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


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

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