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Joan Eileen Austermiller
Michigan Alumnus, May 1962

Joan E. Austermiller, ’56n, of 2645 Buchanan St., San Francisco, is among 35 U.S. nurses chosen to serve aboard the S.S. Hope on its voyage to Peru. The 18,000-ton white hospital ship was scheduled to anchor at Salaverry, Peru, about April 1, and its physical facilities and staff will provide a logistic base for teaching and training operations and establishment of a Hospital Administration school, a nursing school and other inland programs.