Vol. 2 Issue 5
Clipboard NOTES Keeping students and alumni informed and engaged with Pfeiffer health programs
FIRST NURSING CLASS TO GRADUATE BY DIANNE DANIELS
On May 11, Pfeiﬀer University will graduate its ﬁrst class of nursing students. The twelve soon-‐to-‐be graduates began their journey in nursing several years ago. Two of the seniors, Hayley Rogers and Micah Bortner actually began as freshmen in the fall of 2009 as the ﬁrst pre-‐nursing students. Some of students were already enrolled at Pfeiﬀer in another major; others came in as transfer students with previous degrees, families, and jobs. The cohort began upper division nursing courses in fall of 2011. In September, the students received their white lab coats embroidered with the Pfeiﬀer nursing logo in an impressive ceremony, which signiﬁed their transiAon from theory to nursing pracAce. A special senior banquet is planned for May 7th followed by the Nursing Pinning Ceremony on May 8 in Henry Pfeiﬀer Chapel. The ﬁrst graduaAng class in Pfeiﬀer’s 128 year history reﬂects some interesAng and diverse demographics. There are ten females and two males who come from Stanly, Davidson, Burke, Randolph and Cabarrus Coun>es; one student is from Pennsylvania and one from Canada. Their ages range from 21-‐50. They are Continued on page 2
TABLE OF CONTENTS
First Nursing Class to Graduate ....................142 From the Dean’s Desk......................................3 Save The Date: IntegraAng the Principles of PaAent Centered Care ..............4 Scholarship Money Available ........................5 AHEC Weight Loss Center ............................6 Triangle Healthcare ExecuAve Forum ..........7 RTP Campus Welcomes New MFT Site4Director ............................7
Pfeiﬀer NCAMFT Awards ..................................8 Commencement................................................8 ComparaAve InternaAonal Health Travel and Study ....................................8 Thank You Faculty..............................................9 Pfeiﬀer Students Pursue Doctoral Studies at MUSC ..............................10 Deploying in June ............................................11 Career Readiness ............................................12 Our Spring Faculty ..........................................13
FIRST NURSING CLASS TO GRADUATE CONTINUED
single, single parents and some married with families. Two have previous degrees from Pfeiﬀer, one in English and one in Accoun>ng. One Pfeiﬀer graduate, who has a previous degree in English, has also been employed by the University for 16 years. One student has two previous Associate Degrees in Arts and Science. One has a Business and Economic degree. One entered the program as an LPN and ﬁve are ﬁrst genera>on college students. Their areas of nursing interests include community public health, emergency nursing, ﬂight nurse, cardiac, mental health, pediatrics, medical-‐surgical nursing, and women’s health. All twelve students plan to conAnue their educaAon in graduate school in the areas of nurse educaAon, nurse pracAAoner or anesthesia. This year, Pfeiﬀer's spring commencement falls during NaAonal Nurses Week, May 6-‐12. According to the American Nurses AssociaAon, this week is devoted to highlighAng needs of American society (ANA, 2013). "There is truly no beier Ame for Pfeiﬀer's ﬁrst class of nursing students to graduate," said Pfeiﬀer President Mike Miller.
Lydia “Gina” Butler
Jo Ellen Newsome
FROM T HE D EAN’S D ESK I’m smiling because, together, we have come successfully through another academic year, and there is indeed much to celebrate. Pfeiﬀer University's department of nursing will graduate its ﬁrst class of nurse leaders in May. Exercise science will implement the InsAtute for Clergy Health with its ﬁrst retreat this summer. The Marriage and Family Therapy program's new clinic in the Raleigh-‐Durham area is making a dynamic mark in the region and the department of health administraAon revised both undergraduate and graduate curricula. Alumni conAnue to obtain outstanding employment. Faculty in all departments engage in exciAng and ground-‐breaking research and we have extended community partnerships across the region, opening doors for students and alumni to experience internships, pracAcums and work experiences that will enhance their job readiness in very tangible and producAve ways. This, we believe, is a very posiAve report card for our division. This issue of Clipboard Notes is packed with exciAng end-‐of-‐year informaAon. I am grateful for the collegial cooperaAon the directors have shown as they worked together for the ﬁrst Ame as a Division TEAM (Together Everyone helps to Achieve the Mission). I also want to thank our graduate assistants who provide operaAonal assistance for faculty, their classmates and my oﬃce on a daily basis. All seniors are encouraged to parAcipate in the May or August commencement ceremonies. You have done well and accomplished much. Please give faculty the pleasure of shaking your hand and wishing you well. Returning students are asked to please check your Pfeiﬀer email oken over the summer for advising and administraAve updates. Best wishes for a safe and happy summer.
Vernease H. Miller, MHA, JD | Interim Dean for Health Programs 4701 Park Road | Charlotte, NC | 28209 Main: 704.521.9116 | Direct: 704.945.7313 | Fax: 704.463.1363 www.pfeiffer.edu | email@example.com
The Nature To Serve. The Knowledge To Lead
The Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executive Group (GCHEG) would like you to
for an ACHE Face-to-Face Education Event
Integrating the Principles of Patient-Centered Care Wednesday, April 24, 2013 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Registration/Networking 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Panel Discussion/Question and Answer Session
Moderator JAY SNYDER
VP of Healthcare Construction | Monteith Construction Corp
Panelists NEHEMIE GEORGES Director of CMC Mercy-Plaintree Designated| Carolinas Healthcare System CHRISTINA HUITT, RN, MSN, ACM Director of Quality | CaroMont Health BARBARA BURNES, RN, BS Principal Consultant | Press Ganey Associates, Inc
Location University of North Carolina Charlotte Campus 9201 University City Blvd Education Building, Room 010 Charlotte, NC 28223 Light Hors D’oeuvres will be provided.
Registration Fees GCHEG Member – $35.00 • GCHEG Non-Member – $45.00 Student Member - $20.00 • Student Non-Member - $25.00 Register Online at: http://gcheg.ache.org/
SCHOLARSHIP MONEY AVAILABLE
The Department of Health Administration Memorial Award is given each year in recognition of a second year graduate health administration student who has demonstrated high academic achievement. It is a $500 tuition award. Students who wish to apply should contact Dr. Carol Vogt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PFEIFFER ALUMNA RECEIVES NC AND NATIONAL NHA LICENSURE Amy E. Smith, a 2009 graduate the MBA-MHA program, was recently licensed as a nursing home administrator in the State of North Carolina. Amy successfully completed the state’s administrator in training program and passed the NC State Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators’ national and state examinations. She completed the state-required internship training at The Pines at Davidson Continuing Care Retirement Community under the direction of Mr. Edgar Muller, CEO, who is a state approved preceptor and licensed nursing home administrator. Amy is employed as director of wellness activities and transportation with The Pines. She reports, “It was a lengthy process, but definitely a learning experience, even with 20 years in the industry.” Dr. Vernease Miller, one of Amy’s former professors, remembers her as a dedicated student. “I am particularly proud of Amy because she has remained engaged with our Charlotte campus programs after graduating several years ago. She is a great role model for students and a life long Pfeiffer friend. We congratulate her and wish her well in her new endeavors.”
AMY E. SMITH
Dr. Fred Ingle, Dr. Carol Vogt, Assistant Professor Katrina King, MHA students Tiffany Wilson and Dane Moore attended the Triangle Healthcare Executive Forum at Durham Regional Medical Center on February 28. The topic was Leading Information Security: Planning for Data Privacy and Security.
RTP CAMPUS WELCOMES NEW MFT SITE-DIRECTOR
DR. JEFF KREPPS, PH.D., LMFT
Jeff Krepps, Ph.D., a North Carolina licensed marriage and family therapist, clinical fellow and approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, joined the Pfeiffer University faculty on Jan. 2 as assistant professor. Dr. Krepss, who has served as an adjunct professor since 2011, is the new site director for the Marriage and Family Therapy program on the Triangle campus. He served as an adjunct professor in the MFT program since 2011. The focus of his work is in the area of couple/marital therapy and education and parent/child relationships. Dr. Krepps has more than sixteen years of experience working with couples, families and individuals. He held a previous appointment as an assistant professor at a COAMFTE accredited MFT program as well as an appointment as an adjunct assistant professor of psychiatry at the Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Krepps is married. He and his wife, Cheyenne, have four daughters. Cheyenne is also a family therapist who directs the Cancer Patient Support Program at Duke University’s Cancer Center in Durham. In addition to balancing work and family, Dr. Krepps is the current president of the North Carolina Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and serves on its executive board. He states that he is enjoying his new position at Pfeiffer and looks forward to “building the MFT program in the Raleigh/Durham area and being a part of Pfeiffer University at is continues to grow.” He can be reached at email@example.com or (919) 941-2920, x 2928.
PFEIFFER NCAMFT AWARDS The North Carolina Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (NCAMFT) Graduate Student Research Award was presented to Sarah Alwran at the recent annual conference in March. The award recognizes “excellence in research focused on enhancing the practice of marriage and family therapy or the understanding of families.” This is the first time a Pfeiffer student has been recognized in this category. Dr. Pearl Wong received the Marriage and Family Therapy Training Award. Congratulations to Sarah and Dr. Wong.
COMMENCEMENT Undergraduate Programs Sat., May 11 Graduate Programs Sat., Aug. 10 All ceremonies will be held on the Misenheimer campus. Celebrate your success. Be there!
NIAGARA FALLS IN CANADA COMPARATIVE INTERNATIONAL HEALTH TRAVEL AND STUDY
The Comparative International Health course has been divided into two separate courses. MHA 776 is the course for students who wish to travel. MHA 777 is the Comparative International Health Study course for students who prefer to write a research paper. Both courses will be offered in the fall and spring semesters. The planned international trips for 2013-14 are: London – MHA 776 M32 – Fall 2013 registration (January 2 – 14 2014) Canada – MHA 776 M32 – Spring 2014 registration (May 8 - 17) Austria – MHA 776 M34 – Spring 2014 registration (spring break March 1-8) Germany – MHA 776 M33 – Spring 2014 registration (May 10-17)
Please note that students who travel must pay course tuition and a trip surcharge fee. Details about trip leaders and the specific costs will be published in the August/September Clipboard Notes. Trips will be capped at 50 participants on a first-come-first-served basis.
THANK YOU A round of applause must be given to the division of health-related programs whose faculty and staff made this year such a success. The departments of exercise science, health administration, marriage and family therapy and nursing are all to be congratulated for professional and faithful teaching, mentoring, advising, committee and community service, scholarship and all the unseen you do to support our students and the University. We are most grateful for the service of the 2012-13 graduate assistants: • • • • • •
Bobbi Jo McKercher Christine DeLargy Traci Smitherman Laura Bertinetti Jeff Beaman Joseph Perez
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Rachel Fountain Joy Vollers Michelle Elizabeth Quine Kendra Miller Don Tillison Rob Evitts
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Bryce Haynes Wileen Fontaine Paula Hennie-Roed Sandra Moore Jeffrey Gross Stacey Cuevas Queta Thomas
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Carrie Ferguson Tim Markijohn Tina Schwebach Christian Cole Melvin Jessica Oneal Mary Beth Utsman Ankshika Punj
PFEIFFER STUDENTS PURSUE DOCTORAL STUDIES AT MUSC
MHA -MBA student Howard Beatty,
On Feb. 21, Assistant Professor Gwyndolan Swain traveled to her alma mater, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston. Traveling with her were former MHA students Sarah Jordan '12 and Nikki Hicks '12 as well as current student Howard Beatty, who will graduate in August with a joint MBAMHA. Each had expressed interest in pursuing a terminal degree. The group attended an information session offered by MUSC for the fall 2013 cohort in the doctor of health administration and leadership (DHA) degree program. They were given a private audience with administrative personnel who provided insight into the program and answered all their eager questions. In addition, they had the chance to view dissertation projects that were on display. Later they were joined by Dr. Jim Zoller, department chair, who led them on a guided tour. During that session, Sarah learned that she had been accepted into the program. Since returning from the trip all have received their acceptance letters.
Pfeiffer alumni Sarah Jordan and
Assistant Professor Swain says she is "bursting with pride that the students sought my advice and will follow my footsteps to MUSC." Gwyndolan Swain, and Sarah Jordan confirmed the value of the experience. “Dr. Swain talked Dr. Zoller, MUSC Doctor to me about the DHA program at MUSC so I knew their curriculum is my of Health Administration preferred style of learning. While at MUSC, we were met and treated with and Leadership Program such professionalism and profound respect by Meghan Hann, our student Department Chair support person, and Dr. Zoller, head of the DHA department, that there was no doubt that I want to enroll in the fall." Howard Beatty agrees. “I'm thankful that Pfeiffer University has professors like Dr. Swain, to not only encourage me to pursue a doctoral degree but also take take time to introduce us to the campus." Nikki Hicks sums the experience this way: “I thank Dr. Swain for recommending the MUSC CHP/DHA program and for taking the time to take me to her alma mater. I can now say I am LaTanya Nikole Hicks, doctor of health administration candidate at the Medical University of South Carolina class of 2016.” Nikki Hicks , Assistant Professor
“I am very proud of Gwyndolan,” said Dr. Miller. “This is what mentoring of students is all about; going beyond the call of duty to encourage the pursuit of excellence.” Congratulations to Sarah, Howard and Nikki. We will be watching your progress.
Pfeiﬀer MBA-‐MHA student, U.S. Navy Commander Michael LuSrell will be deploying in June to Bahrain, United Arab Emirates to serve as the Oﬃcer in Charge of the Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) at Isa Air Base. In addi>on to this command role, he will be providing clinical pa>ent care as a nurse prac>>oner and will work closely with the U.S. Navy FiZh Fleet base and Central Command (CENTCOM) of all U.S. forces in the Middle East region. His responsibili>es will also include the sustainment of coopera>ve healthcare service arrangements with health service organiza>ons-‐-‐ and the Kingdom of Bahrain Ministry of Health-‐-‐for specialty services resourcing for U.S service members and their dependents. Commander LuSrell carries with him our best wishes for a successful tour of duty and safe return.
Commander Michael Luttrell
U.S. Navy Commander Michael Luttrell
Learn to stand out from your competition and find the right career opportunity in record time! Please join us Wednesday, April 24 from 6-8 p.m. to learn from the nation’s leading Career Readiness Speaker, Mr. Rick Sears, on how to find viable employment quickly in the Charlotte area. His presentation are designed to specifically demystify the complex hiring process by discussing what works and what doesn’t in finding a job. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!
EVENT WHEN WHERE WHO
Career Readiness Workshop from nation’s foremost expert Wednesday, April 24, from 6-8 p.m. Pfeiffer University Charlotte Campus - Room B139 All Pfeiffer students interested in finding a job the right way
SPRING ADJUNCT FACULTY
Vernease H. Miller, Interim Dean firstname.lastname@example.org
Agir Kurmanj Caroline Hohensee Harold Griffin Edward Fuller Nur Onvural Nicole Childs Victoria Winstead
Vinson H. Sutlive, Professor and Department Chair Vinsonvinson.email@example.com
Bankole Olatosi Jimmy Atkins Fred Ingle Clayton Griffing Karen Doolittle Dan Marlowe
Blake Justice, Assistant Professor Blake.firstname.lastname@example.org
Barnett R. Parker, Professor and Department Chair email@example.com Joel Vickers, Professor firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant for Nursing Leslie Tucker: email@example.com Direct: (704) 463-1363
Carol Vogt, Professor firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Assistant for Health Administration Ankshika Punj Healthadmin@fsmail.pfeiffer.edu 704 945 7310
Jamal Nahavandi, Associate Professor email@example.com
Graduate Assistant for Marriage and Family Therapy Mary Beth Utsman Marybeth.firstname.lastname@example.org 704 945 7310 Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy 704 945 7324 Pfeiffer University at Charlotte 4701 Park Road Charlotte, NC 28209 Phone 704 521 9116 Fax 704 945 7330 Pfeiffer University at the Triangle 2880 Slater Road, Suite 100 Morrisville, NC 27560 Phone 919 941 2920 Fax 919 941 2920 Pfeiffer University at Misenheimer 48380 U.S. Hwy 52 N Misenheimer, NC 28109 Phone 704 463-1360 Fax 704 463 1363
Clipboard Notes, a communication tool of Pfeiffer University's division of health-related programs, keeps students and alumni informed about and engaged in relevant program activities.
Gwyndolan L. Swain, Assistant Professor email@example.com
James C. Leist, Professor firstname.lastname@example.org Katrina Graham King, Assistant Professor email@example.com Sanggon Nam, Assistant Professor firstname.lastname@example.org
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY Susan Wilkie, Professor and Program Director email@example.com George W. Bitar, Assistant Professor firstname.lastname@example.org Laura Bryan, Assistant Professor and Clinic Director Laura.email@example.com Pearl Wong, Assistant Professor Pearl.firstname.lastname@example.org Jenny Haines, Clinic Director Jenny.email@example.com Jeffrey Krepps, Assistant Professor and Site Director Jeffrey.firstname.lastname@example.org
NURSING Dianne Yow Daniels, Associate Professor of Nursing and Chair of Nursing Program, email@example.com Rachel Cozort, Assistant Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org Martha Bramlett, Assistant Professor, email@example.com Dana Martin, Assistant Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org Susan Furr, Assistant Professor, email@example.com