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Alumni Advisory Council

The Alumni Advisory Council members serve as the ambassadors to Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College. Representing over 11,000 alumni, council members advise the Dean and the Association in fulfilling the alumni association's mission to:
  • Unite the graduates of the legacy educational institutions of Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College,
  • Support the interests of the College, and
  • Promote the professional and educational advancement of nursing.

Shaping the Alumni Association

Being a member of the Alumni Advisory Council (AAC) provides the opportunity to shape the Alumni Association by planning communications and making recommendations to the Dean and the Director of Alumni Affairs. Recommendations could potentially involve:
  • Connecting current students and alumni,
  • Reunions, programming and social activities,
  • Publications and communications,
  • Awards and recognition,
  • Mentorship program, and
  • Archives.
The Alumni Advisory Council representatives have a framework to contribute to activities and programs that will more effectively engage the Barnes-Jewish alumni population.

2019 Alumni Association Advisory Council Members

The AAC is comprised of a diverse group of alumni, students, faculty graduates and staff. It maintains between two and eleven representatives from our legacy institutions and Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College. Each representative serves no more than two terms of two years with rotating terms to ensure consistent representation.
Alumni Representatives
Julie Lewis, '11, Chair 
Jennifer Trice Williams, '06, '07, '14, Chair Elect
Marilyn Baumann, '83, Past Chair
Penny Bari, ‘61
Dianne Benz, '71
Diana Economon, ‘75
Beverly Ervin, ‘60
Kat Galati, '17
Chelsi Gonzalez, ‘17
Christine Hessler, '17
George Holland, ‘06, Past Chair
Eleanor Schmitt, '52
Rachel Winders, ‘17
Faculty Representatives 
Xiumei Lin, '06, '09, assistant professor
Julie Spencer, '09, assistant professor
Student Representatives 
Austin Hudson, Goldfarb Men Excelling in Nursing (GMEN) president
Lydia Beishir, Student Council president
Raquel Yriarte, Students, Families and Supporters (SFS) president
Ann Halwachs, Student Nurses Association president
Maya Mason, Students Promoting Diversity (SPD) president
Jennie Williams, Veterans and Supporters Together (VaST) president
Staff Representatives 
Eric Barkley, development director
June Cowell-Oates, director of alumni affairs and program officer for student affairs and diversity
Marilyn Sheperd, major gift officer
To nominate yourself or a classmate to be a council member, please complete the online nomination form.


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