Alumni National Awards

College of Nursing Award Recipients

College of Nursing Awards Breakfast
Friday, June 3
Reception: 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.
Alumni Memorial Union
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CreamerDistinguished Alumna of the Year Award
Julia Lehr Creamer, Nurs ’80
Dallas, Texas

Julie Creamer was recently named president of Baylor Scott & White Health in Texas. Through this role, Julie focuses on the health system’s clinical, operational and information services functions. Every day is a new opportunity for Julie to make a difference for someone else, as she embodies what it means to be a woman for others.

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VealProfessional Achievement Award
Dr. Josie L. Veal, Grad ’12
Milwaukee, Wis.

Dr. Josie Veal has her sights set on success. She’s the public health officer at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) where she works tirelessly to champion an environment for her school’s community where everyone can feel safe and aims to implement policy change, ensuring health equity for people of color.

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NolteService Award
Mary Isom Nolte, Nurs ’84
Whitefish Bay, Wis.

Mary Nolte is no stranger to Marquette’s campus, but as a nurse, community volunteer and family-first woman, she’s always stayed “behind the scenes.” This nursing graduate brings cura personalis to everything she does. She knows firsthand that caring for the whole person means helping others find their purpose in life.

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BlaneyYoung Alumna of the Year Award
Kathleen M. Blaney, Nurs ’09
New York, New York

In a world and profession forever changed by the pandemic, Kathleen Blaney has seized the opportunity to rise up and be the difference. She leads outbreak response for the NYC Health Department and helped build the NYC Test and Trace Corps, a public health initiative that serves as one of the nation’s largest contact tracing hubs for COVID-19.

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Previous Alumni National Award Recipients

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2015 Alumni National Award Recipients

2014 Alumni National Award Recipients

2013 Alumni National Award Recipients

2012 Alumni National Award Recipients

2011 Alumni National Award Recipients

2010 Alumni National Award Recipients