Ruth C. Amesquita (BS ’71); family nurse practitioner track; Mesa, AZ. Among the first alumni to graduate as a nurse practitioner (NP) from the BYU master’s program, Ruth focused her thesis on the effect of mixing short-acting and long-acting insulins. She served in nursing for many years and also directed the nursing program at Sevier Valley Tech in Richfield, Utah.

Susanne Spencer Harris; family nurse practitioner track; former faculty member in the BYU College of Nursing. Sue established geriatric outpatient clinics in the communities around Provo. She loved to teach in conventional classrooms and in various clinics and offices of cooperating physicians. Sue died February 2012.

Bonnie H. Taylor (BS ’67); Orem, UT.

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