Summer 2016


Karen Teply Sander (’66)
I spent my working career at Baylor Scott & White working a few different positions within the Solid Organ Transplant Program. Most recently, I worked pro re nata in the Solid Organ Abdominal Transplant Clinic. This program was a joy and gift to work within. I am currently a six-year breast cancer survivor. We have one daughter and son-in-law and two beautiful granddaughters. Al and I travel frequently to visit them. We also travel both within the U.S. and internationally. In our spare time, we are involved with our church, exercise, cooking, reading and keep busy.


Cheryl Neuroth Olomon (’71)
I am so excited to be retiring from nursing this year. The past eight years I have been school nursing with the Parkway School System in St. Louis County. My goal is to continue to have as much fun as we (my husband Wayne and I) can and to write down some of the many directions nursing has provided.

Shirley Gerweck Travis (’71)
Retired this last summer after 44 years at Bryan Health. Her final position held there was Vice President Clinical Services, President Bryan Physician Network.

Debbie Foreani (’75)
Those of us from the class of 1975 had a great time at the 40th class reunion. Can’t wait till the next one—50th? Thanks, Rita, for all you do for the Alumni Association.

Lynette Paletta Wheeler (’76, ’84)
Received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) from Kansas University Medical Center School of Nursing in May 2016. She was the Chief Nursing Officer at Truman Medical Centers from August 2011 until February 2015. She became Chief Operating Officer at Truman Medical Centers on Feb. 1, 2015.

Shawn Shields (’76)
After 37 years, we are returning to Nebraska to be closer to family. I look forward to the challenge of a new job in the Omaha area.


Jean Voege (‘81, ’84, ’94)
Since completing my MSN in Nursing Education in 1994, I have taught in four associate degree nursing programs, including Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Neb.; Northwest College in Powell, Wyo. and Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore. Since August 2007, I have served as the Nursing Program Campus Coordinator at the Carroll, Iowa campus of Des Moines Area Community College. In this role, I have both faculty and administrative responsibilities. I have served on the Board of Directors of Manning Regional Healthcare Center in my home town of Manning, Iowa since 2014.

Carole Engquist (’83)
Retired but still working part-time at Ivy Tech Community College in Fort Wayne, Ind. as an adjunct instructor.

Diane Milani Kuncl (’87, ’15)
Thank you Clarkson College for a wonderful education that prepared me to be the best nurse throughout my 28 years of practice. I am proud to say, “I am a Clarkson [College] graduate.” This status has assisted me in attaining many of my professional goals.


Donna Bader (’93)
I volunteer for Lincoln Police Department in fingerprinting using my Forensic Nursing/Science knowledge.


Emily Remm Holstein (’09)
I’m currently a student working on my Master’s degree in Nursing (FNP) and plan to graduate in December 2016. Clarkson College has been a large influence to both my brother Austin [Remm (’13)] and I, and we are happy where we choose to receive our education there.


Christine Lee (’11)
The Journal of American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) published an article written by Christine Lee, MHA, RHIA, CCS, CPC and graduate of the Clarkson College Master of Science in Health Care Administration program, in its April 2016 issue. Lee’s article, “Bringing Physician Practices into the HIM Fold,” discusses the versatilities endured by private practices—specifically those with HIM departments—that are acquired by hospitals or health systems and how to make the transition as seamless as possible.

Tiffany Mohs (’15)
I passed NCLEX and have accepted a job at St. Elizabeth’s working in postpartum/ OBGYN and pediatrics! Clarkson College really set us up for success.

Kalen Knight (’16)
I just graduated in May 2016 and was hired as a Fellowship Staff Nurse in the Emergency Department at Nebraska Medicine.

In Memoriam

Lois Lerece Bates Lloyd (’47)
Died in Arizona on April 28, 2016.

Marjorie Benson Schimonitz (’50)
Died on June 24, 2016 peacefully at her home in Lincoln, Nebraska after a long illness.

Pauline Elizabeth Dickey (’67)
Died in Omaha, Neb. on May 6, 2016.

Winifred L. Dolph (’01)
Died Oct. 14, 2015.

Mary Balken
Clarkson College General Education faculty, died in Omaha, Neb. on May 15, 2016.