Alumni Association

Organized by the Class of 1895, the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) Alumni Association is the oldest continuously active nursing alumni association in the nation.

The purpose of the Alumni Association is to unite all UMSON graduates and to support the students and faculty in advancing UMSON and its mission. Members of the Alumni Association foster and promote the general welfare of UMSON; advocate for public and private support for the benefit of UMSON; and provide educational, charitable, and cultural activities for the benefit of UMSON alumni, students, and friends. Click here to read our bylaws.

As an all-inclusive membership organization, any person who has received a diploma or a degree from UMSON is automatically a member of the Alumni Association. There is no membership fee!

Executive Committee

Christine Kirk Shippen, MS ’98, BSN ’73, President
Elizabeth A. Ness, MS ’93, Immediate Past President 
Marion Burns Tuck, PhD, MS ’80, Vice President
Hershaw N. Davis, Jr., MSN, BSN ’09, Communications Liaison
Elizabeth O’Connell, MS ’74, BSN ’73, Member-at-Large 


Ann F. Bennett, MS ’69
Emily Deady, MGA, BSN ’72
Emily Deitrick, BSN ’68
Justin Dusza, MS '08
Linda J. Ellwood, BSN '88
Joseph Kelly, PhD, MS '85, BSN '77
Ruth J. Lee, DNP ’10, MS ’04
Beth Ann Martucci, DNP '10, MS '99, BSN ’96
Carmel A. McComiskey, DNP '10, MS ’96
Herminia "Hermi" Nudo, BSN '63
Elizabeth G. O’Connell, MS '74, BSN ’73
Greg Raymond, MS '10, BSN '05
Michelle “Mickie” Rivest, MS ’79, BSN ’75
Diane Skojec, DNP ’10, MS ’01, BSN ’00
Karol Duffy, MS ’99
Johnny Gayden, CRNA, MS ’14, BSN ’10
Sophia Walker Henry, MS ’13
Kathleen Kang, MS ‘15
Regina Leonard, BSN ‘12
Tracie Morgan, DNP ’10
Fran Valle, DNP ’10, MS ’99
Steve Rietschel, BSN Class of 2016 Representative, President, Nursing Student Government Association
Sarah Trandel-Korenchuk, BSN Class of 2016 Representative, President, University of Maryland Association of Nursing Students
Athena Baddoul, MS Class of 2016 Representative, President, Graduate Nurses Association

Click here to view a list of past alumni association presidents.