An occasion for UIC Nursing alumni from all campuses to reconnect with each other and their alma mater
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Attendees got to hear from a panel of alumni nurse leaders and take part in the official ribbon-cutting and tours of the brand new M. Christine Schwartz Experiential Learning & Simulation Laboratory. We also conferred 2019 Alumni Awards, presented medallions to 25-year and 50-year alumni, recognized 10-year alumni, and distributed certificates for graduates of all years ending in 4 or 9.
You can view the full collection of photos from the day in our online gallery.
You can also read about the day-long celebration, including the formal dedication of the college’s new $6.1 million M. Christine Schwartz Experiential Learning & Simulation Laboratory.
A look back on the day's events
9am: Continental Breakfast
Guests reconnected and networked with fellow alumni over coffee, tea and treats. We also introduced our new Alumni Mentor Program.
Panel of experts
10am: Alumni Nurse Leaders Panel
This popular REUNION feature returned in 2019. Panelists included Dale Beatty, DNP ’17, RN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer and vice president for care services at Stanford Health Care in Palo Alto, California; Jodi Joyce, PhD ’20 (candidate), RN, MBA, chief quality officer and associate vice chancellor for quality and patient safety at UI Health in Chicago; and Sandra Martell, DNP ’10, RN, MS ’93, public health administrator for the Winnebago County Health Department.
Noon: Alumni Lunch
During lunch on this special day, we recognized 2019 Alumni Award recipients. Alumni from the Class of 1969 (50 years) received their Golden Alumni Medallion, and alumni from the Class of 1994 (25 years) received their Silver Alumni Medallion. The Class of 2009 was also recognized, and all alumni who graduated in years ending in 4 and 9 received a commemorative certificate.
3pm: Ribbon-Cutting, Dedication and Tours
Attendees were among the first visitors to the new, 15,000-sq-ft, state-of-the-art M. Christine Schwartz Experiential Learning & Simulation Laboratory, filling our building’s lower level.