Wilma S. Buerger MEd, RN, CSN; nursing administration track; school nurse, Central York School District; York, PA.

Shannon M. Burton (BS ’72) APRN; nursing administration track; assistant professor, University of Utah; Taylorsville, UT.

SUU Birdmark cmykKarla Dalley (BS ’72) PhD, RN; nursing administration track; chief nurse administrator and associate professor, Southern Utah University (SUU) College of Nursing; Washington, UT.

Patricia C. Dedrick; advanced practice track; San Diego, CA.

Margaret “Peggy” Elizabeth Eklund Peggy taught at St. Mark’s School of Nursing and worked in the communicable-diseases area of the Salt Lake Health Department. She received the Public Health Nurse of the Year Award in 1994. She served as a Eucharistic minister and candle minister for the Saint Ambrose Parish. She was also a member of the Daughter of Utah Pioneers organization, the Catholic Women’s League and the 49er Club. Peggy died January 2014.

Carol R. Hannan PhD; advanced practice track; nursing program director, Weber State University; Ogden, UT.

Gail R. Harlin; nursing administration track; pregnancy RN, Sound Options Pregnancy Services; De Soto, TX. Gail received the Outstanding Clinical Expertise from Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) in 1989. She is also a member of the National School Nurse Association.

Lucie C. Jarrett (BS ’70) APRN, CDE; retired after working for 40 years as a certified diabetes educator and diabetes education program manager, Primary Children’s Hospital; Salt Lake City, UT.  Lucie received these recognitions: Nursing Excellence from the University of Utah (2010), nominatation for Educator of the Year by IHC (2008), ADEU Diabetes Educator of the Year Award (2004), Outstanding Nurse Award from Primary Children’s Medical Staff (2004), and Honored Alumni Award from the BYU College of Nursing (1989).  She has given many presentations and published multiple papers and studies on diabetes. She is married to fellow BYU graduate Ronald. They are the proud parents of 3 children and together have 6 wonderful grandchildren. They served a public affairs mission for the LDS Church in Frankfurt, Germany from June 2011 to July 2012. They are now back in Salt Lake where Lucie’s husband serves as president of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and she serves as a volunteer in the Public Affairs Department at LDS Church headquarters.

Alanna W. Johnson; nursing administration track.

Laurel D. Kay (BS ’77) RN; advanced practice track; nurse manager, Moran Eye Center; Provo, UT. Laurel is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She received the Athena Award from the Provo-Orem Chamber of Commerce and has been a speaker at college graduations. She loves oil painting, gardening and grandchildren and is looking forward to retirement.

BYU gave me the opportunity to become a Department Manager, a Director of Nursing and a Director of Patient Care Services.

Gisela F. Keutel; nursing administration track.

Linda Lewis APRN (BS ’80); family nurse practitioner and psychiatric nurse practitioner tracks; FNP-BC, Center for Safe and Healthy Families, Primary Children’s Hospital; Highland, UT. Linda married her best friend 30 years ago; they have one eighteen year old son. Linda loves to bike and travel, and enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her favorite vacation place is Tahiti. She has always loved her job as a nurse and has been so grateful to work in the nursing field.

Graduating with my Masters in Nursing from BYU opened many doors for me. I served in Nursing Administration for the Utah County Health Department as Assistant and Nursing Director. I became the first Nurse Practitioner in Utah to perform medical evaluations on children who are alleged victims of abuse. I have now worked with this population for more than 20 years.

Carol Pia CNS; retired SIDS program educator; Utah Department of Health; Salt Lake City, UT. Carol received the Clinical Practice award from the Utah Nurses Association (1985) and the Annual Recognition Award from the Utah Perinatal Association (1996). She is married with children and grandchildren. She worked as volunteer and paid staff as interpreter at This is the Place Heritage Park Drugstore between 1996-2005. While there she had the opportunity to discuss the practice of medicine in the Utah Territory with visitors and stock the shelves with medications in common use at the time (1847-1869). She still has a passion for the history of medicine.

BYU increased my confidence, salary, and collateral opportunities. I have been adjunct clinical faculty at 2 universities.

Lavon T. Russon; Cedar Hills, UT.

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