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Penny Sue Cass

Penny Sue Cass, American nursing administrator. Nominee for the 1989 Nightingale award for Nursing Research, Nominee for the 1986-1987 Teaching Excellence award, Nominee and finalist for the 1985-1986 Teaching Excellence award; recipient Federal Nurse Traineeship University Michigan, 1981, 83.


  • Cass, Penny Sue was born on October 18, 1945 in Delray, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Kenneth James and Norma Irene (Colvard) Godwin.

  • Education

    • Associate Degree in Nursing, Henry Ford Community College, 1966. Bachelor of science in nursing, Madonna College, 1978. Master of Science in Nursing, University Michigan, 1982.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1988.


    • Instructor Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, Michigan, 1973-1982, Oakland University, Rochester, 1982-1984, junior year coordinator, 1984-1985, assistant professor, 1984-1989, director undergraduate program, 1985-1989, associate professor, since 1989, interim dean, 1991-1992. Dean College of Nursing University Wisconsin, Oshkosh, since 1992. Nursing research committee American Heart Association, since 1989.

      Director legislation committee Detroit District Michigan Nurses Association, 1988-1989. Faculty advisor Sigma Theta Tau, 1986-1989, board directors, since 1986, Eligibility committee co-chair, 1986-1989. Appointment to Corpl Council on Collaborative Practice Harper-Grace Hospitals, 1985-1986.


    • Author: The AIDS Reader: A Comprehensive Discussion of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, (chapters in books) Maternity Nursing: Dimensions of Change, 1990, Readings in Transition, 1988, The AIDS Reader: A Comprehensive Discussion of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 1988, Maternity Nursing: Dimensions of Change, 1985, 86, Nursing Examination Review Series: Women's Health Volume, 1985. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member American Association of University Professors, American Nurses Association, American Nurses Association Council Nurse Researchers, Midwest Nursing Research Society, National Women's Political caucus, Nurses' Coalition for Action in Politics, Michigan Nurses Association, Detroit District Nurses Association, Oakland University Nursing Honor Society, Involved Nurses Politically United Together, National League for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau.


    • Married Roger Clyde Cass, June 10, 1966. Children: Shannon Lea, Jennifer Maud.
    • father: Kenneth James Godwin
    • mother: Norma Irene (Colvard) Godwin
    • spouse: Roger Clyde Cass
    • children: Shannon Lea Cass
    • Jennifer Maud Cass
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    Born October 18, 1945
    (age 72)