Class of 1962

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. And, when posting on social media please tag us! #VUSN

Look below for news from your classmates as of June 30, 2022; items received since Jan. 1 are shown in red font.


Dorothy Silvis Guidry, BSN'62 , of The Villages, Florida, passed away September 9, 2018.

Carol Bruno Komara, BSN'62, was quoted in Kentucky Health News in May 2022 regarding her efforts to address the nursing shortage as a member of the Kentucky Nurses Association's school nurse task force. 

Nancy Gunnell Perry, N'62 , of Maryville, Tennessee, passed away June 27, 2022.

Carolyn Whitaker, BSN'62, MSN'72, was quoted in the Cookeville, Tennessee, Herald-Citizen in November 2016, for a story about nurse practitioners. In 2015, she received the Tennessee Nurses Association Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Barbara Fullerton Wood, BS'62 (Peabody) , of Moreno Valley, California, passed away January 30, 2022.

Toni Fasano Youngblood, BSN'62 , of Lakeland, Florida, passed away November 27, 2015.