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BSN Alumna of the Class of 1954 Discusses Time as Georgetown Student

Anne (Sherer) Jackson, who earned her BSN at Georgetown through the onetime five-year program, graduated in 1954. She recently said, "My memories of Georgetown are very fond. And…

January 21, 2021

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Georgetown BSN Alumna Co-Authors Book About Family Court Reforms

BSN alumna Judith DiMaio Moran of the Class of 1968, who went on to receive a JD, co-authored the book, "Caring for Families in Court: An Essential Approach to Family Justice" …

January 11, 2021

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GU Nursing Alumna, Award-Winning Author Has Spent Decades Advocating for Women

BSN alumna Sister Christine Schenk, CSJ, of the Class of 1968, is an award-winning writer, including of the book "Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early…

January 7, 2021

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Georgetown Alumna Received 3-Year Nursing Diploma in 1949 and BSN Degree in 1953 Through New ‘Supplemental Program’

In the early 1950s, Mary Anne (Maryman) Curtis, who had already received the three-year diploma at Georgetown in 1949, decided to return to the university to complete the BSN,…

January 4, 2021

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One Hundred Years Ago, GU Nursing Graduates Praised for Work During Flu Pandemic

Looking back 100 years, Georgetown nursing graduates of the Class of 1920 were praised for their dedication during the 1918 influenza. A tribute was given “to the graduates for…

December 11, 2020

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BSN Alumna Begins Master’s Degree in Aging & Health at Georgetown

After receiving her BSN at Georgetown in 1979, Lelia “Lee” Reed, who was born and raised in Washington, D.C., has spent many years working to promote health and wellness…

September 1, 2020

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Georgetown Alumna Provides Nursing Leadership with National Organizations

Dr. Robyn (O’Neill) Begley, who earned her BSN at Georgetown in 1977, is CEO of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) and the senior vice president and chief…

August 24, 2020

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Nursing Alumna of the Classes of 1948 and 1950 Shares Memories about Georgetown and Career

Nursing alumna Marie (Santora) Bruce arrived at Georgetown nearly 75 years ago for the diploma in nursing program through the Cadet Nurse Corps, which she completed in 1948. She…

May 7, 2020

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Class of 1960 Nursing Alumna Shares Memories of Georgetown and Air Force

In 1956, St. Mary’s Hall opened as the new School of Nursing building on Reservoir Road. The same year, Carol Holland (BSN’60) arrived at Georgetown to begin her…

April 21, 2020

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‘Awarded a Place’ – Nursing Students in the College of Arts and Sciences

March 19, 2020