School of Nursing Alumni

Established in 1890, the UTMB School of Nursing is a school of many firsts: the first nursing school west of the Mississippi River, the first nursing school to become affiliated with a university, the first to establish an MSN degree in Texas, and the first in the state to offer online graduate education in nursing.

Historical photo of UTMB nurses

Alumni Association

The UTMB School of Nursing Alumni Association exists to strengthen and support the School of Nursing by promoting life-long relationships between alumni, current students, faculty, university leadership, and friends of UTMB.

Membership Levels


For over 130 years, UTMB has been changing the world of nursing. Today, your generous gift can make all the difference in the world for a future nurse.

Three SON students walking and smiling in front of Old Red

SON Alumni Association Board


Board of Directors

SON Board Roster

  • Bredimus, Brandon

    Brandon “Kit” Bredimus, DNP, RN, CEN, CPEN, CNML, NE-BC, CENP, NEA-BC, FACHE
    Class of 2007 (BSN)
  • Bruno, Carol A.

    Carol A. Bruno, DNP, MSN, RN
    Class of 1976 (BSN)
  • Cruz, Pamela M.

    Pamela M. Cruz, RN, MSN
    Class of 2013 (BSN) and 2015 (MSN)
  • Edwards, Allison P.

    Allison P. Edwards, DrPH, MS, RN, CNE
    Class of 1987 (BSN)
  • Leger, J. Michael

    J. Michael Leger, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, CNL
    Class of 1996 (BSN) and 2016 (PhD)
  • MacBeth–Estrada, Heather E.

    Heather E. MacBeth–Estrada, MSN, ARPN-C
    Class of 1988 (BSN)
  • Nelson-Becker, Carolyn S.

    Carolyn S. Nelson-Becker, EdD, MSN, CNM (ret.)
    Class of 1990 (MSN)
  • Perez, Erin Y.

    Erin Y. Perez, DNP, APRN, ANP-C, AGNP-C, ACHPN
    Class of 2010 (BSN), 2013 (MSN) and 2019 (DNP)
  • Sowell, Brianna B.

    Brianna B. Sowell, RN, MSN, CEN, TCRN
    Class of 2004 (BSN) and 2010 (MSN)
  • Voyles, Denise A.

    Denise A. Voyles, MS, RN
    Class of 1999 (BSN)