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Julie Thomison of Texas and a Post BSN to DNP, Family Nurse Practitioner student has been selected to serve as the AACN Graduate Nursing Student Academy Liaison (GSNA) for Loyola University New Orleans. Serving in this role is an opportunity development of leadership skills and to serve as the voice for fellow graduate nursing students.  AACN formed the GNSA in 2012 to provide high value programs, services, and resources to nursing students enrolled in master’s and doctoral programs.

LIM alumnus Jim Prator has been working as a full-time hospice chaplain for the past 20+ years.  Early on, he worked as an engineer in both the oil and space industries. In the late 1970s, while running his retail nursery business in Picayune, Mississippi, Jim pursued a Master's degree at Loyola through LIM.  He wanted to help close the gap in the typical Catholic parishioner’s understanding of the Old and New Testaments, and he completed the MRE in 1979.

Loyola DNP alum Sue Hook has opened Samaritan Health and Wellness Center to provide affordable health care to the uninsured and under insured. Recently, a local TV station highlighted her success.
 

Loyola welcomed back Counseling Alumni for a panel discussion about entering into the professional world after graduation. Special thanks to Michelle Gay, Kellie Camelford, Peter Santos, Mary DePartout, Matt Watson,  Joanika Leblanc, and Rebecca Garside for sharing their wisdom. 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) New Orleans has provided services, support, education, and advocacy to people with mental illness and their families since 1978. NAMI New Orleans hosted its 5th annual walk in October in order to raise money for their continued work in the New Orleans community. Through various fundraising efforts, including a fundraiser at Rock’n’Bowl, Loyola Counseling Department’s Honor Society, Chi Sigma Iota, Alpha Phi Chapter raised over $3,500 that will go directly towards services offered by NAMI New Orleans.

Loyola Counseling intramural team, Pink Freud, aptly named after the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, went undefeated this flag football season, finishing with a 6-0 record. Led by all-star quarterback, Jenna Oncale, the Pink Freuds serged their way to victory with poise and class. Team members also included: Maggie Alewine, Kristen Centanni, Bri Cortez, Sarah Finney, Xenia Hatzilias, Carly Herron, Lynsey Hinnenkamp, Tracy Kinamore, Stephie Koch, Devin Leivo, Megan Loos, Megan Matthews, and Rachel Schaub.

Special thanks to Coach Donnie and Assistant Coach Devin.  

Stephanie R. Robinson MS, LPC, NCC is the new Admissions and Clinical Coordinator for the Department of Counseling. Stephanie graduated from Loyola's Counseling Program in 2011. We're glad to have you back!

 

The Georgia Chapter of the March of Dimes honored 16 outstanding local nurses at the 2014 Nurse of the Year Awards. Thomas Calabro of South Georgia Medical Center and a student in the MSN Health Care Systems Management program received top honors in the Critical Care category at this year’s event.  
 
Dr. Cynthia Collins, Associate Professor, recently published an article in the Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare titled Men as Caregivers of the Elderly: Support for the Contributions of Sons.  Dr. Collins’ study investigates the specific roles that sons play in caregiving of their elderly mothers.  
 
Our sincere congratulations to Dr. Collins for this contribution to the body of knowledge regarding caregivers of the elderly.
 

As Social Services Director, Kristen will provide and direct counseling and social services to the residents of St. Margaret's at Mercy, assisting residents and their families in adjusting from a home or hospital setting to St. Margaret's. Kristen's degree in Pastoral Studies has certainly prepared her to carry out St.

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