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College of Nursing
October 24–26, 2019

College of Nursing All Alumni Luncheon

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 | 11:30 am - 02:00 pm
University Guest House, Fort Douglas Ballroom
110 Fort Douglas Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT
Regular price

With Special Guest Michael L. Good, MD, CEO University of Utah Health

Featuring the induction of the Half Century Society, the presentation of the Distinguished and Young Alumni Awards, and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the College of Nursing building.

Join us as we induct the Class of 1969 and alumni of previous years (1947-1968). We will celebrate with them and two special alumni who will receive the Distinguished and Young Alumni Awards. They will address us and share some of the great work they have been doing for the nursing profession, our communities, and beyond. The "9s" classes will be recognized for their achievements after nursing school. We also have reason to celebrate as 50 years ago the college moved to its final home against the beautiful Wasatch mountains overlooking the Salt Lake Valley. Please consider attending this luncheon where together we will reminisce about the "good 'ole days," hear about the amazing work being done now, and learn about what the future may bring.

11:30 AM - Reception

12:00 PM - Lunch and Program



Distinguished Alumni
Sydney Spangler, PhD, MSN ’99, BSN ’97

Spangler is an assistant professor at Emory University and a specialist in women’s reproductive health. With a focus on how social and material inequalities impact demand for and use of essential maternal and HIV services in the U.S. and 15 African countries, Spangler’s research has been funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief).


Young Alumni
Madeline Lassche, DNP ’19, BSN ’99

Lassche is the University of Utah College of Nursing’s Executive Director of Simulation. Under her leadership, the College of Nursing Simulation Center has grown into a state-of-the-art learning environment, with the latest in child and adult high-definition mannequins, standardized patient scenarios, and virtual reality technology. She is also known for founding the Utah Simulation Coalition and her work on the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s Nursing Board for best practices in simulation education.


Inductees and current Half Century Society members are free of charge. 

Parking is available at the University of Utah Guest House. 


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