Past Award Recipients

2007     2006      2005     2004     2003     2002     2001     2000     1999

The Catherine McAuley Award for Nursing Excellence was first awarded on June 11, 1999 to four women – two honored as distinguished friends of Mercy and two alumni. Since that time, the list of honorees continues to grow and reflect the diverse ways that Mercy alumni have impacted the lives of others through their careers and other interests in service to their communities and Mercy College.

Listed below are the honorees in order of the year they were recognized. Names in parentheses are maiden names.

2010 Honoree

Joan McCleish

Joan McCleish, R.N., Ph.D.

2009 Honorees

 Rosemary Holland

 Mary Cryer

 Deb Shriver

Rosemary Holland (Anderson), R.N., B.A.
Class of 1956

Mary Carol Cryer (Clark), R.N.
Class of 1964

 Debra Shriver (Schiefelbein), R.N., M.S.N.
Class of 1979

2008 Honorees

Kathy Olmstead (Pottebaum)
R.N., B.S.N, OCN
Class of 1981 & 2003

Helen Roberts, Ph.D.

 Ann Valdez, R.N., B.S.N.
Class of 1982

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2007 Honorees


Kathy (Dinsmore) Comito, R.N., B.A., M.H.A.
Class of 1964

Sister Mary Rocca, CHM, R.N., B.A.
Class of 1975


2006 Honorees

Barbara (Kent) Allen, R.N., B.S.N., N.C.S.N.
Class of 1969

Lynne (Trafford) Kinseth, A.R.N.P., M.S.N., A.O.C.N.
Class of 1983

Elizabeth (Betty) Hammes, R.N., B.S.
Class of 1951




Joann (Nizzi) Olson, A.R.N.P., C.P.N.P., C.N.E.
Class of 1968

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2005 Honorees

Sandra (Detrick) Caligiuri, R.N. M.S.
Class of 1963

Joan (Crawford) McMartin, R.N.
Class of 1961

Joanne (Forret) Sassatelli, R.N.
Class of 1951

2004 Honorees

Linda (Hitchcock) Carey, R.N., C.H.P.N.
Class of 1966

JoAnn (Galezzi) Humphreys, R.N., M.S.N.
Class of 1968

Patricia (Wright) Jablonski, R.N., C.O.H.N.
Class of 1964




Anne (Lane) Roush, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.W.
Class of 1951


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2003 Honorees

Katherine (Kleber) Aller, R.N., Ed.D.
Class of 1970

Judy (Stevenson) Frizzell, R.N.
Class of 1977

Jean (Kirschbaum) King, R.N., M.S.N.
Class of 1965




Suzanne Mains, R.N., M.S.
Class of 1964


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2002 Honorees

Joan Beard, R.N., B.S.N.
Class of 1981

Louise Brady, R.N.
Class of 1943

Barbara (Holland) Paul, R.N.
Class of 1951




Leona Sweeney, R.N.
Friend of Mercy College


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2001 Honorees

Jill (Harry) Coghlan, R.N.
Class of 1976

Joyce Hutchison Carpenter, R.N.
Class of 1961

Inie Johnson, R.N.
Class of 1954




Mildred (Farr) Walker, R.N.
Class of 1934


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2000 Honorees

Mary Ann (Waterhouse)
Adams, R.N.
Class of 1975

Ronald F. Caulk, C.R.N.A.
Class of 1959

Marilyn Russell, R.N.
Class of 1952

1999 Honorees 

Gladys (Bowery) Black, R.N.
Class of 1930

Rose Marie (Vecchi) Cunion, R.N.
Class of 1966

Sr. Mary Zita Brennan, RSM, R.N.
Friend of Mercy College




Sr. Mary Sebastian Geneser, RSM, R.N.
Friend of Mercy College


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