Class of 1957

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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Janet Krause Buehler, BSN’57 , of Bakersfield, California, passed away June 23, 2021.

Mary Reagan Butler, BSN’57, is the president of South County Democratic Club of San Luis Obispo, California (2016). 

Sally Clark Green, N’57 , of Mobile, Alabama, passed away February 26, 2017.

Mary Sue Miller Heldman, Peabody Nursing ’55, N’57 , of Nashville, passed away May 4, 2016. 

Wilma June Putman Kaufman, N’57 , of Ozark, Missouri, passed away October 4, 2017.

Sandy Griffin Minor, BSN’57, retired from the faculty of Murray State University in Kentucky in fall 2016 at age 81, and was featured on KFVS-TV and KYForward and in the  West Kentucky Star .

Carolyn McKelvey Moore, BSN’57, MSN’59, is a nursing education and philanthropy consultant for two-year colleges. She retired in 2010 as senior vice president for institutional advancement for Sparks Health System in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Kitty Temple Silverman, BSN’57 , of Spartanburg, South Carolina, passed away December 18, 2020.