Nurses' Alumni Association

Alumni Board

Connect with the NAA

The Nurses’ Alumni Association's mission is to strengthen relationships among alumni worldwide, provide lifelong learning and leadership opportunities, to advance nursing practice, education, and service and to enhance the image of the nursing profession.

You are part of the more than 7,000 school of nursing alumni living around the world. By working with other alumni and the School, we can help shape the future for the generations of nurses.

Nurses' Alumni Association Board Members

The mission of the Nurses' Alumni Association Board is to provide a representative alumni body that will advise the NAA, work collaboratively with the office of alumni relations to provide leadership for developing programs that engage alumni and promote participation and support for Emory’s annual fund raising and scholarship efforts for advancement of the school and its mission. See below for the current NAA Board Members. If you would like to send a message to the Board, please email alumni@nursing.emory.edu

  • Kay Lawton ‘78BSN ‘84MN, President
  • Eve Byrd ‘86BSN ‘98MSN, President-Elect
  • Susie Reynolds ‘06BSN, Past President
  • Alison Akard ’80 BSN, Student-to Alumni Committee Chair
  • Corie Braender ‘02OX ‘04BSN ‘10MSN, Recent Graduate Committee Chair
  • Pam Cosper ‘95MSN, Development Committee Co-Chair
  • Cheryl Murphy  ‘77BSN, Development Committee Co-Chair
  • Namita Patel ‘94BS ‘99BSN ‘00MSN, Secretary
  • Chau Bui ‘07C ‘15BSN, Member
  • Rose Cannon ‘74MN, Emeritus Member
  • Betty Daniels ‘51BSN ‘67MN, Emeritus Member
  • Erin Ferranti ‘96OX ‘98BSN ‘01MSN/MPH ‘13PhD, Member
  • Deena Gilland ‘07MSN, Emory Alumni Board Representative
  • John King ‘06OX ‘13BSN, Member
  • Sally Lehr ‘65BSN ‘76MN, Faculty Rep
  • Christie Lo ‘08MSN, Member
  • Jess Noggle Taylor ‘15BSN ‘17MSN, Student Rep
  • Laura Prado ‘95BSN ‘99MSN, Member
  • Barbara Reed ‘57BSN ‘79MN, Emeritus Member
  • Susana  Skukalek ‘99BSN ‘01MSN, Member
  • Betty Marie Stewart ‘52BSN, Emeritus Member
  • Chuncey Ward ‘16BSN, Student Representative

Nurses' Alumni Association Committees

The Nurses’ Alumni Association (NAA) has several committees that work to achieve the NAA’s mission to strengthen relationships among alumni worldwide, provide lifelong learning and leadership opportunities, to advance nursing practice, education, and service and to enhance the image of the nursing profession.  See below for an overview of the committees. 

If you are interested in serving on a committee to get involved with the Nurses’ Alumni Association, click here to fill out our NAA Committee interest form or email alumni@nursing.emory.edu.

Development and Annual Fund Committee

The Development and Annual Fund Committee is responsible for promoting a culture of philanthropy amongst the School of Nursing alumni.  Members of the committee will help organize School of Nursing development, cultivation and stewardship events, such as the volunteer telefunds and thank-a-thons.  The committee will also endorse and write solicitation letters, provide fundraising ideas and suggestions to the School of Nursing alumni and development staff, and encourage all NAA Board members to make their gifts to the School of Nursing.

Recent Graduate Committee

The Recent Graduate Committee is responsible for encouraging alumni involvement, particularly by graduates from the past ten years. The committee plans and implements events that appeal to recent graduates of the School of Nursing. Some examples include: neighborhood happy hours, Braves game nights and evenings at the Botanical Garden. The primary purpose of this committee is to encourage early involvement in the NAA, through event attendance, volunteerism and philanthropic gifts.

Student-to-Alumni Committee

The Student-to-Alumni Committee is responsible for enhancing communication and interaction between current School of Nursing students and alumni. The committee hosts networking events (including the popular “Speed Mentoring” event), helps students with career counseling and various mentoring needs, and provides support to students throughout their time at the school.  This committee works to involve alumni from different stages and ages in life and in various nursing roles to create a diverse and strong support system of alumni for current students.

Membership is open to both School of Nursing alumni and current students.

Nominations and Awards Committee

The Nominations and Awards Committee is responsible for identifying well qualified NAA Board members, committee volunteers and alumni award winners. Members of the committee also continually evaluate board service performance. 
Membership on this committee is limited to current NAA board members.

Nurses' Alumni Association Benefits

Events

The NAA hosts events throughout the year, including Homecoming Weekend, guest lectures, networking events, student mentoring opportunities, and more. Check out our alumni events calendar for details about our upcoming events.

Class Reunions

During Homecoming Weekend, nursing alumni return to campus to celebrate their 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 45-year reunions. Alumni who graduated at least 50 years ago are invited back to campus each year during commencement. These alumni are part of an exclusive group called Corpus Cordis Aureum, which is Latin for the golden corps of the heart.

Emory Nursing Magazine

Emory Nursing Magazine is published twice per year by the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. You can access the digital version of the magazine online.

Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library

Nursing alumni can access resources at the Woodruff Health Sciences Library, which houses more than 148,886 volumes of information.