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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

Khaliah Fisher-Grace, a two-time Kent State College of Nursing alumna, assumed the role of president of the Greater Cleveland Nurses Association (GCNA) in March, 2015. Fisher-Grace, who earned an MSN in Nursing...
Michael Zagger, Kent State BSN Graduate and VP of Sales and Marketing at Endogastric Solutions
Kent State College of Nursing alumnus Michael Zagger was appointed to the executive team at EndoGastric Solutions, Inc., a leader in incisionless procedural therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), in June. Zagger, a 1985 graduate of Kent State's...
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Nancy Wysenski, graduate of Kent State’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, was recently named to the Board of Directors at Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Inovio, headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, develops immunoth...
Kathie Krause
Kathie Krause, MSN, RN, was recently named the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN. She is a graduate of Kent State’s...
Kerry Kernen
Kerry Kernen, MPA, MSN, RN, was recently appointed as the Chief Operation Officer of the Health 360 Integrated Clinic in Lincoln, Nebraska. Kernen is a 2011 graduate of our combined MSN/MPA degree program, which was designed for nurses who desire to integrate knowledge and skills...
Nurses Making Policy - Healthcare policy book written by KSU Alumnae
Rebecca M. Patton MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN; Ruth Ludwick, PhD, RN-BC, CNS, FAAN, and; Margarete L. Zalon, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, are co-editors of a new book on health policy that was released in partnership with the American Nurses Association. The book, titled Nurses Making Policy:...
Cathy Fluharty
Cathy Fluharty, BSN, MSN, has been accepted into the 2014-2015 Harvard Medical School program in Palliative Care Education and Practice (PCEP). Fluharty, a Kent State University College of Nursing alumna, earned a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree in 2009 and is currently...
Ruth E. Ludwick, Ph.D., CNS, RN.C, Kent State University alumna and professor emerita at the university’s College of Nursing, has been selected as one of 168 nurse leaders to be inducted as fellows into the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) during the academy’s “2014 Transforming...
Kraig Brechbuhler
Kraig Brechbuhler is a survivor of a miraculous cardiac arrest. According to a story by organizers of the 2014 Stark/Wayne American Heart Association Heart Walk, Brechbuhler was training with his wife for the Columbus Marathon in July 2013. During their cool-down walk, he collaps...
Dr. Barbara Broome
Dr. Babara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, became the sixth dean of Kent State University's College of Nursing on March 17, 2014. She is coming from the University of South Alabama, but she is a Kent State alumna with roots in Northeast Ohio. Dean Broome began her nursing career as a...

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