmacologic Therapy in Primary Care
June 15, 16, 17; July 12, 13, 14
Penn State School of Nursing is again offering the advanced Pharmacology course NURS 504: Advanced Pharmacologic Therapy in Primary Care. This is a 3 credit masters level course.
- June 15
- Mgt. Fitzgerald, MS, APRN, BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP
- 9-11 Orientation to Angel and distribution of Materials
- 12-8 Class
- June 16
- Mgt Fitzgerald
- June 17
- Mgt. Fitzgerald
- July 12
- Sally Miller, PhD, APRN, BC, FAANP
- 9-11 Mid-term Evaluation for Credit students
- 12-8 class
- July 13
- Sally Miller
- July 14
- Sally Miller
Schedule # 705589
Taught by Internationally known experts from Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc. (Margaret Fitzgerald, MS, APRN, BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP Sally Miller, PhD, APRN, BC, FAANP)
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Penn Stater and the class will be held at the new Outreach Building adjacent to the Penn Stater. Therefore adequate parking is available.
Additionally, summer masters courses will be held at University Park, and various campuses throughout the state as part of our School Nurse Development Program. Enrollment is open to all nurses, no matter what their specialty.
Contact Continuing Education
Penn State Nursing Alumni Basketball Outing
Please join us for a basketball outing!
February 12, 2006
Lady Lions Basketball vs. Illinois
Sponsored by the Nursing Alumni Society sored by the Nursing Alumni Society of the College of Health and Human Development
Bring your family and friends and join fellow nursing alumni Bring your family and friends and join fellow nursing alumni at a pre-game luncheon. Then, sit together in a special block at a pre-game luncheon. Then, sit together in a special block of seats during the game.
Nursing Alumni Society Sponsors Career Building Workshop for Students
On November 7, 2005, the Nursing Alumni Society and the School of Nursing sponsored the Second Annual Career Building Workshop. The event was held at the Hetzel Union Building (HUB) on the University Park campus. The morning's activities featured several alumni speakers, including:
- Arlene Butz '73, recipient of the Nursing Alumni Society's 2004 Shirley Novosel Award. Dr. Butz is an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and School of Nursing.
- Tara Baney '92, recipient of the 1999 Novosel Award and current Nursing Alumni Society board member. Ms. Baney is a clinical nurse specialist at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, PA.
- Andrea Yevchak '05, a graduate student in the School of Nursing.
- Annabelle Smith '04g, a graduate student in the School of Nursing.
- Kathleen Fletcher '71, Administrator Senior Services and Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Virginia Health System. Dr. Fletcher is also President-Elect of the Nursing Alumni Society board of directors.
Linda Schakenbach '77 and Sue Scholtz '76 also represented the Nursing Alumni Society at the event and shared their expertise with students.
Tara Baney speaks to students about her career as a clinical nurse specialist.
Arlene Butz accepts the Novosel Award from Kathy Fletcher while her friends (and fellow Penn State alumni, who nominated her for the award) Elaine Eggers and Susan Rodgers, look on.
Kathy Fletcher discusses the importance of networking with students during lunch.
Linda Schakenbach talks with students during lunch.
Arlene Butz selected as recipient of 2004 Shirley Novosel Award
Arlene Butz has received the 2004 Shirley Novosel Award from the Penn State Nursing Alumni Society. The Novosel Award – established in 1996 in memory of Shirley Novosel, a past president of the Nursing Alumni Society – recognizes a Penn State nursing alumnus or alumna who has made a significant contribution to the field of nursing...more