Alumni Events

Annual Rutgers Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship Awards Gala

RSVP Today - Raise Money for Nursing Scholarships & Celebrating Nursing Excellence!
Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the elegant and gorgeous ballroom of the Primavera Regency in Stirling, New Jersey, we will reconnect with past alumni and make new friends.

This year marks a very special occasion as Alpha Tau, the Rutgers University SON Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, is celebrating 50 years of excellence in service, scholarship and leadership in nursing.

The two groups are joining together to celebrate Alpha Tau’s golden anniversary and their shared commitment to nursing education by raising scholarship funds for nursing students!


Along with honoring alumni and student scholarship winners, we will present the 2018 Rutgers School of Nursing Alumni Association President’s Award, in memoriam, to Professor and Dean Emerita, Dorothy DeMaio, EdD, RN, FAAN, for her contribution and impact on the field of Nursing.

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


Outstanding Alumni Award -- Aline Holmes, DNP, MSN, RN
Rising Star Alumni Award -- Dumar Rivera-Herrera, CRNA, APN, DNAP  


Aspire to Inspire Scholarship
Caruso Family Scholarship
Fenlason Award Winners 
RSONAA Scholarship Award 
Scarpa Memorial Scholarship 

Please send an e-mail to if you have any questions.

Location: Primavera Regency, 1080 Valley Road, Stirling, NJ 07980


Dress: Black tie optional

Past Events

Annual Nursing Alumni Meeting

The Rutgers School of Nursing Alumni Association (RSONAA) hosted its Annual Nursing Alumni Meeting on Saturday, June 2, 2018 bringing together the Distinguished Rutgers Nurses across the state.

2017 Alumni Association Awards and Scholarship Gala

November 9, 2017  | 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm 
The Primavera Regency, Stirling, NJ  

On November 9, 2017 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the elegant and gorgeous ballroom of the Primavera Regency in Stirling, New Jersey – join Rutgers Nursing Alumni as we help to further the advancement and growth of Rutgers Nursing by providing scholarships for undergraduate and graduate level students. 

We will award current students for their greatness and celebrate Rutgers Nursing Alumni who are making an impact in the world of nursing.

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

Register for the event today! 

If you are a part of a group that would like to donate to the event and scholarship funds, click here to see the various sponsorship levels.
$100 Alumni and Guests
$60 2017 Graduates and Current Students
Sponsorship Ticket Packages Available (Click Here to View)
All proceeds fund scholarships for undergraduate and graduate Nursing students

The Primavera Regency
1080 Valley Rd, Stirling, NJ 07980

Black Tie Optional

Please send an e-mail to if you have any questions.

SON Alumni Association Recognized University-wide With Philanthropy Award

The SON Alumni Association has been awarded the Rutgers University AA Philanthropy Award, recognizing the group's excellence in fostering philanthropy to Rutgers University and the School of Nursing. 
The Alumni Association reshaped its annual alumni dinner into a formal black-tie Scholarship and Awards Gala honoring outstanding nursing alumni in the healthcare profession, awarded scholarships to current nursing students, and became the most successful philanthropic event in the association’s history. The award winning event raised more than $7,000 in scholarship funds, an achievement sure to inspire future philanthropy in the years to come.

Please take a look at the Highlight Video, Photos from the Awards Event, and the 2016 Scholarship and Awards Gala Photos  

2017 Rutgers Excellence in Alumni Leadership Awards




Past Events

Rutgers School of Nursing Alumni Association Annual Meeting

June 10, 2017

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Annual Post-Graduate Forum 

Saturday, February 25th, 2017
9:00am – 2:00pm 

We invite experienced nurses, new graduate RNs, and a nursing recruiter to share their best advice and wisdom with the upperclassmen nursing students.

Speaker in front of attentive Audience

If you would like to work with our Student Engagement- Events Committee and attend this event as a panel speaker, please email or call 973-353-5415. 


2016 Alumni Awards Scholarship and Awards Dinner

Save The Date - Rutgers School of Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship and Awards Dinner - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 6:30pm - 10:30pm - Metropolitan Room at the Newark Club - Newark, NJ - All Proceeds Support Nursing Scholarships - The Sky is the Limit

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Metropolitan Room at the Newark Club, Newark, NJ

All Proceeds Support Nursing Scholarships


2015 – 2016: Rutgers School of Nursing Alumni Association Annual Meeting 

Please use the link below to access your copy of the 2015 – 2016 Rutgers School of Nursing Alumni Association Annual Report. This was an exciting year for the alumni association and we looking forward to even more success!
2015 – 2016 Annual Report (pdf)


RSONAA Strategic Planning Retreat

Saturday, January, 30 2016
Ackerson Hall

Thinking of getting more involved with Nursing Alumni?
If you would like to participate in the upcoming strategic planning meeting to help establish the future of Rutgers Nursing Alumni. Please send an e-mail to or call 973-353-5415 for additional details.

2015 Rutgers School of Nursing Alumni Awards: Cocktail and Dinner Reception

2015 Alumni Awards Ceremony
The Annual Rutgers School of Nursing Alumni Association (RSONAA) was a huge success with over 85 alumni, Rutgers School of Nursing faculty and Staff, friends and family enjoying the celebrations and networking.

To enjoy photos from the event click HERE!

Linda Flynn, PhD, RN, FAAN received the 2015 RSONAA Outstanding Alumni Award! Dr. Flynn, the first PhD graduate from the Rutgers College of Nursing, is currently is professor & Associate Dean Academic programs at the University of Colorado College of Nursing.

Maria Molina, MSN, APN-C, ACNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, CCRN was honored with the 2015 Rising Star Award. Since graduation from the MSN program, Maria has been working at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as a heart failure/transplant nurse practitioner.

We continued to celebrate excellence as we awarded current students well deserved honors:
• Caruso Family Scholarship of $1,000 to Shaakira Abdul Razzaq
• Elizabeth Fenlason Awards of $4,000 each to Mark Karasin and Myrto McNeil 
• RSONAA Scholarship of $1,000 to April Ancheta
• Scarpa Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 to Joyce Hertzog




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