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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 (BSN '82; 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: Jeanine Niemoller (BSN '81; MS '96)

Co-Vice-President: Jeanine Niemoller (BSN '81; MS '96)

Niemoller retired in 2015 from the position as Administrator of Ivinson Memorial Hospital Extended Csare Facility. She also serves on UW Nursing's "Friends" development board as well as Vice Chair of Wyoming Center for Nursing. | NIEMOLLER'S HOPE FOR UWAANC: "I hope to serve and help the chapter grow into a large active group of nurses who share a profound pride in the School of Nursing."

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

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

Schindler works on the oncology/medical floor 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 currently teaches at the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing in undergraduate programs on campus and online. | 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 works at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in the OB Department. | RHODES' HOPE FOR UWAANC: "I am looking toward to camaraderie with other nursing alumni!"

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