The Nursing Reflections of Excellence banquet is put together by the UCONN School of Nursing Alumni & Friends Society. It is a yearly event where nursing alumni, friends, and students come together to honor distinguished alumni, scholarship benefactors, and recipients. This is a special event where many School of Nursing students are recognized and awarded academic scholarships. This was the first year that a group of high school students were invited to join the banquet. The students were specially welcomed by the Dean Regina Cusson.