Office of the Dean
- The College of Health and Social Services held its annual Scholarship and Distinguished Alumni Reception on Friday, October 14 at the NMSU Golf Course Clubhouse. Nearly 65 student scholarship recipients, donors and distinguished alumnus as well as Provost Dan Howard, faculty and staff attended the event. John Scarborough, former faculty of the School of Nursing was honored as this year’s Distinguished Alumnus and gave an insightful speech at the event.
- Several HSS faculty were recognized this week at the IIQ Wine and Cheese Recognition and Awards, held at the Player’s Grill (NMSU Golf Course). The event aimed to acknowledge faculty for their efforts in improving online education at NMSU. There were many categories such as “QM Recognized Courses,” “APPQMR” and “OCIP Professional Development.” Among the award winners, were the School of Social Work’s Olga Cabada, Ivan de la Rosa, Winston Jackson, Fran Nedjat-Haiem, Robert Blair, Susan Burns, Maria Gurrola, Wanda Jerome-Whittlesey, Monica Montoya and Maria Ortiz. School of Nursing’s, Jane Smith, and the Department of Public Health’s, Susan Wilson were honored.
School of Nursing
- School of Nursing faculty members Dr. Conni Deblieck, Elizabeth Kuchler, Shelly Noe, Linda Summers, Stephanie Lynch participated in the Sixth International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society this week in Washington D.C. Presentations included Adolescent Rural Health Services, Telemedicine Project Connections, The Usage and Efficacy of an Online Adaptive Quizzing Remediation System, Office Based Buprenorphine Treatment: Identifying Factors that Promote Retention in Opioid Dependent Patients, Demonstrating the Electronic School Health Questionnaire within Four High Schools. Aggie nurses are on the Move!
- School of Nursing students recently participated in the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Breast Cancer Support Group. Students attend clinical experiences from prevention & early detection, diagnosis & treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgical intervention), and end of life care to include palliative and hospice care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Attendance at support groups is a required assignment, and we have been well received by this group since last spring and is a demonstration of the College’s commitment to community engagement.
Jaime Guzman for the Sun-News,Teresa Leon (left), College Assistant Professor with the NMSU School of Nursing and some of the student nurses who assist in the Oncology Department at Memorial Medical Center attended the 20th Anniversary meeting of the Breast Cancer Support Group.