These remarkable alumni have demonstrated service and/or leadership that has contributed to the growth and development of the UCSF School of Nursing and/or the profession. 

The award is named for Jane Norbeck, an alumna of the Master's Class of 1971 and PhD Class of 1975, and the Dean of the School of Nursing from 1989 through 2000. 

Honor Roll of Award Recipients 

1984: Irene Pope, BS ’47
1985: Dr. Rosemary Ellis, BS ’44
1986: Helen Chesterman, Diploma ’28
1987: Ann Hill, BS ’40
1988: Joyce Takano-Stone, MS ’67
1989: Patricia C. Pothier, BS ’48, MS ’65, FAAN
1990: Anna M. Shannon, DNSc ’70
1991: Carolyn L. Murdaugh, BS ’76, MS ’78
1992: Marilyn P. Chow, BS ’69, MS ’72, PhD ’82
1993: Barbara Braden, MS ’75
1994: Virginia Tilden, MS ’71, DNSc ’81
1995: Phyllis Noerager Stern, RN, MS ’71, PhD ’76, FAAN, NAP
1996: Shirley Sears Chater, RN, MS ’60, PhD, FAAN
1997: Marsha D. Fowler, RN, Mdiv, MS ’73, PhD, FAAN
1998: Frances “Pat” Kessler, RN, BS ’58
1999: Jennie Chin Hansen, RN, MS ’71
2000: Katharyn Antle May, MS ’76, DNSc ’78
2001: Hiroko Minami, RN, MPH, DNSc ’82
2002: Recognition of the Ten Year Anniversary of the MEPN Program
2003: Jane Norbeck, MS ’71, PhD ’75, FAAN
2004: Patricia Underwood, RN, PhD ’78, FAAN
2005: Kathleen A. Dracup, RN, FNP, PhD ’82, FAAN
2006: Patricia E. Benner, RN, MS ’70, PhD, FAAN
2007: Centennial Wall of Fame Inductees
2008: Mary Dilley Piper, RN, BS ’59, MS ’92
2009: Kathleen Puntillo, RN, MS ’78, DNS ‘91
2010: Maria Williams O’Rourke, RN, MS ’73, PhD ’80
2011: Patricia S.A. Sparacino, RN, MS ’74, PhD ’06
2012: Martha (Marti) Buffum, BS ’69, MS ’70, PhD ’92
2013: Catherine Gilliss, PhD ’83, RN, FAAN
2014: Ann Knebel, PhD, RN, FAAN ’90
2015: Pat Jackson Allen, MS ’69, RN, PNP
2016: Linda Sarna, RN, PhD ’89, FAAN
2017: Patricia McFarland, BS ’84, MS ’85
2018: Linda S. Franck, RN, PhD ’95, FRCPCH, FAAN
2019: Ruth Malone, BS ’89, RN, MS ’91, PhD ’95
2020: Marilyn Chow, BS ’70, MS ’72, DNS ’82, PhD ’82

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