Class Notes


Ann Marie Moraca-Sawicki (MS ’77) is in her 8th year as vice president of LaSalle Business & Professional Association. She was honored as part of the Niagara Gazette’s Women of Distinction 2017 class.


Rebecca McCormick-Boyle (BS ’81) was named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Dianne Morrison-Beedy (MS ‘83) is the chief talent and global strategy officer and Centennial Professor of Nursing at The Ohio State University College of Nursing.


Tammy Austin-Ketch (BS ’95, MS ’96) was appointed as the dean of the College of Nursing at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

portrait of Tammy with daughter and granddaughter.

2018 Distinguished Alumni Award winner Tammy Austin-Ketch with daughter Samantha and granddaughter Paisleigh Hillman


Stacee Miller (BS ’03, MS ’06) was inducted into the Corning Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame. She is currently coaching softball in Sugarcreek, Ohio.

Noelle Lohr (MS ’07) joined the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center clinical team as a full-time hospitalist. Prior to this position, she worked at Erie County Medical Center for Apogee Physicians.


Barbara Prescott (BS ’15) is currently attending Duke University and working toward earning a master’s degree (FNP). After a recent quality improvement project at her hospital, she was invited to present a storyboard presentation at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement conference in Orlando, Florida. She credits UB SON with providing her with a foundation to pursue research and teaching her the importance of evidence-based practice.

Molli Warunek (BS ’04, MS ’04, DNP ’15) is a clinical assistant professor and the global initiatives coordinator at UB School of Nursing.

Rana Alameri (PhD ’17) was appointed as vice dean of academic affairs at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University in Saudi Arabia.

Alexander Salinas (BS ’17) was recognized as a Future Nurse Leader by the American Nurses Association.

Megan Granchelli (BS ’14, DNP ’18) has joined the primary care staff at the Golisano Center for Community Health (Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center) in Niagara Falls, New York.