Class of 1961

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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Poppy Pickering Buchanan, BSN’61, and her husband, Richard, endowed a student research fund at the Vanderbilt University's Jean and Alexander Heard Library, in January 2018. (He has since passed away.) 

Donna Townsend Maddox, BSN’61, is president of Marketing and Business Consultants Inc. in Sarasota, Florida (2018).

Margo Smith McCaffery, MSN’61 , of Marina Del Ray, California, passed away January 8, 2018.