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Announcing Penn Nursing’s 2023 Alumni Award Winners

Six Penn Nursing alumni, one graduating undergraduate student and one honorary alum have been selected as the 2023 Penn Nursing Alumni Award recipients.

Chosen from a strong cohort of nominations, the Alumni Awards Committee and Penn Nursing Alumni are thrilled to announce this year’s Alumni Awards Winners:

Outstanding Alumni Award: Loretta Sweet Jemmott, GNu’82, GR’87

Lillian Sholtis Brunner Award for Innovation Practice: Morghan Milagrosa, Nu’06, GNu’08

Alumni Award for Clinical Excellence: Caitlin Hildebrand, Nu’08, GNu’11

Alumni Spirit Award: Maya Clark-Cutaia, Nu’03, GNu’06

Early Career Award for Excellence: Nicole Kirchhoffer, GRN’21

Social Justice & Health Equity Alumni Award: Patricia K. Bradley, GNu’86, GR’98

Honorary Alumni Award: Richard James

Alumni Spirit Award for Graduating Students: Tara Teipel, Nu’23



The Alumni Awards will be presented on May 12, 2023, during Alumni Weekend, where our winners will be honored along with this year’s Penn Nursing Student and Faculty award recipients.


Alumni Awards nominations are open to the public each fall-winter in an effort to identify and honor the impact and work of Penn Nursing alumni across the globe.

Co-chaired by Justine Sefcik, GR’17, and Laine Mulcahy, Nu’15, GNu’19, the 2022-2023 Alumni Awards Committee reviews these nominations and has the difficult task of choosing the cohort of winners from among the many stellar nominees.

To learn more about Penn Nursing’s Alumni Awards, click HERE.

More information on the Student, Alumni & Faculty Awards Program can be found HERE. Registration is required.