Judith D. Alder; nursing administration track; Salt Lake City, UT.

Julieann J. Asay; Julieann worked as assistant director of nursing at Utah Valley Hospital. She later moved to Idaho Falls where she served as assistant hospital administrator for Intermountain Healthcare (IHC). During that time she directed the nurses of the occupational medical program at the Idaho National Laboratory. She married Lynn Holton Collings in 1989. Julieann died January 2012.

Debra J. Barker; advanced practice track; Sparks, NV.

Kimberly Deneris Brown; advanced practice track; clinical instructor, University of Utah; Salt Lake City, UT. Kimberly received the Those Who Dare to Care Award from the University of Utah College of Nursing in 2009. She is a member of the Integrative Health Network, the Utah Breastfeeding Coalition and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN).

Sr. Patrice Cigallio; advanced practice track; Toronto, OH. Prior to starting the graduate program, Patrice was a nun with the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity in Manitowoc, WI. While at BYU, she lived with the Victory Noll Catholic Sisters in Salt Lake City. She was named valedictorian and a speaker for convocation but had to leave to fulfill Catholic community and hospital duties immediately following completion of the program. She still serves her church and community today.

Jackie R. Clayton; nursing administration track; advanced practice nurse, Sullivan Family Care; Sullivan, IL.

Margo E. Huntsman RNC; family nurse practitioner track; certified legal nurse consultant, Pivotal Facts; Klamath Falls, OR.

June M. Jenkins; nursing administration track; June worked as a nursing instructor at the University of Utah, Utah Technical College, and Weber State College. During her time as an instructor she earned her master’s degree in Pediatric nursing. She married R. Cleve Jenkins in 1957 and together they raised three wonderful children. She was a member of St. Therese’s Ladies Guild where she served as president for two terms. June died October 2004.

Beverly J. Kane; advanced practice track. Beverly married the love of her life, Raymond, in 1947. They had six beautiful children together and enjoyed a wonderful marriage of 55 years. Beverly died October 2002.

Colleen B. Koga RN; nursing administration track; retired chief nursing officer, Intermountain Homecare (IHC); Roy, UT. Colleen has presented at several state, local and work related seminars. She also enjoys time with family and friends, travel and crafts.

BYU solidified the foundation for my future career path which needed a strong clinical background to progress into administration.

Patsy J. Shiell; nursing administration track

Carol Henderson Simmons RN; neuroscience nursing and nursing administration tracks; staff RN, home care agency; Gastonia, NC. Her previous positions include neuroscience manager, care coordinator, outreach services, and educator. Carol is married with one son and loves helping others accomplish their goals and dreams.

Because of BYU, I was able to truly specialize in neuroscience nursing.

Margaret Snow (AS ’74, BS ’79); nursing administration track. Margaret’s greatest joy was her family. She adored her nieces and nephews and her precious great-nephews. She died November 2001.

Carol H. Talmage (BS ’50) RN; pediatric nurse practitioner track; retired instructor in the BYU College of Nursing; Bountiful, UT. Carol taught med/surg and pediatric nursing courses to undergraduate students. She is a member of the American Nurses’ Association and the Utah Nurses’ Association. She is proud that a daughter, a granddaughter (Amelia S. Palmer [BS ’12]), and a niece (Jennifer P. Hammond [BS ’95]) of hers followed her path into nursing. 

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