Meet our Alumni Award Honorees!

To acknowledge the accomplishments of our graduates and their contributions to the nursing profession and the success of the School of Nursing, the School presents its annual alumni awards at the Scholarship Luncheon. We want to call attention to these role-model worthy nurses, nurse leaders, and nurse educators! 

Distinguished Alumni Award This award is to recognize a graduate of one of the School of Nursing’s degree programs for their leadership, achievements in the profession of nursing, service to the profession, and contributions to the social, economic or political wellbeing of our health care community.


Cathy Frasca, BSNEd ’60, FACHCA

Outstanding Young Alumni Award This honor is bestowed upon an alumnus under the age of 40 who has earned their Pitt nursing degree within the past ten years. This award is to celebrate someone who is making significant contributions to the profession, even so early in their career.


Anthony Chao, MSN ’15, BSN ‘12

Honorary Alumni Awards The Honorary Alumni Award is offered to those individuals or organizations that have served and supported the School of Nursing’s mission. 

Holly Lorenz, MSN, RN

Sandra Rader, DNP, NEA-BC