Class of 1955

Every VUSN graduate has exciting things happening in her or his life, both professionally and personally.  Class Notes – printed twice a year in the Vanderbilt Nurse Magazine and available online on this page – is an opportunity for you to not only learn what other alumni are doing but also share news about your life.  We would love to hear what you've been up to! Please contact us with any updates, or call 615-322-4836. 

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Evelyn Igarashi Blaylock, BSN’55 , of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away December 6, 2020. She and her husband, James, were featured in Tulsa World in December 2015 for celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple met on a blind date while attending Vanderbilt University. 

Carolyn Woodard Fleet, BSN’55, and her late husband, Bill, were featured in Tennessee’s Franklin Home Page in a February 2018 story about how their marriage had lasted for over 60 years.

Edwyna Howard Griscom, BSN’55 , of Nashville, passed away December 14, 2018.

Liz Buchanan Hauer, BSN’55, MLS’66 , of Huntsville, Alabama, passed away June 7, 2019.

Margaret “Bubs” Pumphrey Tobey, BSN’55 , of Roanoke, Virginia, passed away January 20, 2021.

Carol Ammons Vance, BSN’55 , of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, passed away August 14, 2018.