Alumni Reunion

Group photo of the 2019 Alumni ReunionGroup photo from Reunion 2019

UMSON All-Alumni Reunion 2024

On April 27, 2024, more than 100 alumni and guests attended the in-person All Alumni Reunion. It was a wonderful day, and everyone enjoyed the chance to come together to reminisce about the past and celebrate the many exciting developments at UMSON. The BSN Class of 1974 celebrated their 50th reunion with the traditional Heritage Class induction ceremony during the reunion program and a class dinner in the Living History Museum lobby.

Left to right: Barbara Engh, MS ’80, BSN ’74; Cynthia Singletary, PhD, BSN ’98; Crystal Greene, DNP ’15, BSN ’09; Cheryl Beversdorf, BSN ’75; Mildred Diggs, BSN ’19

Left to right: Barbara Engh, MS ’80, BSN ’74; Cynthia Singletary, PhD, BSN ’98; Crystal Greene, DNP ’15, BSN ’09; Cheryl Beversdorf, BSN ’75; Mildred Diggs, BSN ’19

Dean Yolanda Ogbolu and Tosin OlatejuDean Yolanda Ogbolu and Tosin Olateju

This year we continued the tradition of inviting all alumni to attend the annual reunion. A new program “Alumni Across the Decades” was introduced this year, with five alumni panelists. The panel was moderated by UMSON Alumni Council member-at-large, Tosin Olateju, DrPH, MS ’15, BSN ’11, RN.

Stacey Conrad presentingTwo lectures by UMSON faculty were offered this year: “Motivating Older Adults Through Immersive Virtual Exercise (MOTIVE)" delivered by Brittany Drazich, PhD, MSN, RN, and “Opportunities for DNP NPs to Influence Health Equity” given by Bridgitte Gourley, DNP ’98, FNP-BC.

Dean Yolanda Ogbolu presentingThe formal program opened with Stacey Conrad, Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations, welcoming alumni, and guests. Tracie Schwoyer-Morgan, DNP ’10, MS ’00, CRNP, ANP-BC, UMSON Alumni Association President, served as the program emcee. Dean Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD ’11, MS ’05, BSN ’04 NNP, FNAP, FAAN, presented a State of the School report.

L to R: Dean Yolanda Ogbolu, Sue ThomasDean Yolanda Ogbolu, Sue Thomas

The Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to Sue Thomas, PhD, MS ’74, BSN ’69, RN, FAAN, who shared inspiring remarks about her nursing journey and the role that UMSON played in her leadership development.

Cindy Qi, Dean Yolanda Ogbolu, Amanda LeeCindy Qi, Dean Yolanda Ogbolu, Amanda Lee

After the formal program, everyone gathered for a buffet lunch in the Southern Management Corporation Campus Center where they had plenty of time to mingle and socialize with classmates and colleagues. BSN Student Cindy Qi spoke about how much the scholarship she received meant to her.

Following the luncheon, alumni took various tours including an All School Tour, Bench Research Labs, Clinical Simulation Labs, and Living History Museum. In addition, a UMB Campus Tour led by a UMB police officer was offered for the first time. Despite a light drizzle, several alumni braved the elements to see the many changes on campus.

To top off the afternoon, an alumni networking social in the newly renovated Student Services Lobby was held that included light appetizers and soft drinks.

Class of 1974 50th Reunion Group Photo

Class of 1974 50th Reunion Group Photo

Row 1, l to r: Elizabeth Jesada, Pamela “Sue” Hammersly Hall, Abbe Bendell, Roberta Billman, Kristine Holmes, Claire Watters, Dean Ogbolu

Row 2, l to r: Marge Ewertz, MaryLou Robinson, Dolores Magruder, Nadine Jacobs, Barbara Broach, Sally Brown, Diane Swisher, Teresa Fitzpatrick

Row 3, l to r: Barbara Engh, Janet McGregor Robison, Barbara Lacher, Judy Sinclair, Hazel Randall, Janice Wilson, Deborah McCormack Lang, Nancy Molloy Crawford, Anne McArdle

Row 4, l to r: Susan Dullea Markus, Darlene Tyson, Gaynelle Pearson, Elaine Crider, Helen Bunker Merritt, Joanne Genevish, Terrie Gordon, Lenore Goldstein, Mary Scoltock Gallagher, Mary Roller, Beverly Bierman

Class of 1969 60th Reunion Photo

Class of 1969 60th reunion Group Photo

Row 1, l to r: Bonnie Collins Oettinger, Bonnie Disharoon Miller, Donna Herndon, Sue Thomas, Patricia Bosak

Row 2, l to r: Katharine Wahaus Parris, Jill Ashworth Decesare, Andrea Sadey Van Horn, Jon Stephanie Zimmerman Burke

The Development & Alumni Relations Team

l to r: Stefan Specian, Lorrie Voytek, Cynthia Sikorski, Nicole Nash, Kirsten Hammerstrom, Stacey Conrad,

l to r: Stefan Specian, Lorrie Voytek, Cynthia Sikorski, Nicole Nash, Kirsten Hammerstrom, Stacey Conrad,

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Update Your Contact Information

Update your contact information online using the Alumni Update/Class Note Form. For more information, contact the Alumni Office at or 410-706-0674.

Class of 1974 50th Anniversary Memory Book

If you are a member of the UMSON Class of 1974 and would like to contribute your memories to the Class of 1974 50th Reunion Memory Book, please complete the form at the bottom of the page by July 1, 2024. The Memory Book will be available digitally at no charge to all members of the Class of 1974. Up to four photos for your page in the book can be uploaded through your memory book form. Questions? Contact Cynthia Sikorski at or 410-706-0674 or

Fill out my online form.