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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Year in Review 2012: Students

Ten students, alumni, and faculty from the Connell School’s Keys to Inclusive Leadership in Nursing program conducted a presentation on international student health care experiences at the biennial convention of Sigma Theta Tau International, the nursing honor society.

Sandra Dickson ’13 received the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship, given annually to a Boston College junior who reflects King’s philosophy in his or her own life and work.

The National League for Nursing named doctoral candidate Brian French, M.S. ’09, one of its five 2011–12 Jonas Scholars.

Boston College presented Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Awards to doctoral student Amanda Lulloff, M.S. ’16, and Sabra Sullivan, M.S. ’13.

Kate Maher, M.S. ’12, worked with the Concord-Carlisle High School athletic department to develop and implement an interim head injury management policy, a more comprehensive version of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s concussion and head trauma policy, at the school.

Doctoral student Anna Paskausky, M.S. ’13, who participated in the Womensphere Emerging Leaders Global Summit, also wrote an opinion article exploring
the role student nursing organizations play in developing political, policy, and professional skills, for nurse.com.

Jennifer Patey, M.S. ’13, is a 2012–13 Albert Schweitzer Fellow.

Doctoral student Eileen Searle ’06, M.S. ’13, enacted the role of a Malawian Ministry of Health official in the Harvard University Aid for Health simulation at Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Searle was one of 24 Boston-area graduate students who assumed the roles of government, U.N., and international non-governmental representatives in the event, which simulated a multi-party aid package negotiation in Malawi.

Doctoral student Allison Walker, M.S. ’13, attended the Summer Genetics Institute of the National Institute of Nursing Research in Bethesda, Maryland.