Nursing Alumni Association

Equipment Support for Learning and Simulation Center

With the increase in nursing enrollment and high usage of equipment in the DU Learning and Simulation Center, Rosanna Henry, MSN, RN, Director of Learning and Simulation Center, requested Alumni support to replace certain equipment. Technologies and methodologies are changing rapidly in nursing, and the need for meaningful learning and providing safe patient care relies on using simulation as an important teaching strategy.

On December 3, 2019, the DU SON Alumni Association Board approved the donation of $225 for the CareTemp Touch Free Thermometer for the DU Learning and Simulation Center. This thermometer is an important clinical screening tool to quickly assess if a patient has an elevated temperature or not.

The thermometer has been a great addition to the teaching and learning process. Student Edward Strah uses the thermometer to take the temperature of his peer, Caden Bizer.

touchfree thermometer

male nursing student using a touch free thermometer on another male student's forehead

male nursing student using a touch free thermometer on another male student's forehead

Patricia Schlicht   1951 - 2019

Photo of Patty SchlichtOn Sunday, April 7, 2019, at the age 68 years old, Patricia (Patty) Schlicht passed away at home. She was surrounded by her loving family. Patty lost her battle with cancer. View obituary

Patricia was the quintessential embodiment of a Duquesne University Nursing Alumni. She served over 10 years on the Duquesne University Nursing Alumni Association Board. She worked tirelessly to promote the success of the Alumni Association. Patty attended Alumni Homecoming Champagne Brunches, fund raising dinners with nursing students, nursing graduations and networking events. She served to develop the minds, hearts, and spirits of nursing students and alumni. Patty shared her professional experiences as a staff nurse in a critical care unit, manager on two thoracic transplant surgical units and teacher in Staff Development Departments.

Patty delved into each project with enthusiasm. Hard work defined her. Patty interjected humor and wit in her daily conversations. She enjoyed a funny story and frequently shared her own children's various escapades. Patty truly believed everyone should be treated with dignity and respect. She loved Joe Quinn, her husband, children and grandchildren.

Patty will be remembered for her passion, laughter, Democratic politics, intelligence and storytelling. She believed in forgiving and lived a life observing her Catholic faith. Patty's legacy would be to become involved, fight for what you believe in and never give up.

In lieu of flowers, Patty and the family request that donations be made to the Patricia Schlicht Endowed Scholarship at Duquesne University.

To Donate by Check:
Make payable to Duquesne University (write in the memo: Patricia Schlicht Endowed Scholarship) and mail to:
Duquesne University
Attn: Advancement Services
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15228

To Donate by Credit Card - call 412.396.5063 or:
Go to
Click on "Search Academic Area, Enter Other or Select Multiple"
Scroll down to "Other: Enter My Own Designation"
Type in "Patty Schlicht Endowed Scholarship" and complete the form below

Job opportunity courtesy posting:  Ideal Pediatric & Adolescent Care in Lewisburg, PA is seeking is seeking to bring a Nurse Practitioner with a patient-centered focus along with strong clinical care skills, EMR skills and presentation skills into the practice. Resumes may be emailed to

Nursing Class of 1963 gathered for a mini-reunion in Port Charlotte. Featured is : Barbara (Colleran) Lagiovane, Dorothy (Sharak) Houston, Janet (Showalter) O’Connor, Barbara (Kozlowski) Lutz, Eileen (Sirko) Lemmon and Susie (Sorg) Tornature.

Nursing graduates from the Class of 1963 recently gathered for mini-reunion in Port Charlotte, FL. It looks like a good time was had by all during a visit to Fisherman's Village. Here's to many more years of happy get-togethers! From left: Barbara (Colleran) Lagiovane, Dorothy (Sharak) Houston, Janet (Showalter) O'Connor, Barbara (Kozlowski) Lutz, Eileen (Sirko) Lemmon and Susie (Sorg) Tornature. 

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