The greatest gift of Alumni Weekend is the new memories that we add to those we’ve shared and celebrated through our years as members of the Johns Hopkins Nurses’ Alumni Association. And so one final time as your JHNAA president, I want to offer thanks to the 50th Anniversary Class of 1968 from Johns Hopkins and Church Home and to all those who made the trip back to Baltimore for Alumni Weekend 2018. It is always wonderful to see familiar faces, and new ones, each autumn.
We’ve tried to give you a taste of the fellow-feeling, nostalgia, and love that fill Alumni Weekend, because we hope that you will add it to your annual travel and social calendars. The changes within our industry, and within nursing education, are breathtaking. It is a thrill that so many of us can proudly claim to be part of what brought nursing this far and that we remain an inspiration to those who will stand on our shoulders.
Alumni Weekend also brought to a close my term as JHNAA president. It has been an honor and an experience I will always treasure. Best of luck to Jane Ball, UC ’69, BSN ’74, MPH ’78, DrPH ’80, as your new JHNAA president. I can assure you that we are in good hands.
A special thank you as well to Akudo Anyanwu, Katie Damaroda, and the rest of the Development and Alumni Relations team—and all the volunteers and students—for making Alumni Weekend such a success.
More news, notes, and images from Alumni Weekend 2018 are at magazine.nursing.jhu.edu. For more information on volunteering and giving, contact Katie Damaroda: firstname.lastname@example.org.