Alumni and Giving

Class of 1970

The School of Nursing Alumni Association is made up of over 10,000 individuals. Increase your involvement in our nursing community by participating in your class reunion, attending or organizing an alumni event in your area, and by giving financially.

School of Nursing Alumni Advisory Council 2014-2015

Deb Carter, BS ’77, RN (President) (contact Deb)
Jean Bates, BS ’59, MSN ’71 (Immediate Past President) (contact Jean)
Gillian Beck, BS ’11 - Portland (contact Gillian)
Kira Biron, BS ’11 - Monmouth (contact Kira)
Thomas Blackman, BS '14 - La Grande (contact Tom)
Amy Blankenship, BS’ 11 - Klamath Falls (contact Amy)
Amy Ciecko, BS ’09 - Portland (contact Amy)
Emily James, BS ‘14 - Portland (contact Emily)
Jane McEldowney, BSN ’63, RN, NCSN - Bend (contact Jane)
Tara Robertson - Portland (contact Tara)
Teri Woo, BS ’84, MSN ’89, MN ’93, PhD - Tacoma, WA (contact Teri)
Peggy Wros, PhD '93 - Portland (contact Peggy)
The Council continues to seek alumni who are interested in participating. Please contact (503) 552-0745 for additional information.


SNAA Seeks Award Nominations

The Awards Committee of the SNAA Advisory Council invites input on awards for 2015 and onward.

Distinguished Alumna/us of the Year
The Distinguished Alumna/us of the Year Award recognizes an OHSU SoN graduate who has made a significant impact and demonstrated a commitment to educating and mentoring the next generation of nurses.

Early Career Achievement Award
This award recognizes an alunna/us who has made significant contributions in improving patient care and health in a community setting or in the areas of scientific research or academia within five years of graduation.

For further details and a form please contact

2014 Henrietta Doltz Puhaty Annual Lectureship

Thank you to all who joined us on November 12 to watch journalist, author and patient safety advocate Suzanne Gordon introduce and direct a readers' theater production of Bedside Manners.

A recording of the event is available here. The Portland Business Journal covered the lecture, including interviews with Ms. Gordon and Dr. Bakewell-Sachs. You can read the PBJ article here.

Questions? Call the Alumni Relations program at 503-552-0689.

Alumni Email Address for Life

We are excited to launch our OHSU Alumni Email Address for Life program, offering an alumni email address to graduates of OHSU's degree, certificate and training programs. Contact us at to learn more.

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