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Earlier this month, the Class of 2020 was welcomed to Mount Carmel College of Nursing in a colorful, yet dignified Convocation procession and ceremony where family, friends, faculty and staff observed at future nurses embarked on their calling to become a professional nurse.

Congratulations to our MCCN 2016 Excellence in Nursing Awardees!

The Excellence in Nursing Awards event, sponsored annually by Mount Carmel College of Nursing and Mount Carmel Patient Care Services, recognizes outstanding nurses, nurse leaders, nurse educators and nursing education advocates, as well as physicians within Mount Carmel Health System who exemplify outstanding practice. The event is now in its 12th year. The awardees – selected by colleagues as part of the annual system-wide nomination process held in May – will be honored at a special recognition dinner set for Tuesday, September 13, at Villa Milano. Among those being celebrated for advancing the profession of nursing are colleagues from MCCN:

The Student Nurses Association at Mount Carmel (SNAM) is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, September 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the College Gym. You can sign up for an appointment either by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or online at redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: MountCarmelCollNursing. Walk-ins are welcome as time permits. Remember to bring a photo ID with you and to increase your iron intake for at least a week in preparation for donation.

The annual Picnic on the Patio and Student Government Association (SGA) Officer Installation is scheduled for Monday, August 22, in the College Gym from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. All faculty, staff and students are invited to join for great food, music and a photo booth! Don’t miss out on the food and fun!

Scott Dolan, PhD, RN

Scott Dolan, PhD, RN, who has been with MCCN for three years, was appointed associate dean for Undergraduate Pre-Licensure Nursing. This past spring, Dr. Dolan answered the call when the College was in need of an interim associate dean and immediately began working to keep the program progressing through the summer in collaboration with Tara Spalla, PhD, RN, to ably complete the hiring process, schedule courses and work assignments, prepare the Ohio Board of Nursing report, and attend to many other important activities of the position Congratulations, Dr. Dolan!

Kathy Espy

Our congratulations to Kathy Espy are both sincere and bittersweet, because in addition to wishing her well, we also bid farewell as she steps into her new role as director of Community Engagement for Mount Carmel Health System. A highly respected community leader and champion of diversity and inclusion, Kathy said yes when she asked her to work with health system leadership in fostering community engagement and relationship-building.

Jody Gill-Rocha, MS, RN

As part of our ongoing series of profile faculty and staff representatives, this month we feature freshman advisor and assistant professor, Jody Gill-Rocha, MS, RN.

Name: Jody Gill-Rocha, MS, RN, assistant professor

Hometown: Chillicothe, Ohio

Alma Mater: Ohio University (BSN) and Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MS)

I can’t live without: Coffee

Hannah Lewis

As part of our ongoing series of profiles of student representatives, this month we feature Student Government Association president, Hannah Lewis.

Name: Hannah Lewis

Nickname: Hanny

Hometown: Canal Winchester, Ohio

I can’t live without: My family

If I could spend the day with one person it would be: My grandmother, she is one of the best people I know!

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