College Honors Outstanding Alumnae, Students

Healthy Times, Summer 2002

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The College of Health Professions recognized three alumnae for contributions to their professions and community at the 2002 Honors Convocation April 7.

Christine Pacini (LA '70, NUR '72), associate professor and assistant dean, McAuley School of Nursing, received the Professional Education Practice Award for her outstanding work as an educator and researcher. Pacini teaches courses in adult health, research, leadership and management. She has researched circadian rhythms, sleep-wake patterns and organizational change. She is currently examining the sleep-wake patterns of women with eating disorders and is a recipient of the National Research Service Award in Neuroscience/Neurobehavior.

Mary Serowoky (NUR '81, FNP '00), was presented with the Clinical Practice Award for her efforts to improve health care for women, children and the underserved. Serowoky is a nurse practitioner specializing in adolescent medicine at the Detroit School Based Adolescent Health Center. She has extensive clinical experience in women's and children's health, and headache disorders.

Sheila Keefe (NUR '67) received the Community Service Award for the many years she has devoted to helping those in need. Keefe retired from the Oakland County Health Dept. in 1998, where she was a tireless advocate for her clients. She has been a volunteer nurse at the St. Frances Cabrini Clinic in Detroit for nearly 34 years and chairs its advisory committee. She also volunteers at the American Red Cross and Angel's Place, which serves developmentally disabled adults.

More than 100 students received awards for academic and professional excellence at this year's convocation.