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Welcome UC Nursing Alumni

The UC College of Nursing proudly counts more than 12,000 alumni worldwide. We have been a leader in nursing education and the transformation of health care for over 125 years. We have made significant progress and routinely celebrate all of our accomplishments. Whether you shared a dorm room with classmates in Logan Hall, or were a part of the Tribunal, there are so many reasons to make you proud to be a UC College of Nursing graduate. Our strong reputation is based on the great care and leadership that our alumni provide on a daily basis. UC Nurses. We See Leaders!

Get Involved 

As alumni, there are many opportunities for you to stay connected with College of Nursing students, faculty and staff. Read on to find the program and events that match your interests!

  • Volunteer and give back in one of the many college-wide volunteer opportunities for alumni.
  • Participate in the Alumni Discovery Project, an innovative outreach effort to engage College of Nursing alumni in active dialogue with students through in-person interviews.
  • Attend an upcoming UC College of Nursing alumni event. Update your info to ensure you're the first to hear about UC College of Nursing events.

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Nursing Alumni News

Gift to Cincinnati Law targets injustice

July 28, 2020

A University of Cincinnati alumnus has donated $200,000 to support a center at the law school focused on race, gender and social justice. Bill Morelli, A&S ’74, JD ’78, has created the Bill Morelli Endowment Fund for the Nathaniel R. Jones Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice at the College of Law. Renamed in 2019 after Judge Nathaniel Jones in honor of his career as a champion for justice, the Jones Center trains and cultivates scholars, leaders and activists committed to social change. After his retirement as a federal judge, Judge Jones joined the law firm Blank Rome LLP, serving as its first chief officer of Diversity and Inclusion. Morelli says the timing of his gift was intentional. “At a time when national discussion—often divisive—is taking place on issues of race, gender and justice, it’s important for the legal profession to take the lead in framing issues and developing solutions,” he said. “The Jones Center is at the center of thought leadership in this area and I hope this gift can bring together scholars and practitioners in the field to inspire the next generation of lawyers to shape public policy and help build bridges of understanding in the broader community.” “Bill’s gift not only celebrates our university and the life work of Judge Nathaniel Jones, it supports our commitment to racial justice,” UC President Neville G. Pinto said. “It helps us create more welcoming spaces for listening, dialogue and support as we move forward and work to solve systemic issues of justice.”

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College of Nursing Alumni Board

The UC College of Nursing Alumni Council represents YOU and focuses on organizing and implementing programs and activities for our alumni. Many serve as preceptors, lecturers, guest speakers and more.

If you love UC and have dedicated time available, we welcome the opportunity to talk with you about where your skills and interests are best matched to our needs.

  • Jennifer Blizzard, BSN, RN, '16
  • Sherry Donaworth, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, '97, '99, '13
  • Christine Garcia, MSN, RN, ’18
  • Lu Anne Gerard, RN, MSN, ’75, ’82
  • Victoria Fox, RN, BSN, ’17
  • President, Kimberly Harrell, RN, BSN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC’10, ’15
  • Monica Koch, BSN, RN, CWON, ’78
  • Lu Ann Reed, DNP, RN, CRRN, BC-RN, LNHA, WCC, DWC ’96, ’19
  • Ryan Schwiers, RN, BSN, ’19
  • Monica Smith, BSN, RN, WCC, ’00
  • Madison Stout, RN, BSN, ’18
  • Ethan Quick, RN, BSN ’19
  • Liz Vidoli, BSN, RN, ’18
  • Sarah Waits, MSN, RN, CNN, ’06
  • Nick Weaver, BSN, RN, ’17
  • Yolanda Wess, MEd, RN, BSN, ’90
  • Eva Moore Whitehead, RN, BSN, ’14
  • Lindsey Mueller, RN, BSN, ’17
  • Dorionne L. Whitaker, MSN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-C, RN, CCRN, ’15, ’18
  • Vice President, Francie Wolgin, MSN, RN, ’69, ’83
  • Alfred Wong, BSN, RN, CCRN, ’18


Our free webinar series provides continuing education opportunities for the entire health care community. Past topics have included national HIV/AIDS strategy, distinguishing pressure ulcers from other common skin conditions, comorbid migraine and depression, nurse anesthesia trends, and more.

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Shelley Johnson

Senior Director of Alumni and Donor Experience, College of Nursing