Hall of Fame 2017

Dear Alumnus,

The third anniversary of the Alumni Hall of Fame is rapidly approaching. We are looking for alumni who have impressive professional accomplishments to induct into our Hall of Fame as an Alumnus of the Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing.

The 2017 Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at the annual Alumni Day luncheon in April 2017. Spread the word.

Click here to download the nomination form.

Send completed paper nominations and the candidate’s resume to:

Ruth Seitter
887 Geranium Drive
Warrington, PA 18976
Attn: Ruth Seitter, Chair, Alumni Hall of Fame Selection Committee

Nomination materials may also be emailed to: rseitter1@verizon.net

Questions may be directed to Ruth Seitter at 215-918-1878.

Thank you for your time and participation in the Hall of Fame nomination process!

2016 Winners

  • Joanne Patzek DaCunha, MSN, RN  1969
  • Maureen P. Deely, MSN, RN, CHPN  1995
  • Artis L. Flexer Dixon, BA, RN, CNM  1960
  • Carol McCoach Duell, MSN, RN  1983
  • Pamela Grucella-Embler, PhD, RN  1994
  • Janet K. Hesse, MSN, RN  1955
  • Lynne M. Patzek Miller, MSN, RN  1968
  • Julia Boland Paparella, MS.Ed, MLS, RN  1942
  • Susan Fretz Paparella, MSN, RN  1980

2015 Winners

  • Dr. Debby Hines, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC    1973
  • Bonita Giordano, MSN, RN    1974
  • James Trainer, RN, BSN    2004
  • Florence Jerdan, PhD, ANP, RN, CNE    1965
  • Diane Humbrecht, MSN, RN    1988
  • Sandra Davis, MHA, RN    1960
  • Patricia Baldwin, PhD, RN    1953
  • Marjorie Beck, RN    1953

2014 Winners

  • Alice N. Pero, RN    1962
  • Ann Claffey Baiada, RN CRRN    1968
  • Marilyn D. Harris, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN    1957
  • Harriet W. Ferguson, PhD, RN    1957  (deceased)
  • Carolyn Yocom, PhD, RN    1964
  • Terry Reilly, DNP, RN, NEA-BC    1975
  • Maureen Frye, MSN, CRNP    1977
  • Carol Gray, PhD, RN    1955
  • Ann Harley, PhD, RN    1954
  • Kathryn Plant, MPA, RN    1964

Thank you Letter from 2014 Hall of Fame Winner, Marilyn Harris

Debby Hines, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC
Director of Nursing Education and Chair of AH DSON

Alice Pero, President of AH DSON Alumni Association

Dear Debby and Alice,

Thank you for the wonderful 100th anniversary celebration for the Abington Health Dixon School of Nursing and the alumni association. All of the events were well planned and appreciated.

The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on May 16th was a time of celebration. It was extra special for me since I was one of the alumni members selected to be inducted into the Hall of Fame this first year.  I have had a wonderful career that began at AMH in 1954 as a student nurse and continues in some capacity 60 years later.

The video brought back many memories of my student years and early career in the old Receiving Ward from 1957-1960. Thank you for making this video to preserve nursing history. I look forward to the 100th anniversary booklet. Please share my appreciation with everyone involved in this event.

Alumni day luncheon and program on May 17th was another time to connect with former classmates and friends. Thanks to the 50 year class members who arranged for this day’s activities.

My hope is that nurses who did not join the alumni association in the past will realize the benefits of membership and become active rather than passive members in the future.

Thanks again for a memorable weekend of activities.


Marilyn D. Harris, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAANMay 26, 2014