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.

The College honored new BSN students with the White Coat Ceremony

On March 2, the first-semester BSN juniors were honored at the White Coat Ceremony. The ceremony was held at the Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kansas City, Missouri.

The ceremony takes place at nursing colleges throughout the country and was established to champion scientifically-sound, compassionate care and to promote the importance of humanistic, patient-centered care to new nursing students.

On behalf of Saint Luke’s College, President Benitez attends the 2018 Latino Coalition Legislative Summit and holds meetings in Capitol Hill and White House

During the first week of March, I had the privilege of attending the 2018 Latino Coalition Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C. The Latino Coalition is an organization committed to building capacity and advocating on behalf of the Hispanic community on critical issues including, immigration and tax reform, health care, education, business and others.

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