Eight Notre Dame of Maryland University nursing students, along with dean and associate professor Dr. Kathleen Wisser and assistant professor Jennifer Mitchell, had the opportunity to meet with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan at the State House in Annapolis on Friday, April 1.
The students, who are enrolled in a Community Health Nursing course taught by Professor Mitchell this semester, thanked Governor Hogan for supporting the nursing profession by implementing legislation that leads to positive outcomes and addresses the nursing shortage. They also shared some of their first-hand experiences and challenges during their clinical and practicum rotations as well as solutions to address these challenges.
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Morrissy Students Present at Regional Conference
Six members of NDMU's Morrissy Honors Program traveled to Philadelphia last weekend to present research at the Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference. Current students Zohra Ahmed, Arianna Clark, Laura Forcha, Alycia Hancock, Kristina Pickering and Janelle Sangalang were accompanied by Dr. Evelyn Spratt, director of the honors program, and Morrissy alumnae Jessie Willinghan '20.
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NDMU Offers Full-tuition Scholarships for Afghan Refugees
Beginning this fall, NDMU will provide two full-tuition scholarships for refugees from Afghanistan to earn a bachelor's degree in the Undergraduate Studies. The scholarships, created in partnership with the Rotary Action Group for Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Migration, cover full tuition and on-campus housing for up to four years for a pair of undergraduate students.
NDMU PhD Student Selected as Maryland’s Assistant Principal of the Year
Kimberly Culbertson D'22 was recently named Assistant Principal of the Year by the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals. Culbertson, who is working towards her doctorate in Instructional Leadership for Changing Populations at NDMU, has worked for Baltimore County Public Schools since 2006 and is currently an assistant principal at Towson High School.
NDMU Grad Receives National Speech-Language Pathology Award
Dionna Latimer-Hearn D'19 was recently selected as the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing’s inaugural Clinician of the Year. Dr. Latimer-Hearn has worked across the globe as a multilingual speech-language pathologist and educational consultant. She is also co-founder and director of REACTinitiative, a Christian nonprofit organization that promotes equity in education for historically marginalized populations.
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