YSN Class of 1980 Celebrates 40th Reunion

January 21, 2021

YSN alumni from the Class of 1980 came together virtually on June 13th to celebrate their 40th Reunion thanks to hosts Shannon Fitzgerald ’80 MSN and Margaret Flinter ’80 MSN, PhD. The group, who were known activists during their time at the school, embraced Dean Kurth’s candid welcome address, which focused on social injustice and racial inequity. As she reflected on the need for anti-racism in the nearly century of YSN’s existence, she spoke of a current-day YSN acknowledging mistakes and taking actionable steps to eliminate biases and discrimination. This spurred a conversation with the Class of 1980 that went on well into the evening.

Members of the class were so inspired that in honor of their 40th anniversary, they pledged to support YSN’s anti-racism initiatives. If you are also interested in donating to this cause, you can make your gift to the Annual Fund. 

Are you and your classmates interested in connecting virtually for your reunion? If your class year ends in 1 or 6, your reunion year is 2021. Are you interested in hosting a virtual gathering? Contact Charlyn Paradis in Alumni Affairs at charlyn.paradis@yale.edu for more information.

Also, check out the Alumni section of the website for more information. 

this article and many more can be found in the fall 2020 issue of yale nursing matters, read more