ISSUE - February, 2008
Find these and other School of Nursing events by clicking on the Event Calendar link on the navigation bar. Or, visit www.alumni.virginia.edu/events/calendar/ to view a calendar designed for alumni and friends listing UVa events located in Charlottesville and elsewhere in the nation. February 23, 2008 - Make-a-Wish Benefit Dinner
at the Boar's Head. See information below
. March 14, 2008 - NSWB El Salvador Clinic Fundraiser
at King Family Vineyard. See information below
. March 18, 2008 - Nursing History Forum: The Randolph Lecture
, 4:00 pm More Information March 25, 2008 - International Forum
, 12:00 pm More Information April 5, 2008 - Advisory Board and Alumni Council
spring meetings April 22, 2008 - International Forum
, 12:00 pm More Information April 23, 2008 - Catherine Strader McGehee Memorial Lecture
, presented by Marilyn Tavenner
, Secretary of Health and Human Services for the Commonwealth of Virginia. 12:00 pm More Information April 24, 2008 - Engaging the Mind Lecture
, "Tips on Being an Informed Patient", presented by Dean Jeanette Lancaster
, 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Legacy Hall in Williamsburg. Hosted by the Peninsula U.Va. Club. More information April 30, 2008 - Rural Health Care Research Center Annual Conference More Information May 12-14, 2008
- Thomas Jefferson Society Reunion Celebrating the Classes of 1958 and all TJ Society members. More information can be found at www.virginiareunions.com
. June 6-8, 2008
- Undergraduate Reunions - Celebrating the Classes of 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, and 2003. More information can be found at www.virginiareunions.com
U.Va. Nursing Students & the Make-A-Wish Foundation
Special offer! Attend the fourth annual Make-a-Wish Foundation Silent Auction and Benefit Dinner sponsored by U.Va. nursing students for just $40. The event will be this Saturday, February 23rd at the Boar's Head Inn, Charlottesville. For tickets or more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or Ellen Davis at 615.491.6927.
Nursing Students Without Borders
Save the Date! NSWB, a student-run organization at the School of Nursing dedicated to international service and learning, is hosting a benefit dinner and silent auction to assist the group's outreach in El Salvador. This event will take place at 6:30PM on March 14 at the King Family Vineyards in Crozet,VA . Check the NSWB Website
for updates or contact President Megan Benckert: mmb5p@Virginia.edu
for more details.
Nominations Open for Alumni Awards
Each year, the U.Va. Nursing Alumni Association recognizes the achievements of two alumni by presenting the Distinguished Alumna/Alumnus Award and Young Alumna/Alumnus Award. Is there a classmate, mentor, or friend-a graduate of U.Va. School of Nursing-who comes to mind? Guidelines for both awards are on the website
. A detailed letter of nomination is all that's required, but additional supporting documents are welcome! Nominations are due March 15, 2008.
Make This a Year to Remember!
As we enter a new year and celebrate the U.Va. School of Nursing's successes in 2007, you can make your contribution now to ensure an outstanding 2008 with a gift to the Nursing Annual Fund. Our students, faculty, alumni, families and friends make the progress of this school possible. Through annual gifts that support scholarships, research and professional development for faculty and students, you can be directly involved in the life of the U.Va. School of Nursing.
Make your contribution
For other ways to contribute in 2007 visit our website
and check out ways to be involved!
Reunion Year Alumni - Come Home to Charlottesville!
Classes of 1958 and earlier - Join us for the Thomas Jefferson Society Reunions, May 12-14, 2008. A luncheon for nursing alumni will be held at the School of Nursing on Wednesday, May 14.
Undergraduate classes of: 1963, '68, '73, '78, '83, '88, '93, '98, and '03 - we hope you're planning to attend your class Reunions on June 6-8, 2008.
More information on both reunions is at www.virginiareunions.com
Reunion volunteer representatives help make your Reunion celebration a success! Let us know if you want to help the following graduates as they reconnect with their classmates this year:
Diploma 1958 - Shirley S. Gordon-Webbink, Iris Evans, JoAnn Sesso Beman, Shelby Senell
BSN 1958 - Anne Hughes Bishop, Constance G. Sanders, Ann C. Toms
Diploma 1963 - Judith Poole Clendenin, Karen Donckers Doherty
BSN 1963 - Ann G. Taylor, Ginny Tierney
Diploma 1968- Janis Peacock Bellack
BSN 1968 - Rebecca Slate Cohn, Maureen Corrigan, Carol L. Dedischew, Sally K. Gorman, Elaine R. Kendrick, Bonnie L. Kiessling, Diane McChesney Parfitt, Judith Tehaan Reinecke, Laura L. Thigpen, Rebecca H. Treakle
1973 - Nancy R. Cook, Rebecca Huffman Ruegger
1978 - Sharon L. Alderton, Susan P. Bindewald, Jane H. Howland, Mary Breedlove Persinger, Beverly Reynolds Raudabaugh, Jacquelyn F. Rodriguez, Carol M. White
1983 - Vacant
1988 - Lorraine Kime Perkins, Sarah Bishop Vittone
1993 - Cheri S. Hahn
1998 - Kyrie L. Hospodar, Kristen Huppert Kirwan, Joann Roslan Phillips, Emily J. Timmreck
2003 - Katherine A. Baylor, Danielle K. McCamey Call or e-mail Susan Murphy at the School of Nursing (434/924-1589) if you have questions about nursing Reunion events or volunteer opportunities.
NURSING IN THE NEWS
Dean Lancaster has been commended by the Virginia General Assembly for her work on behalf of U.Va., the SON, and nursing education in the U. S. http://tinyurl.com/2qqgwl
To read the full text of the resolution click on http://tinyurl.com/2nq45v
. Ann Gill Taylor
Dr. Taylor was quoted in a recent article about a U.Va. biomedical engineering study on how magnets can reduce swelling after injuries. Her research in the Center for the Study of Complementary and Alternative Therapies (CSCAT) involves the use of magnets to treat chronic pain. http://tinyurl.com/3deqw3 Sarah Farrell
Dr. Farrell is featured as an expert on evaluation of health care information Web sites. http://tinyurl.com/29kwqc Kathryn Reid, Sarah Farrell
U.Va.’s Clinical Nurse Leader program is a standout. http://nursing.advanceweb.com/Editorial/Search/AViewer.aspx?AN=NW_07dec3_n2p12.html&AD=12-03-2007
. Carolyn Ramwell
A glimpse into her recent trip with Physicians for Peace in Sri Lanka. Focuses on improvement of the pediatric health care infrastructure after it was decimated in the tsunami of December 2004. http://www.voanews.com/english/Science/2008-01-03-voa44.cfm
Lancaster Fund for Faculty Excellence
Envision, a publication covering the Campaign for the University of Virginia features a wonderful full-page article with photo, "A Tribute to a National Nursing Leader," which celebrates Dean Lancaster
's distinguished career at U.Va. and highlights the new Jeanette Lancaster Fund for Faculty Excellence. For more information about the Lancaster Fund and how you can join in this celebration of Dr. Lancaster's career, contact Lori Cwalina: email@example.com
; 434-924-0097 or Mary Beth Knight: firstname.lastname@example.org
; 434-924-2627 in the Nursing Alumni & Development Office.
was awarded the Peach Award from the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) This award is given to individuals who have demonstrated long-term support of the organization. Lori Cwalina
has been named Assistant VP for Development for the SON Alumni & Development Office. Lori holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Virginia and a Master's in Educational Policy from the College of William & Mary. She has over 10 years of progressive fundraising experience at William & Mary, the University of Virginia, and most recently the National Cathedral School in Washington, DC. Julie Goodlick
has been named Director of Alumni Affairs and Donor Relations for the SON Alumni and Development Office effective February 18. Julie holds a B.S. in English and Speech Communications and a Master's Degree in Communications from Illinois State University. She brings 15 years of extensive alumni relations experience from her alma mater.
Women-Centered Research, Outreach at U.Va.
The Women in Leadership & Philanthropy gift catalog features women-focused philanthropy opportunities - in all gift amount ranges - in the University's capital campaign. Some gift choices directly benefit the School of Nursing, and include such items as research study funding in the areas of women's health, international women's health service projects, and much-needed maternal/child items for the school's Clinical Simulation Learning Center. Happy shopping! http://campaign.virginia.edu/wlpgiftcatalog
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