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Professors John Dewell and Kevin Foose recently traveled to Cleveland to give a presentation at the National Conference for the Association of Humanistic Counseling. Their presentation, entitled "Transgressive Encounters in Counselor Training: Teaching Toward Post-Humanist Paradigms" was summarized as follows:

The Play Therapy Center for Education & Research at Loyola University New Orleans has earned a three-year designation as an Approved Center of Play Therapy Education from the Association for Play Therapy (APT). This designation recognizes the Center's leadership in the field of Play Therapy, highlighting their role in generating research, publications, instruction, clinical experience, and continuing education in the field of Play Therapy.

The School of Nursing is proud to announce and congratulate Associate Professor Laurie Anne Ferguson DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-C, CPNP for being inducted into the 2015 Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners!  The Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners selected 70 nurse practitioner leaders from across the United States.  The new inductees joined the ranks of approximately 450 fellows across the nation and were honored Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the AANP National Conference at the Hilton Riverside New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.

A native of New Orleans, Lorraine is a singer, songwriter, and music minister whose music is inspired by her faith journey as a Catholic wife and mother. In preparation for the release concert, Lorraine is collecting prayer intentions through her website, and attendees will be praying for those intentions during the night. 

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Mimi originally created her posterboard presentation for the 2015 Graduate Student Research Symposium held on April 14th, then submitted her project for the Monroe Library Student Research Competition. She has summarized the historical controversy regarding Thecla and her relevance to women today in an abstract of her presentation:

Dr. Thomas Foster has been awarded tenure and a promotion to Associate Professor. Congratulations!


The School of Nursing presents awards to the top students in each of its programs who have consistently demonstrated a scholarly approach to their coursework and who are especially respected by faculty and students alike for excellence in academic achievement.

Warren Hebert is an accomplished CEO for the Homecare Association of Louisiana with a passion for improving health care. As a board member of Famlies Helping Families of Acadiana, the Louisiana Rural Health Association and the Advocacy Center in Louisiana, Hebert has continued his efforts to improve the lives of those in Louisiana while extending his educational research to other cultures. His research into Tibetan's attitudes towards death and dying earned him an invitation to give the keynote address at the Transcultural Nursing Society in April, 2015.

Stacey Knight, a 2015 DNP graduate of Loyola University New Orleans, has been appointed coordinator of the RN-MSN Program at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. The program will admit its inaugural class this fall joining the established RN-BSN program. Dr. Knight will also teach in Lamar's Master of Science in Nursing program and has been a member of Lamar's full-time faculty for over 4 years, teaching pre-nursing and baccalaureate students in both didactic and practicum courses.



The National Academies of Practice is pleased to announce the election of Laurie Anne Ferguson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, from New Orleans, LA as a Distinguished Scholar & Fellow of NAP. Dr. Ferguson was inducted at a gala membership banquet on April 18, 2015 in Alexandria, VA.


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