Faculty and Alumni selected for WSNA Hall of Fame

Release Date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Media Contact: Ashley Wiggin, aaw4@uw.edu, 206-221-2456

Faculty and alumni members of the UW School of Nursing community have been selected as 2014 inductees into the Washington State Nurses Association Hall of Fame. Inductees include Joan M. Caley, BSN '72, Grethe Cammermeyer, MA '76, PhD '91, Thelma Cleveland, MA '58, Janet Primomo, MN '82, PhD '89, an Associate Professor at UW Tacoma and Adjunct Faculty in Psychosocial and Community Health and two Posthumous awards to Dean Emeritus Rheba de Tornyay and Maxine Davis Haynes.

In 1996, the Washington State Nurses Association unveiled its Hall of Fame, recognizing the dedication and achievements of Washington state registered nurses who have made significant lifetime accomplishments in the nursing profession.

Each inductee into the Washington State Nurses Association Hall of Fame has demonstrated excellence in the areas of patient care, leadership, education, public service, nurse advocacy, heroism, patient advocacy, or clinical practice, and for achievements that have value to nursing beyond the inductee's lifetime. In addition, each has demonstrated excellence that affected the health and/or social history of Washington state through sustained, lifelong contributions.

The induction will take place on March 20, 2014 at Salty's Restaurant on Alki Beach in West Seattle. Learn more about the event here.


The University of Washington School of Nursing is consistently a top-rated nursing school, according to U.S. News & World Report. Ranked No. 2 in research funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2011, the UW School of Nursing is a national and international leader in improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. The school addresses society’s most pressing challenges in health care through innovative teaching, award winning research and community service. For more information, visit www.nursing.uw.edu.