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Rutgers School of Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship & Awards Gala

Date & Time

Thursday, November 30, 2023, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.


Awards & Recognition


Primavera Regency

1080 Valley Rd Stirling, NJ, 07980

Award Gala

The Rutgers School of Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship and Awards Gala will be held on November 30, 2023 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Join us for an unforgettable evening of celebration and recognition in the elegant and gorgeous ballroom of the Primavera Regency in Stirling, NJ.

At the heart of our gala, we recognize and reward the hard work and dedication of deserving nursing students. We believe in supporting the next generation of healthcare professionals, and scholarships will be presented to those who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the field.

Honoring Award Winning Alumni:
Congratulations to the 2023 Outstanding Alumni award winner, Mary Beth Russell - CNUR'85. Dr. Russell currently serves as the Senior VP for  The Institute for Nursing Excellence at RWJBarnabas Health.

The 2023 The Rising Star award winner is Al-zada Aguilar CNUR'07, '12, SON'18, a 3x Rutgers Nursing Graduate! Dr. Aguilar currently serves as a Advanced Practice Nurse at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

The 2023 President's Award will be bestowed on Shanda Johnson CNUR'97, GSN '01, '14, a 3x Rutgers Nursing Graduate! Dr. Johnson is an Assistant Professor at New Jersey City University and Family Nurse Practitioner.

Honoring Retired Faculty:
In addition to celebrating the future of nursing, we will take a moment to recognize its foundation in nursing education. We will honor three outstanding retired nursing faculty members who have been instrumental in shaping the careers of countless nursing professionals:

  • Barbara Caldwell, PhD, APN-BC
  • Debora Tracey, DNP, RN, CNE
  • Suzanne Willard, PhD, APN-C, FAAN

Event Details:
Date: November 30, 2023
Time: 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: 1080 Valley Rd, Stirling, NJ 07980

All proceeds from the awards ceremony, fund scholarships to support undergraduate and graduate level Rutgers nursing students!

Dress Code:
The attire for the evening is black-tie optional. Dress your best and come prepared for a memorable night.