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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 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. 

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.

Warren Hebert, a graduate of our MSN program and now a DNP student has published the attached article titled "Interdisciplinary Team Competencies in Engaging Family Caregivers in The Journal of the Louisiana-Mississippi Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.   Warren put together a group of healthcare and end of life professionals who will spend 14 days in the Tibetan communities in exile in northern India. There we will observe aging, family caregiving- (tying in my capstone), end of life care, and Tibetan traditions around death and dying.

Congratulations to:

Leigh Boyer, Lauren Finan, Stephanie Garcia, Michelle Gay, Justin Genovese, Kerry Hegarty, Lizza Ieromazzo, Rae JacobsonSummer Keenan, Neema Murimi, Tina Robinson, Frances Rodriguez, Jesse Roessler, Peter Santos, Richelle Stansbury, Sean Tate, & Becca Weingard.

Click the names above to see where they are now!

Dr. Linville and her colleagues conducted a mixed-methods study to enhance understanding of nurses’ clinical reasoning in recognizing delirium in the hospitalized older adult.  Congratulations to Dr. Linville and her colleagues on this very impressive research.

Rice, K. L., Bennett, M. J., Clesi, T., & Linville, L.   (2014).  Mixed-methods approach to understanding nurses’ clinical reasoning in recognizing delirium in hospitalized older adults.  Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(3), 136-148.  DOI: 10.3928/00220124-20140219-02
 

Amy is currently an 8th grade math teacher, supporting her school's mission "to ensure each student succeeds in life " Clearly this honor recognizes her as one of the "creative facilitators" that Carver Middle School encourages its teachers to be. Through her professional excellence, she encourages students to advance at their own pace, becoming global learners in a caring and supportive community. 

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