Scholarship Recipients and Donors Give Thanks

“Saint Luke’s College saved my life,” said Director of RN-BSN Track and Assistant Professor Beth Cita, MSN, RN. “I had four children and was working as a waitress when I decided to go back to school,” she said, “without the scholarships, I wouldn’t have been able to complete my nursing degree.” 

Beth spoke to a full house during the Scholarship Reception on Monday evening November 7, 2016. The Scholarship Reception honors students who have received a scholarship from a living donor and the donors who make these scholarships possible.

Honor Society holds its fall induction

On Monday, October 3, 2016, Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences inducted 50 new members into its Nursing Honor Society. The event took place at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Mo.

The College is true to its commitment to community outreach and diversity

As the country celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month, the College is keeping its promise of reaching out to the community, celebrating multiculturalism and expanding its efforts to promote diversity.
The last several weeks have been very important; personally and institutionally. Last week, I received an invitation to be a guest in a radio show hosted by Leidy Quitian Varon from the Civil Rights Division of the KCMO Human Relations Department.

Univision Kansas City and Saint Luke's College Promote Hispanic Heritage Month

Saint Luke's College has partnered with Univision Kansas City television to expand awareness of the College to the Hispanic Community. Univision was on campus filming vignettes to be featured throughout Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15). Special thanks to our students who participated in the filming: Nohelia Whitcomb, J1; Alma Arias, J1; and Samuel Rivera-Ortiz, MSN.

Dr. Karla Bruntzel appointed the new Dean of Health Sciences

Dr. Karla Bruntzel joins Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences as the Dean of Health Sciences for the College. Karla will provide guidance and leadership for faculty, program/track directors, students and staff within allied health-related disciplines at the College. She is the academic and administrative leader of the health science programs and supports the College in its efforts to expand the portfolio of academic offerings in the health professions.

Welcome Back Picnic

The first annual Welcome Back Picnic was a great success. We had participation from all student cohorts, faculty and staff — about 175 in all.  Thanks to all who turned out for the great food and the beautiful weather. We are looking forward to an awesome semester. It’s great to have you back!

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