Class of 1980

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.


Cathy Greer Calvert, BSN'80, is an attorney in her family's practice in Lexington, Kentucky (2022).

Chris Crockett Clarke, MSN'80, was named among the 2019 Nashville Medical News Women to Watch. She is senior vice president at the Tennessee Hospital Association.

Barb Duffy, BSN'80, MSN'91, PMC'98, was a panelist for "The Evolving Role of Nursing in Transgender Care," in March 2021, part of the VUSN Dore to Door Alumni Forum, and received an Excellence in Patient Experience Award from Vanderbilt University Medical Center that October. She is a nurse practitioner in the VUMC Pediatric and Adolescent Transgender Health Clinic.

Cisneros Farrar, BSN'75, MSN'80, co-authored "Pain Management," in the December 2017 issue of Critical Care Nursing Clinics . She served as president of District 3 of the Tennessee Nurses Association.

Julia Moseley Garner, MSN'80 , of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away December 30, 2017.   

Mikel Gray, BSN'80, presented "Male Sexual Dysfunction," and "Testicular Disorders," at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners conference in June 2019.

Gene Elizabeth Harkless, MSN'80, presented "Reducing Diagnostic Errors in Practice," at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners conference in June 2019.

Anne Page, BSN'80, was named treasurer of the Virginia Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses in 2020.

Cole Powers, BSN'80, MSN'84, co-authored "Transitioning Community Health Clinical Experiences to an Online Format during COVID-19," in the March 2022 issue of the Journal of Nursing Education , and "Simulated Home Visit to Promote Chronic Disease Management Competencies in Prelicensure Nursing Students," in the June Nurse Educator . She was promoted to assistant professor at VUSN in January 2020.

Donna Ruth, BSN'80, MSN'90, is director of education for the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (2022).

Annie Santucci, MSN'80, is on the faculty at the Free University of Brussels School of Public Health in Belgium (2016).