October 19, 2012, Brooklyn, NY…Over 60 LMC School of Nursing alumnae joined together on October 6 to reminisce with former classmates.
The event, which featured a catered lunch and memorabilia displays, was attended by graduates from the classes of 1947 to 1967 and alumnae who traveled from as far away as California and Ireland. Attendees heard from Reverend Don Stiger, SVP, Mission and Spiritual Care, and Sister Elisabeth Fedde, founder of Lutheran Medical Center, (played by Rosanne Raso, SVP, Patient Care Services, and CNO), who founded LMC's School of Nursing in 1909 to help turn around the nation's earliest nursing shortage.
"It's such a pleasure to connect with our School of Nursing graduates. Their continued support, especially after all these years, is a true testament to the rich legacy that Sister Fedde left behind. Clearly it was a superb school," said Raso. In attendance was Alice Egland, who is seen in the iconic "Iron Lung" photograph displayed in Lutheran's photo archives located in the hospital's main lobby (below).