Name: Dr. Jeri Ann (Boylan) Milstead

Year of graduation from Mount Carmel School of Nursing: 1957

Current hometown: Dublin, Ohio

The newest fundraiser of the Mount Carmel Alumni Association, “Remembering Mount Carmel,” has been published. The 44-page bound book with photos and great stories of alumni and faculty memories of their time at The Mount: some funny, some sad, all heartwarming, is now available via mail order from Brenda Wheeler (contact info on the alumni site under Alumni Boutique).

Your Alumni Association recently held elections for the coming year and some changes are in store.

To begin with, the association will be led by a pair of co-presidents who have each served on the board for several years. Susie Loik Parsons, class of 1976, has been chairwoman of the Annual Homecoming each year since 2008. Michele Uhl Born, class of 1975, has been involved in various board roles prior to the co-presidency.

The class of 1963 is the 50-Year Honor Class this year.

Members are following a fairly new tradition among Mount Carmel's 50-Year Honor Classes by establishing a scholarship for nursing students. Last year's honor class contributed about $4,000 to a scholarship fund.

Co-President Michele Uhl Born

Nursing has formed who I am and my life choices, and according to my mother, was my career choice since I was 3 years old. I chose Mount Carmel for its strong clinical education with its then unique holistic focus.

The following activities, organized by local regional groups, took place earlier this year:

On Feb. 19, a Florida Alumni Lunch was held in Fort Myers.