Viterbo University Strides Magazine Online

Happy 30th, School of Nursing!

Thirty years have passed since the first class of Viterbo nurses received their pins and graduates celebrated that milestone this April with an Anniversary Reunion.

Featuring time for professional development, shared memories, and fun, more than 100 alumni attended the event. The conference portion featured keynote speaker Kathleen Poi, a clinical professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Nursing. Poi discussed “New Code of Ethics in Nursing—Guidance for a New Millennium.” In 1996, she served on the American Nurses Association Task Force, a group which revised the current Code of Nurses and recommended changes that reflect today’s nursing issues. Break-out sessions were presented by the following alumni: Greg Lind ’76, Judy Garfield ’66, Susan (Gruber) Dzubay ’85, Janet Braun Wuorenma ’80, and Karla Mees ’85. All of the presentations were held on campus except for the evening banquet which was at the Radisson Hotel.

“The 30th Anniversary Reunion was a very fun event,” said Silvana Richardson, dean of the School of Nursing. “Our nursing alumni came home to Viterbo, celebrated their profession, rekindled friendships, and made new memories. Plus, they were able to see the many changes that have taken place on campus since they graduated.”