College of Nursing Alumni Awarded for Service

Four alumni of The Ohio State University College of Nursing have received awards from the nursing college’s alumni society for their outstanding contributions locally and abroad.


Kristine Weiss Adams received the Community Service Award.  She is a certified nurse practitioner at the Cleveland Clinic, where she has spent the majority of her 24-year career.

After graduating from the Ohio State College of Nursing in 1992, her career navigated through different specialty areas including intensive care and post anesthesia care units, medical-surgical nursing, and home health care. Practicing in these varied areas gave Adams a view of health care that led her in 2008 to a magnet coordinator position for the Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital. Two years later, she became a Nurse Practitioner.


Susan K. Frazier received the Mildred E. Newton Distinguished Educator Award.

Frazier earned a BSN, MS and PhD in nursing from the Ohio State College of Nursing, where she also taught for 10 years, then in 2015 accepted a position as an associate professor at the University of Kentucky.  Before pursuing her graduate degrees, Frazier practiced as a certified critical care nurse for nearly 20 years. During that time, she was instrumental in establishing and managing the intensive care unit of the local hospital, Holzer Medical Center in southeastern Ohio.


Pamela K. Greene, whose research and career have focused on suicide prevention, received the Distinguished Alumna Award.

As a psychiatric nurse for over 40 years, she has worked in various positions ranging from a captain in the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps to the chief nursing officer and senior vice president of The Menninger Clinic, a Houston psychiatric hospital.  During her tenure at Menninger, she also had a joint appointment as an associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine.

Greene received a bachelor of science and master’s degree from the Ohio State College of Nursing and received her doctorate degree in nursing from Texas Woman’s University. She now works as an associate professor at Texas A & M University in Corpus Christi.


Sarah R. Meyer, a pediatric nurse practitioner, received the Distinguished Alumna Award.

After receiving her bachelor of science in nursing degree from The Ohio State College of Nursing in 2007, she went on to attain a master’s of science degree as an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner with a minor in Global Health from the University of California San Francisco, where she completed the Global Health Scholars program.

For much of her career, Meyer has focused on pediatric emergency medicine in Level I trauma centers. She currently divides her time between Haiti and Los Angeles, working as the pediatric ICU nurse educator at a hospital in Haiti and as an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Level 1 Trauma pediatric emergency department.

Meyer spent this past year as a Global Health Nursing Fellow at UCSF living and working in Hinche, Haiti.


The awards for the four alumni recipients will be presented Friday night at a dinner ceremony at Red Brick Occasions.

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