Alumni Association DU Brunch 2019

Nursing Alumni Association

School of Nursing alumni provide (or contribute to) quality health care in a variety of roles-including as NPs, CRNAs, pediatric nurses, forensic nurses, ER nurses, nurse executives, and researchers-locally in Pittsburgh and around the world, from Japan to Africa to South America.

No matter where we are, we are bonded by our shared Duquesne experience and strong educational background. The School of Nursing Alumni Association provides a way to for you to stay connected to Duquesne University and each other, as well as impact and support our future nursing leaders and fellow alumni.

We encourage you to:

Board Members



Terri Tunick, RN, BSN, MSN
BSN, Penn State University 1982
MSN, Duquesne University 1999

Immediate Past President

Leah Vota Cunningham RN, MNEd
BSN, Duquesne University 1970
MEd in Counseling, Duquesne University 1973
MNEd, University of Pittsburgh 1976


Virginia Doman Pavlick, RN, BSN, CET
BSN, Duquesne University 1966


Eileen Crossey, RN, BSN, MSEd
BSN, Duquesne University
MSEd, Duquesne University

Alumni Board Liaison

Kate DeLuca, EdD, MBA
EdD, University of Pittsburgh, 2017
MBA, Duquesne University, 2008
BS, Duquesne University, 2004
BA, Duquesne University, 2004

Members at Large

Michele Buraczewski, RN, BSN, MSN, CEN, CCRN
BSN, Duquesne University 1990
MSN, Duquesne University 1997

Jamie Clarke, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
BSN, Duquesne University 2007
MSN, Duquesne University 2014

Kay Streb Dieckmann RN, BSN, MSN
BSN, Duquesne University 1972
MSN, Duquesne University 1979

Aimee Lynn Mcbroom Harrison, MSN, CRNP
BSN, Pennsylvania State University 2000
MSN Ed./Adm, Waynesburg University 2014
FNP, Duquesne University 2016

Meghan Jones, RN, BSN
BSN, Duquesne University 2009
MSN, Duquesne University 2019

Joshua Kohl, RN, BSN
BSN, Duquesne University
BS Health & Physical Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Amy Shultz Morgan, BSN, MSN, CRNP, CLC
BSN, Duquesne University 1999
MSN Nursing Education, Duquesne University 2010
PMC-FNP Duquesne University 2012

Sharon Munson, RN, BSN, MEd
BSN, Duquesne University 1969
MEd, Duquesne University 1978

Leigh Anne Rethage RN, BS, BSN
BS, Duquesne University 2005
BSN, Duquesne University 2007

Mary P. Smith RN, BSN, CDE, CCM
BSN, Duquesne University 1973

Continuing Education

There are currently no events scheduled at this time.

Job Postings

Please check back soon for updates.

If you know of any job openings for fellow alumni, please email Lisa Cunningham at


2019-2020 Annual Report Published

2019-2020 Annual Report Cover for Duquesne University School of Nursing Alumni Association

Read our latest Annual Report.

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.

caretemp 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

In case you have not been to the Learning and Simulation Center, here is a virtual tour.

Port Charlotte Reunion

port charlotte, fl alumni reunion photo

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.