Alumni banquet to honor 50 Golden Graduates

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – This weekend, the West Virginia University School of Nursing will welcome past graduates to join in the celebration of its 50th anniversary with an exciting series of Alumni Weekend events.

Friday’s festivities kick off with a reception hosted by School of Nursing Dean Georgia Narsavage, Ph.D. The reception will be immediately followed by the school’s annual alumni banquet and reunions for graduates of nine past School of Nursing classes.

This year’s banquet will include the recognition of 50 Golden Graduate award recipients. These alumni have been selected from more than 5,000 graduates spanning the school’s 50 year history and exemplify outstanding achievement in nursing practice, teaching, research or service.

Homecoming continues Saturday as the WVU Alumni Association invites returning graduates to attend a Game Day Experience prior to the Syracuse vs. WVU football game. A limited number of game tickets have been reserved for School of Nursing alumni and are available for purchase. WVU School of Nursing clothing will also be available for purchase, with proceeds benefitting the WVU School of Nursing Student Nurses Association.

Times, locations, and ticket information for all School of Nursing Alumni Weekend events are as listed below:

Friday, October 22

5:30 p.m.
Dr. Georgia Narsavage, Dean of the School of Nursing, will host a reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the new Erickson Alumni Center. Dean Narsavage extends an invitation to alumni and friends of the school to be her guests at the reception.

6:30 p.m.
This year’s alumni banquet and class reunions will also be held at the Erickson Alumni Center. 50 Golden Graduates will be honored in recognition of the School of Nursing’s 50th anniversary. Classes celebrating reunions this year are 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2005. Banquet tickets are $50.00, pre-registration is requested.

Saturday, October 23

9:30 a.m.
The WVU Alumni Association will host a Game Day Experience in the Mountaineer Courtyard of the Erickson Alumni Center. The event starts 2 1/2 hours prior to the kickoff of the Syracuse vs. WVU football game. Registration for this event is closed.

12 p.m.
The School of Nursing has reserved a very limited number of Syracuse vs. WVU football tickets for those attending Alumni Weekend. Tickets will not be mailed, but will be available for pick-up Friday evening at the alumni banquet registration table. Tickets to the football game are $50.00.

To purchase tickets for homecoming events, please contact the School of Nursing’s Office of Development at 304-293-3980 or 1-877-766-4438 or the School of Nursing Office of Alumni Affairs at 304-293-1593.

For more information: Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087