Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards

The Alumni Awards program recognizes graduates whose professional accomplishments, affiliations, and career have honored the legacy of excellence at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences.

Alumni Award Recipients


2023 Career Achievement Award

Cheryl Vitacco Grab ’77, EdD, MSN, RN, Dean of Nursing Read Article

Kierra Martin

2022 Promising Future Alumni Award

Kierra Martin – Nursing 2016 and 2018 Read Article

Bob Hess

2021 Distinguished Service Award

Robert "Bob" Hess ’73, RDMS, BS, former program director for PA College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program Read Article

Katrina Fetter

2020 Distinguished Alumna

Katrina Fetter – Nursing ’06

Connie Metzler

2018 Distinguished Alumna

Connie Metzler – Nursing ’87

Jane Wallace Kohn

2017 Distinguished Alumna

Jane Wallace Kohn – Nursing ’54

Nicole Shifler Shaffer

2016 Distinguished Alumna

Nicole Shifler Shaffer – Nursing ’94

Nominate an Alumni

Anyone within the College community including alumni, faculty, and staff can nominate an alumna/us to receive one of the below awards using the online form. Documentation of the nominee’s contribution need only be presented by submitting the online form, however, including a letter of recommendation and a copy of the nominee’s resume is also recommended. Nominations are open for the year and will be voted on by the Alumni Awards Committee.

Career Achievement Award

Nominees for this award should:

Have presentations or publications at the state or national level
Community Service
  • Created an initiative that improved health care outcomes
Exemplify PA College’s commitment to excellence in health care practice, leadership, and the continuous acquisition of knowledge
Nominee Address
Nominator's Address
Max. file size: 100 MB.
This letter and resume will serve as the official nomination to be reviewed by the selection committee.
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