Hard as it is for me to believe, I will retire from Seattle University at the end of this Academic Year. On July 1, 2023 I will step into my ‘preferment.’ It has been an amazing career filled with many blessings (albeit some of those blessings were well-disguised as challenges in their initial presentation). I have served as Dean of the College of Nursing for just under nine years. It has been a joy and honor to be part of a faculty and staff who are so deeply committed to pursuing our mission to educate and inspire leaders to transform health care for a just and humane world. Even more gratifying is witnessing the grit, passion and resilience of our students and graduates, especially during the challenges of the past three years.
Seattle University welcomes Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, RN, FAAN, Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and Senior Scientist in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as Keynote for the Dr. Luth M. Tenorio College of Nursing Dean's Endowed Lectureship.
Daniela Acuna Aguirre is a junior in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. In her scholarship project, “Increasing Resource Access for Spanish-Speaking Houseless and/or Sex Worker Clients at Aurora Commons,” Acuna Aguirre plans to address language barriers that exist for Spanish-speaking clients by identifying the most frequently needed documents, pamphlets and resources and translating them into Spanish.
MarkJason Cabudol is a doctoral student in the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program at Seattle University. As a member of the 2023-2024 class of REACH Scholars, he will participate in a 1-year educational program beginning July 2023.
Amanda Heffernan, MSN, CNM, College of Nursing; Audrey Hudgins, EdD, Matteo Ricci Institute; and 11 current and former Seattle University students participated in a weeklong migrant justice immersion trip over Winter Break in 2022.
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For more information on this effort, and other opportunities to support the College of Nursing, please contact Peggy Fine at email@example.com