ALTOONA – Twenty former Altoona Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1967 graduates recently celebrated their 60th birthdays together and remembered their nursing school days.
Seven classmates traveled in from out of town. Three came from Ohio: Kay (Aughenbaugh) George of Columbus, Tomasena (Bowser) Ross of Wadsworth and Judy (Brungard) Hammond of Batavia. The four others came from around Pennsylvania: Antoinette (Sottile) Huber of Havertown, Sandy (Hagerich) Lint of Johnstown, Marilyn (Forsyth) Christian of DuBois and Paula (Dawson) Anderson of Landenburg.
The out-of-town alumni enjoyed a presentation and tour of the Altoona Regional Health System, Altoona Hospital Campus. The building that housed their old dormitory facilities still stands but has been converted to other uses. Remnants of their former lives remain, however, such as an auditorium and an old telephone booth where they would communicate with the outside world.
They also visited via modern-day phone with their former class adviser, Fran Scherrer, who still resides in the area.