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Alumni in the News, 2011

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Nursing Awards and Recognition

June 6 marked the beginning of Nurses Week at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, highlighting the many accomplishments of its nursing staff. Alumni of Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, as well as alumni from our legacy organizations, were well represented at the 16th Annual Nursing Awards and Recognition Ceremony. Congratulations to the following alumni for their respective awards:

Edna Malen Scholarship
Carolyn Mank, Barnes-Jewish Class of 2006

ICARE Excellence in Service Award
Hanneli Fanega, Goldfarb Class of 2009

Nursing Teamwork Award
Kristi Wiechens, Goldfarb Class of 2009Cynthia Copeland, Goldfarb Class of 2008

Jill Malen Excellence in Nursing Research 
Carrie Sona, Barnes Class of 1987 

Patricia Potter Quality Improvement Award
Lynn Tatro, Jewish Class of 2002

Community Service Award 
Beth Rosenthal, Barnes Class of 1987

Excellence in Precepting Award
Robyn Church, Goldfarb Class of 2009 

Barnes Nursing Graduate & International Book Award Winner

Anene M. Tressler-Hauschultz received her diploma from Barnes Hospital School of Nursing in 1974.  While Anene has overs 20 years of experience in healthcare management, her debut novel, Dancing With Gravity, was published in March 2011 by Blank Slate Press and was recently awarded first prize for literary fiction from the 2011 International Book Awards. 

Excellence in Nursing Awards

Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is proud to recognize four alumni as recipients of St. Louis Magazine's Excellence in Nursing Awards.  St. Louis Magazine received over 150 nominations of which, 19 were awarded this honor.  Congratulations to the following alumni:

Beverly Dressel, Barnes Class of 1982
Nancy Lane, Barnes Class of 1976
Mary Susan Pfenning, Barnes-UMSL Class of 2000

Susan Bender, Barnes-UMSL Class of 1996
Admir Brkic, Barnes-Jewish Class of 2006, Goldfarb Class of 2008
Christine Brust, Jewish Class of 1980
Mary Coats, Barnes Class of 1971
Ann Donze, Barnes Class of 1975
Rebecca Karfeld, Goldfarb Class of 2011
Nelda Kay Martin, Jewish Class of 1996
Faith Rodgers, Jewish Class of 1990
Nikki Schindewolf, Barnes Class of 1976
Gina Seltzer, Goldfarb Class of 2008
Valerie Vogeler, Barnes Class of 1973

For the full list of awardees and to read more about each award recipient visit click here. You can also hear directly from Jarret Medlin, the Editor-in-Chief of St. Louis Magazine as he provides information on the significance of the Excellence in Nursing Awards.