The 1963 class was honored at Homecoming activities Saturday, September 28, 2013. Before the noon luncheon at the Hampton Inn, alumni braved the rain and toured the College. Current students helped host the alumni by giving tours, helping with registration, and hosting a luncheon table.
Dr. Lucy Hood, Professor at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences published the 8th edition of Leddy & Pepper’s Conceptual Bases of Professional Nursing with Wolters Kluwer Health / Lippincott Williams & Wilkins in fall 2013. This textbook is used in 105 programs in the United States and Internationally including Canada, Barbados, Grenada, and St. Christopher.
When Hollie Carney and Koffi Savi picked up their graduation robes we caught their celebration on camera.
Carney is also celebrating because she has a job waiting for her in the cardio vascular intensive care unit at Saint Luke’s Hospital Plaza location upon graduation. She is from Grandview, Missouri.
Savi traveled a long way to get his B.S.N. He is from Togo, a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana, Benin and Burkina Faso. He plans to continue his education by pursuing a master’s in public health.
The Class of 1988 celebrated their 25th reunion during Homecoming October 24, 2013.
Amy Hudson, a second-semester senior at Saint Luke’s College was selected for a paid internship at the Veterans Administration in Kansas City last summer.
She was assigned to the emergency department, but also had opportunities to work in the intensive care unit, and catheterization laboratory/surgery areas. By the end of the summer she was doing 10 to 12 I.V.s a day, daily catheterizations, and nasogastric intubation.
Each year Saint Luke's College selects outstanding B.S.N. students to receive the Dick Howser Memorial Nursing Scholarship. The two-year scholarships are given in memory of former Royals manager, Dick Howser, who led the Royals to their 1985 World Series Championship.
The scholarship fund was started following Howser's death from a brain tumor in 1987, in appreciation of the nurses who cared for him during his stay at Saint Luke's Hospital. These scholarships are made possible by the generous support of the Kansas City community and the Howser family.
Michele Shanahan-DeMoss spoke to the Community Health students on Friday, September 13. She shared experiences with student nurses about when her daughter was killed by a stray bullet during a 4th of July celebration in 2011. She was 11 years old when she died.