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November 2014

Greetings from the College of Nursing!

I am excited to inform you that our mentor-mentee program is in progress and we are in need to 10-12 additional alumni mentors. We have had an amazing response from the graduating class of May 2015 and we would like to meet their response! You may contact Addy Caprio at She is the current representative to the Alumni Association Board for the College of Nursing and the energy behind this program!

Another event we are looking forward to is Alumni Reunion Weekend, which will be held June 12-13, 2015. We have a number of classes that will be participating: 1965, 1970, and 1975. All classes that graduated prior to 1965 are welcome to come to the reunion. Please check the alumni web page for the schedule of events. During the All Alumni Luncheon on June 13, the University of Iowa Alumni Association will be recognizing Sally Mathis Hartwig with the Distinguished Alumni Award for Faculty-Staff Achievement 2015. She earned her bachelor degree in nursing from the College of Nursing in 1975 and a Masters in Nursing Service Administration from the college in 1977.

Leslie Jansa Williams will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award for Achievement 2015. Williams was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, grew up in Gowrie, Iowa, and received her baccalaureate degree from the University of Iowa College of Nursing in 1982.

Best wishes for a productive winter and a most joyous holiday season!

Liz Swanson (B.S.N. '69, M.A. '75, Ph.D. '85)  
Associate Professor and Director, External Relations

Caitlin Golota

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Making a Difference in the Windy City

Even at an early age, Caitlin Golota knew that nursing was the profession she wanted to pursue. And from the moment she visited the University of Iowa, she understood where she needed to enroll to make this professional ambition a reality.

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Two of the College's Own Recognized as 'Distinguished UI Alumni'

The University of Iowa Alumni Association (UIAA) recently announced the 2015 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Awards (DAA) - the Association’s highest honor. Two graduates from the College of Nursing were among this select few.

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Kelly Smith with students at NCEC

Classroom Pass Observes Students in Patient Simulation Lab

Five-year-old Josie, recovering from surgery, lies on her hospital bed, a stuffed rabbit clutched in her arms. Four nurses enter the room, each taking their turn introducing themselves, checking Josie’s vitals, and helping her as she struggles with pain and nausea.

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Lose Recognized as Breakthrough Leader in Nursing

Current DNP student and former University of Iowa Association of Nursing Students president Dan Lose has been selected to receive the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action’s Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing award.

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Students holding "Thank You" sign

UI College of Nursing Reaches $20 Million Campaign Milestone

The University of Iowa College of Nursing has reached a major milestone in For Iowa. Forever More: The Campaign for the University of Iowa.

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Several CON Alumni Honored by AAN

Colleen Goode (BSN ’61, PhD’93), Janet Mentes (PhD ’00) and Lisa Skemp (MA ’89, PhD ’02) all recently received some prestigious recognition by the American Academy of Nursing.

>>To read more about these recent accolades, click here

In Memoriam

Death notices for UI College of Nursing alumni. Links to online obituaries provided when available.

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