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The continued engagement and support of our alumni community is one of the key reasons that our program is highly regarded and nationally acclaimed as one of the leading graduate programs for nurse anesthetists in the country.

Fall 2018 update

The Department of Nurse Anesthesia's Alumni Advisory Council held its bi-annual meetings in January 2018 and June 2018. The council listened to updates from the Department leadership about the new building construction, the new DNAP entry to practice cohort, the DNAP post masters program, information on the Council on Accreditation rates, NAFA meetings, and the new NAFA Now online platform for CE's. Since it's inception in 2014, this summer marked the end of AAC council member term limits. Therefore, the AAC decided to vote on new term limits to extend service for another two years. A few council members decided to roll off, allowing the opportunity for several new Council members to join. Thank you to those who submitted nominations for new council members. Those names will be included in the next newsletter. And a big thank you to those council members for their service: Greg Bonifant, Ellen Dean, Geoff Early, Andrew Lamar, Jody Lyle, and Ann Winer. 
Melissa Sherrod, Chair of the Alumni Advisory Council

The Council is pleased to report that the Department met it's goal of two new endowments for fiscal year 2018. We are also pleased to report that several alumni are supporting the new building campaign through purchasing a bench, and/or brick(s).  Thank you to everyone who continues to support the Department; sometimes, private support is the only assistance provided to graduate students. Private support also helps support research efforts, anatomy camp, professional development, simulation equipment, distance technology needs, etc.

We hope you'll save the date and make plans to join us again April 5, 2019 to celebrate the Department's 50th anniversary at the Boathouse, during VCU's reunion weekend!!

Find pictures from the social on our Facebook page.

If you have any questions about the AAC, please contact Heather E. Millar in the Department of at hemillar@vcu.edu or 804-628-3787.

Thank you,

Melissa Sherrod

Chair, VCU Department of Nurse Anesthesia Alumni Advisory Council