Dear Alumni,

Spring is a time for celebration. With winter’s end, our moods are lifted by the greening of the world around us, blooming flowers, and warmer weather. This spring, there’s even more to celebrate, as our School earned a top spot in the latest U.S. News & World Report, and, for 2023, is ranked in the top 2 percent of American nursing schools with graduate programs. Our alma mater’s contributions to the education and practice of nursing are being recognized, and we can all feel proud of all our School has accomplished.

Your Alumni Council has also made great strides over the past year, too. With changes to our bylaws, council members’ roles, and committee structures, the Council has been digging deep to better engage alumni, define members’ duties, and recruit new volunteers to bring its work forward. We hope you’ll review the changes that have been made, and support us as we strive to make the Council’s work even stronger, more expansive, and more meaningful.

This summer, we’ll welcome a new dean. As Dean Cipriano steps down, the Alumni Council applauds her outstanding leadership over the past three years, a moment when the School reached new heights despite unprecedented challenges.

I remain honored to serve and ever proud to be a ‘Hoo.

Sandy Reed-Bryant, President, UVA Nursing Alumni Council