Debbie Boggs

With their past experiences both as Mount Carmel graduates and now fully fledged professionals or retirees from a successful nursing career, Mount Carmel alumni are vital to MCCN. Beyond rekindling memories, sharing knowledge or life experiences, engaging alumni through collaboration with MCCN faculty and staff enables the College to enhance the student experience while offering a meaningful experience for the alumni and a way for them to give back to the alma mater that gave them the foundation for or enhanced their career path.

Led by Debbie Boggs, RN, as director, Alumni Relations harnesses the enthusiasm and fond memories of alumni, focusing their engagement to ensure a bright future for the College through a number of initiatives.

Get your Lenten season off to a great start with MCCN’s Mardi Gras celebration, Tuesday, February 9 from noon to 2 p.m. in the College Gym. Join us for a free (for students) burrito bar and a mask-painting contest. Prizes will be awarded for the best masks. Bring your Mardi Gras beads and join us!

Fulia Farkas

As part of our ongoing series of profile faculty, staff and student representatives, this month we feature Julia Farkas, BA, department secretary.

Name: Julia

Nickname: Jules

Hometown: Worthington, Ohio

Alma Mater: Ohio Dominican University

I can’t live without… candy and my family.

SNAM-FMC continues to have exciting opportunities including some with students from Columbus campus:

Congratulations to these faculty and staff and on their recent achievements:

Theresa Skybo, PhD, RN, CPNP, was awarded a $9,000 grant to develop a yoga program to enhance the coping skills and health of MCCN students.

Kathy Sommers, MBA, EdD, RN, was coauthor of a recently published article: Warner, J., Sommers, K., Zappa, M., & Thornlow, D. Decreasing workplace incivility, Nursing Management, 47, 22 - 30.

Darrel Spurlock, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, and Kim Loscko, DVM, have been invited to present at the Ohio Project Kaleidoscope Conference on May 21, 2016 at Capital University, presenting the outcomes of their quantitative analysis in both podium and poster presentations: “Evaluating the Use of Adaptive Courseware to Improve the First Year Experience in STEM Courses.”

In honor of the beginning of Lent, Campus Ministry will be providing the distribution of ashes and two prayer services on Ash Wednesday, February 10. All faith traditions are welcome to attend.

The distribution of ashes, where ashes are placed on the forehead as a symbol of God’s forgiveness, will be held throughout the day in the Eleanor Wilson Room.

Lunch and Learn: February 15, Noon, College Lounge

Brenda Beyer, MSN, RN, assistant professor and NCLEX-RN and testing specialist, will present on “Improving Your Testing Skills With Specific Strategies Designed to Prepare You to Perform at a High Level on the NCLEX-RN Examination.” Snacks and soda will be provided. Students must RSVP to Kathy Espy at kespy@mccn.edu or call (614) 234-5276. Students who attended in October are welcome to attend again as a refresher.