Conference Program

All sessions are listed in Eastern Time (ET)

Attendees who arrive Thursday, March 23 may join a group dinner at 6 p.m. The group will meet in the hotel lobby at 5:45 p.m.

  • Friday, March 24
  • Saturday, March 25

8:00-8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:15 a.m.
Welcome and New Connections
Morning Speed Meeting: Who are we?

9:15-10:15 a.m.
Stories of Identifying and Engaging Non-Alumni Donors

10:15-10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.-11:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

  • Alumni Relations
    Speaker: Emily Craig, Director of Alumni Relations, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Communications
    Speaker: Erik Williams, Executive Director of Development, University of Virginia
  • Annual Giving
    Speaker: Gabby Owen, Director of Development, The Ohio State University; Olivia Cotton, Director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement, The Ohio State University

11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Findings - Best takaways from sessions

12:00-12:30 p.m.
Lunch & Membership Forum

12:30-1:00 p.m.

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Social Impact of Story Telling
Speaker: John Trybus, PhD, Executive Director and Professor, Georgetown University

2:00-2:15 p.m.

2:15-3:00 p.m.
Scholarship Stewardship
Speakers: Benjamin Monat, Assistant Director of Development & Stewardship, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Anna Suggs-Hoffman, Assistant Director of Development & Alumni Affairs, University of Florida

3:00-4:30 p.m.
Transformational Gifts - Presentation and Panel Discussion
Speakers: Olivia Frazier, Executive Director of Development, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Eden Bennett, Chief Advancement Officer, University of Utah; Joshua Nay, Senior Director of Development and Alumni Engagement, University of Pennsylvania

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Social Hour

6:00 p.m.
Networking Dinners (optional)
Sign-up sheets will be provided

7:00-8:00 a.m.
Registration and Contintental Breakfast

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Rise and Shine Connections: Nursing Boards - Alumni, Development, Dean's Advisory. What are our experiences?
Exploring our hopes, fears, and realities for all who are interested.
Speakers: Lilia Correa Director of Development, Medical University of South Carolina; Angela Cao, Chief Development Officer, University of Michigan; Olivia Frazier, Executive Director of Development, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

9:00-10:15 a.m.
Is This Your Story? Optimizing Resources Through Academic Practice Parnerships and DEI
While Academic Practice Partnerships save money, DEI programs often cost money, so how can we balance for optimizing scarce resources. What are the impacts of both programs on nursing institutions and future graduates?
Speaker: Bimbola Akintade, PhD, Dean, East Carolina University


10:30-11:30 a.m.
Nursing Essentials: The "Why" for Advancement
Why the change to competency-based teaching matters to communication, alumni relations, and fundraisers and what it means going forward.
Speaker: Dawn Mueller-Burke, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland-Baltimore

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Q&A for Conference Speakers
Speakers: Dawn Mueller-Burke, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland-Baltimore; Bimbola Akintade, PhD, Dean, East Carolina University

12:30 p.m.
You are invited to join others at a variety of restaurants for lunch to continue your conversations.

Continuing Education

A Certificate of Completion for Continuing Education will be awarded to all attendees participating in the program and completing the program evaluation by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Please note program is subject to change.