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Alumni News

CNHP alumnus Won Sung, PhD

Psychology of pain improvement

April 28, 2018

Like learning to play an instrument requires repetition, improving back pain requires realistic goals and repeated exercises. Sung believes that behavior change is the key to improving function and finding more comfort.

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CNHP ACE alumnus and BAYADA nurse Kevin Lundell BSN `13

Q&A with BAYADA Nurse and ACE alumnus

April 24, 2018

ACE alumnus Kevin Lundell graduated in 2013 with a bachelor’s in nursing and went to work for BAYADA Home Health Care. He shares his experience and successes with Off the Charts like achieving a scholarship allowing him to become a certified nurse practitioner.

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Director of Community Health and Wellness and Associate Dean of Community Health John Kirby, Jr., MPH, EPC

Future Leader of Community Health

January 10, 2018

If there is a perfect place for John Kirby, Jr. to work, it is the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Center and the perfect job for him is the one he currently has as the director of community health and wellness at 11th Street. Read More

Where are They Now

November 28, 2017

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Clare Pisoni

Experience, Love and a Dedication to Students

October 30, 2017

Inspired by her father’s service in the medical corps, alumna and clinical instructor Clare Pisoni followed a path leading her to become a physician assistant. Now she is teaching in the program that taught her to be a skilled and compassionate PA. Read More
Walther Eisenhauer, '84, Michael Rackover, '84 and Matt Dane Baker, '83 at 45th anniversary celebration of physician assistant program

45th Anniversary Celebration

October 30, 2017

Celebrating a big milestone, alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends came together to share stories, to catch up on each other’s careers and watch as Evelyn Eskin and David Major, MD received the Sherry Stolberg Alumni Award. Read More

Where Are They Now

October 04, 2017

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Alumnus Vince Russell '15 at PCOM PA graduation

From Power School to PA School

September 18, 2017

Vince Russell, `15 had a successful career in nuclear power, but he wanted something that spoke more to his passion. With careful planning with his wife, he quit his job and became a full-time health sciences student courtesy of the GI Bill. Read More
Drexel nutrition intern Leah Tsui at the World University Games

Drexel Nutrition Students 'Jump In' at the 2017 World University Games

September 17, 2017

Current students and alumni represented Drexel and CNHP at the 29th World University Summer Games in Taipei, Taiwan, but not competing in a sport. They helped fuel the more than 7,700 student athletes from around the world.

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Al Rundio

Rundiogram

September 17, 2017

Rundiogram is a new monthly feature in Off the Charts. We are looking for regular contributors to our monthly newsletter. Please email College Engagement, Marketing and Communictions for more information.

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New CNHP Dean Laura N. Gitlin, PhD

New Dean Announced

August 10, 2017

The College of Nursing and Health Professions appoints Laura N. Gitlin, PhD as its new Dean. She will help keep CNHP's place at the forefront of innovative health care education and research and be the perfect custodian of CNHP’s interprofessional practice, education and research initiative (IPER). 
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Christian Jordal, PhD, director of the Master of Family Therapy program and assistant clinical professor

Inclusive and Welcoming Mental Health Support

August 06, 2017

Christian Jordal, PhD, director of the Master of Family Therapy program and assistant clinical professor and Anthony Pennant, LMFT, adjunct professor and CNHP alumnus are training students to be culturally competent and socially just clinicians. Read More
Coco Ellis with classmates inside New College Building

When a path takes you on an unexpected ride

August 04, 2017

Coco Ellis has an undergraduate marketing degree, but what she was doing didn’t inspire her. While teaching in an inner city school in Charlotte, she saw how food influenced classroom performance and discovered a passion for nutrition. Read More

A Message from the Interim Dean

July 05, 2017

Congratulations to all our College of Nursing and Health Professions graduates! The achievements of all of our graduates is a testament to their hard work and dedication to compassionate care as well as the outstanding preparation and guidance our esteemed faculty provided. Read More
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Commencement Activities and Celebrations

July 05, 2017

Academic excellence and hopes for the future were celebrated and shared at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts at CNHP’s commencement exercises. Graduates received sage advice and life’s lessons from two student commencement speakers and the incoming CEO of BAYADA Home Health Care on June 12. 

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Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD outdoors in sunlight

For the Good of All

July 05, 2017

This assistant professor shares how her love of nature and her desire to save the world initiated a journey that’s taken her around the globe to calm fears around anything green while helping reintroduce the sacredness of feeding oneself. Read More
Rachel Kelley and her dog in a wooded area

Learning the Nitty-Gritty of Muscle and Nutrition

July 05, 2017

Rachel Kelley knew nutrition was the path she wanted to take and we are lucky she found her way to Drexel for graduate work. She benefitted from the interprofessional learning and CNHP’s connections in Philadelphia to fine tune her area of interest. Read More
Drs. Rita and Anthony Adeniran in traditional African garb

Love, the foundation of their Story: Journey from Nigeria to Nursing and Drexel University

June 03, 2017

The Adenirans traveled 5,320 miles to Philadelphia to make their dreams come true; the physical trip from Nigeria seemed to have been the easy part. Read about how they built a life filled with love, family, education and successful careers.

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When you want it all, online is the way to go for RN to BSN

June 03, 2017

With a fifth child on the way, staff nurse Randy T. McGonigal, Sr. found time to graduate with a BSN in March, return to the stage as a singer-song writer and gear up to start the MSN program in nursing education at his alma mater.

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Alumni Weekend 2017

December 14, 2016

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Where Are They Now?

November 21, 2016

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Where Are They Now?

October 27, 2016

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Where Are They Now?

September 22, 2016

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Philip Landis, DNP, RN, CEN, RN-BC,

Dr. Phil Shaping Developing Nurses

September 20, 2016

Philip Landis, DNP, RN, CEN, RN-BC, completed his first Drexel program in 2008, earning his BSN from the College of Nursing and Health Professions. Having identified his passion, Landis – or “Dr. Phil”, as his colleagues fondly refer to him – did not stop there. He returned twice more for his MSN (’10) and his DNP (’15), a decision fueled by his employer and the flexibility of the curriculum. 

“I made the choice to return to Drexel based on the unparalleled tuition reimbursement policy of Penn Medicine and the high academic rigor, caliber and convenience of Drexel’s online nursing programs for working professionals,” he said.

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Financial Support is Here For Students in Need

July 20, 2016

STaND Up for Students brings in funds to benefit Dean’s Student Emergency Funds, received by audience with roaring laughter. 

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Annual AATA Conference Recap

July 20, 2016

A recap of the 47th annual American Art Therapy Association (AATA) Conference held in Baltimore, MD.

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40 Under 40

July 20, 2016

Nominate impressive College of Nursing and Health Professions alumni to be featured in Drexel Magazine.

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Alumni Spotlight: Rubina Dasilva ‘01

June 15, 2016

MCP Hahnemann alumna creating opportunities for veterans seeking to become PAs, advancing the profession, in role as president of the Veterans Affairs Physician Assistant Association.

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Commencement 2016

June 15, 2016

Students look back to move forward at this year’s commencement ceremonies. Read More

The Art of Remembrance

May 26, 2016

Alumna of Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania reveals healing process for service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan through portraits

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CNHP Alumna Recognized at Alumni Weekend

May 10, 2016

Dr. Charlene Compher bestowed Service to Profession Award at Alumni Weekend 2016

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Nonprofit in Chile Fostering Resiliency in Children with Chronic Illness and Trauma

April 20, 2016

Kokoi’s name was chosen very carefully. Named in part for koi fish, who swim up through waterfalls and gain incredible strength in the process, and also for kids (“ko”), the moniker perfectly symbolizes the organization’s mission: helping children to become resilient in the face of grave health obstacles.
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Caring for Future Generations

April 18, 2016

Here, at Drexel, hands-on learning is paramount, and for budding health care professionals and practitioners, preceptorships are an important compliment to the material acquired in the classroom. For students, the experience – which is a degree requirement -- marks a pivotal professional milestone and an opportunity to develop a mentorship with a clinician. Perhaps less apparent are the benefits to professionals who become preceptors. Read More

Drexel Magazine's 40 Under 40 2016

March 15, 2016

The College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) was well-represented in Drexel Magazine’s 40 Under 40 for 2016. 

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Alumni Weekend 2016: MAY 6 & 7

March 15, 2016

Celebrate being a Dragon at Alumni Weekend 2016, when today’s campus welcomes thousands of alumni back to share memories, fun, food and more. Whether you come for one event or the whole packed weekend, you’ll leave inspired and proud to call Drexel home!

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Dates and Deadlines

February 15, 2016

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Continuing Education

February 15, 2016

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Nominations are Currently Being Accepted for the Board of Governors

February 15, 2016

The Nominations Committee of the Board of Governors accepts nominations for members annually. All alumni of the College of Nursing and Health Professions are invited to participate in the process through an open call for nominations. 

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Drexel Alumni Caring for Caregivers 

February 15, 2016

Working in The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, it’s common to see a tremendous support system of doctors, caregivers and parents rally around a child with a serious illness – it is to be expected. But who is caring for the caregivers who rarely get to step away from their child’s bedside and their own distress? 

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

January 19, 2016

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Alumni Spotlight: Mahmoud Shurbaji ‘15

January 19, 2016

It’s been less than one year since Mahmoud Shurbaji graduated from the Health Services Administration program and he’s already putting his degree to good use. He’s also realized the value of a Drexel education, and the benefits of earning a degree focused on health care and business.

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Dates and Deadlines

December 08, 2015

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Improving Postpartum Health in Babies and Mothers

December 08, 2015

Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions can add another notch to its belt when it comes to programs that boast a 100% pass rate on a professional licensure exam. The first cohort of students from the Human Lactation Consultant program graduated this spring, and this fall, all successfully passed the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) exam. Now, as newly minted International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs), they’re ready to put their skills to good use. Read More

Where Are They Now?

December 08, 2015

Alumni Accomplishments

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Dates and Deadlines

October 27, 2015

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Where Are They Now?

October 26, 2015

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Where Are They Now

September 22, 2015

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Community Alumni Network of Drexel University Fall Service Project

September 22, 2015

Join Drexel alumni and friends for the Community Alumni Network at Drexel University’s (CAN DU) annual fall service project on Saturday, October 24, 2015.

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Alumni Spotlight: Gayle Severance

September 22, 2015

Twice in the past four years, Philadelphia has been the site of surgical firsts in the field of hand transplantation, and both times, Gayle Severance ’04 played a key role in their success.

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Dates and Deadlines

August 27, 2015

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Drexel Magazine's 40 Under 40: Who Inspires You

August 27, 2015

Every fall, Drexel Magazine editors face a tough challenge: whittle down a list of hundreds into just a few dozen who will make up the next class of 40 Under 40 honorees.

Obviously, they look for achievement. They look for accomplishment. Just as important, they look for individuals who inspire them and who inspire others.

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Gena Alulis

Alumni Spotlight: Gena Alulis, Founder and CEO of Superfit, Inc

July 30, 2015

Gena Alulis, Founder and CEO of Philadelphia-based Superfit, Inc., has had tremendous success taking her business from a start-up custom-fit jewelry designer to a high-growth ring manufacturer.

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Dietetic Internship

Dietetic Internship Placements

July 30, 2015

Congratulations to the following students, who have earned either their BS or MS in Nutrition and will be attending dietetic internships in the coming year.

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Drexel's 40 Under 40

Drexel Magazine's 40 Under 40: Who Inspires You?

July 30, 2015

Every fall, Drexel Magazine editors face a tough challenge: whittle down a list of hundreds into just a few dozen who will make up the next class of 40 Under 40 honorees.

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A Family Affair at the June 2015 Commencement Ceremony

June 25, 2015

Among the graduates at the June ceremony, was one whose love of blue and gold transcends generations. Donna Trigone received her Master of Science in Nursing. In 1983, Donna received her associate’s degree from Hahnemann University, predecessor of our college. 

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Call for Board Nominations

June 25, 2015

The College of Nursing and Health Professions Alumni Network of Drexel University is currently accepting nominations of qualified alumni interested in running for election to the Board of Directors. 

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Q&A: The Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellows

Q&A: The Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program Through the Lens of Mentor and Mentee

June 25, 2015

Sakinah Kidd, a junior nursing student and Fellow who has been involved in the program for nine months, and her mentor, Sheila Hess, director of Foundation Programs and Community Affairs at Independence Blue Cross Foundation who has been involved in the program for 10 months, give their unique perspectives on the relationship they’ve built and continue to nourish...

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Women Against Abuse Woman of the Year

Alumna Sandra Sheller Named Women Against Abuse Woman of the Year

May 29, 2015

Sandra Sheller: Drexel alumna, art and couple and family therapist, philanthropist, advocate against domestic abuse, and most recently, Women Against Abuse’s Woman of the Year Award winner.

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Where Are They Now?

May 28, 2015

Celebrating alumni accomplishments.

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Where Are They Now?

April 22, 2015

Celebrating alumni accomplishments. 

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Call for Board Nominations

April 16, 2015

The College of Nursing and Health Professions Alumni Network of Drexel University is currently accepting nominations of qualified alumni interested in running for election to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors oversees and advocates the CNHP Alumni Network's efforts to engage, advance and support the College of Nursing and Health Professions of Drexel University and its alumni and students through a variety of networking opportunities, activities and programs.

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Bradley Boehringer Receives Fulbright Award

April 16, 2015

Bradley Boehringer of Drexel University has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Finland in Medicine Sciences, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.

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Raising the Bar

March 13, 2015

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Stephanie King

Q&A with Stephanie King: Trust Your Instincts

March 13, 2015

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences alumna Stephanie King trusted her instincts and saved a life. 

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40 Under 40: Nicole Porter Willcox

March 13, 2015

Congratulations to Nicole Porter Willcox, a Creative Arts Therapy alumna, who was named one of Drexel’s 2015 40 Under 40!  At just 34 years old, she has already made quite an impact on a community in need and has created a model capable of helping devastated communities nationwide. 

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PTRS Reception

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Students and Alumni Assemble in Indianapolis

March 13, 2015

Drexel's Nursing and Health Professions hosted a reception for Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences alumni, students, and friends in conjunction with the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. 

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Welcome to Off the Charts!

February 13, 2015

Chartings is now Off the Charts! We hope you enjoy our new look.

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Where Are They Now?

January 29, 2015

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Music is My Superpower

Music is My Superpower

January 29, 2015

Music has always been part of my life.  I started playing the viola when I was six.  My brother, the cello, my sister, the viola… and together we were “The Barry Trio.”  I graduated...

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Art Therapy Faculty and Alumni Present at National Conference

January 29, 2015

In July, resident Graduate Art Therapy faculty Donna Kaiser, PhD, Yasmine Awais, and Michele Rattigan presented at the 45th Annual American Art Therapy Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  Also... 

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The Never Ending Journey of HSAD Alumna Susan Feinstein

January 29, 2015

There are only a handful of people in this world who can work through multiple jobs, be unemployed for nine months, take care of three children, work full-time and also attend classes at night to get a bachelor’s...

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Bald So Hard

January 29, 2015

Mike Mahoney, MA Music Therapy ’11 helped Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia cancer patient Tom Gillin create the viral ‘Bald So Hard’ video featured on Today in September...

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PT Group Service Trip to Guatemala

December 16, 2014

Healthcare delivery often takes our students, alumni, faculty, and staff at the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions much farther than Philadelphia’s city limits, with opportunities extending to places all around the globe...

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CNHP in the News

November 05, 2014

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Alumnus Andrew Wegoye Off to Fight Ebola in Liberia

November 05, 2014

Andrew Wegoye, a 2014 graduate of the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions’ Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) BSN Program, left for Liberia on October 30 to fight the Ebola epidemic for at least four months. 

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Gioia Chilton Wins Research Award

September 25, 2014

Gioia Chilton, PhD, the first graduate of the College’s new PhD in Creative Arts Therapies Program, has been selected as a recipient of the E. Paul Torrance Graduate Student Research Award for 2014. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

September 11, 2014

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CNHP in the Media

September 11, 2014

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Special Acknowledgments

September 11, 2014

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Employing Drexel Students and Graduates

August 13, 2014

Employers interested in hiring Drexel students and alumni for co-op and full-time positions are invited to host tables at Drexel’s Annual Fall Career Fair, which is one of the largest university career fairs in the Philadelphia area. Drexel students from all majors and degree levels will be in attendance. 

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Submit Nominations for Drexel’s 40 Under 40 List

August 13, 2014

It’s that time of the year again – time to submit your nominations for Drexel’s list of the most interesting, successful, and inspiring young graduates. Drexel Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list is an annual compilation of impressive alumni stories. You can see last year’s list here.

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Job Opportunity for Physical Therapy Graduates

August 13, 2014

Procare Rehabilitation, LLC is seeking candidates to fill a full-time outpatient physical therapy position. Procare Rehabilitation, which is located in Flemington, NJ, specializes in all orthopedic populations as well as implementing the McKenzie method for the treatment of the spine.

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Join the CNHP Alumni Network Board of Directors

August 13, 2014

Alumni of the College of Nursing and Health Professions and its predecessor institutions who are looking to become more engaged with the College and take on a new leadership role are encouraged to apply to become a member of the CNHP Alumni Network’s Board of Directors. 

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A Busy Summer for the PhD Program in Creative Arts Therapies

August 13, 2014

Faculty and students from the PhD Program in Creative Arts Therapies at the College of Nursing and Health Professions have been busy this summer traveling to and presenting at multiple conferences. Here are the impressive highlights:

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Young Alumna Featured in Seventeen Magazine

August 13, 2014

Sheena Pradhan, who graduated from the BS Nutrition Program at the College of Nursing and Health Professions in 2011, recently contributed to Seventeen magazine in an article, "Beat the Heat Treats," which provided examples of healthy warm weather desserts.ients in their own languages. 

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Award Named for Alumna Myra Levick

July 14, 2014

The Myra Levick Award for Excellence in Art Therapy was recently established in honor of Myra Levick, a cherished member of the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions community.

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Ground Broken for Health Center Expansion

July 14, 2014

June 6 was a very happy day for many as golden shovels literally broke ground at the site of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University...

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Alumni Association Awards 2014

June 09, 2014

On May 3, the Drexel University Alumni Association held its annual Alumni Association Awards Ceremony. Several current students and alumni from the College of Nursing and Health Professions were presented with awards from the Association, including Andrew DeMaio, Abigail Warner, Mahmoud Shurbaji, and Susan Bastable.

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Alumni and Friends Gather at ENRS Sessions

April 22, 2014

Dean Donnelly and the CNHP Alumni Network hosted a reception for alumni and friends in conjunction with the 26th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Eastern Nursing Research Society on April 10 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel.

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How Might the Proposed Changes to Nutrition Facts Labels Affect Consumers?

March 20, 2014

Hearing about the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts labels in the U.S. while I am studying in Israel is a pleasant reminder of the exciting issues that I will be jumping back into when I return home.  As a dietetic intern at a sports clinic in Jerusalem, I recognize the importance of the Nutrition Facts label as a tool to help people make informed, healthy food choices...

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Drexel Celebrates $2.5M Sheller Family Foundation Gift to 11th Street

March 20, 2014

At a special luncheon at the Paul Peck Alumni Center on February 17, Drexel University and the College of Nursing and Health Professions celebrated a $2.5 million gift from the Sheller Family Foundation for the expansion of 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University. Groundbreaking for the expansion project of the nurse-managed health center, which has been renamed in the benefactors’ honor, is expected to take place next month.

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Self-Care the Key to Caring for Others 

February 28, 2014

“Self-care is so important to my field because of the burnout rate,” said Jenny Sacks, a 2012 graduate of the Master’s in Couple and Family Therapy Program and a therapist in the Thomas Jefferson University Health System. “You’ll hear from your colleagues that they need a vacation or that they just can’t handle their caseload."

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Alumni Network Event Shows Students Paths to Career Success

February 19, 2014

On February 5, current students from the College of Nursing and Health Professions were treated to a panel discussion with four successful alumni in an event presented by the College’s Alumni Network. The panelists, who represented a variety of different health professions, each began their careers as Drexel students.

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Student Sandra Brinkman-Denney Published in International Nursing Journal

December 19, 2013

Recent graduate Sandra Brinkman-Denney’s capstone manuscript, entitled “An International Comparison of the Clinical Trials Nurse Role,” was published in the December issue of the British journal, Nursing Management-UK...

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Alumna Nicole Willcox Provides Art Therapy to Newtown Shooting Community

December 19, 2013

For Nicole Willcox, who graduated from The College of Nursing and Health Professions’ Master’s in Art Therapy Program in 2008, providing therapy to those who really need it is not just a job, it’s her life’s passion. The tragedy that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School on...

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Alumni Holiday Turkey Project Celebrates 40 Years

December 02, 2013

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Drexel University Alumni Association’s Turkey Project, a charitable program through which Drexel alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends have provided holiday turkeys to local families in need.

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Alumni Update: Where are they now?

December 02, 2013

Erika Barrington (MA ’13) and Amy Capomacchio (MA ’13) hosted a workshop called Theatre of the Oppressed for mental health professionals at Studio 34 in Philadelphia. The workshop consisted of games and theatrical exercises designed to help improve communication skills...

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Alumna Profile: Fabrisia Ambrosio Combines Passions for Physical Therapy and Regenerative Medicine

December 02, 2013

Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD sometimes pauses when she is introduced as a graduate of MCP Hahnemann University’s Physical Therapy Program. Although we recognize her as one of our astounding Drexel graduates, her Curriculum Vitae, website biography and countless presentation and lecture introductions still include the MCP Hahnemann name...

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Dance/Movement Therapy Alumna Brings Indigenous Hawaiian Dance to Campus

December 02, 2013

“Makia!” Emily Nussdorfer chanted loudly while rocking forward and rolling her arms back and forth like an ocean wave. “Mana wa,” she continued, repeating the same gesture. Nussdorfer, a 2001 Creative Arts Therapies Program graduate, led participants in an Indigenous Hawaiin Dance workshop...

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Mother and Daughter Graduate from the ACE Program a Decade Apart

December 02, 2013

Maureen Hammond has memories of her mother’s stacks of index cards, which she would tote around in case an opportunity arose to cram a few minutes of study time. Maureen was in middle school when her mom, Mary Hammond, grinded her way through the Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) BSN Program at the College of Nursing and Health Professions. Mary was a member of the second class of ACE graduates and a self-identified “Queen of Notecards.”

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Q& A with Jennie Pless: Saturday Scholars Grad Applies Classroom Learning to Launching Her Own Business

November 13, 2013

Jennie Pless is a 2013 graduate of the Health Services Administration Program. During the program, she launched her business, Work-4-All, an employment specialists agency that provides services to individuals with disabilities.

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Call for Submissions: Drexel Magazine’s Prestigious 40 Under 40 List

October 09, 2013

Drexel University is on the rise, and our alumni- especially our young alumni- are a big reason why. At the College of Nursing and Health Professions, we want to make sure our alumni are seen and heard...

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Alumna Rita K. Adeniran Leads Penn’s Diversity Symposium

October 09, 2013

Rita K. Adeniran, DrNP, who graduated from Drexel’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program in 2011, is channeling her passion for creating diverse and inclusive healthcare environments into leading the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania’s Fourth Biennial Symposium on Cultural Competence in mid-November...

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Sister Katherine Baltazar ’08 Addresses Suicide, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders on Native American Reservation

August 29, 2013

“I always find it a great compliment when people ask me if I’m native,” said Sister Katherine Baltazar, a psychiatric nurse currently working on a Native American reservation with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

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Drexel University to Host New Student Send-offs across the Country

August 14, 2013

The University expects to gain more than 3,500 new students on campus in the fall. In order to welcome them into the Drexel community- to which they will belong as students and then as alumni for the rest of their lives- the University has planned a series of New Student Send-off events in different cities throughout the United States...

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Q&A With Rachel Hudes ‘10, Former 11th Street Co-op and Current Business Owner

August 14, 2013

Rachel Hudes, BS Nutrition ‘10, draws upon her experiences as a co-op at 11th Street Family Health Services as she forges ahead as the founding leader of her business, Delicious Control. Here, Rachel answers our questions about how her work at 11th Street shaped her path to entrepreneurship...

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Resilience: The Theme of Alumna and Blind Art Therapist Jamie Wasson’s Career and Artwork

July 29, 2013

 “I kind of see life like an impressionist painting,” said Creative Arts Therapies alumna Jamie Wasson, who is legally blind. Wasson has worked as an art therapist at an outpatient clinic in Center City for seven years, helping children and families who have dealt with a lot of loss, grief and trauma...

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Alumna Jamie Rincker’s Legacy: A Food Guide for Drexel’s Entire Campus

July 29, 2013

Jamie Rincker, a recent graduate of Drexel’s master’s program in Nutrition Sciences, worked with Nutrition Department chair Stella Volpe, PhD, and Victor Tringali of University Wellness to create the food audit, “Feed the Dragons, A Guide to Healthier Food Selections on Campus..."

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Alumna Ajarat Bada Travels the World Spreading Peace

July 29, 2013

At just 27 years old, Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions alumna Ajarat Bada has traveled across the globe spreading her mission to ensure interfaith collaboration for peace. Her project, The Missing Millennium Development Goal, has attracted the attention of the United Nations, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and several world leaders including South African social rights activist Desmond Tutu...

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Saturday Scholars Alumna Diana Weber Speaks at First-ever HSAD Alumni Event

July 22, 2013

The Health Services Administration Department held their first annual alumni and recent graduates networking event on June 13 in the Friends Center on Cherry Street in Philadelphia. Alumni from all over the country and currently graduating seniors were...

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Q&A with Alumnus Eric Chapman: His NIH Career and Graduate School Pursuits

July 22, 2013

Eric Chapman graduated from Drexel’s Health Services Administration program in Spring 2012. He works with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and his professional and academic affiliations include the American Society for Public Administration, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management...

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Professor Nyree Dardarian ’03 Recognized by Drexel’s Alumni Spotlight

June 12, 2013

Nyree Dardarian, professor in the Nutrition Sciences Department, was featured in Drexel University’s Alumni Spotlight.

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Leah Muriuki Receives Natural Standard Academic Achievement Award

June 12, 2013

The Natural Standard Academic Achievment Award was issued to Leah Muriuki ‘ 12 for her graduate project work titled, “Promotion of optimal breastfeeding practices as a means of preventing and managing childhood diarrhea in the underserved communities in Kenya.”

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Hahnemann Class of 1963 Tours Hospital and Simulation Lab during Alumni Weekend

May 30, 2013

Drexel University’s Alumni Weekend kicked off on May 3 with a special 50-year reunion for the Class of 1963. Nursing alumnae from the then Hahnemann Hospital Training School for Nurses took the “tour of a lifetime” of Drexel’s Hahnemann University Hospital. The group of ten alumnae visited the emergency room, the oncology floor and the...

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Lindsey Leibig '11 Gives Back to Honor Those Who Died For Her Freedom

May 20, 2013

Lindsey Leibig, 1st Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, has wanted to practice medicine since childhood. After September 11, 2001, she started to think about joining the military and began to realize that she had the opportunity to be part of something bigger than herself.

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United States Navy Chose Kimberly Oelschlager '12 to Become a Physician Assistant

May 20, 2013

“I have the freedom and choice to serve my country, which alone is worth defending,” said Kimberly A. Oelschlager, a Physician Assistant at the Naval Branch Health Clinic in Coronado, California. “What started as an initial four year commitment is now 12 years on active duty.”

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Nursing Alumna Nga Nguyen Presents at Albert Einstein Medical Center

May 09, 2013

Drexel nursing alumna Nga Nguyen, A.C.E. ‘08, gave a presentation on March 28 at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Her talk was about integrating the science of caring as a framework guiding interdisciplinary education...

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Alumni Update: Where are they now?

May 09, 2013

Christian Brenner, MHS ’13, joined the practice of Premier Orthopaedic Associates of South Jersey in Vineland New Jersey as a Physician Assistant. Brenner previously worked as an athletic trainer and physical therapy assistant...

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Fourth Generation Nurse Earns Her BSN and MSN Online with Sights Set on a PhD

May 01, 2013

“I’m married to nursing and my daughter,” said single mother and fourth generation nurse Veronica Weaver, who earned her BSN in 2009 and her MSN in 2011, both from Drexel Online. “It was an amazing journey. I loved the flexibility and diversity of the classes..."

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BAYADA Award Recipient Karen Adamson Donates Winnings to Teen Mothers

May 01, 2013

Karen Adamson, MSN, WHNP-C '09, donated $6,000 from her BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Nursing Education and Practice to two teen mothers she works with in her practice who are pursuing degrees in the health professions. “I work in the family practice office and I feel like sometimes the teen moms get forgotten...

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Two-Time Online Alumna Finds ‘Highest Reward for any Nurse’ Working with Women

May 01, 2013

“I am a mother, a wife, a nurse and an immigrant,” said Renata Estes '08/'12, a two-time graduate of Drexel’s online nursing programs. Immigrating to the United States from Poland at just 20 years old, Estes was convinced that...

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Join the Alumni Network- Now Accepting Nominations

April 19, 2013

The College of Nursing and Health Professions Alumni Network  is currently accepting nominations of qualified alumni interested in running for election to the Board of Directors...

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Drexel Connections Changed an Alumna's Career

April 12, 2013

“The program really made a big difference in my life. It changed my career path,” began Gayle Severance, a 2004 graduate of the Drexel Certificate in Hand Therapy Program. “I was working in hand therapy because the person doing hand therapy at...

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Alumni Network Board of Directors- Call for Nominations

March 29, 2013

The College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) Alumni Network is accepting nominations for interested candidates to serve on its Board of Directors.

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CNHP Alumni Enjoy Good Food and Good Company at Holiday Party

December 01, 2012

On the evening of December 6, alumni of the College of Nursing and Health Professions gathered in a cozy space above Tir na Nog Irish Bar and Grill in the Phoenix building for the College’s Alumni Holiday Party.

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Dance Movement Therapy Alumna Starts First Norwegian Dance Movement Therapy Association

November 01, 2012

Liv Marie Leirvåg lived in Manayunk while she completed her Dance Movement Therapy degree at Drexel in 2001. She received an award because she was the first to write about dance/movement therapy and child neglect. A native of Bergen, Norway, Liv Marie...

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Alumnus Thomas Marsilio Inducted into Marian High School Hall of Fame

November 01, 2012

On October 21, alumnus Thomas Marsilio was inducted into the Marian High School Hall of Fame. During his time at Marian, Marsilio was a member of both the football and basketball teams for four years, and served as a tri-captain in both sports during his senior year.

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Alumni Network Gears Up for an Active Year

September 30, 2012

The College of Nursing and Health Professions Alumni Network, the College’s first official alumni group, was formed earlier this year, aiming to unite Drexel graduates and those who graduated from its legacy institutions, including the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann University, and MCP Hahnemann University.

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A Longstanding Alumni Tradition

September 01, 2012

On June 20, the Behavioral Health Counseling department hosted 40 of its alumni at its 10th Annual Alumni Dinner. Music by guest flutist Lisamarie McGrath welcomed alumni into the room as they reunited with their classmates and professors at the catered dinner.

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Alumna Laura Salciunas ‘12 is on the Fast Track

September 01, 2012

“I always had an interest in behavioral health. I was always the ‘counselor’ among friends and had a genuine interest in helping people. I didn’t realize I could make a career out of what came so naturally to me until I came here,” said Laura Salciunas, a 2012 graduate of the Behavioral Health Counseling Program.

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Meet Our Oldest Living Alumna!

September 01, 2012

Dorothy Mastriena is a dog lover, a diehard Phillies fan (Jimmy Rollins is her favorite player), and she can polish off a cheese steak and plate of onion rings solo. She also celebrated her 102nd birthday last March and is the oldest living alumna of the College. Born in Birmingham, Pennsylvania on March 19...

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Art Therapy Alumni Reunite at Savannah Reception

August 01, 2012

On July 11, the College of Nursing and Health Professions hosted a reception for alumni and friends at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa in Savannah, Georgia. The event took place in conjunction with the American Art Therapy Association’s 43rd Annual Conference...

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You Never Know Who You’re Inspiring: Clements Becomes Distinguished Alumnus

June 01, 2012

This month, Paul Clements, PhD, Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Graduate Nursing, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Cumberland County Community College. It is the most prestigious and selective honor that the College awards its graduates; only thirty-seven alumni...

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The Patient is Waiting: Kimberly Schaefer Puts Her Award in Nursing Informatics to Work

June 01, 2012

“This is the perfect job for me. I absolutely love what I do“, said Kimberly Schaefer, Industry Solutions Practice Manager for Healthcare at AT&T. Schaefer’s career has followed an organic evolution, beginning in pharmaceutical sales where she quickly developed a passion...

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