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Nursing Alumni Chapter

Greetings, Fellow Alumni:

On behalf of the University of Mississippi School of Nursing alumni chapter, I would like to thank each of you for your active involvement and support of our school. I am very excited about the opportunity to be serving as alumni board president for 2017 to 2019, and continue to be a part of the great work that takes place in our school and community. I am a 2002 graduate of the BSN program, and have been employed at UMMC ever since. I currently work in the Office of Nursing Quality as the Manager for Nurse Development and Professional Practice. I also want to extend my gratitude to Dr. Amber Arnold, who has faithfully served as board president the past two years. Amber, thank you for your dedication and commitment to the School of Nursing, and it has been my pleasure to work alongside you.

Please join me in congratulating our recent graduates from all programs, and welcoming the Class of 2017 to the alumni family! You are part of an alumni group that strives to live up to the mission of the school - to develop nurse leaders and improve the health within and beyond Mississippi. Alumni Engagement staff attended the Spring and Summer (Oxford program) Pinning Ceremonies, and were excited to be a part of such an important occasion.

For our new alumni as well as our existing alumni, please consider getting involved. We have so many opportunities for you do so - whether it be serving as board members, volunteering to be standardized patients for students, serving as a guest speaker/panelist for students, or supporting our school through monetary donations. The list goes on and on, and we need you! Remember, membership in the nursing alumni chapter is free, and keeping up is easy! Visit School of Nursing, UMMC Alumni Engagement and follow us on Facebook (University of Mississippi School of Nursing and UMMC Alumni Engagement).

Please update your contact information online, or call the alumni office at (601) 984-1115. I am so excited to work alongside each of you as we move forward. I would love to hear from you if you are interested in becoming involved as a School of Nursing alumnus. Please contact me at


Heather Pierce, BSN, RN-BC
Nursing Alumni President, 2017-19
Class of 2002 (BSN)
(601) 815-3860 |