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Nursing and Health Professions Dean Donnelly Does Stand Up Comedy

Philadelphia, May 4, 2010

WHAT: “STaND UP” for the Drexel University College of Nursing is an evening of good, clean, fun. Drexel’s Dean of Nursing brings her charisma and punch lines to the stage in a fundraiser for her students. The goal: $60,000 for student scholarships to be used for graduating students who may be encountering financial difficulties or hardships. WHO: Dr. Gloria Donnelly, Dean of Drexel’s College of Nursing & Health Professions is a psychiatric nurse by training who believes in the healing power of humor. Her evening of stand-up comedy includes stories on “Role Models, Songs for Nonassertive Women, Letting Go of Negativity,and Weapons of Mass Destruction-Self Care for the Ages.” WHERE/WHEN: Thursday, May 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., New College Building, Geary Lecture Hall B 245 N. 15th Street BACKGROUND: Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions enrolls approximately 3,100 students. The College includes 15 programs, 145 full-time faculty and affiliations with some of the finest health care institutions in the U.S. # # # News Media Contacts: Beverly Volpe, Simon PR , 215-545-4715 x24, 609-230-4696 (cell) or bvolpe@simonpr.com Niki Gianakaris, Drexel News Bureau, 215-895-6741 or ngianakaris@drexel.edu