Alumni Council of the School of Nursing Alumni Association

The Alumni Council is the leadership body of the Nursing Alumni Association. Council members serve three-year terms and help determine the direction and activities of the Nursing Alumni Association. 


2013-2014 Alumni Council

    2013-2014 Alumni Council members (l to r) are
Linda Halpin, Sandy Reed-Bryant, Martha Schneider, Sharon Fay,
Betty Dunning, Christa Hartch, Rebecca Harmon, Judy Bilicki
(not pictured: Allie Tran)

The current offices and roles of the Council members are:

President Sharon Cumby Fay (BSN '76, MSN '80), Annandale, VA  *
Vice President of Alumni Engagement - Martha Coupe Schneider (BSN '04, MSN '08, DNP '13), Charlottesville, VA
Vice President of Communications - Rebecca Harmon  (PHD '03), Staunton, VA
Alumni Engagement Coordinator - Judy Bilicki (BSN '81), Alexandria, VA
Engagement Coordinator - Allie Tran (BSN '10) Charlottesville, VA
Awards Coordinator- Elizabeth "Betty" Sydrock Dunning (BSN '74), Fairfax, VA
Communications Coordinator - Christa E. Hartch (BSN '97), Greenwich, CT
Finance Coordinator - Sandra Reed-Bryant (BSN '78, MSN '86), Alexandra, VA  
Scholarships Coordinator- Linda Halpin (BSN '75), Annandale, VA  
*  Serves concurrently on the Dean's School of Nursing Advisory Board .

To contact any member of the Alumni Council, please use links above or e-mail for forwarding.

Council Operations and Activities

The Council operates according to these Alumni Association Bylaws. Opportunities to serve will be regularly advertised and candidates may also be nominated by members of the Council, the Advisory Board, other volunteers, school administrators and staff, alumni membership, and other appropriate groups. A list of interested candidates will be maintained by the alumni office. For more information, please refer to the Alumni Association Bylaws or contact the Alumni & Development Office.  

The Alumni Council also has a number of standing, working committees that seek volunteers for short and long-term commitments:


  • Alumni Engagement Committee – provides ideas and support for activities to keep alumni engaged, including the oversight for local and regional alumni events.  
  • Awards Committee – reviews nominations and selects recipients for the Alumni Achievement, the Distinguished Alumni, and the Decade Awards, as well as several recognition awards for excellence and leadership.
  • Finance Committee – represents the concerns of alumni and donors by making recommendations to the full Council each year on how a portion of the Nursing Annual Fund should be allotted.
  • Scholarships Committee – reviews applications and selects recipients for a number of merit scholarships funded through the Nursing Annual Fund.

For more information about volunteering with the Alumni Council or one of its committees, please contact Vice President for Alumni Engagement Martha Coupe Schneider, or contact the Alumni & Development Office.