From the President’s Activity Report (August 27-September 2)

College of Health and Social Services, Dean Donna Wagner

Office of the Dean   Sarah Baker, advisor for the HSS Student Ambassadors, held a retreat this week to introduce new members to the group and plan upcoming events. This fall the group’s recruiting efforts paid off and we introduced nine members making a total of 13 ambassadors, which is our college’s largest group to date.  There are a number of initiatives planned for the fall semester including teaming up with the Southern Area Health Education Center (SoAHEC) for community outreach events and homecoming.

 HSS Student Ambassadors

HSS Student Ambassadors

Director of Development    The HSS Office of Development is excited to announce the Kathleen Kent Nursing Scholarship was recently fully endowed.  The scholarship was started by Roberta Gran, a long-time friend to the NMSU School of Nursing.  Dr. Sue Forster-Cox (Department of Public Health) and Dr. Teresa Keller (School of Nursing) generously donated the funds needed to reach the endowment along with many others. Roberta worked tirelessly at fundraising over the years to see the endowment realized.

Department of Public Health   Ten undergraduate public health students attended a peer educator workshop in preparation to teach a health advocacy curriculum. The program is led by Dr. Satya Rao and Dr. Cindy Kratzke, and is funded by a 2016 Con Alma Foundation Community grant, which is aimed at strengthening relationships with partners across New Mexico and continued our work toward health equity for all.

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