School of Nursing hosts reunion weekend and kickoff of 125 campaign

VCU School of Nursing classes ending in ‘3 or ‘8, St. Philip and grand alumni returned to campus April 20-22 to celebrate Reunion Weekend with a variety of events, from class-specific dinners to tours of the School of Nursing’s research lab and clinical learning center. The weekend’s activities also included a birthday celebration to mark the school’s 125th anniversary, a State of the School address by Dean Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, the presentation of alumni awards, and more.

A highlight of the weekend was the kickoff of the school’s 125 Campaign. The school encourages faculty, staff, alumni and friends to contribute to the VCU School of Nursing 125th Anniversary Scholarship, with a goal of raising $125,000. Donors who contribute $1,000 or more will have their names listed on a commemorative plaque. To donate, visit www.support.vcu.edu/give/nursing.

Four nursing alumni were recognized Saturday with the following awards:

  • Lathika Mohanraj, Ph.D., RN, BMTCN (B.S.’14/N), assistant professor at the VCU School of Nursing and clinical nurse III at VCU Health – Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award.
  • Sharon McCoy, (B.S.’88/N; M.S.’91/N) director of perinatal quality outcomes and patient safety for LifePoint Health – Outstanding Nurse Practice Award.
  • Margaret Ann Connors, M.S.N., RN, CWHNP (B.S.’78/N), a retired U.S. Navy captain and long-time women’s health nurse practitioner – Outstanding Nurse Alumnus Award.
  • Bonnie Price, (B.S.’97/N), director of forensic nursing at Bon Secours Richmond Health System – Outstanding Nurse Service Award.

View a photo album on the school’s Facebook page.

Photo of 2018 alumni award winners

Left to right: Joshua Hiscock, associate vice president for alumni relations; Lathika Mohanraj; Margaret Ann Connors; Sharon McCoy; Michelle Peace, M.F.S., Ph.D., MCVAA president; and Dean Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

 

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