College will honor 21 distinguished
alumni on Saturday
distinguished alumni—including 18 faculty members--from Arkansas State
University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) will be
honored Saturday, Sept. 20 as part of ASU’s 2008 Homecoming celebration.
The group is being recognized at an open house at 2:30 p.m. in the Green
Room of the CNHP building. Shanon Brantley represents the Department of Communication Disorders,
Ashley Johnson is from the Department of Social Work, and Micheal Martin
is the distinguished alumnus from the Department of Physical Therapy.
The faculty members, all from the Department of Nursing, include Brenda
Anderson, Diana Fuller, Libby Nix, Darlene Baker,
Cathy Hall, Linda Latting, Angela Schmidt, Nonie Wiggins,
Lori Clay, Linda Crumpton, Renee
Miller, Debbie Shelton, Susi Sifford, Paige Wimberley,
Karen Blue, Lisa
Drake, Judy Pfriemer, and Stacy Troxel.
Drake, Fuller, and Latting teach at ASU-Mountain Home. The remaining
distinguished alumni teach at the main ASU campus in Jonesboro. For
details, see the NewsPage release.
Schmidt makes invited presentation at
Dr. Angela Stone Schmidt, Nursing, was invited to
Yale University in July to present at an international
conference, Nursing Ethics and Health Care Policy: Bridging
National, and International Perspectives. Her paper,
"Accessibility of Rehabilitation for Persons with
Disability," was presented in resource
allocation sessions and discussion groups. In addition to
the presentations of her paper, Dr. Schmidt was invited to
be a discussion group moderator. The presenters and
participants of the conference represented more than 24
countries. The Conference was sponsored by Yale University's
Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale Center for
International Nursing Scholarship and Education, and the
International Centre for Nursing Ethics at the University of Surrey,
Dr. Savary and colleagues receive NRI research grant
Dr. Brett J. Savary, Agriculture/ABI, and colleagues Randy Cameron and
Gary Luzio, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service in Winter
Haven, Fla., were awarded a 2-year grant of $318,000 from
the USDA-Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension
Service (USDA-CREES) National Research Initiative. This
collaborative project will investigate an enzyme useful for
tailoring nanostructure of the plant polysaccharide pectin. Pectin is commonly used as a gelling agent and thickener in
foods. This project ultimately seeks to develop new
biobased products that will promote expanded use of this
functional biomolecule that can be obtained from discarded
fruit and vegetable processing residues.
Dr. McGregor attends APA leadership conference
Dr. Loretta Neal McGregor, Psychology and Counseling,
recently attended the American Psychological Association (APA) Education Leadership
Conference held in Washington,
conference is sponsored by the Board of Education Affairs, a
division of APA, and is designed to bring leaders in the
field of psychology education together to discuss pertinent
issues to the discipline and the education of our students.
The conference is by invitation only. Participants are
selected based on their service and leadership in APA
divisions, on committees, or in affiliate psychology organizations.
This is Dr. McGregor’s fourth year to attend the conference.
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