Vickie L. Anderson (AS ’74, BS ’75) NP-C, RN; advanced practice track; retired associate teaching professor in the BYU College of Nursing; Provo, UT. Vickie is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and Phi Kappa Phi (PKP). She is a test constructor for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Examination for Family Nurse Practitioners. In 1985 she received the Nurse of the Year award from the Utah Nurses Association (UNA). 

Richard L. Boortz-Marx MD; pain-medicine specialist, Duke Medicine; Durham, NC. Richard obtained his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1991.

Deanna Murray Coombs; advanced practice track; St. George, UT. Deanna died December 2016.

Susan S. Gardner PhD, RN, CNE; graduate program director for the nursing PhD program, Rocky Mountain University; Cedar City, UT. In addition to her degrees, Susan received a certificate as an adult/geriatric NP from the University of Colorado, a gerontology certificate from Weber State University, and a certificate in online teaching from Indiana University. She has been published in multiple journals and nursing textbooks and has presented on both a local and national level.

Lucille “Sue” Peterson Groves Sue worked as a school nurse for 21 years. She served in Jordan school district where she especially enjoyed caring for the diverse population at Midvale Elementary School. She dedicated most of her life to caring for her oldest son, Cliff. She died October 2008.

JoAnn C. Hackley RN; nurse coordinator, Intermountain Healthcare (IHC); Ogden, UT. She was a nursing instructor at Weber State University for 37 years.

Lael Steele Larsen; advanced practice track; retired assistant professor of nursing, Weber State University; Bountiful, UT. Lael is a nursing preceptor coordinator, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Sigma Phi Omega. She is also a former adjunct faculty member in the BYU College of Nursing. She is a Boy Scout merit counselor and a member of the Davis County Emergency Resource Committee and Red Cross Disaster Committee. She is CPR Instructor for American Boy Scouts and youth groups and teaches first aid classes to civic groups.

BYU fulfilled my requirement for University teaching, advanced my professional status, and gave me increased knowledge.

Brenda S. Mueggenborg APRN; advanced practice track; NP, University of Utah Blood and Marrow Transport Program, Primary Children’s Medical Center; Salt Lake City, UT. Brenda specializes in pediatric practice.

Carolyn A. Raat; nursing administration track; Mapleton, UT

Claudia Trayner; nursing administration track; nursing faculty, Everest College; Park City, UT. Claudia was a nursing faculty member at the University of Utah for 23 years before she took on her current faculty role for the Community Health Nursing Practicum at Everest College.

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