Generalist Entry Master’s Degree Program Convocation Ceremony
Cohort 24 


Join us August 19, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. CST for Rush University’s College of Nursing Generalist Entry Master’s Degree Program virtual convocation ceremony. Our guest speakers and schedule of events are listed below.

This video will be available to play once the event begins. The program will also be available on this page and on YouTube after the live stream concludes.  


Schedule of Events

Welcome Monique Reed, PhD, MS, RN

Assistant Dean, Generalist Education Associate Professor
Rush University College of Nursing

Remarks Barbara Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN

Acting Dean
Rush University College of Nursing

Alumni Remarks Frederick Brown, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CENP

Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Nurses Alumni Association

Awards Student Nurses Association Award

Presented by Elizabeth N. Lee, SNA President

In lieu of presenting the funds from this award to a student, the SNA executive board voted to redirect those funds to the Brave Space Alliance. Brave Space Alliance is the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ Center located on the South Side of Chicago, dedicated to creating and providing affirming, culturally competent, for-us by-us resources, programming, and services for LGBTQ individuals on the South and West sides of the city. They strive to empower, embolden, and educate through mutual aid, knowledge-sharing, and the creation of community-sourced resources as they build toward the liberation of all oppressed peoples.

Class Address Elizabeth N. Lee

Class Spokesperson

Recognition of Students

Katherine M. Schafer, MSN, APRN, PCNS-BC, CNL, CCRN, CHSE

Celebrating front line workers during COVID-19, academic achievements and Capstone Projects.


Tami Davis, DNP, RNC, CNM, RNFA
Judith Frei, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC



Download the Cohort 24 convocation program


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