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)
  • Denke, Kathleen

    Kathleen Denke, BSN, RN-BC, CNN
    Class of 1992 (BSN)
  • Edwards, Allison P.

    Allison P. Edwards, DrPH, MS, RN, CNE
    Class of 1987 (BSN)
  • Hibbs, Sarah

    Sarah E. Hibbs, RN, BSN
    Class of 2005 (BSN)
  • Joseph, Nitha

    Nitha Joseph, PhD, RN, CNE
    Class of 2014 (PhD)
  • Leger, J. Michael

    J. Michael Leger, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, CNL
    Class of 1996 (BSN) and 2016 (PhD)
  • Lopez, Elizabeth

    Elizabeth J. Lopez, RN, MSN, NP-C
    Class of 2008 (BSN) and Class of 2014 (MSN)
  • MacBeth–Estrada, Heather E.

    Heather E. MacBeth–Estrada, MSN, ARPN-C
    Class of 1988 (BSN)
  • McAlexander, Joan

    Joan E. McAlexander RN, BSN
    Class of 1994 (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)
  • Ray, Debra

    Debra L. Ray, RN, BSN
    Class of 1988 (BSN)
  • Robinson, Nicole

    Nicole Robinson, DPN, RN, MSN
    Class of 2017 (MSN) and Class of 2022 (DPN)