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Penn State College of Nursing Spring 2017 Alumni and Friends Newsletter

Alumni Spotlight: As un undergraduate student, Sara Ross was mentored by an alumna who helped her realize her career interests and goals. After several years in the nursing workforce, she knew it was time to give back. Student Spotlight: A member of the latest cohort of graduates from our online D.N.P. program, Alea McClintock is committed to promoting positive change in health care policy and practice.

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Alumni Spotlight: Sara Ross DiGirolamo ’09

As an undergraduate student, Sara Ross DiGirolamo took part in the Mentoring Program administered through the College of Health and Human Development. Her mentor, Maureen Connelly Jones ’91, was a perfect match for her career interests and goals. “I was interested in...
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Alea McClintock

Student Spotlight: Alea McClintock

For Alea McClintock, there’s no place like Penn State. The Ohiopyle, Pa., native received her fourth Penn State Nursing degree May 7 at commencement ceremonies for The Graduate School. “I have been a Penn State student since the age of 17!” she proudly proclaims....
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Alumni News: Sarah French Conrad ’08

This spring, Sarah French Conrad, MSN, APRN, CPNP, visited Thailand on a mission trip through International Medical Relief to provide care for those in need. She wrote about her experiences on the group’s website. “As a pediatric nurse practitioner with Coastal...
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Alumni in the Classroom

On March 29, two nurses from Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC visited Assistant Professor Nikki Hill’s Nursing Research (NURS 512) class to talk about the research they conducted in their practice setting. Cynthia Inman Shaffer graduated from the College of Nursing’s...
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Mission Statement

The Alumni Society Board of Penn State College of Nursing is an organization of alumni committed to supporting and enhancing the college’s mission through assistance with student relations, alumni relations, community relations, and development. Its goals are to support the college’s strategic plan, to establish and maintain a strong alumni network, and to foster positive student interactions with administration, faculty, and alumni.


Harness the talents, time, and resources of alumni to assist the College of Nursing in supporting the growth and achievement of students, faculty, staff, and fellow alumni.


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Our Goals

Goal 1: Board Infrastructure

Establish a sound foundational board infrastructure to ensure the success of the board and secure sanctioning by the Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association by the target date of spring 2016.

Goal 2: Board Growth

Collaborate and engage Nursing alumni from all campuses with Nursing programs with the intent to uphold the mission and vision of the College of Nursing, the probationary board, and its membership.

Goal 3: Board Partnerships

Evaluate existing relationship with the College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society Board to determine opportunities for ongoing collaboration, sharing of resources, and to identify potential new opportunities to enhance and support the mission of the College of Nursing and the College of Nursing Alumni Society Board.