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About UWAANC

University of Wyoming Alumni Association Nursing Chapter

six woman portrait pictures with names

The above-pictured 2021 Officer Board was ratified by UWAANC vote early January 2021.
Scroll down for more about each officer.

Return to UWAA Nursing Chapter home:  http://www.uwyo.edu/nursing/alumni/uwaa-nursing-chapter/index.html

UWAANC's Vision Statement

Provide and support opportunities for mentoring, networking, and communicating with current students and alumni from the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing (FWWSON) and establish connections with the FWWSON, UW, UWAA, and alumni across the nation and the world.

Being involved in the UW Alumni Association Nursing Chapter (UWAANC) allows us to give back for an education for which we are tremendously grateful. Below are some reasons to get involved:

Mentoring Opportunities

• Support transition from student nurse to professional nurse by connecting with senior students durig their capstone practicum in cities across Wyoming and northern Colorado • Assist in job placement and resume writing by reviewing student resumes in our Resume Blitz • Expose students to various areas of nursing in "Speed Mentoring" sessions • Offer suggestions for our NCLEX Tips flyer •  Nominate an outstanding mentor for the Memorable Mentor Award •  Enhance students' interviewing skills in mock interviews

Networking Opportunities

• Attend the UW Nursing Alumni Meet and Greet on Homecoming weekend • Interact with students and agency representatives at the annual Career Fair •  Attend FWWSON or Alumni Association events •  Connect with other nursing alumni via nursing chapter activities, events, and on-line communications

UW Benefits
Annual Membership in Nursing Alumni Chapter = Membership in UW Alumni Association

• Graduating seniors get one year of membership free!

• $25 rate for 2nd and 3rd years out

• $35 rate for 4th year and bweyond: Nursing Alumni Chapter Membership is lowest annual rate offered by UWAA

Membership includes discounts to stores/organizations such as Brown & Gold Outlet, Auto & Home Insurance, Elitch Gardens, Hilton Garden Inn Laramie, North American Van Lines, University Store, Fine Arts Ticket Office, Half Acre Gym access, and more! Membership also includes "UWYO Benefits Program"--customized member rates on a variety of benefits including dental, pet, and vision insurance, identity protection, and a network of retailers and service providers to help you bundle savings on apparel, electronics, entertainment, travel, etc. 

Current Board Members

Picture of Holly Miller

Co-President: Holly Miller (RN-BSN Completion '81; MS '96)

Miller retired May 2018 after 44 years in nursing, 30 of those years teaching at UW Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing. | MILLER'S HOPE FOR UWAANC: "Collaborating with former students--now my nursing colleagues--will be very rewarding. My hope is to contribute to the mentoring and development of our current and future nursing colleagues."


Co-President: Jenna (Woodard) Hluwood (BSN '12; MS '16)

Co-President: Jenna (Woodard) Hluwood (BSN '12; MS '16)

Hluwood works full-time in the NICU at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado, and is adjunct faculty at University of Northern Colorado. | HLUWOOD'S HOPE FOR UWAANC: "...To bolster UW nursing alumni connections amongst each other and also with current students, allowing for even better networking opportunities."


Co-Vice-President: Barb James (BSN '06; MS '11)

Co-Vice-President: Barb James (BSN '06; MS '11)

James currently teaches CNA through Western Wyoming Community College/CCHEC, is a Diabetic Educator and also helps in the Community Health program at Memorial Hospital of Carbon County. | JAMES’ HOPE FOR UWAANC: “Being a part of the UW Alumni and a member of UWAANC is an honor. I look forward to putting out the word as to what the organization stands for, how it can help nursing students get involved, and what resources are available. Here we come 2021!!!”


Co-Vice-President: Sarah (Boyer) Schindler (BSN '18)

Co-Vice-President: Sarah (Boyer) Schindler (BSN '18)

Schindler works on women and chiildren's services unit as a pediatric RN at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. | SCHINDLER'S HOPE FOR UWAANC: "I want to help build connections with fellow, past, and future nurses...and reach out and support others in our same field."


Co-Secretary: Linda Williams (BSN '81; MS '90)

Co-Secretary: Linda Williams (BSN '81; MS '90)

Williams retired in 2015 from a 40-year career of practicing nursing (most recently as an ICU nurse at VA Medical Center in Cheyenne), and then retired in 2019 from teaching nursing at the UWYO Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing. She now volunteers to give COVID-19 vaccine to Cheyenne residents. | WILLIAMS' HOPE FOR UWAANC: "I am looking forward to supporting the UW Nursing Alumni Association and helping to make this group active and recognized."


Co-Secretary Grace (Newman) Rhodes (BSN '18)

Co-Secretary Grace (Newman) Rhodes (BSN '18)

Rhodes currently works PRN in the Family Birth Center at a small Montana hospital after moving to Yellowstone for her husband's job. | RHODES' HOPE FOR UWAANC: "I continue to look forward to helping nursing students get access to lots of resources that could help them in their future!"


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