New Year, New Look, New Students, New Programs and a Renewed Sense of Pride

Dear Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences family,
 
First and foremost, welcome back to a new academic year! As always, let me start by thanking our new students, their parents, their children and their significant others for entrusting Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences with your education. I hope this 2018-2019 brings much joy to all of us.
 
During the last couple of months, many good things have been happening at our institution. First, let me call your attention to the look and feel of our College building.

Camp MITIOG gives BSN students the opportunity of a lifetime

TIME FOR CAMP! From July 21 through July 27, 13 BSN students participated in elective course Caring for Clients at Camp.  As part of their course elective, they served as student nurses at Camp MITIOG (Made in the Image of God).

Camp MITIOG was created for children with Spina Bifida. It’s one of only three Spina Bifida camps in the nation so kids attend from all over the United States.

Saint Luke's College Receives Award

Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences received the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The Inspiring Programs in STEM Award honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Saint Luke’s College will be featured in the September 2018 issue of the magazine.

Nursing graduates cross the finish line

On April 28, 2018, 137 Saint Luke’s College nursing students received their Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing degrees. Of the 137 graduates, 86 were in the traditional BSN cohort, 31 were part of the online RN-BSN class, and 20 received their MSN degrees or certificates.

“Nursing school is challenging,” said Associate Professor Dr. Sharon White-Lewis. “It's amazing to see all their hard work pay off as they become part of one of the most trusted professions.”

The College celebrated another successful academic year and each other

On Thursday, April 26, 2018, the College celebrated faculty and staff accomplishments from this past year with the first annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Tea.

The College is in a constant state of activity year-round. In addition to our commitment to delivering a high-quality health care education, faculty and staff are continually improving themselves through research to earning additional certificates, masters and doctoral degrees.

Saint Luke’s College holds its Sigma Theta Tau International chartering ceremony and induction

On April 9, 2018, the College celebrated its membership into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI). The celebration took place at Kauffman Foundation Conference Center and included a chartering ceremony, induction and reception.
 
The College’s Honor Society was founded in 2009. Since 2009, the Honor Society Board has worked tirelessly to become an STTI chapter.

The College welcomes Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Saint Luke’s College welcomes their first Provost and Chief Academic Officer—Carlos Peñaloza, PhD—beginning June 4, 2018. Peñaloza will be responsible for the College’s academic enterprise, including all its undergraduate and graduate programs.
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