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REUNION is an occasion for UIC College of Nursing alumni from all campuses to reconnect with each other and their alma mater. Heading link

Our annual All-Alumni REUNION was held in person in Chicago on Oct. 8, 2022.

A look back at REUNION 2022 Heading link

UIC College of Nursing alumni—along with faculty, staff and students—came together for a fun-filled day where guests heard from a panel of alumni nurse leaders, celebrated 2022 Alumni Award winners and networked with other UIC Nursing alumni.

Susan Kilroy, Beena Peters, Terri Ann Burch, Eileen Collins

Alumni Nurse Leaders Panel: Innovative Nursing Education and Emerging from the Pandemic


  • Terese “Terri” Ann Burch, PhD ’89, Professor Emerita, California State University, San Bernardino
  • Susan Kilroy, PhD ’20, Clinical Assistant Professor, UIC College of Nursing
  • Beena Peters, DNP ’17, MS ’94, System Chief Nurse Executive, Cook County Health

Dean Eileen Collins, PhD, RN, FAAN, ATSF, moderated the panel.

Sue Penckofer, Sarah Ailey, Lilian Ferrer

Alumni Recognition Ceremony

We celebrated 10-year, 25-year and 50-year alumni, and recognized graduates of all years ending in 2 or 7. And of course, we honored our 2022 UIC College of Nursing Alumni Award recipients:


  • Sue Penckofer, PhD ’93, MS ’82, BSN ’79, FAAN, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing at Loyola University Chicago


  • Sarah H. Ailey, PhD ’02, MS ’98, BSN ’96, FAAN, CDDN, PHNA-BC, CNE, College of Nursing at Rush University
  • Lilian Ferrer, PhD, MS ’00, MSc, NM, FAAN, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
MaryAnn Lilich, Paulette Zachman and Nancy Schuller pose holding their gold medallions


We were delighted to recognize three “golden” alumni, celebrating 50 years since their graduation from UIC. MaryAnn Lilich, Nancy Schuller and Paulette Zachman all graduated from the BSN program in 1972. In keeping with a tradition we started several years ago, each was presented with a gold medallion to commemorate the milestone.


Afternoon Reception: Dessert and Networking

Attendees had the opportunity to mingle with former classmates, new friends and college faculty.

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Contact Caitlyn Cannatello, Office of Advancement, at 312.996.5497 or