Welcome to the Website for the
Indiana University School of Nursing Class of 1965.

This is a place for sharing and keeping in touch. We hope this site will grow like a memory book with photos and thoughts from our classmates.

50th Reunion
May 15, 2015

50th reunion group photo

FRONT ROW: Martha Snider Matthews, Karren Mundell Benne Kowalski, Beverly Wells Eason, Rita Callecod Simon, Verlyn Wilson, Susan Warwick Hensley, Karen Armstrong Church, Katherine Misegades.

BACK ROW: Linda Price Dayon, Sharon Shaner Drummond, Linda Arnold Reedy, Kathy Costello Redelman, Phyllis Brink Augspurger, Pam Hammer Fiscus, Sherrill Niblick Friedman, Prudy Amos Widlack, Mary Jane Morgan, Sharon Hinchman, Judy Fawley Stickel. (Photographer: Doug Fellegy)

From Katherine Misegades: My sister, Louise, drove me to the reunion the afternoon of the dinner. Several of the folks at the Office of Alumni Relations hosted a lovely reception and yummy dinner for us. We had a fun-filled time visiting, eating and sharing memories.

Do share your memories with us. Email your thoughts to the Web Manager at this LINK.


Indiana University School of Nursing Cass of 1965
45th Reunion

Sharon Hinchman collected the following information about our classmates at our 45th reunion banquet.

45th reunion

Beverly Eason, Sharon Hinchman, Marty Matthews, Sharon Jacques, Katherine Misegades, Karren Kowalski, Susan Hensley, Karen Church, Verlyn C. Wilson

quiltSharon Hinchman displayed this quilt that she had made from the dress and apron of her student uniforms. She has offered it to the School of Nursing to include in their 100th anniversuary display in 2014.


Jo Emerson West collected the following information about our classmates at our 40th reunion banquet.

Indiana University School of Nursing Cass of 1965
40th Reunion

BACK ROW — Karen Church (Armstrong), Sharon Jacques, Katherine Misegades, Susan Hensley (Warwick), Karen Kolwalski (Mundell), Jo West (Emerson), Beverly Eason (Wells), FRONT ROW — Darlene Johnson (Peters), Judith Stickel (Fawley), Wanda Bauer (Bailey), Emma Bogue (Reeves), Rita Simon (Callecod). These are 12 of the 15 class members who attended the 2005 reunion.

Fifteen members of our class attended the reunion—and had a GREAT time remembering. We had tours of the new IUPUI campus and the Clarian Health Partners facilities. (Clarian, by the way is the name of the new medical center that has combined Indiana University, Riley and Methodist hospitals.) We were introduced to ”Magnet” designated hospitals, “Visicu” and “Safe Practice” nursing. We had High Tea with Dean Broome.

We ate, and we ate and we ate and then we had dinner in Ball Hall. YES it is still there and is still in use as a residence hall!!!! The photo above shows the group who gathered for dinner at Ball Hall. We were so excited about getting together that we have started a web site, www.IUBSN65.org.

Wanda Bauer (Bailey)
Working—as a Nurse Practitioner in women’s health (complete exams, wellness education, contraception, STI testing) at the local health department and as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner at a local hospital.
Married—to Tom. They ski and do ballroom dancing.
Children—Son 34yo who’s getting married in June. Daughter a 32yo who’s married and a 16yo grand son. She is a Clinical Statistician for a drug company.

Emma Bogue (Reeves)
Emma's sister, Inda Lee also joined us at our 40th reunion.

Karen Church (Armstrong)
Working—at Riley Hospital ER
Children—Three adult—All Working. Two granddaughters—Very Cute!!!
Likes—to travel, read, garden, and exercise

Sharon Drummond (Shaner)
Working—as a Nurse Practitioner with husband (MD) of 40 years. They have two southern Indiana rural general practices.
Children—Two married. She had her first grand daughter this February.
“It’s great to find out what you want to do early in life and with whom”.

Beverly Eason (Wells)
Working—part time Riley Hospital Ambulatory Care (36 years)
Children—Robin 38, Jennifer 35 and two teenage grandchildren
Likes— travel, golf, scuba diving and reading

Pam Fiscus (Hammer)
Living on a 50 acre farm in Indiana

Karen Kowalski (Mundell)
Working—Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, Project Director HRSA Grant and Dept. of Labor Grant
Children—Kyle 31 and Devon 26. Walt, husband of 37 years.
Likes—to write (Handbook for Nursing Students and Graduate book in nursing administration due out soon). Travel and speak to and teach nurses
Living on a 100 acre ranch in Colorado and has “hairy cows.”

Susan Hensley (Warwick)
Working—two days a week in Mental Health as RN, CNS with prescriptive authority.
Children—She’s married with two daughters and a 3 and a half yo grand daughter.
Likes—exercise, is a Master Gardener.

Sharon Hinchman
Working—staff nurse at Tendercare Home Health Services (mostly babies with trachs, vents, and g-tubes)
Second job—“Sharon’s Creative Enterprises: computer consultation and custom needlework” (Has made over 1000 personalized baby blankets since 1988.)
Likes—to play new flute for church services. Has found a remedy for her fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, “I’m looking forward to feeling better and better instead of worse and worse.”

Sharon Jacques
Working—Western Carolina University online RN to BSN program. Plan to double enrollment in next five years. Putting MSN program on line. Active in WCU leadership-accreditation strategic planning, collegial review.
Likes—Singing with Asheville Symphony Chorus, chamber chorus, choir at church. gardening, crossword puzzles
Travel plans—Russia nursing visit late summer (Taking beginning Russian now)

Darlene Johnson (Peters)
Working—retired, but tests CNAs for certification part time.
Children—Three daughters: twins 32yo, one 28yo and three grandchildren
Likes—Grandchildren and bridge.
(She still has that wonderful, infectious giggle!)

Katherine Misegades
Working—Graphic designer, illustrator and writer. Worked as a Navy nurse and taught at Mercy School of Nursing, Charlotte NC. Hasn't practiced nursing since 1975.
Children—Ellen Roberts who lives in Newport, Wales with her husband and son, Owain; James Smith who lives in Wilmington NC with his new bride; and Rachel Smith who is a zookeeper at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and has a son, Joshua.
Likes—working, knitting, writing and her new puppy, Toby
eMail me your revisions and additions to this list—webmaster

Rita Simon (Callecod)
Working—Retired (3 years) after 20 years School Nursing
Children—Girl 32yo and boy 29yo. Widow since 1995
Lives—in an 80yo log cabin in Nashville (“Call me or e-mail if you like to RV travel or want visitors!”)
Likes—gardening, travel, volunteering and other peoples’ grandchildren.

Judy Stickel (Fawley)
Working—Retired School Nurse
Children—Three and three grandchildren with number 4 on the way
Likes—Volunteering with husband, Dale, in Haiti. Building school this summer.

Jo (Joneth) West (Emerson)
Working—Newly retired School Nurse now working as a “consultant”
Children—Patty 33yo who’s back in school for MA in Landscape Architecture at University of Penn and Carey 30yo who’s teaching school in rural northern CA. Two grand puppies and 1 grand bird.
Likes—Friends and book clubs, travel, volunteer nursing in Haiti and India


This site is maintained by the IU School of Nursing Class of 1965. Launched 7/20/2005