Judith Fouladbakhsh is the President of the Alumni Association. She joined the College of Nursing Alumni Board July 1, 2009 as the Southeast Michigan State Champion. A native of New York state she completed her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1969 and 1975. In 1978 she moved to southeast Michigan with her husband and joined the faculty of the College of Nursing at Wayne State University. Judi received her Doctor of Philosophy in 2006 from the College of Nursing at Michigan State University. Judi is currently working on three research projects: A Pilot Study of Gentle Yoga for Lung Cancer Patients, Patterns and Predictors of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in Cancer Population, and Gender, Symptom Experience and CAM Practices Among Cancer Survivors.
is the Vice President of the Alumni Association. Patrick graduated from the College of Nursing at Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in 2003, and again in 2007 with a Master of Science in Nursing Education. Even before graduating, he secured a position as an Instructor at the College of Nursing at Michigan State University, where he currently remains. Patrick is also employed as a staff nurse and charge nurse at a local Emergency Department, on a per diem basis. Patrick's passion for nursing began long before pursuing the career professionally. He originally felt the desire to improve the health of individuals within the community. Also having a strong interest in science and humanities, nursing seemed like the perfect fit. To this date, Patrick views his greatest professional accomplishment as earning his master's degree in Nursing. He is currently a doctoral student earning a DNP at Wayne State University. His greatest reward within the profession is having the trust of his patients and seeing them transform into healthy individuals.
is Secretary of the Alumni Association. Lyn graduated from the College of Nursing at Michigan State University with a master's degree in 1985. Before obtaining her master's degree, Lyn graduated with an ADN from Lansing Community College, and then with a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan. After graduation, Lyn worked for the Michigan Department of Corrections as a Health Care Administrator and part-time as a Nurse Practitioner. She stayed there for 17 years until retiring from the position. Though retired, Lyn continued to work for the MDOC until January of 2007. At this time she began work for the College of Nursing at Michigan State University as a Nurse Practitioner at the Ingham County Jail. Lyn also keeps busy with volunteer work. She assists at the Turner Dodge Mansion in Lansing, the American Red Cross, the Greater Lansing Food Bank, the Westside Neighborhood Association and Advent House Ministries. Lyn is a proud mother of three, and has many retirement goals she is still striving towards.
joined the Nursing Alumni Board this fall as the Colorado State Champion. She completed her Bachelor of Science from the College of Nursing at Michigan State University in 1988 and in 1993 received her Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia from the University of California, Los Angeles. Currently Stephanie has a hospital appointment at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Aurora, Colorado and academic appointments at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and is also a clinical coordinator for Texas Wesleyan University. Stephanie chose Nurse Anesthesia as a profession in high school based on her love of science and it was cemented after meeting a CRNA at her high school career night. When asked, what legacy do you want to leave behind in your professional career? Stephanie answered, "I wish I could impart to all healthcare professionals is the value to the patient in our working as a team. Some of the power struggles in healthcare benefit no one and decrease job satisfaction for everyone. MSU taught me the value of collaborating, listening to and assisting each other towards a positive patient outcome. The patient meets goals faster and everyone goes home at the end of the day feeling good about what they gave.”
is currently the Florida State Champion. Mary's career in nursing was inspired by her great-aunt, also in the profession. Mary's nursing education began in March of 1968, as she had already earned her diploma and was completing her Bachelor of Science in the College of Nursing. After graduating from Michigan State University, Mary was placed in a special program within the University to work with the faculty and learn about teaching methods. After five months, Mary went to the University of Florida for her Master of Science in Nursing, returning to Michigan State afterwards to teach Medical-Surgical Nursing. In 1976, Mary resigned from Michigan State University to complete her doctoral degree. In 1979, she joined the faculty at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. During her time at UWM, Mary had several funded research programs including a NINR Grant for Lifestyle Modification. She also held various administrative positions: the Associate Dean of Research, Director of the Doctoral Program and Associate Dean of the UWM Graduate School. In 2003, while the Director of the Doctoral Program, Mary began the first doctoral online program at UWM. Over the years Mary has kept busy with several volunteer programs, including the Wisconsin Nurses Association, the American Diabetes Association and the Midwest Nursing Research Society. While Mary is currently retired, she still teaches a course a semester from her home in The Villages, Florida. She also has consulted with several nursing doctoral programs.
is currently the Mid-Michigan State Champion. Marilee graduated from the College of Nursing at Michigan State University in 1979 with a bachelor's degree. Marilee was inspired at a young age with the passion to take up the nursing profession. At the age of 12, Marilee was struck with a life-altering illness. She believes that the compassion and aid the nurses showed her during this time motivated her into providing patients with the same treatment through her chosen career. After graduating from Michigan State University, Marilee worked at Sparrow Heath System where she stayed until 1991. At this time, she and her husband moved to Virginia. They stayed in the south for 13 years, and during this time Marilee worked at the Medical College of Virginia and then as the Director of Nursing at a Continuing Care Retirement Center in Richmond. Her family moved back to the Lansing area in 2005. Since then, Marilee has worked as a Nurse Surveyor for the State of Michigan Complaint Investigation Unit. While her profession keeps her busy, Marilee finds time to serve as a Eucharistic Minister at her church and volunteers her time once a month at Sparrow Hospital.
is a faculty member and is the Graduate Programs Champion for the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Her career in nursing was first inspired by her Grandmother, who worked as a nurse for 50 years. Marci saw the benefits of a personable atmosphere within nursing, and knew the profession was for her. Marci's background includes obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1988 and a master's degree focusing in Nursing Education in 2006, both from Michigan State University. Before graduating with her master's degree, Marci worked for three years at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan in the pediatric intensive care unit. After her work at Sparrow, Marci worked for fifteen years at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the pediatric intensive care unit. She also served as a member of the PICU transport team that serviced the mid-Atlantic regional with both air and ground transport. She also spent time as a pediatric clinical instructor for Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Marci is currently the course coordinator for Michigan State's Nursing 440, a pediatric class.