Dr. Fagin became dean of Penn Nursing in 1977 and developed landmark education programs, including the Doctor of Nursing Science, the first nursing doctorate in the Ivy League, and a PhD program. Under her leadership, Penn Nursing had more faculty in the American Academy of Nursing
and the Institute of Medicine
than any other nursing school. In addition to her deanship, Dr. Fagin served as the interim preside of the University of Pennsylvania from July 1, 1993 to June 30, 1994.
The Guggenheim Honor Cup
was donated to the University of Pennsylvania Club of New York City by William Guggenheim in 1911. The Cup is given to an alumnus who had “honored the University most by notable success in any walk of life.”