Dean's Diamond Circle

Sally Ellis Fletcher presented with Dean's Diamond Circle Award

Sally Ellis Fletcher ’10N (PhD) was presented with the Distinguished Alumnus Award at the 2022 Dean's Diamond Circle. See more photos from the 2022 Dean's Diamond Circle.

Join Our Supporters

Generous alumni and friends support the School of Nursing through their membership in the Dean’s Diamond Circle. We celebrate our donors each year with a festive dinner in the spring, reflecting on the University of Rochester School of Nursing's accomplishments and honoring alumni achievements.

Dean's Diamond Circle membership begins at the $1,000 annual giving level.

Make a Gift to Join Now

For additional information on becoming a Dean’s Diamond Circle member, please contact Andrea Allen, senior director of advancement and alumni relations, at (585) 276-4336 or

Dean's Diamond Circle Dinner

The annual Dean’s Diamond Circle dinner recognizes individuals who have made an impact on the UR School of Nursing and community.

Each spring, school leaders, supporters, and students reflect on the previous year’s accomplishments and present the following awards: 

  • Dean’s Medal
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • Legacy Award
  • Humanitarian Award
  • John N. Wilder Award

Nominate an Alumni

We accept and appreciate nominations for the Distinguished Alumnus and Humanitarian awards. Submit your nomination below:

Choose an award for this nomination:

Established in 1984, the Distinguished Alumna/Alumnus Award recognizes a graduate whose exceptional professional achievements, contributions to one’s chosen field, and service to the School of Nursing have brought honor to the individual and to the University of Rochester.

Established in 2013, the Humanitarian Award honors a graduate whose work as a practitioner, administrator, volunteer, or researcher has had a profound impact on those most in need.

Nominee Information

Reasons for Nomination

Additional Education

Present Profession

Nominator Information

In addition to completing the above form, the nominating process requires the following additional materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae of nominee, summarized into a maximum of two pages. (If providing award information, please only submit the number awarded).
  • Maximum two letters of support from University of Rochester alumni or others

Optional, but encouraged:  You also may choose to submit supportive articles or documents written by or about the nominee, or any other information that will help inform the School of the candidate’s qualifications.

Nominating materials can be emailed to or mailed to:

URMC Academic Programs
School of Nursing Office of Alumni Relations
Alumni Awards Program
Larry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center
300 E. River Road, P.O. Box 278996
Rochester, New York 14627-8996 

It is understood that the information presented on this form will be treated confidentially in its use by the School of Nursing Office of Alumni Relations and that any decision made by the School will be final.