Alumni National Awards

College of Nursing Award Recipients

distinguished alumna of the year aWARD

Patricia A. Lasky, R.N., Ph.D., Nurs '63

Madison, Wis.

After a long career as a nurse and professor, Pat enjoys volunteering in a first-grade classroom at Chávez Elementary School in Madison, Wis. Pat is an active member of the board of visitors of the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing. She is especially proud of the many years she spent educating young men and women entering the profession of nursing.

Pat retired from the UW–Madison School of Nursing in 2003. Prior to her retirement, she served as executive associate dean. Earlier administrative positions at UW–Madison included acting dean and associate dean of undergraduate program and outreach. Pat currently sits on the City of Madison’s Committee on Environment and the Board of Health for Madison and Dane County. She spent many years after retirement serving on the city’s Early Childhood Care and Education Committee and Community Services Committee.

“My fondest Marquette memories include building homecoming floats and participating in student government,” Pat says.

She credits her Marquette experience for providing her a lifelong career and personal grounding. “I chose Marquette because of the Jesuit tradition of higher education and the reputation of the College of Nursing,” Pat says. Living the Marquette mission by giving service to the community and to others is one of the greatest honors of her life.

Fun fact: The Marquette faculty/staff member who had the greatest impact on Pat was Rosemary Kangrey, who taught pediatric nursing.