Jo Emerson West collected the following information
about our classmates at our 40th reunion banquet.
School of Nursing Cass of 1965
WHO WAS THERE?
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
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
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
Karen Church (Armstrong)
Working—at Riley Hospital ER
Working. Two granddaughters—Very Cute!!!
Likes—to travel, read, garden,
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
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
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.
Working—staff nurse at Tendercare
Home Health Services (mostly babies with trachs,
vents, and g-tubes)
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.”
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,
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!)
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,
Likes—working, knitting, writing
and her new puppy, Toby
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Rita Simon (Callecod)
Working—Retired (3 years) after
20 years School Nursing
Children—Girl 32yo and boy 29yo. Widow since
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