Nursing professor dies


Barbara Rouleau, Clinical Assistant Professor, passed away Nov. 30. Photo courtesy of UVM

Lauren Schnepf, Assistant News Editor

Barbara Rouleau, who was a clinical assistant professor in the nursing department and a UVM alumni, died Nov. 30.

Rouleau was a nurse practitioner in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty practice at Appletree Bay Primary Care.

Rouleau was a UVM alumni and earned her B.S. of education and nursing, her nurse practitioner certificate and her doctorate of nursing practice degree all from the University.

Patty Prelock, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, sent out an email notifying the UVM community Nov. 30.

“Dr. Rouleau will be remembered for her great energy and passion for what she did, whether in the classroom or in the clinic with her patients and students,” Prelock stated.

Prelock described Rouleau as a person who brought kindness, energy and patience to her workplace.

“Her positivity was just one of the qualities people admired the most. She also saw and lived the value of collaboration, contributing in important ways to the college’s interprofessional education initiative,” the email stated.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 at Christ the King Church at 136 Locust St., Burlington.  

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Co-Cathedral of Saint Joseph at 20 Allen St., Burlington.