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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Reunion 2012: Nurse leaders

by alicia potter, photographs: jared charney

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Kelleher Award recipients: Mairead Hickey ’72, Genevieve V. Foley ’66, Ann Riley Finck ’66, and Elizabeth Brown ’85.

Some 100 Connell School alumni, faculty, family, and friends turned out on June 1 for Reunion 2012. Dean Susan Gennaro presented the fourth annual Dean Rita P. Kelleher Award to Mairead Hickey ’72, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Named for the Connell School’s first faculty member and longtime dean, the award is given to a nursing school graduate who exemplifies the Boston College nurse: a nursing leader who contributes to the field with intelligence, knowledge, compassion, and care.

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Terry Fulmer, M.S. ’77, Ph.D. ’83.

Also at the reunion, the Alumni Association honored Terry Fulmer, M.S. ’77, Ph.D. ’83, dean of Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences, with the William C. McInnes, S.J., ’44 Award for Professional Excellence.

The presentations were followed by a discussion about health care leadership with Hickey and Boston College Magazine editor Ben Birnbaum, then a reception.