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Recent News About Your Classmates

Brenda Wheeler, BSN'78
Dr. Wheeler retired from Truman State University in May 2023.

LaVerne Manos, DNP’12, MS’08, BSN’06
Dr. LaVerne Manos was appointed to the State of Kansas Health Information Technology (HIT) Advisory Council. The HIT Council is responsible for the development and oversight of a state-wide health information technology plan. Dr. Manos is the Director of Interprofessional Informatics Programs at the Center for Health Informatics at KU Medical Center.

Jerrihlyn McGee, DNP'14, MS'05, BSN'02
Dr. Jerrihlyn McGee receivedthe University of Kansas Alumni Association’s Black Alumni Network Mike and Joyce Shinn Leaders and Innovators Award for their contributions to the university, their profession and their communities. The award is named for the late Mike Shinn, a 1966 School of Engineering alumnus, who helped found the Black Alumni Network and the Leaders and Innovators Project, and his wife, Joyce.

Jennifer McNiel, MSN, BSN'08, RN, CPHQ
Jennifer is the recipient of the 2024 Early Career Achievement in Nursing Alumni Award. She and the other awardees will be honored at a recognition ceremony on September 27, 2024, during KU Medical Center's annual Alumni Reunion Weekend.

Christine Pabico, PhD'19, RN, NE-BC, FAAN
Dr. Pabico is the recipient of the 2024 Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award. She and the other awardees will be honored at a recognition ceremony on September 27, 2024, during KU Medical Center's annual Alumni Reunion Weekend.

Elma Smith Wright, NCN'50
February 27, 2023

Earlene Jeffery, BSN'57
September 18, 2023

Dorothy Walker Breaux, NCNP'76
October 3, 2022

Arabella Ray Tubbs, NCNP'77
December 22, 2022

Glenn R. Ford, NCNP'83
September 26, 2022

Ronald L. Jones II, BSN'86
June 21, 2023

Karen D. Wiegman, MS'95, BSN'92
March 11, 2023

Mary L. Menninger-Corder, PhD'10
February 18, 2023

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