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2018 AACN Wharton Fellows

Using a competitive process, 30 academic nursing leaders were selected this year to participate in the AACN-Wharton program, which convened in Philadelphia, PA on August 6-9, 2018. Those selected represent a wide diversity of nursing programs, including large academic health centers, small liberal arts schools, public and private universities, rural and urban-based programs, and faith-based institutions. Offered since 2012 the reach of this program has been broad across the nation and impacting all types of our membership. 

Congratulations to the 2018 AACN Wharton Fellows!

Shanna Akers, Liberty University

Angela Amar, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 

Karen D'Alonzo, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey 

Marla De Jong, University of Utah 

Kimberly Dudas, University of South Carolina Beaufort 

Linda Edelman, University of Utah 

Dena Evans, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Lorna Finnegan, University of Illinois at Chicago

Mary Gallagher Gordon, Drexel University 

Phyllis Graham-Dickerson, Regis University 

Jacqueline Haverkamp, Otterbein University 

Troy Heidesch, Brenau University 

Shannon Idzik, University of Maryland 

Pamela Johnson Rowsey, The University of North Carolina Greensboro 

Jan Jones-Schenk, Western Governors University 

Lorna Kendrick, California State University San Marcos 

Sheila Melander, University of Kentucky 

Emily Merrill, Texas Tech University 

Angela Moss, Rush University 

Cindy Munro, University of Miami 

Ainslie Nibert, Texas Woman's University 

Adey Nyamathi, University of California, Irvine 

Susan Patton, University of Arkansas 

Rosemary Polomano, University of Pennsylvania 

Kathleen Rourke, SUNY Polytechnic Institute 

Deanna Schaffer, Drexel University 

Tracy Schreiner, Arizona College 

Constance Swenty, University of Southern Indiana 

Holisa Wharton, Lander University 

Margaret Wilmoth, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill