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2013 Annual Report 1200 Blythe Boulevard, P.O. Box 32861, Charlotte, NC 28232 704.355.5043 www.carolinascollege.edu

March, 2014


Contents Letter from the President ................................................................ 3 CCHS Road Map ............................................................................ 4 Who Are We Today ........................................................................ 6

Board of Directors

Looking Back at 2013: ................................................................... 8 Student Success by the Numbers................................... 8

C. Marcus Harris, JD, Chair

Faculty and Staff Achievements ....................................11

George Battle, JD

College Achievements .................................................14

James Hunter, MD Robert King, Jr., JD

Students Engaged in CCHS ..........................................15

Grace Sotomayor, RN

CCHS Engaged in the Community .................................16

Ginger Walker

Alumni Engaged in CCHS and Community ......................17 The Financial Picture ...................................................19 Increasing Our Brand Awareness ..................................20 Looking Forward: Strategic Plan Updates ......................................... 21

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Letter from the President

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“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.” Soren Kierkegaard

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CCHS Road Map

MISSION

The mission of Carolinas College of Health Sciences is to educate future healthcare providers by integrating theoretical concepts with clinical experiences. In partnership with Carolinas Medical Center, the College focuses on preparing individuals for employment in general and specialized healthcare fields.

VISION

Carolinas College of Health Sciences will be recognized as a n exceptional choice for students preparing for entry-level and specialized healthcare careers.

Carolinas College seeks to achieve the vision and mission by operating under the guidance of four core values:

CORE VALUES

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Caring

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Commitment

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Integrity

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Teamwork

Because CCHS is a smaller school, we build better relationships with the teachers, who are always willing to help. The students here work so closely all the time that it feels like you’re part of a family. AND everybody seems to have the same passion that you have. Recent Graduate

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CCHS Road Map

To meet its mission, the College is committed to three goals: Goal 1

Maintaining a structure that supports the College’s mission, guides future development, provides resources, and integrates the College into the community

Goal 2

Providing resources and services to promote a learning environment that facilitates student success

Goal 3

Striving for excellence in educating entry-level and specialized practitioners to be competent in providing healthcare services in a variety of settings

To realize its vision, the College’s strategic plan for 2012-2014 focuses on three major initiatives: Academic Offerings

Brand Awareness

Learning Delivery

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Maintaining a structure that supports the College’s mission, guides future development, provides resources, and integrates the College into the community

Providing resources and services to promote a learning environment that facilitates student success

Striving for excellence in educating entry-level and specialized practitioners to be competent in providing healthcare services in a variety of settings


Who We Are Today Carolinas College of Health Sciences is a multi-program, regionally accredited college supporting the nursing and allied health workforce needs of the greater Charlotte-Mecklenburg area.

Academic Programs 

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Associate of Applied Science degrees: Carolinas College of Health Sciences, in Charlotte, NC, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact  Nursing the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call  Radiologic Technology 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Carolinas College of Health Sciences.  Surgical Technology Associate of Science degree in General Studies Program Accreditation Certificates:  Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)  Histotechnology  Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)  Medical Laboratory Science  National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)  Radiation Therapy  National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)  Phlebotomy  Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)  Nurse Aide I and II Single courses in general studies and continuing education I felt comfortable in this

448 students enrolled, Fall 2013

school from the day of my first Interview. The smaller

28: average age of our students

school provided an excellent learning environment and the

13: % of students who are male 31: 82:

staff and instructors were all so very helpful. I am

% of students who are ethnic minority

grateful to have had the

% of students enrolled part-time

chance to go to this school. And I am very proud to be a

2115 students completing continuing

graduate. Recent Graduate

education courses in 2013

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Who We Are Today

Carolinas College of Health Sciences Led by 95 Members of the Faculty and Staff 49: # of faculty members 32: # of staff members 10: % of all employees who are male 15:

% of all employees who are ethnic minority

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Looking Back at 2013: Student Success by the Numbers

Enrollment Increases Slightly

Graduation Rates Remain High

While maintaining highly competitive admission policies, the College saw its enrollment rise slightly.

  Medical Laboratory Science  Nursing  Radia on Therapy  Radiologic Technology  Surgical Technology  General Studies  Pre‐Nursing  College Total 

2011 

2012 

2013 

12  246  8  29  12  47  86  440 

11  250  9  32  14  36  88  440 

 12   248   5   34   14   35   97   449 

Source: October 15, 2013 Census Report 

The overall CCHS graduation rate represents the percentage of students in all programs who graduate within 150% of the traditional program

1,000 students have now enrolled in the pre-nursing program. 60% of them have matriculated into the nursing program.

Ruth Samuelson, member of the NC House of  Representatives, was the May Graduation  Speaker. 

In May and December, 2013, 117 nurses participated in the capping and pinning ceremony.

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Looking Back at 2013: Student Success by the Numbers

96% of Graduates Passed Required Licensure/Certificate Exams on First Attempt For 8 straight years,

CCHS Placement Rates The placement rate for our students within 6 months of their graduation increased, although it still lags our goal slightly.

100% of our Medical Laboratory Science Program passed the ASCP Board of Certification on their first attempt. 

For the 28th of the last 29 years, 100% of all

 

2011 

2012 

2013 

Radiology Technologist graduates achieved

Medical Laboratory Science  Nursing  Radia on Therapy  Radiologic Technology  Surgical Technology  Histotechnology 

100%  97%  100%  100%  100%    

100%  96%  91%  100%  91%    

100% (85%)   95% (84%)  100% (90%)  100% (90%)  100% (70%)  100%  

100% first-attempt pass rate . 

Of those placed, the majority were employed by Carolinas HealthCare System facilities.

( ) = National Average

Satisfaction with the Student Success Center’s job placement assistance continued to rise and exceeded the goal of 4.0 on a 5.0 scale

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Looking Back at 2013: Student Success

Graduates Are Well Prepared for the Job What Employers Are Saying

 100% of the Medical Laboratory Science 2012 graduates were employed in the field within 6 months of graduation.

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 83% were employed within Carolinas

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I love hiring new nurses from CCHS as they always do really well and are well prepared when they start.

HealthCare System’s laboratories.

A CCHS nursing school graduate has integrated very well into our department . . . She has exceeded our expectations for a new graduate nurse.

 In 2013, the Histototechnology program admitted its first students and graduated 100% of those beginning the program.

What Our Students Are Saying

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I feel very prepared as a new graduate . . . I give the faculty at CCHS complete credit for the skills I have mastered.

Kudos to CCHS Student 2013 surgical technology graduate, Stacey Cooler, was awarded the 2013 Accreditation Stacey Cooler picture Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/ STSA) Student Scholarship. Only ten scholarships were awarded nationally.  

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The knowledge and experience I gained while at CCHS has fully prepared me to be a successful and confident pediatric nurse.

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CCHS did a wonderful job at preparing me for my new career in the medical field. Along with the knowledge I need to get the job, they also helped in placement in my new position.

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A Student Story and Picture


Looking Back at 2013: Faculty and Staff Achievements

Degrees Awarded

Awards

School of Nursing

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Deborah Blackwell, PhD, RN, CNE, Dean of the School of Nursing, and Michele Pfaff, MSN, RN, School of Nursing Faculty: named to the 100 Great Nurses in North Carolina List in July 2013

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Kim Bradshaw, Rhoda Rillorta, and Brenda Vasquez: nominated for the Pinnacle Award, Carolinas HealthCare System’s highest form of employee recognition

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Brenda Vasquez: finalist for the Pinnacle Award.

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Michele Pfaff, MSN, RN, Nursing Faculty, selected as CCHS’s Educator of the Year

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During the 2013 Annual Symposium/Convention of Histotechnologists, Lamar Jones, histotechnology program coordinator, was awarded an all-expenses trip to Cologne, Germany in Spring 2014 to observe histotechnology procedures

All nursing faculty, including full-time and part-time faculty, are graduate level prepared with each holding a master’s or doctorate degree (PhD in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice degree).

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Sherri Marlow, Dana Mangum, and Susan Patterson, School of Nursing faculty: graduated in May, 2013, from Gardner Webb University with Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees

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Tracy Hayes, School of Nursing faculty: graduated in May, 2013 from UNC Charlotte with a Master of Science in Nursing degree

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Susan Bass and Kristy Williams, School of Nursing faculty: began the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Gardner Webb University during the summer of 2013

Other Programs 

Mary Parkman, Radiation Therapy faculty member: completed a Masters of Health Administration from Pfeiffer University during the summer of 2013

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Beverly Martin, Radiation Therapy faculty member, completed her Bachelors of Radiologic Sciences at Adventist University of Health Sciences.

Susan Bass

Lamar Jones

Dana Mangum

Sherri Marlow

Beverly Martin

Mary Parkman

Michele Pfaff

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Rhoda Rillorta

Deborah Blackwell

Brenda Vasquez

Kim Bradshaw

Kristy Williams

Tracy Hayes

Susan Patterson


Looking Back at 2013: Faculty and Staff Achievements

Professional Organizations’ Elections

Presentations and Publications

Officers

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Sherri Marlow, DNP, RN, CNE — presented “Promoting a Culture of Civility” at the North Carolina Associate Degree Nursing Council Conference, April 2013

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Susan Patterson, DNP, RN, CNE, School of Nursing Faculty — presented “The Effects of Emotional Freedom Technique on Stress and Anxiety in Nursing Students at the Association of Comprehensive Energy Professionals Annual Conference, May 2013

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Mary Griffin, PhD, nursing faculty member — PresidentElect of NCADN, the North Carolina Association of Associate Degree Educators Sherri Marlow, DNP, RN, CNE — 2013-2014 Chair for the Charlotte Area AHEC Deans and Directors Committee

Board of Directors 

Kelly Shirley, Director of Medical Laboratory Sciences — appointed to a three-year term on the North Carolina Association of Blood Bankers (NCABB) Board of Directors

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Hampton Hopkins, EdD, Dean of Student Services — appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), representing small colleges and universities in this leading association for the student affairs profession

Trish Campbell

Mary Griffin

Hampton Hopkins

Cyndie Hobson

Longevity Recognition During 2013, four members of the CCHS team were recognized for over 20 years of experience with Carolinas HealthCare System and/or Carolinas College:

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35 years:

Cyndie Hobson, MLS Faculty

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30 years:

Kimberly Yarborough, MLS Faculty

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25 years:

Trish Campbell, Nursing Faculty

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25 years:

Janie McCloskey, Nursing Faculty

Sherri Marlow

Janie McCloskey

Susan Patterson

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Kelly Shirley

Kimberly Yarborough


Looking Back at 2013: College Achievements

 Celebrated Being Named #1 for 2nd Year in a Row

I’m so proud to be able to say I

 Based on graduation and retention rates, student-faculty ratios, and test scores, StateUniversity.com CCHS ranked CCHS as the Number 1 two-year college in the nation; in addition,

am a graduate of this college. I am honored to be able to say that for each of the two years that I

StateUniversity.com placed CCHS in company with Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, Davidson, NC State, and Wake Forest, ranking right behind them as top schools in the state.

was a student at the college, the college was rated #1 in the nation for 2-year science colleges? Amazing!

Recent graduate

 Enhanced the Learning Environment  Employees rated the physical environment of the College the highest in 10 years. Surpassing the benchmark of 4.0,

 $2 million renovation was completed in 2013 Students as well as faculty and staff welcomed remodeled classrooms with leading edge technology and new furniture, freshly tiled bathrooms, renovated auditorium, new flooring, and the disappearance of pink walls. All of this was done while school continued in the building thanks to amazing planning and work!

employees rated it at 4.3, an improvement from 3.83 the year before.

 Enhanced Our Safety 

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More high definition cameras and motion detectors throughout interior and exterior of the building Phones installed in every classroom Panic and lockdown buttons installed at front desk

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Locks on all office and classrooms enable them to be locked from the inside Badge access to computer lab enable students to have more access to the lab


Looking Back at 2013: College Achievements

 Enhanced Our Programs 

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Implemented our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), an initiative to improve student information literacy. With scores based on a standard rubric, students demonstrated increased knowledge and skills in information literacy. Inter-rater reliability among the faculty using the rubric met or surpassed the 70% goal. The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) granted accreditation for our School of Radiation Therapy.

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In May 2013, three students graduated with the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in surgical technology — first time this degree has been granted.

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Added new programs 

Histotechnology — Graduated 100% of its inaugural cohort; National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) enabled graduates to take the national Board of Certification examination and 100% passed

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Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) — non-credit, mostly online program approved by the Wound Ostomy Care Nurse Association

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Specialist in Blood Banking/Medical Transfusion Program (SBBT)

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Increased effective teamwork through Interprofessional Competency Building 

With the help of a Children’s Miracle Network grant, Nursing and Radiologic Technology students were able to participate in an interdisciplinary simulation that enhanced teamwork skills which benefits pediatric patients.

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Surgical tech students and laparoscopic surgical residents had the opportunity to learn and practice together

Increased skill optimization 

To increase capacity, CCHS partnered with Carolinas Rehabilitation to offer a Phlebotomy Program as well as a Nurse Aide 1 Program for Carolinas Rehabilitation Hospital. Eight (8) completed the Phlebotomy Program and 100% of those passed the national ASCP Board of Certification Exam. Six (6) successfully completed the Nurse Aide 1 Program.

 Enhanced Our Technology Online education is here. CCHS now has up to 50% of some of its credit programs offered online; several noncredit programs are 100% online.

Technology picture

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Looking Back at 2013: Students Engaged in CCHS

Student Life Committee Provided Many Opportunities for Students To Be Involved 

During 2013, the Student Life Committee provided 11 events for students. Each of these events strove to assist students to become part of the CCHS family. On a 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being tops, students rated these events:

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Availability of the extracurricular activities:

4.36

How enjoyable the events were:

4.59

The spring Day of Service combined with Spring Fling provided a highlight of the year. Over 105 service hours were logged. These projects included:     

Made 1,000 sandwiches for Crisis Assistance Created 300 pencil packs for Classroom Central Completed small jobs at Florence Crittenton Took care of landscaping needs at Freedom Park Brightened the day for children in the Levine Children’s Hospital by making cards

Actively participating in the Annual Phoneathon, students helped increase giving 25% over the previous year.

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Looking Back at 2013: CCHS Engaged in the Community

Carolinas College of Health Sciences Is Active in Improving Our Community  CCHS Recognized Nationally for Its Success Community Benefit Initiatives 

Because of our many community activities and partnership with Pastoral Care on diversity and interfaith initiatives, CCHS President Dr. Ellen Sheppard and Deans Kim Bradshaw and Hampton Hopkins were invited to the White House reception in September to be part of the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Gathering.

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At the request of Dr. Jill Biden, wife of the Vice-President, and Dr. Martha Kanter, US Undersecretary of Education, CCHS adopted the “Principles of Excellence for Education Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and other Family Members,” and has committed to developing strategies for veteran students.

 CCHS Received the Gold Award for Carolinas HealthCare System’s Community Giving Campaign: It Takes All of Us Giving as ONE 

The College received this award for being the top participants for the 2013-14 Community Giving Campaign

 CCHS Recognized for 10 Straight Years of Successful Blood Drives 

Phi Theta Kappa, an honor society whose purpose is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students, held the annual blood drive. The 2013 drive collected 94 pints of blood for the Community Blood Center. The Community Blood Bank recognized CCHS for 10 straight years of successful blood drives.

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Looking Back at 2013: Alumni Engaged in CCHS and Community

 Alumni Successes 

Jeff Reece (NUR ‘97 and 2008 Distinguished Alumnus) was named CEO of Chesterfield General Hospital in Cheraw, SC. note saying “Thanks CCHS for what you helped create!”

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Jeff sent a

John Morris (NUR ’07) was named Bayada Home Health Care’s “National Hometown Hero of the Year.”

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Pam Mason (NUR ’05) and Theresia Maxwell (NUR ’95) were inducted as members of The Great 100, a listing that recognizes the 100 most outstanding nurses in NC.

 Young Alumni Council Launched Still an integral part of the overall Alumni Association, the Young Alumni Council was created to meet the needs of our younger alumni. It has a more laser focus on professional development, networking, educational advancement, and mentoring opportunities.

 Alumni Traveled to Paris 16 of our alumni, faculty, and friends of the College headed to France in the spring of 2013 for 10 glorious days. Old friendships were renewed and new friendships were formed as the group visited sites ranging from the Eiffel Tower, to chateaus, to vineyards, to the beaches of Normandy. As soon as the plane landed back in Charlotte, this group was already beginning the travel plans for the 2014 destinations.

“Sooky” Huffman Named 2013 Distinquished Alumnus Carolinas College of Health Sciences proudly celebrated Eunice Spires Hoffman, MSN, RN, as its 2013 Distinguished Alumnus! “Sooky,” as she was known to her classmates, was a 1951 graduate of Charlotte Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Her career took her to Miami, Gainesville, Florida, and Tucson, Arizona where she was a nurse and an educator. When she retired, her retirement was anything but typical. She began volunteering as a nurse on medical missions. During her “retired” years she has been on Mercy Ships medical mission trips to Honduras, the Dominican Republic and Africa.   In Africa, she assisted on reconstructive maxillofacial, orthopedic and general surgeries; in Honduras, her work consisted of eye surgeries; in the Dominican Republic she assisted in general surgery. She participated in as many as 30 cases a day, often from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. A devout Episcopalian, Sooky says, “God puts us in the right place at the right time, and it works out.”

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Looking Back at 2013: Engaged Alumni

 The Class of 1963 Held Its 50th Reunion 

Out of the 37 invitations sent to the 1963 class, 17 were able to attend the 2-day reunion: 16 nursing graduate and 1 medical laboratory science graduate.

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The 50th anniversary of their graduation began Thursday night with dinner and being the special guests at the 2013 graduation, where each was recognized and presented a commemorative pin and certificate.

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Friday was spent reminiscing and seeing all the changes within the College and Carolinas Medical Center.

 Alumni Association Awards the Dr. Ellen Sheppard Scholarship 

Through the generosity of the alumni of Carolinas College of Health Sciences, the Ellen Sheppard Alumni Scholarship was created to honor Dr. Sheppard’s work in establishing the college’s alumni association by providing financial assistance to a deserving student.

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The one-year award is rotated each year through all the academic programs offered at the College.

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This year’s recipient of the $500 award was Brittany Harwell, a Radiation Technology student.

1994 Graduate Credits Her Education Here for Her Successful Career CMHA School of Nursing existed by that name only from 1990 to 1994. One of those early students was Tammie Heintzman. Tammie graduated in 1994 and has gone on to find success not only in nursing but also as a nurse educator, composer, performer, and recording artist. It’s not surprising, then, that Tammie’s life philosophy leans heavily on finding balance, “I cannot choose between family, music and career. I love them all! Balancing life includes a holistic approach: We teach and live and learn.” Aa a nurse educator, Tammie relies on what she learned during her years here. She believes in challenging yourself and the students. Those words would bring a smile to one of her CMHA instructors, Sue Tatro, who once assigned Tammie a client with 17 different medications because she knew Tammie could do it. “That experience left me with a confidence I remember today.” She also credits Brenda Vasquez and Delores Maxwell with preparing her for the real world even though “I’m sorry about the times I hid in the nurses lounge and hoped they wouldn’t notice!”

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Looking Back at 2013: The Financial Picture

2013 Revenues: By Sources

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The College achieved a positive margin for the 2013 budget year.

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While revenues were 0.09% lower than what had been budgeted, expenses were 2.7% lower than expected.

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The financial picture for the College trended upward.

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2013 Expenses: By Categories


Looking Back at 2013: Increasing Our Brand Awareness Through Social Media

Statistically Speaking

58%

Increase in Facebook likes 2012: 2013:

10,515

199%

823 1304

Average Monthly unique website

Increase in followers for LinkedIn Beginning of 2013: End of 2013:

146 436

Watch Twitter Grow in 2014

during 2013

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Looking Forward: Strategic Plan Updates

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