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Alumni Success Stories

Celebrating the success of Kent State University College of Nursing graduates

This page highlights some of the stories of our alumni and how they are impacting the world.

Latest Success Stories

Paul Bassett, BSN '11, climbs Mt. Fuji for Myeloma Awareness
Paul Bassett, BSN ’11, Boston, MA, loves adventure. His most recent quest - hiking Japan's Mount Fuji in July 2017 with 19 teammates, six of whom were cancer patients. The expedition was made possible by the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation’s (MMRF) initiative, Moving Mountai...
Alumna Rebecca Herr and her husband, Eric.
Rebecca Herr’s (’71) advice for students is that “although they can’t be an expert at everything, they need to remain curious.” Herr’s own sense of curiosity became a passion for adventure.  Her appreciation for exploration inspired her to begin mission work in India in 1999, whe...
Photo of Jason Rothaermel
Jason Rothaermel, BSN, MBA, was recently recognized as a "Leader in Nursing" by the American Health Council for his expertise in Oncology. Rothaermel, who received his bachelor of science in nursing from Kent State University College of Nursing in 1998, is the current standing Re...
Alumna Lisa Aurilio, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, was recently promoted to Chief Operating Officer at Akron Children’s Hospital.
Lisa Aurilio, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, was recently promoted to Chief Operating Officer at Akron Children's Hospital. Aurilio received her master of science in nursing degree from Kent State University College of Nursing in  1999. Aurilio served as the hospital's Chief Nursing Offi...
Tracy Schwab receiving a cake and flowers from the Delta Xi board in congratulations of her achievement
Tracy Schwab, MSN ’17, was recently announced as the 2017 New Member Pillar Award recipient from the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) nursing honor society.  The New Member Pillar award is one of 13 International Awards for Nursing Excellence that will be conferred by the ho...
Claire Zangerle, MSN, MBA, RN, has recently been appointed as Allegheny Health Network’s chief nurse executive. Zangerle is a 2006 graduate of Kent State’s master of science in nursing program. Since 2008, Zangerle has served as president and chief executive officer of the Visit...
Brian S. Monter, MSN, MBA, RN, has recently been appointed president of University Hospitals Bedford and Richmond Medical Centers. Monter is a 2007 graduate of Kent State’s nursing and business administration (MSN/MBA) dual-degree program.  Since 2012, Monter has served as the c...
Linda Q. Everett stands in front of Henderson Hall at Kent State University on the cover of the October, 2015, edition of Nurse Leader magazine.
Kent State University nursing alumna Linda Q. Everett, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, was featured as a “Leader to Honor” in the October, 2015, edition of Nurse Leader magazine. In the article, Dr. Everett talks extensively about the path she chose to become an influential person in n...
Nancy M. Albert will be inducted as a 2015 fellow of the American Academy of Nursing during the academy's annual conference on Oct. 17, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

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