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GW Nursing Magazine Spring 2017

GW Nursing is a publication of the George Washington University School of Nursing. The magazine tells the story of GW nurses and their endeavors in the areas of education, research, policy and practice.


Alumni News WELCOME NEW GW ALUMNI! At the traditional senior class toast in early December, the GW School of Nursing welcomed its 10th undergraduate cohort of students to the GW alumni community. The toast is held by each senior class in celebration of a successful Senior Class Gift Campaign. The event has been a GW tradition since the 1980s and provides an opportunity for each class to leave an imprint on the university. Senior Class Gift Campaign representatives Steven Rozecki, BSN ’17, and Morgan Rollo, BSN ’17, were instrumental in achieving an 85 percent class participation rate, with 37 percent of the class pledging sustaining gifts to the school. Alumna Elizabeth Demarest, BSN ’14, led the toast and welcomed the graduating students to the GW alumni community. Also in December, families, friends and faculty braved the winter weather to attend the Pinning Ceremony, the final milestone event for this class of undergraduate students. The ceremony marks the culmination of 15 months of study and hard work and recognizes and celebrates the achievements of these new alumni. Faculty members, students and Major General Dorothy A. Hogg, the deputy surgeon general and the event’s keynote speaker, offered some pearls of wisdom to the more than 80 graduates and close to 500 people gathered at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Va. “Florence Nightingale said, ‘Let us never consider ourselves finished nurses. We must be learning all of our lives.’ The George Washington University School of Nursing has given you the foundations— not the ceiling—on which to practice,” said Maj. Gen. Hogg. 40 /

Alumni Resources Our more than 1,900 alumni are a vital part of the School of Nursing community, actively giving back by offering their time, talents and expertise. GW offers a variety of programs and services tailored especially for alumni. We invite you to explore these resources and opportunities and to stay involved with the community. Update your information and share your news! Benefits & Services— Alumni Education Programs, Transcripts & Diplomas, Email GWAlumni GWAlumni The George Washington Alumni Association Events & Programs— GW Alumni Calendar of Events News & Updates— GW Alumni News Connections— Update Contact Information, Alumni Directory School of Nursing Office of Development and Alumni Relations 45085 University Dr. Suite 302K Ashburn, VA 20147 Phone: 571-553-0122 Erin Harkins-Medina Associate Director for Development School of Nursing Monica Krzyszczyk Development and Alumni Relations Coordinator