October 8 – 10, 2020
Thank you to everyone who joined us virtually last week for Alumni Weekend events. Just like Hopkins Nurses, this year has been unique. We had to adjust our traditional alumni weekend programming and adapt to new methods of interaction. While not what we had anticipated, our virtual Alumni Weekend events allowed us to connect with more alumni – alumni who otherwise would not be able to join us in person. This year with Alumni Weekend, we were able to engage a broader group of alumni spanning across all decades – and not just reunion years. During our trivia night, we had alumni participating from the Class of 1958 through 2018. I am grateful that technology has made these interactions possible. This has been one of the bright spots in our new normal.
I know not everyone was able to attend Alumni Weekend events. We have recorded these events and the links to access them are provided below. I encourage you to watch these at your leisure..
Jane Williams Ball, RN, DrPH
Nurse Practitioner led telehealth to manage chronic conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic
This event highlighted nurse practitioner led telehealth medicine and discussed its impact on the management of health for pediatric patients and adults with mental health conditions.
Hopkins Nurses in Pandemics
This event explored how Hopkins Nurses have responded to pandemics in the past and present. Panelists include John Barry, author of The Great Influenza; Dr. Jason Farley, infectious disease expert; Dr. Deborah Baker, nursing leadership; and Devon Everson, front line nurse.
JHNAA Business Meeting & Dean's Address
Hear an update from the Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association and meet the new board members, Lauren Greco '17 and Kevin Ousman '12. Then hear an update from Dean Patricia Davidson followed by recognition of all of our Alumni Award recipients.
A Message from Dean Patricia Davidson
- Message from Dean Patricia Davidson
When the World Health Organization declared 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, we looked forward to moments of celebration and times of joy throughout the year. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought challenges and uncertainty. COVID-19 has cemented an understanding of the importance of nurses and highlighted their courage in healing the sick and protecting the most vulnerable. I have never been prouder to be a nurse or to be the Dean of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.
Building upon the foundation laid by generations of Hopkins nurses, every day we strive to elevate the nursing profession and face challenges with leadership and compassion. Our alumni are at the heart of what we do. Your legacy strengthens our foundation and pushes us to the forefront of nursing education, research, and practice. I look forward to opportunities each year to engage with alumni, and to hear your stories, contributions and aspirations. And every fall, I of course look forward to Alumni Weekend festivities.
This year has not been what we have expected, but as nurses, we adapt. The health and wellbeing of our community is our focus and for that reason, we have decided to cancel all in-person Alumni Weekend activities scheduled for October 8-10, 2020. Like all of you, I will miss the conversations and celebrations that reunion brings. However, I hope that brighter days are ahead and you will be able to join us in-person for fall 2021 Alumni Weekend.
In this new normal, I am thankful for the technology that still allows us to connect. While we cannot replicate the special experiences and memories that Alumni Weekend brings, I hope that our virtual alumni events strengthens your bond with fellow alumni and deepens your Hopkins pride. Please look for more details on a virtual alumni event that will take place during the originally scheduled Alumni Weekend (October 8-10, 2020). If you would like to arrange an online event for your class or if you have any suggestions on virtual programming, please contact Katie Damaroda, Director of Alumni Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-955-4285.
During these difficult times, I hope that you and your loved ones are doing well and staying healthy. I look forward to the days ahead when we can peacefully gather to celebrate your milestone class reunion, in the meantime remember - #WeGotThis.
Make A Reunion Gift
In celebration of your reunion year, make a gift in the amount of your milestone reunion year to the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.
For example, if you're celebrating your 20th class reunion, consider making a $20 gift.
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