Mount Carmel College of Nursing is honored to have five faculty and staff members who were recognized in the 2015 edition of Who’s Who in Black Columbus. Kathy Espy, BA, director of diversity and community initiatives, was recognized as a Living Legend. In addition, four other faculty and staff were honored in this year’s edition: Kim Campbell, PhD, director of enrollment management; Associate Professor Shirley Cooley, PhD, RN,CNE, C-EFM; Clinical Instructor Janet Sheppard, MSN, BSN, BA; and Associate Professor Tanika Cherry-Montgomery, PhD, RN-BC, coordinator of the Second Degree Accelerated Program. All honorees were celebrated at a special reception held Tuesday, October 27 at the Ohio Union on the Ohio State University campus.

Who’s Who in Black Columbus is the most visible publication that celebrates, documents and recognizes the contributions that African Americans are making in greater Columbus. It provides history and tradition about people, organizations and businesses that are making positive contributions and significant impact throughout the central Ohio community,” Espy said.

Scott Dolan, PhD, RN

As part of our ongoing series of profile faculty, staff and student representatives, this month we feature MCCN professor Scott Dolan, PhD, RN, from the Columbus campus.

Name: Scott C Dolan, PhD, RN

Nickname: Bear

Hometown: Newark, Ohio

Alma Mater: Kent State University

I can’t live without… A morning cup of coffee

MCCN once again will help brighten the holidays of lower income local children at Avondale Elementary School through the Avondale Holiday Giving Program. Sponsored by the Health Sciences Library and the Office of Student Life, the theme for this year’s effort is “Celebrating the Community and People-Centered Care.”

We’re down to the ninth inning and it’s time to put on our rally caps – be sure to make your donation to the Mount Carmel Foundation before the campaign comes to a close.

Don’t forget you make a “double play” by donating by November 12; all donations received by that date will be matched by the Mount Carmel Foundation. Your donation helps programs and students right here at MCCN. Here are a few examples:

MCCN-FMC students enjoyed ice cream and posed with the “Stand-Up Pope” as part of the activities MCCN planned in conjunction with Pope Francis’ recent visit to the U.S.

Campus Ministry is pleased to present an Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Service on Monday, November 23 at noon in the College Lounge. MCCN President Dr. Christine Wynd will welcome leaders of the Roman Catholic, Methodist, Jewish and Muslim faith traditions who will share what is most meaningful to them. Participating clergy include Father Joe Ciccone, C.S. P., director of the St. Thomas More Newman Center; Nicol Ghazi, Noor Islamic Center; Rev. Lou Seipel, senior pastor of Broad Street Methodist Church; and Rabbi Yosef Zylberberg, senior rabbi of Temple Israel in Lima, Ohio and instructor at Ohio University. Michael Szczepanik, a musician from St. Thomas More Newman Center, also will participate. Students in Campus Ministry who belong to each faith tradition will respond to each corresponding faith leader. Campus Ministry will be collecting warm clothing for the homeless as the offering. The service also will feature the Mount Carmel College of Nursing Choir to lead the gathering in song.

T-shirt design

The Student Nurses Association at Mount Carmel, Fairfield Medical Center Campus, is selling MCCN shirts to students at both the Columbus and FMC campuses. Shirts can be a short-sleeve T-shirt, long sleeve T-shirt or a hoodie and are available in burgundy, dark gray and black. Prices range from $10-$30 depending on the type of shirt you order and the size. All sales are cash only. To purchase a shirt, fill out the attached order form and enclose with your payment in a sealed envelope. FMC students: please give your form and payment to Rebekah Young or Cora Arledge. Columbus campus students: please place your envelopes in Deidre Smith’s mailbox. All orders are due November 6 at 9 a.m.

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