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A letter from Megan Verbos

Dear Nursing Alumni and Friends,

As we make our way through these unprecedented times, we reflect back on the success of our students and alumni in the College of Nursing. We have adapted to virtual classes, graduation, and events. All while our alumni work tirelessly to save lives during this global pandemic. We are proud of all our Penn State nurses. More than 174,000 alumni and friends keep their connection strong to our wonderful university through their membership in the Penn State Alumni Association. If you are not a member, but would like to join, visit their website and join to gain access to all the great benefits and Penn State events available to members only.

Congratulations to our student and alumni award recipients that were honored this spring: Kalei Kowalchik, Stephanie McLaughlin, Jacklyn Bizjak, Emily Bratlee-Whitaker, Martha Dewey Bergren, Ashley Rose Willie, and Joelyn Niggel. The College of Nursing and the Alumni Society celebrate the accomplishments of our exemplary students and alumni. We love hearing about the great achievements of our Penn State nurses in the community. Go to the Alumni Society website and follow the steps to nominate a deserving student or alumnus for one of our awards.

We welcomed five new board members to the PSU Nursing Alumni Society this past year: Corey Hull; Taylor Criste; Glenna Cernuska; Carolyn Garver; and Richie Keene. Our Alumni Society had several board members that reached the end of their term on the board.  We would like to thank our outgoing board members for all their hard work and dedication to the College of Nursing, alumni and students.  Thank you Wendy Edgar; Judy Weber; Karen Macauley; Pam Spigelmyer; and Mark Harrison for your service!

If you are interested in serving on our Alumni Society Board of Directors, please send an email to, we are always looking for new members!

The Alumni Society will be developing and sponsoring several virtual events this Fall 2020, we hope you join us! Check back for updates on the College of Nursing website, and our Facebook group page, “Penn State Nursing Alumni Society”. More information will go out by email in early fall.

On behalf of the College of Nursing Alumni Society, we wish you a safe and happy summer season with family and friends. Remember to check your emails for updates on our exciting fall events!

For the Glory,

Megan E. Verbos