Class of 1981

Class of 1981
Welcome back to our Class of 1981!

If you are not familiar with Zoom or would like a refresher course prior to your virtual Reunion activities, contact for more information on Zoom training sessions. Each 30-minute session will be created to ensure you are comfortable using Zoom for Reunion activities.

Thursday, April 8 | 7 p.m.
DUSON Now and Forever

Join Nursing alumni Marianne Tango Williams, BSN'81 and Ellen Donaldson, BSN'81 as we honor the impact giving has had on the School of Nursing. Hear from Marianne, Ellen and other DUSON alumni donors about why they support the school. You'll leave this conversation feeling inspired, proud, and with a better understanding of the various philanthropic vehicles available to you.

Friday, April 9 | 7 p.m.
Class of 1981: Then & Now Social

Join your classmates from the School of Nursing Class of 1981 for an informal hour full of memories, conversation, and laughter. Submit photos here to be included in your class slideshow during this event.

Monday, April 12 | 10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Professional Nursing: Past, Present & Future

Share your nursing journey with our first-semester ABSN students by participating in N392: Professional Nursing: Past, Present & Future.

Tuesday April 13 | 7 p.m.
A Celebration of Nursing

Hosted by Dean Marion E. Broome, join us for a conversation about the history of nursing at Duke and what the future holds for the nursing profession. During this hour we also have much to celebrate, including 90 years of DUSON and the recognition of our alumni celebrating their 50th Anniversary: The Classes of 1970 and 1971.

Thursday, April 15 | 7 p.m.
Caring for the Caregiver with Cristina C. Hendrix, DNS, GNP-BC, FNP, FAAN
One of the most challenging and yet rewarding roles in the human experience is that of a caregiver. Hosted by members of the School of Nursing Class of 1981, join Cristina Hendrix, associate professor and chair of the Clinical Health Systems & Analytics Division at Duke University School of Nursing, as she shares outcomes of a program that focuses on developing and implementing interventions to train and support family caregivers of older adults. This discussion will look at the unique needs of the caregiver and emphasize the importance of caring for one's self to effectively care for others.

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