I hope everyone is enjoying the summer and all the activities of the season. I had the opportunity to attend the May graduation of the first MSN: Master’s Entry into Nursing Practice cohort and welcome its members to our alumni association. As new graduates, they join active alumni who continue to advance the Johns Hopkins Nursing legacy across the nation and the world.
The alumni board and volunteer alumni have participated in various student panels. Most recently, we facilitated mock interviews for graduating students to assist them in preparing for job interviews. Students were very grateful for the alumni participation and for the practice and feedback opportunity.
We welcome Akudo Anyanwu, MD, MPH, as the new Associate Dean of Development and Alumni Relations for the School of Nursing. Akudo brings more than 15 years of leadership experience in fundraising and global health programming, resource mobilization, and advocacy to her new role. (You can find a profile of the new associate dean here.)
I am very excited for our upcoming Alumni Reunion Weekend and the celebration for the 50th-year Class of 1967. The planning is in full swing and it no doubt will be a very special celebration indeed! Get ready to reconnect with classmates and faculty, attend special programs and events, and of course make new memories.
We encourage you to stay connected with other nursing alumni, current and former nursing faculty, and current students. Increase your involvement in our nursing community by participating in your class reunion, organizing an alumni event in your city, and by giving financially. There are many ways to remain engaged with Johns Hopkins Nursing. For more information, contact Megan Barrett, director of student affairs, at 410-955-7549 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Kulik, DNP ’12, MSN/MBA ’06, BSN ’86