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People of Purpose

Something that distinguishes the people of the College of Nursing and Health Professions is that we are all people of purpose.

We are full of drive and ambition. We have a passion for our work and each day, we bring a sense of excitement and possibility and energy that is infectious. It lifts all of us, pushing us to make a difference in the lives of the people and community around us.

Purpose is important. Not only for the College, but more universally—as all of us strive to make meaning and create good lives in confusing and chaotic times.

CHNP faculty, student, alumni, staff and community partners have all chosen lives that are and will continue to be motivated by an innate desire to heal, a responsibility to serve and an obligation to advocate for those whose voices are not heard.

We wanted to find a way to lift up that sense of purpose, that sense of service and caring, and make it more visible. The result is this Nurturing Purpose exhibit and a College-wide commitment to promote the stories of our people and their unique work.

Amarah Malik

Amarah
Malik

Iʼm doing this because I want to promote optimal healthcare delivery wherever I go, and make that my mark.

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Bobbie Posmontier

Bobbie
Posmontier

I had this dream that I wanted to start this mother-baby mental health hospital in the U.S.

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Cameron McConkey

Cameron
McConkey

I believe in the power of living authentically and unapologetically.

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Charles Stream

Charles
Stream

Itʼs a great reward to have the opportunity to educate future physician assistants to serve underserved communities.

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Conor Riordan

Connor
Riordan

I want to be there for my patients in all aspects, showing empathy, compassion and consideration.

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Danielle Moyer

Danielle
Moyer

I've learned that I can't fix everything, but I can fix something. I can help the person in front of me.

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Garija Kamal

Girija
Kaimal

Art has always been like a safety valve for me. Even in the most difficult of days, I feel like if I have my supplies and I can paint, I can get through the day.

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Guy Diamond

Guy
Diamond

Iʼm really moved by connecting with people in authentic, loving relationships.

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Jasmine Jones

Jasmine
Jones

I lead with my heart. That's why I got into nursing.

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Judy Liberatoscioli

Judy
Liberatoscioli

There is a huge need. I would like to close some of the gaps that have perpetuated suffering.

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Katrina Lewis

Katrina
Lewis

I’m doing this because I wouldn’t be as successful or as passionate about any other career. I feel like it is who I am.

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Kim McClellan

Kimberly
McClellan

I believe it is a huge injustice to create a health system that works just for the majority.

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Leland Rockstraw

Leland
Rockstraw

Learning hasn’t changed, but how it is delivered has.

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Lorena Marshall-Blake

Lorina
Marshall-Blake

I’m a person who wants to make a difference, no matter where I am.

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Nyree Daradarian

Nyree
Dardarian

I look at students as game changers. They will make a difference in the health of our community.

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Randy McGonigal

Randy
McGonigal

I became a nurse because itʼs who I am and who Iʼve always wanted to be.

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Roberta Waite

Roberta
Waite

I do what I do because it energizes me. I am passionate about it. I like to see intentional work that can make and create a positive impact on our society.

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