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MISSION Samuel Merritt University educates students to become highly skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals who positively transform the experience of care in diverse communities.

VISION Samuel Merritt University will become nationally recognized as a premier health sciences institution. Expert faculty and staff will shape an inclusive learning environment where all students experience best teaching practices and state-of-the-art learning approaches. The University will select and support students who will flourish in its rigorous academic programs, learn to practice expertly, and pass licensure or certification examinations on first attempt.

REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY AUGUST 2011– 2012

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Note to the Community

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Healthcare Disparities

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Increasing Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia

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SMU Alums — Where Are They Now?

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Plastination

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2011 Financial Review

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2011 Donors

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Thomas Drese, MA, Chair, Board of Regents Sharon Diaz, PhD (hc), SMU President and CEO

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NOTE TO THE COMMUNITY In 1913 eighteen new Samuel Merritt graduates proudly accepted their diplomas and set out to make a difference in healthcare. Over the past century, 10,000 alumni— nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and podiatrists have followed in those pioneers’ footsteps. Samuel Merritt University’s alumni are its enduring legacy to the community. Our graduates’ clinical competence, compassion, and commitment have touched innumerable patients. As examples and mentors, they have inspired succeeding generations to enter health professions and realize their potential for success and service. We dedicate this issue of the Report to the Community (RTC) to our students, who continue Samuel Merritt University’s tradition of making extraordinary contributions to the quality of life in their communities. SMU students have a reputation as smart, competent, can-do practitioners with huge hearts. Our students can give their best because they have had the best: the best in faculty, clinical learning opportunities, and innovative simulationbased experiences. As alumni, they become important community resources. To see this impact in action, we invite you to enjoy the stories of five of SMU’s many accomplished alumni in the pages that follow. Our country faces an enormous challenge in addressing unequal levels of healthcare quality, access, and outcomes among diverse ethnic and socio-economic communities. With our long history of commitment to educating a healthcare workforce dedicated to serve diverse communities, SMU has redoubled its efforts to reduce healthcare disparities and improve health outcomes

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BOARD OF REGENTS Thomas Drese, MA, Chair Marilyn Snider, MSN, Vice Chair David Foulkes, CPA, Treasurer Sharon Diaz, PhD (hc) (ex-officio) Mary Brown, Secretary David Bradley, MBA, MS Cornelius Hopper, MD David Frey, JD Owen Garrick, MD Alvin McLean, Jr., PhD Gary Morrison, JD Albert Peters, CPA Chuck Prosper, MBA, MS (ex-officio) John Swartzberg, MD, FACP Teh Wei-Hu, PhD

ADMINISTRATION Sharon Diaz, PhD (hc) President and CEO Scot Foster, PhD, FAAN Academic Vice President and Provost John Garten-Shuman, MA Vice President, Enrollment and Student Services Greg Gingras, MSB, CMA, CFM Vice President, Finance and Administration, and CFO Stephanie Bangert, MLS Executive Director, Office of the President Elaine Lemay, MHROD Executive Director, Human Resources Kathleen Roberts, JD, PhD Chief Diversity Officer Sue Valencia, BA, CFRE Executive Director, Development and Alumni Affairs

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for all. Located in one of the most diverse states and regions in the country, SMU is developing communitybased partnerships and clinics throughout the region and in other parts of the world to assure that our graduates have the broad experience they need to work with diverse populations. These partnerships represent an important strategy for keeping SMU education relevant and focused on what really matters. In this issue of our RTC, we share highlights of the national conversation about healthcare disparities, and tell you how the University is responding to these challenges. Today’s worldwide financial turmoil is having an impact throughout higher education, causing institutions— including SMU—to closely examine strategic priorities to assure the highest levels of student achievement and success. While many other institutions against which we benchmark our practices have announced steep tuition hikes, budget cuts, hiring freezes, and layoffs, we are pleased to report that Samuel Merritt University remains financially sound and continues to grow. We are grateful for many things: the privilege of educating deeply committed students, the blessing of working with our dedicated faculty and staff, and the satisfaction of seeing SMU alumni helping to transform healthcare across the United States and around the world. Your interest in sustaining the excellent reputation of the University is our greatest asset, and we deeply appreciate your support of SMU’s success!

Thomas Drese, MA

Sharon C. Diaz, PhD (hc)

CHAIR, BOARD OF REGENTS

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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PREPARATION AND PRACTICE Addressing the Nation’s Healthcare Disparities: A Call for Commitment

A decade ago, the United States received an important “wake-up call” that put new meaning in Samuel Merritt University’s mission to “positively transform the experience of care in diverse communities.” Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, was a landmark 2002 report prepared by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) at the request of Congress. The report’s findings told a story of disturbing differences in the availability, quality, and desirability of medical services that the American healthcare system provides to patients from racial and ethnic minorities. Summarizing the results of more than 100 studies of healthcare quality, Unequal Treatment found that racial and ethnic minority populations consistently tend to receive less care, lower quality care, and less desirable services. Differences in age, income, insurance coverage, treatment setting, and severity of disease did not explain the disparities. Above all, these disparities result in poorer health, greater disability, and earlier death for members of minority communities. Unequal Treatment began a conversation that has reverberated through the healthcare professions and higher education. The Institute of Medicine recommended raising public and practitioner awareness, addressing conditions in healthcare settings, revising regulatory policies, and improving patient and provider education. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation picked up the challenge to examine the issue in greater depth. The Foundation’s

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HEALTH SYSTEMS, HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, AND PATIENTS MAY CONTRIBUTE TO RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN HEALTHCARE BECAUSE OF BIAS, STEREOTYPING, AND PREJUDICE.

CROSS-CULTURAL EDUCATION IS IMPERATIVE FOR IMPROVING THE CARE OF PATIENTS FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS.

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interest focused on how healthcare professionals may contribute to and can reduce inequities in healthcare. Kellogg funded additional IOM studies and supported the Sullivan Commission (headed by former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Louis W. Sullivan) to examine how the composition and education of the healthcare workforce had contributed to healthcare disparities and could promote change. The national conversation about healthcare disparities that resulted from these studies created a sense of urgency and delivered a consistent message: those institutions that educate our nation’s health professionals must aggressively endeavor to reduce healthcare disparities across racial and ethnic communities. A critical component is to increase the number of students and faculty of color in our health sciences institutions, to make the healthcare workforce reflect the diversity of the population it serves. Against the backdrop of this national discussion, Samuel Merritt University has engaged deeply with issues of diversity as they affect students, patients, staff, and faculty. “Diversity has long been one of our core values,” states SMU president Sharon Diaz. “As a leading institution educating

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the healthcare workforce of the future, we have a unique opportunity to make an impact. We must select and meet the needs of a diverse student body, prepare them to work well in multi-disciplinary teams, and develop their capacity to serve patients from many different cultural backgrounds. The diversity of our northern California region provides the perfect setting to educate inclusive, respectful, and culturally sensitive practitioners.” Samuel Merritt University has put particular emphasis on addressing the needs of an increasingly diverse population over the past few years. As the Institute of Medicine and the Sullivan Commission reports recommended, this requires a multi-dimensional approach. To bring specialized expertise to this effort, Kathleen Roberts, JD, PhD, joined SMU as the University’s first Chief Diversity Officer in May

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2011. Dr. Roberts is spearheading the University’s strategic work to “institutionalize a culture that is diverse, equitable and inclusive,” in the words of SMU’s Board of Regents. The University has set specific goals for building leadership, improving campus climate, attracting and retaining students and faculty from underrepresented minority groups, and increasing cultural competence and responsiveness. As part of this multi-faceted commitment, SMU is reaching out to develop strong collaborations with faculty and community organizations to better serve underrepresented minority students and the communities from which they come. These initiatives range from providing patient care services in clinics targeted at serving racial and ethnic minority communities to partnerships with public K–12 schools that stimulate interest in health careers and mentor potential future students. Because underrepresented minority students often face greater obstacles in gaining admission to and financing higher education, the University is examining its admissions policies and practices and developing a robust plan for expanding scholarships for underrepresented students. The Sullivan Commission stated in its 2004 report, “The rationale for increasing diversity in the health workforce is evident: increased diversity will improve the overall health of the nation. This is true not only for members of racial and ethnic minority groups, but also for an entire population that will benefit from a health workforce that is culturally sensitive and focused on patient care...Excellence in health professions education is difficult to achieve in a culturally limited environment.”

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In December 2010, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reiterated the need to address diversity and health disparities when it launched Healthy People 2020, the ten-year agenda for improving the nation’s health. Inspirational at its core, the vision of this document is to create a society in which all people live long, healthy lives. Building on the work of the past decade, one of the four overarching goals of Healthy People is “to achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups.” Samuel Merritt University has taken the challenge of eliminating health disparities as its own. 2012 was a significant year of re-examination to determine how SMU will provide an institutional culture and education that meet this challenge. As the University undertakes new initiatives, research and study will continue. The Regents, administrators, faculty, staff, and students of Samuel Merritt University dedicate themselves to advancing the important goals of diversity, inclusion, and health equity.

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CRNA AND DIVERSITY SMU Working to Increase Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia

The Program of Nurse Anesthesia at Samuel Merritt University has partnered with the Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program for developing a diverse workforce. The national organization offers workshops and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) mentors to inform, empower and mentor diverse men and women to prepare for a successful career in nurse anesthesia. The University’s School of Nursing fully supports the program, and believes it is needed at every healthcare institution. This past summer, nearly 100 registered nurses from across the United States who specialize in critical care, and nursing students preparing to become critical care nurses, attended the Diversity CRNA Information Session held on the SMU Oakland campus. “Like many other healthcare professional disciplines, nurse anesthesia education programs face the challenge of recruiting, retaining and graduating a sufficient number of qualified students to meet the healthcare workforce demands,” explains Celeste Villanueva, CRNA, MS, Director of the Health Sciences Simulation Center (HSSC). “A significant aspect of this challenge is achieving an ethnically and culturally diverse student mix that reflects the patient population of the local community—in California, that population is highly likely to be comprised of a percentage of people with minority backgrounds far greater than 16 percent.”

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The two-day event started with a panel discussion about the need to increase diversity in nursing as a first step to increasing diversity in advanced practice nursing specialties. “The importance of mentorship is our core value and a diverse group of advanced practice nurses as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists is our immediate goal,” said Wallena Gould, CRNA, MSN, Founder of Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program. On the last day of the workshop, attendees trained at the campus’ Health Sciences Simulation Center to take part in the Airway Simulation workshop. The lab practice allowed them to increase awareness of the challenges of a nurse anesthesia curriculum, and provided a glimpse into the innovative learning methods used by the SMU faculty. More than six dozen nurses were guided through the hands-on experience on the anesthesia machine (equipment designed to provide an accurate and continuous supply of medical gases into the airway).

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The attendees also interacted with the human-like mannequins which are managed by highly sophisticated computer software. “We take every opportunity to expose future healthcare professionals to the benefits of simulation-based education,” explains Villanueva. “With the immersive experiences and self-reflection that are characteristic of simulation instructional methods, healthcare providers have the opportunity to develop and refine their technical and decision-making skills without putting patients at risk.” Byron Anderson, critical care registered nurse from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, said the experience at SMU helped him get a better understanding of what school will be like once he enters a Nurse Anesthesia program next year. “I wanted to get an extra jump-start on things, just to be more relaxed and gain more confidence in my decision making.”

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“I THINK WHAT THEY HAVE HERE AT SMU IS AWESOME ESPECIALLY THE CRISIS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM THEY USE,” ADDED ANDERSON. Fanjini Singh, RN, has been working in Kaiser’s Intensive Care Unit in Sacramento for six years. This Fall she is applying to the Program of Nurse Anesthesia at SMU. She applauds the University’s efforts to increase diversity in healthcare. “In today’s society we are very diverse, we speak different languages, we come from different countries and we have to be able to adapt. We have to have healthcare professionals who are educated about different cultures, able to speak the language and be culturally sensitive. It’s really important to have a diverse healthcare workforce.”

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“If people are exposed to different opportunities they will take advantage of those opportunities. Exposure like this will bring a lot of minorities into new health fields where they have never been to before due to lack of support or mentors.” “It’s very encouraging to see this excited, diverse group of people wanting a future in anesthesia,” says SMU nursing student Jaemee Wenthe. “I would love to see and work with them in my future career.”

According to data from the 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (RN), nurses from minority backgrounds represented 16.8 percent of the RN workforce.

African American

5.4%

Hispanic

3.6%

Asian /Native Asian / Hawaiian

5.8%

American Indian /Alaskan American / Native

0.3%

Mu Multi-racial ulti-racial t ac a nurses u ses

1.7% %

A survey conducted by Wayne State University

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SMU ALUMS — Where Are They Now? Samuel Merritt University is a health sciences institution that has excelled in educating and preparing our graduates for success. The University is proud that many of our alumni have been publicly recognized locally and throughout the nation for their outstanding accomplishments in healthcare fields. The following profiles highlight former students who have found their work and experience at SMU gave them the skills to succeed.

Kelly Starrett, DPT Kelly Starrett, DPT, is passionate about physical therapy (PT) and says it’s the key to physical wellness. This summer the 2007 alum and CrossFit owner and fitness expert kept his eye on two-time Olympic Gold medalist and fivetime U.S. National Row Team member, Erin Cafaro, as she competed in the 2012 London Olympics. Since Dr. Starrett, or ‘Coach’ as some call him, opened CrossFit athletic training center, Kelly has become a coaching resource for reigning Olympians, national and world champions, tri-athletes, runners, and recreational athletes. His professional training as a strength coach and a doctor of physical therapy helps extreme skiers, X-Games medalists, dancers, military personnel, and competitive age-division athletes re-examine their physical capacities for reaching higher performance levels through a progressive blend of physical therapy and strength training techniques developed by Starrett.

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“I focus on performance-based orthopedic sports medicine with an emphasis on advancing athletes to elite level sport performance. I work with several coaches a year to help them train people to identify problem areas and interventions for enabling the athlete to improve range of motion or movement dysfunction.” Since 2009, Kelly has been traveling the country teaching a course on Movement, Mobility and Maintenance to spread his message that good mobility and proper movement are the keys to good athletic performance and staying healthy. “What people need is movement training and coaching, and what we teach is that you need to have a range of motion, eat healthy and express motor control.” Kelly believes that a physical therapist should be at the entry point of fitness and wellness for the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries. Physical therapists treat a wide variety of injuries involving all joints of the body and facilitate orthopedic post-surgical rehabilitation. He advises that the way to prevent injuries is to teach people how to move correctly. “The majority of people who start a new (therapeutic) program have had a previous existing condition. PTs are best at guiding patients to prevent dysfunction and help people understand good movement and mechanics.”

Kelly Starrett, DPT

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 60 percent of Americans do not meet the

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recommended levels of physical activity and 16 percent are not active at all. “When people tell me that they want to become a coach, I tell them you should go to physical therapy school. What you learn in school is how to move correctly and how to teach it correctly, such as stabilizing the spine or self-treatment.” He credits faculty mentors from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Samuel Merritt University. “I studied with great physical therapists: Drs. Jewell, Nordstrom, Widener, and Gorman,” says Starrett.

“I WAS EXPOSED TO COMPETENT AND EXCELLENT INSTRUCTORS, WHO CONTINUE TO WORK IN THE PROFESSION. I FELT I CAME OUT OF SMU WELL PREPARED.” Kelly continues to coach for the Marin Rowing Association high school program where he helped lead the varsity girls, including Olympian Erin Cafaro, to a national title in 2008. He also trains kayaker Brad Ludden and pro cyclist Levi Leipheimer.

Shahan Vartivarian, DPM Shahan is focused on trauma and reconstruction of the foot and ankle, a podiatric specialty that really interests him. “Nearly 70 percent of patients I see are traumatic-injury related.”

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The 2009 alum says his passion for podiatry would not be possible if it were not for the dedication and push to graduate from the California School of Podiatric Medicine (CSPM) alongside his older brother Dr. Mher Vartivarian. “I had always been interested in surgery, and podiatry provided that challenge. It made sense to pursue the same field as my brother, and I was motivated to go to podiatry school with him.”

Shahan Vartivarian, DPM

His three year residency through St. Mary’s Medical Center has been a great teaching tool, according to Shahan. He has treated podiatric patients with diabetic wound care, resulting in the saving of limbs. He agrees that the demand for podiatry is huge with an ever-growing aging population.

“With the surge in people with diabetes, podiatrists are playing a particularly critical role in preventing amputations. Through clinical practice and training, I’ve been exposed to every demographic of patient in a multitude of facilities from county hospitals to well-organized private practices.” What excites Shahan about the podiatry profession is the variety of speciality areas and the flexibility to choose where he would like to make an impact. “How hard you want to work and the type of practice you would like to build is driven by what motivates the individual physician.”

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“I LIKE THE ACTION, AND DON’T MIND BEING ON CALL OR DEALING WITH THE LATE-NIGHT HOSPITAL DRAMA. THIS JOB IS HUMBLING AND CHALLENGING AT THE SAME TIME. IT FORCES ONE TO BECOME A BETTER PHYSICIAN.” Vartivarian’s advice to a perspective student interested in the podiatry field is to first shadow a podiatrist to learn the day-to-day operations. “See if it is suitable to your interests and personality. If you’re interested in learning more about a degree in podiatry, contact a graduate school like the CSPM and talk with current students or residents to get a grasp of what the education and training will be like. Samuel Merritt University changed my life. There are many professors and podiatrists who were involved in my education that I will have a lasting relationship with for many years.” Eventually down the road, Shahan may consider a career in podiatric education.

Karina Powell, PA-C Karina Powell, PA-C, is the Director of Women’s Health at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, California. The 2008 Master of Physician Assistant alum says she always knew she wanted to be pre-med since grade school. “I always thought I was going to be a doctor until a couple years into college. Two small children later, and after doing a lot of research, I decided not to pursue medical school

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and instead become a nurse practitioner. My first prerequisite class was anatomy at a local junior college, where I met Dr. De Rosa.” Karina credits Michael De Rosa, MPH, PhD, PA-C, Chair of the Master of Physician Assistant Program, as a driving force to come to Samuel Merritt University. “Dr. De Rosa was the first person to tell me about the Physician Assistant (PA) program at SMU. I could not believe that there was such a career path, and that I could practice medicine after two years of prerequisites. That started my journey and I fell in love with Samuel Merritt University, the staff, and the program.” She works at an all-women’s facility that has been considered a “mega-jail,” and ranks as the third largest facility in California and the fifth largest in the nation. Karina describes providing medical care and education to female convicts as her ‘dream job.’ “Initially I thought that working in the jail would be scary but discovered it is really very safe. There is always a deputy close by and I have developed relationships of mutual respect with most of the women at the facility. Although there are occasional episodes of aggressive behavior, those are far and few between.”

“WE GET WOMEN OF ALL AGES WHO HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT THEIR BODIES. THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN MISINFORMATION OR NO INFORMATION AT ALL.”

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Her day-to-day responsibilities as a PA at the Santa Rita correctional facility include seeing patients in the morning for prenatal or GYN visits, and the afternoon for administrative work. I always tell them, ‘what you do with information is your choice,’ but I Karina Powell, PA-C want them to have as much information for making choices as they need.” One of her most challenging experiences was with a pregnant inmate who refused medical services. “At this clinic we take their vitals, and I touch base with them to make sure everything is okay. She insisted that her last menstrual period was correct, which would have put her at approximately 10 weeks. I asked her to come into the exam room where I placed the Doppler ultrasound on her belly. Right away I felt the baby kick! I measured her uterus indicating she was actually 35 weeks along in her pregnancy. The baby’s head was already engaged in the pelvis. She was sent out by ambulance to the nearest hospital and delivered a healthy 5lb 13oz baby boy.” For the past two years Karina has lectured on obstetrics classes for the University’s PA program. Recently she has accepted a faculty position which begins this fall and will be teaching an interpersonal communications class. “I am honored to have been asked back by the faculty to teach.

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I believe that SMU is the best PA program in the nation. I may be a little biased, but I jumped at the opportunity to assist in any way.” Powell says her story is relevant to anyone who may be pursuing a career as a PA. “SMU gave me the tools and support to be a competent healthcare provider. I feel confident that I was given a solid base on which to grow.”

John Goodfellow, MOT, OTR/L John Goodfellow, MOT, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist who specializes in pediatrics. The 2007 Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) alum always knew that he wanted to work in healthcare, unsure of what field to go into, until he got a job working in a community re-entry program for individuals with traumatic brain injuries. “I worked with several different types of allied health professionals, but the one field that most interested me was occupational therapy. I really enjoyed seeing how the OTs worked with the clients in re-learning everyday life skills, and the strong focus they had on integrating clients back into the community. The OTs I worked with encouraged me to become an occupational therapist. To this day, I feel very lucky that I discovered this profession.” While at SMU, John did Fieldwork Level II work in pediatrics. This experience helped him decide to work with kids. He owns his own practice, Goodfellow Occupational Therapy, where he specializes in pediatrics at clinics in Fresno and Monterey, California. He provides school-based therapy and contracts with school districts, early intervention programs, and regional centers in six counties in and around Central California.

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“WE PROVIDE INDIVIDUALIZED ATTENTION AND TREATMENT UTILIZING EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT INTERVENTIONS, ALL BASED ON THE MOST CURRENT RESEARCH.” His OT sessions are in natural settings providing fun and stimulation for maximizing success and results. He and his team of 30 OTs work with a variety of pediatric diagnoses. The most common are autism, developmental delays, coordination disorders, and cerebral palsy. John finds his job very motivational. “I had a child who was diagnosed with severe autism. Having the diagnosis removed after two years of intensive occupational and speech therapy was huge. I had a parent tell me how much she loved OT because it was the only time during the week that she saw her child laugh and smile. Even working with a child with cerebral palsy who can open his milk cartoon by himself for the first time is pretty moving.” He is also proud of the reputation he and his team have built in the communities they serve.

John Goodfellow, MOT, OTR/L

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Having this strong support has enabled John to continue to work as a clinician 80 percent of the week. “It is easy to like your job when the kids are so excited to see you and they love coming to therapy.”

Chad Bogardus, RN Chad Bogardus, RN, graduated from the Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program in December 2011. Three months after graduation he landed a job as a nurse at Stanford University Medical Center. “I was fortunate to be accepted into the 12 month Versant RN residency program that includes both didactic and hands-on learning.” The facility employs over 1,900 RNs, and houses 600 licensed beds. The Medical Center is able to offer more than 100 specialty and sub-specialty services. “My day includes physical assessments, passing medications, communicating needs and trends to the medical team, admitting and discharging multiple patients, just to name a few. Most commonly I care for patients with organ failure and rejection. We always have a few patients with Cystic Fibrosis as well.” Chad says one of his biggest challenges as a new RN is having the presence of mind to actively manage his patients safety throughout the busy day shift. Chad had Bogardu Bogardus, RN

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“ONE DAY AT THE END OF MY SHIFT A PATIENT’S WIFE HANDED ME A THANK YOU LETTER IN SPANISH. IT MENTIONED THINGS LIKE COMPASSION AND CARING.” “It’s a great feeling to know that I was able to properly care for this patient and their family considering the difference in language and culture.” He credits the School of Nursing faculty for helping to shape his career in nursing. “SMU is lucky to have so many talented and compassionate faculty, specifically the faculty members at the San Mateo campus. I have nothing but heartfelt gratitude for the support they provided. I see my job as a privilege.” His passion to become a nurse began with his mother and grandfather. “My mother is an RN and I was fortunate enough to assist her in caring for my grandfather until he passed peacefully in our home. This made a lasting impression. I hope to be able to do the same for my parents if needed.” Bogardus’ wife of six years is also a nurse and an alumnae—a graduate of the Program of Nurse Anesthesia at Samuel Merritt University. “Witnessing her growth as a professional and a person reinforced my motivation.” “There is a great amount of positive energy shared by my colleagues. It’s an honor to work at Stanford University Medical Center following my SMU education. At the end of every shift I think about the impact that my team and I had on our patients.”

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PLASTINATION How Plastics Have Changed the Study of Human Anatomy In the 1967 film “The Graduate” a family friend “Mr. McGuire,” tells young Ben Braddock played by Dustin Hoffman, the secret of future economic success. He pulls the new college graduate aside and confidentially whispers in his ear just one word: “Plastics.” It is hard to fathom that a movie could provide such an accurate prophesy for the future of healthcare educators. Samuel Merritt University is currently raising funds to build a new Anatomy Sheet plastination of feline brain Learning Center. The Center will feature human specimens that have replaced the water and fat of the body with a polymer impregnated by a process called “plastination.” There are several compelling reasons to go plastic: (1) increased specimen quality—plastination increases the quality of delicate tissue structures, (2) decreased costs—plastination prolongs the shelf life of tissue specimens and eliminates the recurrent costs of obtaining, maintaining and disposing of human specimens, and (3) increased safety—plastination reduces the risks of exposure to toxic fumes from the formaldehyde preservatives. Plastination leaves the human bodies dry, odorless and durable. 28

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Fred Feuchter, PhD Department Chair and Professor of Anatomy has spearheaded the move to create plastinated specimens for clinical training in all academic disciplines at the University.

“THIS CHANGE WILL BENEFIT ALL OF OUR SMU STUDENTS, AS WELL AS MEDICAL STAFF FROM OAKLAND AND SAN FRANCISCO HOSPITALS WHO PARTICIPATE IN CONTINUING EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY.” “Improving the quality of our teaching resources contributes to excellence in teaching healthcare professions.” Plastination is carried out in many institutions worldwide and has obtained great acceptance particularly because the specimens have durability, and the possibility for effective teaching with direct comparison of the plastinated specimens to CT- and MR-images.

Fred Feuchter, PhD

When completed, the Anatomy Learning Center will be located on the ground level in the Peralta Pavilion, located at 450 30th Street. The University is looking to raise more than $315,000 to pay for the renovation and equipment expenses. This project will begin when funding is secured. For more information contact the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at 510.869.8628.

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DISTRIBUTION OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 2011

$52,500

$171,315 $420,513

$476,180 $223,473

$93,316

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Endowed Funds/Other

$

52,500

Endowed Scholarship Funds

$

171,315

Projects/Other

$ 476,180

Miscellaneous Funds (includes gifts in kind)

$

Scholarship/Loan Funds

$ 223,473

Special Purpose Funds

$ 420,513

93,316

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2011 FINANCIAL REVIEW Revenue Total tuition Fees Other revenue Transferred for operations Endowment income Released from restriction

$ $ $ $ $ $

48,838,165 1,064,660 1,822,804 329,985 879,370 1,707,521

Total operating revenue

$ 54,642,505

Revenue Deductions Other deductions and scholarships

$

1,830,951

Total revenue deductions

$

1,830,951

NET OPERATING REVENUE

$

52,811,554

Instruction Academic support Student services Institutional support Auxiliary enterprises Released from restriction

$ $ $ $ $ $

27,178,734 6,197,753 3,780,902 7,057,258 942,318 1,707,521

Total Expenses

$ 46,864,486

Oper Inc/(Loss) Pre allocation Interest income/Gains

$ $

5,947,068 1,324,053

Net income/(Loss)

$

7,271,121

Investment income Realized gains/(Losses) Unrealized gains/(Losses)

$ $ $

1,475,448 2,039,132 (5,774,753)

Total investment activity in restricted funds

$

(2,260,173)

Operating Expenses

Investment Activity in Restricted Funds*

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Ada Plog Brubaker, Samuel Merritt Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1939

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2011 DONORS Samuel Merritt University is pleased to recognize the following donors who made contributions between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011. Gifts to the University provide vital funding for student scholarships, capital projects, program improvement and research. We are grateful for your generous support that has contributed to the health of our community. GERALDINE “GERRI” ADAMS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND Dr. Fusae K. Abbott Amy Anderson Kevin Archibald Dr. Penny Bamford Tami Bechtle Andy Chamberlin Dr. Cecily Cosby Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz Jill Emerson Corine Harris Karrie Henry-Cherry Jamie S. Hirota In memory of Janet Elaine Challand

Master Electric Ronda Nash

Dr. Bruce Richardson Alejandro Rodriguez Chris and Carla Ross In honor of Gerri’s birthday — August 9 In memory of Jack Reynolds

Lillian Lugo Harvin In memory of Janet Elaine Challand Lyon Medical Construction, Inc. David and Marsha Lyon Marie Ma

Joan DeProse Jacques ’60 In memory of Gale Barnes DeVetter ’60 Margaret Moore Lubratich ’50 In memory of Grace Galway Murphy ’48

Blair Simmons Brent Sommer Steve and Dorine Tanaka In memory of Janet Elaine Challand Markcus Thomas

AMERICAN ASSEMBLY OF MEN IN NURSING (AAMN FOUNDATION) SCHOLARSHIP FUND American Assembly of Men in Nursing (AAMN Foundation)

Byron Weston Dr. Robin Wynokur

Elaine M. Lemay

Estate of Dorothy Zwinge Clazie ’36

Jacqueline Peter

La Torri Johnson Kristi Kindberg

ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP FUND

ADVISORS VISITATION PROGRAM AND EDUCATION CONFERENCE

HENRY AND BERNICE BIGGE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

American Podiatric Medical Association, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles McIntyre In memory of your grandmother, Bernice Mable Bigge

ALTERG BALANCE AND MOBILITY GRANT

BRAIN AWARENESS PROJECT

Alter-G Corporation

Genentech, Inc. Jamba Juice

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California College of Podiatric Medicine (CCPM) Class of 1972 Scholarship Codingline Scholarship John E. Green, DPM Memorial Scholarship

Nursing student Phillip Schloss taking Joseph Davis’ blood pressure BURKHART BROSIUS SCHOLARSHIP FUND Gretchen B. Brosius

Jon Hultman, DPM / Franklin Kase, DPM Scholarship

Dr. Andrew Chernow ’76 Dr. Patrick Crawford ’83 Dr. Amir Dehghan ’86 Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz

Burgess Kelly, DPM Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Tobin Gallawa ’93

Shirley Lanham Scholarship Aaro Meltzer, DPM / Paul Scherer, DPM Scholarship

Carleen S. Trares

Dr. Benjamin Mullens Memorial Scholarship

CALIFORNIA FOUNDATION FOR EXCELLENCE IN PODIATRIC MEDICINE SCHOLARSHIPS

Joseph Oloff Memorial Scholarship John D. Pagliano, DPM and John W. Pagliano, DPM Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Timothy G. Dutra ’85

Dr. Douglas Hague ’86 Dr. Jonathan Kreger ’88 Dr. S. Patrick Lai ’77 Dr. James Larose ’71 Dr. Howard Marshall ’60 Dr. William Mason ’76 Dr. John Morehead ’75 Dr. Benjamin Pessah ’76 Dr. Robert Scardina ’75 Dr. Paul Schwartz ’79

George Riess, DPM Memorial Scholarship

Dr. John Senatore ’83

Merton Root, DPM Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Arthur Walton ’66

Robert L. Rutherford, DPM Memorial Scholarship

Dr. John Venson

Ruth Wood, DPM Memorial Scholarship

CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE ALUMNI AND ASSOCIATES OPERATING FUND (STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND SCHOLARSHIPS)

Ben Zier, MD Scholarship

Dr. John W. Aaron ’81

John Weed, DPM Memorial Scholarship

CSPM Alumni and Associates Scholarship

Dr. Richard Abe ’74 Dr. Lawrence Abend

Robert Barnes, DPM Memorial Scholarship

Dr. John Abordo ’03 Nick Abston

Heather Barton, Esq. Memorial Scholarship

ACell Incorporated

Robert Brennan, DPM Memorial Scholarship

Advanced Bio Healing, Inc.

Theodore Clarke, DPM Scholarship

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Dr. Patrick Briggs ’98

Earl Kaplan, DPM Memorial Scholarship

VELORA BUSCHER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Scholarships given to students enrolled in the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University by the California Foundation for Excellence in Podiatric Medicine in 2011. Individual donor records for these scholarship funds are held at the California Foundation for Excellence in Podiatric Medicine.

CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE ALUMNI AND ASSOCIATES ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Blair Simmons, ITS Director, with Beth Ching, MOT Assistant Professor

Dr. Liza Alexander Dr. Daniel L. Altchuler ’75 Dr. Jeffrey Angarola ’86

REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 2011 – 2012

Pilar Archer

Dr. Michael Brooks ’76

Dr. Andrew Chernow ’76

Dr. Jerald Askin ’75

Dr. Damieon Brown ’03

Dr. Sanford Chesler ’75

Dr. Amy Baba ’85

Dr. Robert Buckenberger ’92

Dr. Tyler Chihara ’97

Dr. Oliver D. Bagley ’66 Dr. Steven Bailey ’85 Dr. Penny Bamford Dr. Peter Barbosa Dr. Jennifer Barlow Dr. Brenda Barnes ’87 Dr. Scot Basinger ’96 Dr. Tracy Basso ’88 Irina Bazarov

Dr. Bruce Bulkin ’82 Dr. Thomas Burghardt ’93 Dr. Roger Byron ’67 Dr. Victor V. Cachia ’85 Dr. Robert Califano ’74 Dr. Thomas A. Carine ’76 Dr. Alan Catanzariti ’83 Dr. Hector Cervantes ’90

Dr. Cherri S. Choate ’90 Dr. Robert Choy ’83 James Christman Dr. Natalie Chu ’97 Grace Chuang Dr. Michael Chun ’88 Dr. Joel R. Clark ’71 Dr. Allen Clyde ’76 Dr. Mark Co ’09

SMU HAS TWO NATIONALLY RECOGNIZE ED, STATE-O OF-T THE-ART HUMAN SIMULATION CENTERS ON THE OA AKLAND CAMPUS AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS AND FACULTY. Tami Bechtle Dr. Marc Benard ’77 Eugenia Berdali Dr. Gregory Bergamo ’93 Dr. Geoffrey Bergman ’71 Dr. Jill Berlin ’91 Dr. Timothy Bernard ’78 Dr. Robert Bindi ’66 BioMedix

Andy Chamberlin Dr. Joseph Chambers ’78

Kimberly Severin Coberg ’87

Dr. Rodney Chan ’76

Dr. Stuart Codron ’98

Dr. Elizabeth Chang ’87

Stephanie Cohen

Dr. Albert Chapparo ’76

Dr. Comfort

Patrick Chappell

Dustin Corcoran

Dr. Bright Chen ’10

Dr. Michael Cornelison

Dr. Jacqueline Chen ’88

Dr. Karl Coulter ’74

Dr. Kenneth Chen ’82

Dr. Patrick Crawford ’83 Dr. Walter D’Costa ’80

Dr. Richard Blake ’79

Guy Danon

Dr. Alan Bocko ’94

Dr. Russell Davis ’81

Dr. Jack L. Bois ’80

Dr. Theodore L. Deffinger ’54

Melinda Towey-Bowlby Dr. Steven Brandwene ’83

Dr. Amir Dehghan ’86

Dr. Diane D. Branks ’85

Dr. John Del Monte ’76

Jerry Brant Dr. Lisa Peregoy Breuner ’87 Dr. Patrick Briggs ’98

Dr. Joseph De Rose ’88

Dr. Jon and Margaret Sigurdson at the John A. Graziano Memorial Library opening

Dr. Jeff De Santis ’90

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DG Instruments

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Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz Dr. James Dietz ’77 Dr. Lawrence Dillow ’77 Dr. Michael Dinnel ’76 Dr. Katrine DiPasqua ’90 Dr. Bruce Dobbs ’73 Dr. Gary Dorfman ’62 Dr. Mitchell Dorris ’89 Lori Drake Dr. Mark Drusin ’78 Dr. Timothy Dutra ’85 Dr. John Ebisui ’66 Dr. Gregory Eirich ’90 Dr. Charles Eiser ’84 Dr. Thomas Elardo ’96 Dr. Brian Elchinoff ’83 Dr. Denten Eldredge ’05 Dr. Jerry Erben ’69 Dr. Anthony Errico ’71 Dr. Michael Esber ’90 Dr. Richard Evans ’84 Dr. Jerry Fabrikant ’78 Dr. Karen Farac ’87 Dr. Eric M. Feit ’93 Dr. Christopher Fenesey ’79 Dr. Tracy Ferragamo ’90 Dr. Loreen Flaherty ’82 Dr. Lois Fleming ’89 Dr. Christina Flores ’93

Dr. Paul Fong ’83 Dr. James Fong ’82 Dr. Oliver S. Foster Dr. Brent Frame ’89 Dr. David Francis ’74 Dr. Robert Franger ’80 Dr. Rory Friedman Dr. Daniel C. Fulmer ’76 Dr. Clair Futenma ’96 Dr. Tobin Gallawa ’93 Shelley Gardner Dr. Howard Gilford ’52 Dr. Gregg Gilles ’86 Dianne Gillespie Dr. Albert Ginsberg ’70 Dr. Edward Glaser Dr. Jay I. Glasser ’80 Dr. Mark Gorman ’66 Dr. Dennis Grandy ’84

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Health Diagnostics Management of America, LLC

Dr. Donald Green ’72

Dr. Federico Hernandez ’65

Dr. Richard Green ’68

Dr. Donald Hershman ’80

C. Keith Greer Dr. Don Griffith ’67 Dr. Dennis Gumm ’76 Dr. James Hagan ’72

Dr. Jason M. Hiatt ’99 Jamie S. Hirota Dr. John Hoagland ’62 Dr. Anthony Hoffman ’95

Dr. Douglas Hague ’86

Dr. Arlene Hoffman ’76

Dr. Gabriel Halperin ’79

Tiffany Hoh

Dr. Gordon S. Hamblin ’76

Dr. John Hollander ’81

Dr. Douglas Hammitt ’60

Dr. Vernon Holm ’53

Dr. Elliott Handwerker ’76

Dr. Ernest Hook ’82

Dr. David Hannaford ’83

Dr. William Hopkins ’84

Dr. Kent Hansen ’67

Larry Howell

Dr. Lawrence Harkless ’75

Dr. Rachel Hoyal ’07

Dr. John Harlan ’94

Dr. Rye Huber with nursing students; Christopher Shulga, Lauren Marson, and Justine Tormey

MOT students, David Pilon and Darlyn San Jose

Dr. Eric Hubbard ’68

Dr. Andrew R. Harrison ’88

Leslie Huff

Dr. Eric M. Hart ’06

Pam D. Hughes

Dr. Lyle Haskell ’86

Dr. Ronald Hull ’86

Dr. James Hatfield ’75

Dr. Jon Hultman ’70

Dr. Michael Hattan ’04

Dr. Thomas Hyland ’78

Dr. D. Jeffrey Haupt ’94

Loyde Inlow

Dr. Darryl Haycock ’95

Dr. Richard Jensen ’94

REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 2011 – 2012

Dr. Ronald Jensen ’84 Dr. Lynn Johnson ’70 Dr. Roger A. Johnson ’66 Dr. Theresa Kailikole ’88 Debbie Kalish Dr. Katherine Kalthoff ’97 Kalypto Medical Inc. Dr. Robert Kaplan ’76 Dr. Charles Karrasch ’77 Arun S. Karwal Dr. Jeffrey Katz ’86 Dr. Brad Katzman ’81 KCI, Inc. Dr. Neil Kelley ’78 Dr. Edward Kelly ’94 Dr. Steven Kelso ’80

Dr. Richard Koenigsberg ’73 Dr. Jonathan Kreger ’88 Dr. Roy Kroeker ’70 Dr. Scarlette Kroencke ’01 Dr. Christina Kwok-Olesky ’07 Dr. Donald Kuzyk Dr. Chun-Sun Lai ’76 Dr. Robert Lai ’78 Dr. S. Patrick Lai ’77 Dr. Thuy-Trang Lam ’94 Dr. William Landrey ’71 Dr. Frederick Lange ’85 Dr. Rae Lantsberger ’89 Dr. Stephen Latter ’91 Dr. Bruce Lawrence Dr. Steven Le Baron ’70 Linda Lebedovych ’08 Dr. Robert Lee ’99 Dr. Sang D. Lee ’88

Dr. Ronald Marmolejo ’82 Dr. Howard Marshall ’60 Dr. Dennis Marta ’74 Dr. Kennon Martin ’75 Dr. William Mason ’76 Dr. Sandi Matarangas ’99 Dr. Paul Mayo ’96 Dr. David Mazza ’79 Medline Industries, Inc. Dr. Christine Meis ’94 Dr. Victoria Melhuish ’91 Dr. Barry Meskin ’92 Dr. Bill Metaxas Dr. Bruce Meyers ’78 Dr. Ronald Michael ’63 Dr. Dawn Miles ’95 Dr. Clark Miller ’70 Dr. Kevin Miller ’06 Dr. Mark Miller ’84 Dr. Steven Miller ’76 Dr. Dianne Mitchell ’04

Dr. Suzette Lee ’88 Dr. Gary Lepow ’74 Dr. Ralph Lerman ’89

Dr. Kate Hayner, Chair of MOT Program, with Elaine Lemay, Executive Director Human Resources

Dr. Curtis Leviant ’83 Dr. Leslie Levy ’79 Jessica Lickiss

Dr. Mark G. Mittleman ’80 Dr. Anoosh Moadab ’01 Dr. Rebecca Moellmer Dr. John Morehead ’75 Dr. David Morse ’74

Dr. Eddie Lo ’97 Dr. Sandra Loving ’99

Dr. Tuyen H. Kemp ’99

Dr. Dennis Lyons ’78

Dr. Marjorie Khawam ’98

Dr. Lawrence MacTavish ’74

Dr. Christy King ’09 Dr. Kevin Kirby ’83

Dr. Carolyn McAloon ’97

Tim Kirsch

Dr. Gary McCarter ’80

Dr. Leon Klapman ’01

Dr. Timothy McCord ’85

Dr. Lester R. Klebe ’73

Dr. James McDonald ’89

Daniel Kleiner

Dr. William McDonald ’83

Dr. Eric J. Klostermann ’76

Dr. Brian McDowell ’69

Dr. Timothy Kneebone ’93

Shaylyn McTeague

Dr. James Knudson ’77

Dr. Kenneth K.S. Mah ’80 James and Marilyn Maloney

MOT students Lisa Holsinger and Jade Keyes showcase their OT invention, the Kite-Board

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ACC CORDIN NG TO SM MU STUDEN NTS, TH HE TOP THR REE REA ASONS TO ATTE END SMU: 88 PE ERC CENT REP PUTATIO ON OF THE PRO OGRAM, 72 PER RCE ENT LOCATIION, 32 PERCENT UNIVERS SITY Y PHILOSOP PHY. Dr. Bita Mostaghimi ’97 Dr. David Mullens ’70

Dr. Matthew Paden ’91 Dr. Thomas Palmer ’87

Breda Murphy

Shefali Parikh ’99

Dr. Robert Murphy ’77

Dr. Jerry Patterson ’72

Dr. Ralph Napoli ’87

Roman Paulus

Dr. Samuel Nava, Jr. ’92

Dr. Darren Payne ’97

Dr. Eric Nelson ’79

Dr. Richard Peffley ’73

Dr. Larry Nelson ’91

Dr. Thomas Penman ’77

Dr. Lloyd Nesbitt ’75

Dr. Benjamin Pessah ’76

Dr. Thomas Neuman

Dr. Arlin Peterson ’02

Dr. Henny Nguyen ’96

Dr. Kent Peterson ’84

James Nguyen

Pfizer, Inc.

Mostafa Niknafs

Dr. Kenneth Phillips ’85

Northwest Podiatric Laboratory, Inc.

Monique Pinkney

Dr. Noel O’Brien ’66 Dr. Brian O’Neill ’82 Dr. Robert Ocampo ’94 Dr. Yoshihisa Ogino ’96 Dr. Bruce Olson ’65

Dr. DeWitt Potter ’47 Dr. Sona Ramdath Dr. Stuart G. Reeves ’94 Dr. Jack Reingold ’79

Dr. Alexander Reyzelman ’95 Dr. Bruce Richardson Dr. Douglas Richie, Jr. ’80 Dr. David Rizzo ’76 Dr. Mario Rizzo ’78 Dr. Scot Roberg ’90 Dr. Donald Robinson ’68 Kevin Rosenbloom Dr. Jordan Rosenthal ’86 Chris and Carla Ross Dr. Russell Rowan ’87 Dr. James Royle ’72 Dr. Kathryne Rupley ’01 San Francisco/ San Mateo Podiatric Medical Society

Dr. Richard Reinherz ’76

Elena Sanchez

Dr. Paul Resignato ’83

Dr. Keith Sanneman ’76

Organogenesis, Inc.

California School of Podiatric Medicine, Class of 2015

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Dr. Joseph Reynolds ’69

Dr. Randy Sanneman ’69

REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 2011 – 2012

Dr. Martin Smith ’04 Dr. Trent Smith

Dr. Thomas C. Valdez, Jr. ’92 Royce and Sue Valencia

Elizabeth Snuffer Katharine Snuffer Spiracur Dr. Eric Stamps ’93 Dr. James W. Stavosky ’83 Dr. Michael Stein ’81

R. William Crawford III, Bookstore Manager and Chia-I Chang, Bookstore Assistant Manager Dr. Randall J. Sarte ’72 Dr. Andrew Sawicki ’81

Dr. Stephen C. Wan ’76

Christine M. Suess

Dr. Paul Weiner ’92

Dr. Brian Sugai ’91

Dr. Andrew Schink ’78

Sharon Curlee Swain ’98 Synergy Orthopaedic Systems, Inc.

Dr. Paul Schwartz ’79

Dr. Steven Tager

Dr. Christopher Segler ’03

Dr. Thomas Tanaka ’88

Dr. Steven Seibert ’87

Dr. Nicholas Tanner ’82

Dr. John Senatore ’83

Dr. William A. Tarran ’88

Dr. Arnold Serkin ’70

Dr. Ross E. Taubman ’83

Dr. Timothy Shea ’73

Dr. Douglas M. Taylor

Zeenat Sheriff

Dr. Marley Taylor

Dr. Henry Shin ’97

Dr. Jan Tepper ’77

Dr. Steven K. Shoemaker ’87

Dr. Peter Ternus ’94

Dr. Timothy Siegfried ’92

Dr. Pete Thomas ’89

Dr. Timothy Sill ’87

Dr. Mose C. Thornton ’87

Dr. Mark Simchuk ’94

Dr. Grace Ting ’88

Dr. Alan Singer ’81

Dr. Frazier Todd ’72

Dr. Pamela Sisney ’83

Dr. William Todd ’76

Dr. Frank Smith ’83

Irma Walker-Adamé

Dr. Arthur Walton ’66

Dr. Nicole Surdock ’06

Dr. Cynthia Smith ’76

Dr. John N. Venson

Dr. Steven Subotnick ’69

Dr. Bryan Sullivan ’86

Dr. Alan Smith ’70

Dr. Kathryn Vaslet ’83

Dr. Sheryl Strich ’79

Dr. Paul R. Scherer ’70

Smith and Nephew Wound Management

Dr. Neil Van Dyck ’79

Debra Walter

Dr. Robert Scardina ’75

Dr. Alton J. Smalley ’77

Dr. Ronald Valmassy ’74

Dr. Richard Stess ’69

Dr. Ricky Sukita ’86

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz ’85

Elizabeth Valente Pigato

Dr. Jonathan Steinberg

Sheri Scarborough

Dr. Sarah Schneider ’06

Dr. Leonard Valente

Monique Terrazas

Dr. Phyllis Weinstein– Siebold ’94 Dr. Dennis White ’63 Dr. Stephen C. White ’51 Dr. Jason Willks ’98 Dr. Lyman Wilson ’68 WinVivo Natural Wound Care Dr. Mark Wolpa ’75 Dr. Kam Wong ’84 Dr. Randolph T. Wright ’78 Steven Wright Dr. Karen Wrubel Dr. Karen Yamaguchi ’90 Victoria M. Yang Dr. Michael Yavrom ’65 Dr. Bobby Yee ’89 Dr. David Yee ’89 Edward Youn

Dr. Randall Tom ’90 Dr. David Trenner ’90 Dr. Michael Uro ’76 Dr. Jonathan Uy

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Class of 2012

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CRAWLERS FOR SCHOLARS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Dr. Fred Youngswick ’75 Dr. Michael Zapf ’84 Dr. John R. Ziomek ’82

Dr. Fusae K. Abbott

Dr. Stephen J. Zuber ’69 CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE STUDENT MEDICAL MISSION FUND Alameda/Contra Costa Podiatric Medical Society

Leslie Alspach Dr. Penny Bamford

Stephanie Bangert, Office of the President, with Dr. Roger and Judith Ecker

Dr. Cherri S. Choate ’90

Jim and Stephanie Bangert Anna Barnard ’89 Tami Bechtle Maurice Borden

Darco International

Thomas A. Lata ’10

Tom and Gena Caya

Dr. Michael DiGiacomo

Amy Liang ’09

Sharron Dawkins

Dr. Douglas A. Hague ’86

Kerri Lisi ’09

Richard Degnan

Dr. and Mrs. William Lowe

Edward S. Matthews ’98, ’01

Kristina Rider Chris and Carla Ross In memory of Aida Luz Velez Mendez San Francisco/ San Mateo Podiatric Medical Society TEI Biosciences, Inc. Dr. Randall Tom ’90 CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETIST GRANT Department of Health and Human Services

Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz

Jennifer Mueller ’05

Angela Domer

Alice H. Mukai ’07

Thomas G. Drese

William P. O’Donnell

Dr. Craig M. Elliott, II

Valerie Petty ’07

David Evans

Karen Philp ’05

Dr. Jeremy D. Evans ’11

David D. Rose

Dr. Patricia Evans

Brent Sommer Susan W. Stephenson ’99

Dr. Scot D. Foster John Garten-Shuman

Girlie N. Tolentino

Karen “Ginny” Gibson

Mui S. Tran ’10

Bea Goop-Lott ’11

Celeste Villanueva Belinda Will ’99

Tanya M. Grigg Diane Hansen Corine Harris

CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETIST DISCRETIONARY FUND Emily Campbell ’97 Annette Chenevey ’96

LILLIAN B. CHAMPAGNE NURSING SCHOLARSHIP FUND Anne Schuler Mauvais ’64 In memory of Shirley Enlow Sueoka ’64

Sherrill Harris Pam Harrison Karrie Henry-Cherry Dr. Abby M. Heydman

Eric Ching ’09 Jaclyn Cho ’05 Dawn Clark ’97 Marc E. Code ’02 Dennis Daul ’04 Kevin B. Dolan ’10 Deborah Fajans ’09 Dr. Scot D. Foster

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PRADIP AND REKHA CHOKSI ENDOWED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SCHOLARSHIP FUND Donna Breger-Stanton Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz Royce and Sue Valencia

Jocelyn Garrick, M.D., Vice President of Mentoring in Medicine, Inc.

REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 2011 – 2012

Jamie S. Hirota Dr. and Mrs. Cornelius L. Hopper Dr. Martha J. Jewell Kristi Kindberg Lynne Kilgore Kruse ’61 Ashley C. Love Lillian Lugo Harvin Dr. Guy McCormack Nancy McKeown McFarland ’61 Kathleen McWilliams Lily Marquez Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Mow

DEAN OF NURSING DISCRETIONARY FUND Oakland Private Industry Council, Inc. THEODORE L. DEFFINGER, DPM ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Margrette Peterson Dr. Joseph Satten Anne E. Seed In honor of Dr. Sharon Diaz Gerald Thompson Cynthia M. Ulman Royce and Sue Valencia In honor of Stephanie Bangert

Dr. Theodore L. Deffinger ’54

In honor of Sharon C. Diaz

THEODORE L. DEFFINGER, DPM SKILLS WORKSHOP SERIES

In honor of Scot Foster

Dr. Theodore L. Deffinger ’54

In honor of John Garten-Shuman In honor of Greg Gingras

Dr. Terrence M. Nordstrom Katherine Pangelinan

In honor of Elaine Lemay

Charles and Margrette Peterson

In honor of Kathleen Roberts

Pfizer, Inc. Barbara Piepho

EKER FAMILY ENDOWMENT FUND

Pamela Prindle

Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz

Dr. Rhonda Ramirez ’96 Laurie Rosa Chris and Carla Ross Elena Sanchez

Bobby Jackson, is all smiles at the Health Education Center

Anne Scher Anne Seed Dora Shears Hai-Thom Sota Royce and Susan Valencia Kimberlye Wickliff Asha Williams Christine Zumbo ’08 In memory of Mary E. Robinson In memory of Dr. Patricia Harvey Webb

Dr. and Mrs. Roger R. Ecker EMPLOYEE CAMPAIGN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

SHARON CLARK DIAZ ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND Anonymous Dr. Penny Bamford

Dr. Penny Bamford Jim and Stephanie Bangert Marcus Banks Brandy Beazley

Mr. and Mrs. Warren Brown

Pamela Carrasco

Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz

Graciela Cox

Dr. Cecily Cosby

Mr. and Mrs. David Foulkes

Edward Curran

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Mow In honor of Carla Ross

Nandini Dasgupta Dr. Craig M. Elliott, II Dr. Fred Feuchter Dr. Scot D. Foster

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THE STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO IN THE CLINICAL ARE EA IS 9 TO 1. Gregory Gingras Mary Grefal

Noble Family Trust In memory of Oolah B. Evans

Teresa Gwin Marjorie Hammer Pam Harrison

Dr. Terrence M. Nordstrom Dr. Gail L. Widener

Valerie Landau Yurismary Llerena Marie Ma Adriane Madden Regina Marchione Andrea Medakovic Liza Osoteo Sanjay Parekh Janessa Reinblatt Mark K. Reynolds Dr. Monica Rosenthal Maria Salas Dr. Robert K. Sandberg Dr. Mileva Saulo Lewis Anne Scher

EUGENE A. AND VIRGINIA FALASCHI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz Susan Penna-Falaschi In memory of Shaun Caporusso In memory of Helen Cornwell In memory of Catherine McCormick In memory of Virginia “Nana” Falaschi In memory of Irene Roggero Penna

Jennifer Scolari Brent Sommer Royce and Sue Valencia Dr. John Venson Kathryn Ward Kimya Williams Eileen Yee Dr. Bennett Zier DAVID M. AND OOLAH B. EVANS PHYSICAL THERAPY SCHOLARSHIP FUND Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz Dr. Sharon L. Gorman Dr. Rolando T. Lazaro

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FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER SCHOLARSHIP FUND Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER / PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT FUND Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND Dr. Paul R. Perchonock Mr. and Mrs. Hiro H. Sato Blair Simmons Nancy McLanahan Steele ’66 Royce and Susan Valencia In honor of Dr. Fred Feuchter Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign Kristen McKinnon Williams ’68 GENETIC COUNSELING AND TESTING PROJECT Reena Haymond ’03 GIFT-IN-KIND DONATIONS Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Altarena Playhouse Kevin Archibald Azee Pharmaceutical, Inc. Baja Barbara’s Therapeutic Massage Dr. Sireesha Battula ’04 JoAnn Carpaneto Bergesen ’69 Berkeley Repertory Theatre Better Cuts

BERNICE E. FORNOFF NURSING SCHOLARSHIP FUND Diana J. Bedoian

Bianco Brothers Instruments Donna Breger-Stanten

REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 2011 – 2012

Mr. Green Bubble Cabot Materials, Inc. California Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA) Tom and Gena Caya Lauren Chaitkin

Home of Chicken and Waffles Hs. Lordships Restaurant

Rock Wall Wine Company Root Lab, Inc. Christopher Rossiter

JaCo Distributors, Inc. JC Cellars — Winery Kaiser Permanente Material Services

China Garlic Restaurant

Karin Kasper

Beth Ching

La Myx

LyseAnn Clark

La Val’s Pizza

Cybelle’s on Piedmont Avenue

Valerie Landau Landmark Theaters

Chris and Carla Ross Dr. Chi Kwan Shea Dr. Timothy Shea ’73 Dr. Paul Scherer ’70 Dr. Karl Scheuerman Script Wax Bar Sham Pooches Dr. Christopher Smith ’63 Dr. Eric Stamps ’93

Lush Gelato

Dr. James Stavosky ’83

Lynn’s of Alameda

Steve Hopkins Honda

Mama’s Royal Café Mr. Mopp’s Children’s Books and Toys Dr. David Mullens ’70 Dr. Pamela Minarik

Nursing students and Alums from the Sacramento Regional Learning Center

DG Instruments Dr. Jane Denton Dr. Michael De Rosa Diablo Transmission Dr. Timothy Dutra ’85 Dr. Jose Eguia Flex Fitness Folk’s Art

Namaste Yoga and Wellness Oakland Athletics Baseball Company

Half Price Books

Dr. Ronald Valmassy ’74 Whole Foods Market

DR. FRED AND ESTELLE GOLDSTEIN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Pacific Coast Brewing

The Fred and Estelle Goldstein Family Trust

Paramount Theatre of the Arts Pave’ Fine Jewelry Design Pedinol Pharmacal, Inc.

Barbara Piepho

C. Keith Greer

Tucker’s Ice Cream

Ozumo Japanese Restaurant

Francesco’s Restaurant

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Greene

Tropix Caribbean Restaurant

Z Café and Bar

Follett Higher Education

Ginny Gibson

Tomatina

Oakland East Bay Symphony

Piedmont Grocery Company

John Garten-Shuman

Suma Landscaping The Treehouse Green Gifts

Pizza Pazza Posh Bagels Renaissance Rialto Inc. Dr. Alexander Reyzelman ’95 John Richards Thomas Rocas

Financial Aid staff, Mary Hoang and Tari Witherspoon

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GRADUATE NURSING SCHOLARSHIP FUND Dr. Fusae K. Abbott GRAZIANO LIBRARY RENOVATION PROJECT FUND Dr. Joan Bard Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz Margaret Fink

HITCHCOCK HEYDMAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz Dr. Abby M. Heydman Fritz E. Hitchcock, Jr. In honor of his sister’s birthday, Dr. Abby Heydman Roberta B. Richards

John Garten-Shuman Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation HEALTH CAREERS TRAINING PROGRAM FUND Office of Statewide Health and Planning Development MR. AND MRS. RICHARD L. HIGHSMITH SCHOLARSHIP FUND Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Highsmith In memory of Richard L. Highsmith In honor of Marian Landreth

PEGGE SHUMAN HOUSER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz Deborah L. Kelly In honor of John Garten-Shuman John Garten-Shuman In memory of Janet Elaine Challand In memory of Janet Emerson In memory of Mary Ellen Richards

In memory of Patricia Rodgres

GORDON “SKIP” HUBER, JR. ENDOWED GERIATRIC NURSING SCHOLARSHIP FUND Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz DR. DANIEL C. FULMER ’76B AND GAIL R. JOHNSON ’90 PODIATRIC MEDICINE SCHOLARSHIP FUND Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz

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ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND Robert Wood Johnson Foundation KINDRED FOUNDATION, INC. CASE MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND Kindred Foundation, Inc. SUSAN KUNICH SCHOLARSHIP FUND JoAnn Carpaneto Bergesen ’69 In memory of Susan Kunich ’69

In memory of Mark Rivero

Anne E. Seed In honor of John Garten-Shuman

Samuel Merritt Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1972

Basic Sciences faculty Dr. Barb Puder with OP staff, Elizabeth Valente

DR. HUONG LAMBOI LE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND Dr. John C. Williams ’76 In memory of Dr. Huong Lam-Boe Le

MICHELLE LE MEMORIAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP FUND Jim and Stephanie Bangert Loretta Camareno Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz Dr. Diana Wipperman Jennings ’75 Kaiser Permanente Northern California

REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 2011 – 2012

Karen Kelly Peter Miskin Myika Ramirez Laurie Rosa Chris and Carla Ross DR. RUSSELL O. LEWIS AND ANTOINETTE M. LEWIS, RN PODIATRIC MEDICINE AND NURSING SCHOLARSHIP FUND Dr. Russell O. Lewis ’65 DR. WILLIAM AND PHYLLIS LOWE MEDICINE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz Dr. and Mrs. William Lowe In memory of Janet Elaine Challand

Dr. HOWARD AND PATRICIA MILLIKEN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Lim In honor of Rose Lim Luey ’51 Barbara N. Sheng In honor of Rose Lim Luey ’51

Blair Simmons

Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz

Dr. James Stavosky ’83 Dr. Randall Tom ’90

Dr. Howard E. Milliken In memory of Patricia Blatt Milliken

MELVIN A. AND BETTY REED MOFFITT SCHOLARSHIP FUND Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz Aileen Moffitt

Royce and Sue Valencia In memory of Janet Elaine Challand Dr. G. Jason Wilks ’98 MOVEMENT ABILITY CHANGES WITH BALANCE–BASED TORSO-WEIGHTING IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PROJECT

MOTION ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH CENTER FUND

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Dr. Tracy Basso ’88 Mr. and Mrs. Warren Brown Dr. Michael Burns ’72

TOM C. AND ROSE LIM LUEY ‘51 ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Dr. and Mrs. Robert K. Sandberg

ROBERT N. NELSON M.D. ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Burns Podiatric Laboratory, Inc.

Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz

Dr. Cherri S. Choate ’90 Mr. and Mrs. Pradip Choksi Dr. Theodore L. Deffinger ’54 Dr. Jane Denton Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz

YURI NISHIMURA ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND Mr. and Mrs. Scott N. Nishimura In honor of Chris Bevis and Gail Nishimura

Dr. and Mrs. Donald E. Elvander ’61

In honor of Mark Nishimura and Debbie Anderson

Dr. and Mrs. Eric Hubbard ’68 Dr. Kevin A. Kirby ’83 Dr. Adam Landsman

NURSING EDUCATION ENDOWMENT FUND Lakeside Foundation

Dr. Russell O. Lewis ’65

Llagas Foundation

Dr. Sandra Loving ’99

Nursing faculty and SMU Alums, Dr. Diane Jennings and Rhonda Ramirez, Assistant Professor

Dr. and Mrs. Alvin McLean, Jr. Dr. David D. Mullens ’70 Chris and Carla Ross San Diego Podiatry Group

NURSING SCHOLARSHIP FUND Helen Akudinobi ’03 Judith April ’08 Anita Korngold Backer ’81

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School of Nursing students Elisa Cuneo, Shawna Tanglao, and Tom Harris Dr. Penny Bamford Jacqueline Hughes Bates ’52 Delores Beanland ’52 Sheryl Lee Bell ’71 Donna Wolak Benotti ’71 Wenonah Bakke Brichetto ’52 Carol Arnett Broeren ’57 Kathleen Dempsey Cargo ’64 Tom and Gena Caya In memory of Dr. Robert J. Albo Lynn Clemens Carolyn Mettler Collins ’64 Melba Koepke Cooledge ’52 Alexandra Crowder Rondi Ayres Crowley ’71 Dr. James Cuthbertson Deluxe Corporation Foundation Linda DeVetter In honor of Gale Barnes DeVetter ’60 Mr. and Mrs. Steve DeVetter In honor Gale Barnes DeVetter ’60 Nannette James Dutchover ’59 Dr. Phyllis Easterling ’96

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Virginia Jewett Enns ’57

Debra Rae Krieger ’82

Laura M. Farrell ’85

Rocio Agraz-Lara ’08

Susan Holland Flatt ’64

Mary Colburn LeMieux ’60

Genevieve Ferreira Fox ’55

Alejandrino Lola, II ’02

Harriett Fukushima ’67

Carol Anderson Lucchesi ’57 In memory of Melissa Brown Monsen ’57

Gloria Giorgi Galeotti ’49 In memory of Louis Fogliani Marian Melba Garrett ’48 In memory of Grace Galway Murphy ’48 Roseanna Rogers Glaze ’71 Dr. Carol Hartman ’53

Catherine Walker Matthews ’66 Catherine Melter ’96 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Middleton ’92

Heidi Veldstra Herman ’71

Nancy Burgess Mills ’77 In memory of Dr. William Mills, Jr.

Julie Finch Hindman ’92

Luzviminda Ocampo ’03

Laura Madrid Hoban ’76

Maria Gamulo-Owen ’06

Carolee Lilndauer Hodges ’54 In memory of Ruth File Butler ’38

Mr. and Mrs. James Pappageorge ’73

Tamra L. Hollenbeck ’11

Rebecca Heisley Peterson ’71

Carol Wilcox Hatch ’53

Kimberly Hong ’06 Janice Nordlund Hoover ’51 In memory of Anita Dick Clark ’51 Misayo Kay Imoto Hoover ’64 Dr. Elizabeth Horowitz ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Martin Johnson ’52 In memory of Margaret Arrol

Nancy Schroer Pearson ’92

Catherine Pinto Phillips ’75 Judith Mell Phillips ’59 Barbara Lanoy Picarelli ’61 In memory of Kitty Perot ’61 Beverly J. Rager ’90 Vicki Beckman Rapaport ’71

In memory of Mary Borges In memory of Richard Galletta Patricia Hobbs Johnston ’67 In memory of Lillian Champagne Ann Promes Knox ’88 In memory of Sean Cahill

Basic Sciences faculty Dr. Christina Lewis with SMU staff Ron Salazar and Alejandro Rodriguez

REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 2011 – 2012

SMU GRADUATES ARE AMONG THE TOP CLIN NICIANS SOUGHT IN THE NORTH BAY REGION. Donald and Daisy Hall ’54

Christopher Weber ’90

Christy Perry Raynes’ 96

Darlene Jones Wike ’60 In memory of Gale Barnes DeVetter ’60

Priscilla Hourmouzus Read ’71 Alison Crafts Reason ’71

Linda Rehnert Wilhelm ’71

Linda Rostet Reid ’71

Susan Herche Wood ’62

Maxine Burr Reinschmidt ’53 Danielle Reyes ’06 Joan Kuykendall Robinson ’71 Margaret and Richard Roisman Patricia Rutherford ’68 Samuel Merritt Hospital School of Nursing — Class of 1971 Eleanor Dobbins Schooley ’62 Anne Ellison Seaman ’83 Carol Parker Smith ’50 Mr. and Mrs. Lee Snider Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Stanten In memory of Dr. Samuel Etheredge Royce and Susan Valencia In honor of Dr. Audrey Berman In memory of Robert O. Ward Elizabeth Valente-Pigato Mr. and Mrs. George S. Waite In memory of Rennee Hall Austin ’44 Marjorie Snyder Way ’48

PANAMA MEDICAL MISSION PROJECT FUND Dr. Suzanne August Schwartz Kristen Barrere Bin 38 San Francisco Tom and Gena Caya

NURSING DEAN’S DISCRETIONARY FUND American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Gail DeBoer Kristina M. Demoulin Robin D. Elgin Alison C. Ganong

NU XI, CHAPTER AT LARGE NURSING SCHOLARSHIP FUND Nu Xi, Chapter at Large

Marjorie Hammer Cheri H. Kai Nancy Karp Vivian Nguyen

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SCHOLARSHIP FUND Raquel Alvarado ’01

Alejandro Rodriguez PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT ANNUAL FUND

Dr. Penny Bamford

Dr. Penny Bamford

Donna Breger-Stanten

Dr. Michael De Rosa

Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz

Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz

Diane Setsuko Fujito ’98

Russel Grover Ladwig ’03

Bruce P. Gerstenkorn ’97

Sarah J. Maxwell ’06

Dr. Gordon M. Giles Dr. Kate Hayner Dr. Guy McCormack Julie Ann Torchia ’01 Royce and Sue Valencia In honor of Dr. Kate Hayner

CAROLE O’SHEA ENDOWED NURSING SCHOLARSHIP FUND The O’Shea Foundation

Sue Valencia, Development of Alumni Affairs, with Drs. Eric Stamps, Michael DiGiacomo and Provost Scot Foster

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Joselle M. Monarchi ’03

Susan Elderkin

Lauri Paolinetti

Aaron Estep ’05

Lorraine Petti

Mr. and Mrs. William Evans

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight E. Roberts

Audrey D. Ewart

Royce and Sue Valencia In honor of Dr. Michael De Rosa

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT ANNUAL MEETING FUND Kristina K. Mc Naught ’06

Dr. Judith M. Fairchild Gina Fisher ’92 Dr. Amanda A. Forster ’06 Mr and Mrs. Gaylord Gandingco Ingvild B. Gasmann Arvin D. Gomez

SMU staff Jamillah Sabry and Lillian Harvin are all smiles at the John A. Graziano Memorial Library opening

John V. Gonsalves ’96 PHYSICAL THERAPY DISCRETIONARY FUND Jayme Anderson Rupinder Baidwan ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Winston Bandong Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Barry Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Brans Michael S. Castillo Katherine S. Casto Monica L. Catalano ’07 Gretchen L. Caulfield ’96 Kunal Amar Chhabriya Karen P. Chinn Ka Yan Chiu

Karin M. Greier Rendiann Ho Dr. Martha J. Jewell Jill Johnson ’01 Mary E. Jue Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Karpinskas Jennifer Kennedy

Tamara Phelan Susan L. Portugall ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Reckers Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Rhodes Kathryn Garcia-Rivera Mr. and Mrs. Travis Rouillard ’02

Arielle Kozin

Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Samson

Dr. Vanessa Lane ’05

Teresa Schott ’96

Dr. Christine N. Le ’06

Brian Soo ’99

Tiffany Leamer

Shintaro Tatebe

Kelley McCormick

Barbara Thomas ’95

Sean Miller

T.L. Uriz

Tina Mitchell ’01

Pamela B. Wain ’95

Deborah A. Moffett

Amy Cheung Weisman

Dr. Christina Morgan ’09

Nancy C. Woelffer ’94

Joan K. Denzler

Kelly Myers

Annette Doherty ’98

Regina E. Nolan

Mr. and Mrs. Gary A. Zellerbach

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dybdahl

Anthony R. Novello ’11

Tyrena Cockerham Dr. and Mrs. Ernesto De La Torre ’08

Julie M. Otani

Dr. Lauren Egert ’09

82 PERCEN NT OF UNDERGRADUATES AND 88 PERC CENT OF GRADUATE STUDENTS REC CEIVED SOME FORM OF FINANCIAL AIID. 48

REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 2011 – 2012

PHYSICAL THERAPY SCHOLARSHIP FUND Dr. Penny Bamford Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz Dr. Sharon L. Gorman Chelsea Loveall Mr. and Mrs. David Loveall Dr. Terrence Nordstrom Royce and Sue Valencia In honor of Dr. Terrence Nordstrom

PHYSICAL THERAPY STUDENT RESEARCH PROGRAM Aftercollege, Inc. Burger Physical Therapy Services, Inc. GGNSC Administrative Services, LLC IMPAQ

Dr. Patricia Brennan Barbara H. Cadwalader Wing Chin Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Clift Dr. William R. Crain Dr. James Cuthbertson Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Dami Dr. E. Michael Darby Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz

Drs. Kate Shade, Nursing faculty, and Gail Widener, PT faculty

Dr. Milana Dolezal

Dr. Joseph W. Hewitson ’89

Gudrun Dybdal

Dr. Abby Heydman

Dr. and Mrs. Roger R. Ecker

Mrs. Meryl Himmelman Dr. and Mrs. Roger Hoag

Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Feldman

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hopkins

Dr. Thomas P. Forde

Dr. and Mrs. Cornelius Hopper

Dr. Scot D. Foster Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Y. Fung

John Muir Health

John Garten-Shuman

Occupational and Neurological Rehabilitation, Inc.

Gregory Gingras

Dr. and Mrs. John L. Immel Dr. Patrick Joseph Mr. and Mrs. William Keeling

Beverly J. Goggio

Mary S. Kimball

Dr. Nicola Hanchock

Jeffrey S. Kruger

Rehab Care

Dr. and Mrs. Jay B. Hann, III

Mr. and Mrs. Winston H. Lee

Synergy Rehab Services, Inc.

Diane Hansen

Wayne Chih Wing Leong

Thomas Harris

Dr. Susan B. Londerville

Dr. John S. Hege

Dr. Bertram Lubin

Physiotherapy Corporation

PICCHI MEMORIAL EDUCATION FUND

Dr. Guy McCormack

Dr. and Mrs. Myles B. Abbott

Bessanderson McNeil Nancy Marriner

Dr. and Mrs. Eduardo Adamé

Dr. Joseph Marzouk

Robert L. Anderson

Marion Mills

Mrs. Robert Balfour

Gillian Munn ’79 Mr. and Mrs. Scott E. Murray

Jim and Stephanie Bangert

Donna Barnes Nelson ’67

Marcus A. Banks Dr. Joan Bard Lucille Angeli Boero P’39 Mrs. Melvin Borowsky

Dr. Kathleen Roberts, Chief Diversity Officer with Marc Code, Director, Program of Nurse Anesthesia

Ronald B. Neupauer Norcal Mutual Insurance Co.

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Dr. Hiroshi Terashema Todd Thorne

Dr. Jeremy Evans ’11

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. VanNest

Dr. James Fong ’82

Dr. and Mrs. Carl K. Watanabe Dr. John C. Weaver

Cheryl Novak ’89 Leslie Paine and Dr. Herb Holman

Mr. and Mrs. Stan Wiggin Jan Wrobel

Ada Lou Peterson Corinne M. Piazza Andrea E. Picchi Joanna Picchi Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Picchi Linda M. Picchi Martha Picchi and Boyd Lyon Teresa E. Picchi ’96 and Joel Linzer Mark Pledger

Department of Health and Human Services

Penny Remiker

Dr. Gregg Gilles ’86 Dr. James Hagan ’72 Dr. William Hineser ’69 Dr. Katherine L. Kalthoff ’97 Dr. Eric Klostermann ’76

Dr. Stephen E. Latter ’91 Dr. Leslie Levy ’79 Dr. William H. Mason ’76 Dr. Clark D. Miller ’70

PODIATRIC MEDICINE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Miller

Dr. Mark Appleton ’77

W. Nugteren In honor of Jessica Lickiss

Dr. Penny Bamford Dr. Daniel C. Barry ’88 Dr. Geoffrey Bergman ’71 Dr. Elizabeth Cero ’11 Dr. Jun Danny Choung ’99 Dr. Patrick Crawford ’83 Dr. Theodore L. Deffinger ’54 In memory of Dr. Rudy Ramirez ’56

George Queeley Dr. Anthony S. Ravnik

Dr. Elizabeth Gero ’11

Dr. L. Craig Larsen ’68 PROFESSIONAL NURSES TRAINEESHIP GRANT

Dr. Lamont D. Paxton Dr. Paul Perchonock

Dr. Timothy G. Dutra ’85

Patricia Timm

Dr. and Mrs. Edward E. Waller, Jr.

Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing, Class of 2012

Dr. Tad Dunagan ’51

Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz Dr. Michael Dinnel ’76

John Sabatté

Dr. Robert J. Scardina ’75 Silicon Valley Podiatry Group In honor of Dr. S. Chris Horine ’69 Dr. Eric Stamps ’93 Dr. Michael Steinbaum ’80 Dr. Ryan Tingle ’00 Dr. Frazier B. Todd ’72 Royce and Sue Valencia In honor of Dr. John Venson

Dr. Lionel Schour

Dr. Arthur A. Walton ’66

Dr. and Mrs. Jerral Seibert

Dr. Blake Zobell ’91

Dr. James Shapiro JAMES W. PORTER SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Dr. and Mrs. Wade W. Sherwood

Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz

Dr. and Mrs. Melvin Siegel Dr. and Mrs. Jon Sigurdson Mr. and Mrs. Stephen E. Taylor

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CSPM students Grace Chuang, Lan Li, Ana Maria Maglunog, and Cynthia Luu

REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 2011 – 2012

MORE THAN 50 PE ERCEN NT OF ALL FULL-T TIME FACULTY HAVE EARNED DOCTO ORAL DEGREES. PROVIDENCE COLLEGE OF NURSING ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP FUND Family of Irene Elorduy Arostegui ’55

Floritta Petite Gray ’52 Anita J. Haigh ’47

REGENTS DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP FUND Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz In honor of Dr. Michael and Denise Lenoir

Theresa Hallinan ’61 Jovine Fifer Hankins ’53

Lucille Angeli Boero ’39

Donna Rucker Healy ’58

Sheila McNally Bolin ’59

Jean Cann Lapin ’45 Kathleen Fitch Lombardi ’69

Thomas G. Drese Mr. and Mrs. David Foulkes

Marilynn McCormick June Anne Hardy McFaul ’44

David L. Frey Dr. Owen Garrick Dr. and Mrs. Cornelius Hopper

Dorothy Johnson McKemy ’60

SMU staff Ted Curran and Valerie Landau Clara Spratling Bonaccorsi ’60

Pamela Lampson McPherson ’70 In honor of Kathleen Royer Wesseling’s ’70 birthday Evelyn Gallagher Markey ’43 Carol Matthews Milano ’60

Lorraine Velasquez Bradford ’60

Cathy VonLehr Nisin ’70

Karen Clowser Bruno ’60

Joan Stammerjohan Plaatsman ’57

Maureen Moore Brychel ’68

Nancy Suppe Proctor ’62

Helen Barth Burris ’59 Lillian R. Cadenasso Margie Weiss Christian ’53 Patricia Rodrigues Forsythe ’62 Iris Tomasino French ’48

Janice Prola ’66

Dr. Teh-wei Hu Mr. and Mrs. Gary Morrison Mr. and Mrs. Albert Peters Dr. Kathleen Roberts HAROLD M. “MAC” REYNOLDS SCHOLARSHIP FUND Dolores Beanland ’52 In memory of Dora Kulp Judy Misaki Kano ’65 In memory of Christy “Ernie” Scrimshaw, RN

Barbara Gunn-Renz ’64 In honor of Classmates of 1964 Mary Brusher Rion ’56 Lois Lintz Ruff ’59 Marie Katri Stone ’36

Friends of Carlton Plaza San Leandro

Judith Tarrant ’61

Anita Carrati Gandolfo ’47

Katie M. Tom ’58

Catherine Oberg Gedney ’48

Helen DeGraef Weltz ’60 Sally Hester Wright ’43

Jovine Fifer Hankins, Barbara Giles Holleman, and Dorothy Coates DeCayette, Class of 1953 and 1954

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John Garten-Shuman In honor of Che Abram In honor of Kira Lynn Allen In honor of Rosa Alvarado In honor of Jenine Bagley

Dr. Mike De Rosa with MPA students; Tahlia Aicrareth, Sarah Rossall, and Christina Ruiter

In honor of Eugenia Berdali In honor of Josh Campbell

In honor of Andre Singleton In honor of Dr. David D-Q. Tran ’98 In honor of Kathryn Ward In honor of Kimya Williams In honor of Jeanne Zeamba Mary Grefal

MARY E. ROBINSON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND

In honor of Dr. Craig Elliott, II

Steve and Peggy Griffith

Dr. Fusae K. Abbott

In honor of Kathryn Henderson

Marjorie Hammer

In honor of Mary Hoang

Diane Hansen

In honor of LaTorri Johnson

Corine Harris

Deborah Aloise Amy Anderson Kevin Archibald Dr. Suzanne August Schwartz

In honor of Kristi Kindberg

Dr. Penny Bamford

In honor of Jeanne Lam

Jim and Stephanie Bangert

In honor of Yurismary Llerena

Anna Barnard ’89 Tami Bechtle

In honor of Dennis McReynolds

Roberta L. Block

In honor of Marie Ma

Jacqueline C. Bradley ’84, ’94 and ’95

In honor of Latricia Maddox

Josh Campbell

In honor of Adel Mareghni

Tom and Gena Caya Dr. Linda Chapman ’70 Ellen Christiansen Elizabeth Cook Dr. Cecily Cosby Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz Dr. Valerie Dzubur Dr. Craig M. Elliott, II Jill Emerson Dr. Alyssa Erikson FedEx Express

In honor of Lily Marquez In honor of Elizabeth Mayo In honor of Phyllis Nissenhoff

Tanya M. Grigg

Pam Harrison Karrie Henry-Cherry Akira and Nancy Hirota In memory of Blayne Hiranaka Jamie S. Hirota In memory of Blayne Hiranaka In memory of Jack Reynolds In memory of Mary Ellen Richards Mary Hoang Debbie Kalish Nancy Karp Kristi Kindberg Jeanne Lam

In honor of Liza Osoteo In honor of Tanya M. Grigg In honor of Karena Reinhardt In honor of Saeng Saephanh In honor of Ron Salazar In honor of Anglyn Sasser

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In honor of Anne Scher

Library staff, Hai-Thom Sota and Anna Barnard

REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 2011 – 2012

Karen Shepherd Blair Simmons Dr. Eric Stamps ’93 David Thomas Royce and Sue Valencia In memory of Jack Reynolds

Marcus Walton, ITS Director, with Marcus Banks, Director of Library/AII

Dr. Joshua Gerbert ’69 Dr. Weldon Hess ’67 JaCo Distributors Dr. William M. Jenkin ’70 Dr. Curtis D. Leviant ’83 Scott H. Odne Parnassus Heights Podiatry Group

Frederick D. Van Ogle Irma Walker-Adamé

Roman Paulus

Kathryn Ward

Dr. Bruce Richardson

Tarika Witherspoon

Dwight and Julie Roberts

Dr. Robin Wynokour

Thomas Rocas

Eileen Yee

Dr. Reed Rowan

Marie Ma

Dr. Bennett Zier

Barbara Rutherford Lynch

Lily Marquez

Virginia M. Zinns

Dr. Thomas Sgarlato ’63

Elaine M. Lemay Lillian Lugo Harvin

Elizabeth Mayo Paul Monegas Tina Morgado Ronda Nash

Dr. Howard M. Sokoloff THE ROCKRIDGE WOMAN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Dr. Eric Stamps ’93 Dr. James W. Stavosky ’83

The Rockridge Woman’s Club

Dr. Randall Tom ’90

Liza Osoteo PEO Sisterhood Chapter IC Jacqueline Peter Margrette Peterson Barbara Piepho In honor of Mary Robinson’s birthday, November 5 Sally A. Pimental Dr. Rhonda Ramirez ’96 Karena Reinhardt Mark K. Reynolds Alejandro Rodriguez Chris and Carla Ross In memory of Mary Ellen Richards Saeng Saephanh Maria Salas Ronald Salazar Anne Scher Anne Seed

Royce and Sue Valencia MARGARET AND RICHARD ROISMAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND Margaret and Richard Roisman FIFTH ANNUAL ROBERT L. RUTHERFORD, DPM MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT Sheila Addiego

Dr. John Venson JERI E. RYAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND Sheryl Blumenthal In memory of Jeri E. Ryan Dr. Matilda Ignacio In memory of Jeri E. Ryan

Advanced Bio Healing Barker Mechanical Dr. Bruce Bulkin ’92 Dr. Cherri S. Choate ’90 Dr. Joel Clark ’71 Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz Dr. Timothy G. Dutra ’85 Joe Fernandez Dr. Scot D. Foster John Garten-Shuman

MOT Faculty; Drs. Chi-Kwan Shea and Robyn Wu with Donna Breger-Stanton, Associate Professor

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20 PERCENT OF FACULTY MEMBERS AT SMU REPRESENT ETHNIC MINORITIE ES . SAN FRANCISCO FOUNDATION DIVERSITY GRANT The San Francisco Foundation SCHOLARS IN SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP FUND Ché Abram Kira L. Allen Anna Barnard ’89

MARILYN SNIDER NURSING SCHOLARSHIP FUND Mr. and Mrs. Lee Snider SONG BROWN FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER/ PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT BASE FUND Office of Statewide Health and Planning Development

Corine Harris Kathryne Henderson Hai-Thom Sota SENIOR STUDENT TEACHING ASSISTANT PROGRAM Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

SOUTHEAST ASIA MEDICAL MISSION FUND

R. Shapiro Family Foundation PETER D. AND JENNIE LIM SHIU ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND Dale Lew In Memory of Isabelle Chao May Lim In memory of William Chew In memory of Harding Lem In memory of Bernice Yee

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Keegan and Coppin Company, Inc. Karen Kelly Jane Kennedy Jordana Langlois Margaret B. Love Luchini Investment Group Michael Mac Donald Craig W. Marker Omid K. Mehdavi Peter Miskin

Esai Adelay

Cory Montalbano

Anthony J. Aggio

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nicolai

Ruth L. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Luke Argilla Michael A. Blanchard ’11 R. Stan Brown

R. SHAPIRO FAMILY FOUNDATION ENDOWED PHYSICAL THERAPY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Wendy Kaler

Rida Chiu Al Coppin

Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care, Inc. Linda Phi Britany N. Rae ’11 Shaun Scharetg Nancy L. Stern

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry DeGirolamo

Jacqueline Stone

Stacie C. Dremel

Thomas A. Taylor

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Easley

Nisha Thapa ’09

Cherielyn Estebar Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Finn Mr. and Mrs. Donald Fisher Mr. and Mrs. Harry M. Fong Dr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Gaston Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Gerow Stephen Gordon Judy W. Gough Garry Johnson

Providence College of Nursing, Class of 1962

REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 2011 – 2012

Shara Anne Gastador Vinco ’11

In memory of Mary Lynn Bradbury

Mr. and Mrs. George Wagner

In memory of Alison Bronstein ’04

STUDENT EMERGENCY LOAN FUND Dr. Fusae K. Abbott MARK A. SWIFT, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hair In memory of Gordon Anthony In memory of Mark A. Swift, Jr.

TRANSGENDER PROJECT FUND Easy Bay AIDS Center TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE FUND Kaiser Permanente Northern California Fund for Health Education through the East Bay Community Foundation TAVI M. VAN OGLE ‘88 ENDOWED NURSING SCHOLARSHIP FUND

In memory of Janet Elaine Challand In memory of Janet Emerson In memory of Paula Gann ’93 In memory of Carol Gingery’s mother In memory of Robert Haslam In memory of Michael Leon Henderson

President Sharon Diaz with DPM Alum Dr. Jeremy Evans and Dr. Cornelius Hopper, Board of Regent Janet W. Rowland ’03 Dr. Arlene Sargent Dr. Mileva Saulo Lewis

In memory of Leni Kaku’s Mother-in-Law

Matthew Webb In memory of Dr. Patricia Webb

In memory of Elena MacLachlan’s Brother In memory of Aida Luz Velez Mendez In memory of Reverend David Pasamonte In memory of Mary Ellen Richards Ini memory of Mark Rivero In memory of Celeste Villanueva’s Uncle In memory of Karen Wolf’s Stepfather

Dr. Karen A. Wolf Royce and Sue Valencia JUANITA HANAN WILSON ENDOWED MEMORIAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP FUND Ann Barnard ’89 Tami Bechtle Susan Cantrell Pamela Carrasco Ciara Cox

Drs. Luis F. and Sharon C. Diaz

Rene Clymer-Engelhart

Kathleen Geier ’02

Gail DeBoer

Diane Hansen

Frederick D. Van Ogle

Dr. Sylvia Fox

DR. PATRICIA HARVEY WEBB SCHOLARSHIP FUND Dr. Fusae K. Abbott Dr. Joan Bard Dr. Audrey Berman In memory of Aara Amidi-Nouri’s family members In memory of William Anderson

Adelina Gage-Kelly

Lillian Lugo Harvin Veronica Paniagua

Teresa Gwin

Chris and Carla Ross

Dr. Nancy Haugen Dr. Patricia Kuster Dr. Pamela Minarik Mindy Prestia ’98 Dr. Rhonda Ramirez ’96

DR. WILLIAM and DOREEN WONG PODIATRIC MEDICINE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND Dr. and Mrs. William Wong

Kevin Reilly Dr. Margaret Rivero-Early

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