The alumni group meets biannually during the first weekend in March. In addition to the business meeting, at which time alumni board officers are elected, day-long courses offering continuing medical education credits are also available.

Each year, the Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations hosts multiple regional Wake Forest School of Medicine alumni events. CRNA alumni living/working in these areas are invited to attend and connect with area medical school alumni.

Programming specific to CRNA alumni includes Wake Forest School of Medicine gatherings at professional conferences and special events.

To date, six of our alumni have served as president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). Including faculty members, nine AANA presidents are associated with our program.

Wake Forest CRNA Alumni Progressive Leadership Award

This aware recognizes alumni who are taking on leadership roles within the profession and those up-and-coming alumni who have demonstrated leadership accomplishment and the potential to continue in their development. If you know one of our alumni (or if you are an alum) who fits this bill, please make a nomination.

Award Recipients

  • 2021 — Whitney Benfield LaFleur
  • 2019 — Stacey Yancey
  • 2017— Kimberly Gordon

2021-2023 Nurse Anesthesia Alumni Board of Trustees

Laura Niday Madison, MSN, CRNA '11

Marcia Guine, MSN, CRNA '06

Jeremy Blount, MSNA, CRNA '20

Meaghan Locke, MSNA, CRNA '19

Kelly McPherson, MSNA, CRNA '19
Nominating Committee

Kasey Gragg Morgan, MSNA, CRNA '20
Nominating Committee

Giving Opportunities

See a complete list of endowed scholarships at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. 

One way the Nurse Anesthesia Program stands apart from other programs is through the many nice "extra" experiences we offer students to enrich their education. Examples include facilitating service learning projects, mission work and professional development through attendance at association meetings are some examples of these unique opportunities. These and many classroom and skills lab resources are made possible by the generosity of our alumni, whom we would like to thank for their support.