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Distinguished Alumni Award

Nominate Distinguished Alumni Today and Recognize our Leaders!

Help recognize College of Nursing alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the nursing community. Share with us who you feel deserves the College of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award, to be presented at each year’s Nursing Alumni Association Annual Luncheon. 

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2013 College of Nursing Distinguished Young Alumnus

Alexander E. Halstead, 2011

Alexander E. Halstead BSN, RN, CCRN, was influenced by his older sister Heather to pursue his education at the University of Massachusetts. Heather, a UMass Amherst Nursing grad of 2003, is a nurse in the Surgical ICU at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. She knew that UMass Nursing would be a good fit for her brother.    

While attending UMass, Alexander served as the treasurer of the Student Nurses Association, and acted as a liaison between the School of Nursing Alumni Board and the student population.  He also was the student representative on the dean search committee in 2011.  

Halstead graduated in 2011 and is currently a Clinical Nurse II in the Critical Care Resuscitation Unit at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is president of the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and has served as a marathon nurse for the Boston Marathon for the past four years. 

His dedication to nursing and many honors along the way are recognized with the College of Nursing’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award.