Nursing Alumni Return for Reunion Weekend
The MCV Campus celebrated Reunion Weekend April 20-22. More than 130 Nursing alumni returned to campus to celebrate at a variety of events from class-specific dinners to hands-on simulation to a spirited and informative talk about the future of nursing and the coming changes to health care law. Alumni attending ranged from the years 1942 to 2007, with the focus on those whose years ended in 2s or 7s.
Our St. Philip alumnae were celebrated this year and recognized with a special exhibition in the MCV Alumni Association Heritage Room. 2012 marks 50 years since the closing of the St. Philip School of Nursing after the integration of education began. VCU School of Nursing is planning a lecture for the fall to mark the official closing of St. Philip. More details will follow in the coming months.
Four Nursing alumni were recognized at an awards reception on Saturday. Teresa James (B.F.A.’99/A; B.S.’07/N) was named the Outstanding Nursing Alumnus for Practice, Cynthia Fagan (B.S.’97/N; M.S.’99/N) was honored as the Outstanding Nursing Alumnus for Service, and Leslie Wyatt (B.S.’72/N; M.S.’76/N) was celebrated as the Outstanding Nursing Alumnus. In addition, Shirley Thompson, Ph.D. (B.S.’60/N), was named as the Outstanding Alumnus for the MCV Campus at the MCVAA Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Saturday.
Next year’s Reunion date is set for April 26-28 and will recognize classes ending in 3s or 8s. If you are an alumnus and would like to be involved in the planning of your weekend, please contact Kelly Gotschalk (B.F.A. ’90/A; M.A.’97/A), director of annual giving and alumni engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are scenes for this year’s reunion weekend.
Photo 1: Nancy Langston, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor and dean of the School of Nursing, chats with alumni at the St. Philip Alumni breakfast.
Photo 2: St. Philip class reunion at the Omni Hotel.
Photo 3: Class reunion of 1962
Photo 4: Class reunion of 2007
Photo 5: Professor Emeriti Judith (Judy) Collins, RNC, M.S., WHNP, FAAN, and Janet Younger, Ph.D., RN, CPNP, as well as former faculty member Barbara (Barbie) Dunn, Ph.D., RN, CPNP led a discussion in Younger Auditorium.
Photo 6: VCU President Michael Rao visited nursing alumni in Younger Auditorium.
Photo 7: Three nursing alumni award winners with Dr. Nancy Langston: (left to right) Teresa James (B.F.A.’99/A; B.S.’07/N), Leslie Wyatt (B.S.’72/N; M.S.’76/N), Nancy Langston, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, and Cynthia Fagan (B.S.’97/N; M.S.’99/N).