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Support students with a package and a note

As the holidays approach, so do end-of-semester exams. As you might remember, this can be a very stressful time for students — let’s show them some support. Alumni are invited to get together to create cards and small care packages to be distributed to students during exam week. All materials provided.

When: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4
Where: Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico, VA 23229

More details to come in the next edition of the School of Nursing newsletter. If you’d like to participate, contact Amber Yancey (B.S.’07/H&S), alumni relations and stewardship specialist, at or (804) 828-2993.
Former and retired faculty luncheon

Former and retired faculty luncheon

The School of Nursing recently celebrated past faculty members at a
luncheon at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. View photos from the event. Our records, however, are not complete. If you are a former or retired faculty member and did not receive an invitation, contact Amber Yancey (B.S.’07/H&S), alumni relations and stewardship specialist, at or (804) 828-2993.
Vesting ceremony

Vesting ceremony

In September, the School of Nursing held a vesting ceremony for the Accelerated B.S. Class of 2020 to mark the start of their journey in the nursing profession. The vesting ceremony has replaced the school’s white coat ceremony to align with the “bare below the elbows” movement in health care. More than 97 students, along with families and friends, attended the ceremony in the Hermes A. Kontos Medical Sciences Building auditorium. View photos from the event.


School of Nursing alumnus Michael Roth (B.S.’15/N) built a groundbreaking team that uses drones to help first responders do their job more effectively and safely. Roth, a captain in the Henrico County fire department, spent 2 1/2 years studying the possibilities of drone use in public safety and training and building the Henrico specialty team. Read more.


Through Oct. 15: Coat drive
Let’s help keep our community warm this winter. If you, a family member or a friend have a coat you never wear, consider donating it to the School of Nursing’s Staff Assembly coat drive. We are collecting clean and gently used coats for children and adults to give to the Peter Paul Development Center. Drop off coats in designated bins by the front desk of the School of Nursing building through Oct. 15.

11 a.m. Oct. 15: Bresenoff-Feierstein Innovation Lecture
Join us for “Innovation in the New Economy: Implications for Health Care” with author and entrepreneur Bill Bishop. The lecture is based on Bishop’s book, “The New Economy Thinker: The Complete Guide to Your Success in the New Economy.” Lunch follows the lecture at 12:30 p.m. RSVP by Oct. 11 to

5 p.m. Oct. 17: Open House
Are you thinking of advancing your nursing knowledge? Mark your calendar for the VCU School of Nursing’s Fall 2019 Open House 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. Register online.


Did you recently move, change jobs, receive a promotion, get married, expand your family or experience another life event? Take a moment to share the latest events and achievements in your life. We’ll include updates in the class notes section of the School of Nursing’s annual Connections magazine.


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