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Alumni and Friends

Communities are built on CONNECTION. At SMU, we strive to engage our community of esteemed graduates through alumni events, meaningful University news and stories, and impactful giving opportunities.

Our alumni work in all aspects of healthcare and share a passion for advocating for and collaborating with community members to address and overcome health inequities. Whether you are an alum or a friend, we encourage you to connect with our SMU community today.

Congratulations, Graduates!

Your Portal to Connect With SMU 

Welcome to being a SMU Alum! You are now part of a global network of highly skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals who positively transform the experience of care in diverse communities. 

SMU provides opportunities for professional networking, reconnecting with classmates, and partnering with the University in a variety of ways. Check back to learn about upcoming events or share your contact information to receive updates. 

SMU alumni include all graduates of the University, Samuel Merritt Hospital School of Nursing, Providence College of Nursing, and the California School of Podiatric Medicine—as well as our additional legacy organizations.

We want to know what's new with you. Did you move? Do you have a new job? Let us know! We want to connect and might share your update in communications to fellow alumni. 

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SMU Proud: Alumni Bring the SMU Mission to Life 

Our SMU alumni network is growing rapidly, now boasting well over 20,000+! According to the latest surveys from our alumni and their employers, SMU’s mission to shape skilled, compassionate healthcare professionals is going strong:

92% of employed alumni work directly with patients, transforming the experience of care in diverse communities.

88% are employed in California, mostly in the Bay Area, directly impacting the health of our neighbors and loved ones.

86% of employers prefer SMU graduates to other candidates, citing adaptability, dependability, and teamwork.

We Are Here to Help SMYou 

Would you like to help host a reunion event? Want to learn about your fellow alums? Want to establish a scholarship on behalf of your cohort? We are here to help!

Emily Prieto-TseregounisChief of Staff and VP of External Affairs and VP of Advancement & Communication (interim) — 

Nick DriverDirector of Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving — 707.355.2226

Gena CayaAssociate Director of Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving — 510.907.2500 Ext. 2436

Christine QuattroDirector of Development, Nursing and Campaign 510.463.7016 

Penny PeakDirector of Development, Planned Giving and Podiatric Medicine — 510.879.3349 

Featured Events

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Give to SMU Students

Alumni like you are a big reason why SMU is able to provide well over $1 million dollars in scholarships each year to hundreds of students. Giving at all levels is essential to the success of our mission to transform healthcare.

Did you know:

  • You can establish a scholarship on behalf of your cohort?
  • You can name a current-use scholarship for as little as $1,500?
  • You can give in memory or honor of one of your peers?

Give today, or contact us for additional details. 

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College of Podiatric Medicine Alumni

Interested in learning about the CPM Alumni & Associates? We offer:

  • Continued Medical Education (CME) events like the spring "Pacific Coast Foot and Ankle Dermatology Symposium"
    • See the SMU Events webpage for all upcoming alumni events - just select "Alumni" in the events topic dropdown menu
  • Meet and greet events with University leaders and students
  • Giving opportunities that specifically address the needs of Podiatric Medicine students

Consider joining the CPM Dean's Circle with a gift of $500 or more to the Alumni & Associates Endowed Scholarship Fund, the Alumni & Associates Operating Fund, or any other CPM fund. Dean's Circle members receive invitations to special events throughout the year, elevated donor recognition, and comped admission to University CME's. 

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Reunion Planning

SMU values the fun, camaraderie, and ongoing professional development available through different types of alumni events. The Office of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving has knowledge and resources to produce and support alumni reunions and networking events. Do you have an idea for an alumni event? We are excited to work with you! Please contact us to share your ideas and we will create a plan to support your event.

There are two types of regular, approved University reunions, ongoing and custom:

  1. Ongoing reunions include the annual Nursing Reunion held in November of each year, to which all Nursing alumni are invited. These events are fully organized by SMU.
  2. Custom reunions support milestone-year reunions, including 10-year, 25-year or 50-year class reunions. They also support smaller groups of alumni, like the annual Providence Nursing Reunion held in December of each year, or an event for alumni who attend a particular conference or continuing medical education event. Custom reunions are coordinated by SMU in partnership with class leaders and alumni volunteers who advise on reunion goals and event details. These reunions benefit from advanced, joint planning by alumni and SMU staff.

Approved University reunions are vigorously advertised to alumni and have access to a variety of resources and support from the University. Non-sanctioned University reunions cannot be advertised to alumni, and alumni contact lists will not be provided outside of SMU staff in order to protect the personal identifiable information (PII) of our alumni.

To learn more about custom reunions or to share your ideas for a special reunion, contact Our team is here to assist you in planning a wonderful and memorable gathering with your friends and classmates.


Volunteer in Our Communities

Want to get involved in SMU's community health efforts or hear more about upcoming volunteer opportunities through the Center for Community Engagement?

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