Notable Alumni

Alumni at graduation

Many of our alumni stand as shining examples of what it means to be a nurse leader. Here are several of our alumni who are leaders and innovators.

June Connor MN, RN, NE-BC
(MN 81)
Emory Healthcare
VP Nursing Operations, EHC and Chief Nursing Officer/COO at Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital  


Deena Gilland DNP, RN, NEA-BC
(MSN 2007, DNP 2018)
Emory Healthcare
Vice President and Cheif Nursing Officer, Emory Ambulatory Care 
Clinical Instructor


Laura Layne, RN, MSN, MPH
(BSN 2005, MSN/MPH 2006) 
Georgia Department of Public Health 
Deputy Chief Nurse/Quality Improvement


Kay Lawton, RN, MN
(BSN 78, MN 84)
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Management Officer, Center for Global Health


J. Michael Pate, BSN, MN, BC
(MN 81)
U.S. Department of State
Managing Director for Clinical Services