Alumni Update

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Tina Cafeo, MSN ’97, RN
President, JHNAA

I hope everyone had a great Nurses Week from May 6-12, 2012! The JHNAA celebrated the week by holding an Alumni-Student happy hour at Red Star in Fell’s Point, as well as the annual Church Home and Hospital/JHNAA Alumni Tea. The Alumni-Student happy hour was well attended, especially considering the students’ divided attentions. (Nurses Week coincided with finals week!) The Alumni Tea, held this year in the Octagon Room in Mt. Washington, was enjoyed by all who attended. It’s the continuation of the great Church Home tea tradition. As usual, Deb Kennedy, CHH ’73, planned a terrific event with delicious tea and food, good company, and a brief presentation from the staff at the Medical Archives. Please see page 59 for photos from the Tea. I hope you’ve all received Alumni Weekend materials and are making plans to attend! September 27-29 should be an exciting weekend. Thursday night kicks off with a cocktail party at Bond Street Social—a new waterfront restaurant and bar in Fell’s Point. Saturday’s schedule includes educational panels (eligible for credits), tours of the new hospital, and class dinners. We’ll wrap up the weekend on Saturday with coffee with the Dean and me, a talk given by faculty member Ibby Tanner, the alumni luncheon, and the leadership dinner. You don’t want to miss the Evening with the Stars, so please turn to page 54 for registration information. As always, I urge you to get involved in the JHNAA. My experience on the Board has been incredibly fulfilling and rewarding; and it’s a great way to stay connected to colleagues and classmates. We’re refocusing some of our committees to better represent our priorities and the exciting work we do. For instance, the Membership Committee will now be called the Alumni-Student Committee, and its primary goal will be to provide professional and personal support for students and alumni. Its initiatives include the mentorship program, alumni panels and networking receptions, and the pinning ceremonies for our nursing graduates.
Please e-mail JHNAA@jhu.edu or call 410-955-4285 to get involved!

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