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Fall 2017 update

The Department of Nurse Anesthesia's Alumni Advisory Council held its bi-annual meeting July 2017. The council discussed feedback from the inaugural alumni social held in March and decided to move forward with implementing this event on an annual basis. Plans are underway for the 2nd annual Alumni Social to be held on March 17, 2018 at the Boathouse restaurant on Richmond's Rocketts Landing.Melissa Sherrod, Chair of the Alumni Advisory Council

The council heard from Dr. Fallacaro who provided an update on the Department including faculty/staff changes, an update on the entry to practice DNAP program, NAFA, and future plans for offering online CEs. The council also heard from Heather Millar, Director of Development, Marketing, and Communications who provided an update on the new School of Allied Health building and reported on the end of fiscal year '17 goals.

We are pleased to report that the Department met the goals set forth by the Alumni Advisory Council in exceeding the alumni participation (alumni who donate to the Department) rate of 15%. The council discussed new goals for fiscal year and decided to raise the participation goal to 20% and three new endowments. The council discussed the timeline for accepting nominations for the Department's of Nurse Anesthesia's "Most Outstanding Alumnus/a Award" and decided to extend the open period of nominations.

The council has since received a few extraordinary nominations and will be presenting the award at the December graduation awards ceremony held at the Richmond Convention Center. The council will meet again in January 2018 to finalize plans for the alumni social and discuss member succession of the council.

Find pictures from the social on our Facebook page.

If you are interested in joining the Alumni Advisory Council, please contact Heather Millar in the Department at hemillar@vcu.edu or 804-628-3787.

Thank you,

Melissa Sherrod

Chair, VCU Department of Nurse Anesthesia Alumni Advisory Council