Class of 1982

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.


Tricia Benson, BSN'82, is chief engagement officer of the Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility at Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing in Atlanta (2022). 

Denise Ann Daniel, BSN'82 , of Hendersonville, Tennessee, passed away January 19, 2021.

Martha Davidson, BSN'82, is treasurer of the Southeast Region Wound Ostomy and Continence Society Board, where she has also served as president-elect and president (2021).

Iris Grim, BSN'82 , of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, passed away January 30, 2019. 

Leslie Homra, BSN'82, is the vice president of clinical services for The Centre for Health Care Planning in Nashville (2015).

Donna Ray Iverson, BSN'82, and her sister, Lisa Ray Pascale, BSN'83, are on staff at Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, in the behavioral health unit (2015). 

Erin Byrne Rodgers, BSN'82, MSN'86, was recognized in Vanderbilt News in May 2020 for her innovative thinking that allowed VUSN students to continue simulation lab work in spite of COVID-19 challenges. She received the VUSN Dean's Award for Faculty Achievement in Academic Endeavors in May 2018. 

Elizabeth Rudolph, BSN'82, MSN'85, JD'89, was the featured speaker for the Tennessee Nurses Association's Critical Issue Forum in June 2022, addressing medical errors and legal ramifications. 

Molly Walker, BSN'82, received the New Jersey March of Dimes 2014 Women's Health Nurse of the Year Award