This is Only the Beginning!

July 16, 2007

Alumni and Friends

The words of Dean Nancy Langston ring true from the School of Nursing Ribbon Cutting and Building Dedication on Friday April 27th, 2007:
“This new building serves not only as the end of a long journey in the history of the school – to have a place and space that supports and makes visible the work of nursing and the School , but also as the cornerstone of new beginnings and even greater things to come.”

Over 700 alumni and friends gathered to cut the ribbon and join in the celebration of our new 70,000 square foot, state-of-the-science nursing education facility. Three days of festivities included an art opening to celebrate 106 in 2006: Watercolors by Baxter Perkinson, a gift of over 106 original large scale watercolors painted specifically for the School of Nursing; the Ribbon Cutting and Building Dedication, and a Saturday Open House, followed up by the Alumni Cocktail Reception to cap off Reunion Weekend.
Having alumni and friends join in the celebration to inaugurate the new home for Nursing at VCU made the weekend all the more special and significant. The School of Nursing looks forward to many years in our new home and to having the capacity to invite alumni and friends in to share the excitement of cutting edge nursing education.
A few photos from our big day:
School of Nursing Student Ambassadors Welcome Guests
St. Philip School of Nursing Alumni During Opening Remarks
Mrs. Helen Shaw Birch (N’47) Meets Mr. Jim Roberts, Co-Chair of the Campaign for VCU
Tracy Retchin Sings “By Your Side”, an Original Composition for the Ribbon Cutting

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