Mary Kay Goetter, 2004 MS Program alumna from the University of Wyoming and 2005 UW Nursing Distinguished Alumna, didn't find her career culminating with the position as executive director for the Wyoming State Board of Nursing. Anything but! Goetter continued on to two concurrent, equally demanding positions as executive director of the Maryland State Board of Nursing and as nurse scientist assigned to the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. Read more by clicking the heading.
Leissa A. Roberts, DNP, FACNM, has been named the 2016 Distinguished Alumna for the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing. She is currently Associate Dean of Faculty Practice for the University of Utah College of Nursing. Her nominators recommended her for the award based on contributions to the nursing profession, including excellence in clinical practice, education, administration and research; outstanding contributions to the community; and leadership in professional organizations. Read more by clicking the heading.
On September 25, 2015, the Wyoming Nurses Association (WNA) presented their Lifetime Achievement Award to Mary Behrens of Casper. Behrens is a graduate of the UW School of Nursing's MS Family Nurse Practitioner Program (1998), and currently sits on the school's development board, "Friends of the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing.
Josh Hamilton, 2003 graduate of the Family Nurse Practitioner program, is now Dean of the Engelstad School of Health Sciences at the College of Southern Nevada. He is also president and chief clinical officer of The Hamilton Group, LLC, an innovative behavioral health center in Los Vegas. Read on!
UW interviews Rachel Dowd about her choice of UW for nursing education, about opportunities at UW outside of the classroom, and about her leadership in the International Justice Mission.
Marcia Male's background educationally includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree 37 years ago (1977), a Master of Science in Nursing Education (2014), and somewhere in between, a Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. How did that background prepare her for Alaskan Public Health? Read on!
Ed Henry of Afton, Wyoming sees his work filled with diversity at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Holly Friesen works in the Ukraine, living in Odessa. "It gives me joy to work in countries that do not have [the same] advantages and access to healthcare [as in the US]. Providing even small things can make such a huge impact on their lives."
Ashley Lair discusses immersion in the Honduran culture as a nurse.
Gaurdia Banister, Casper, Wyoming native and health care executive, receives UW Distinguished Alumna award during 2014 Homecoming activities.
Alex Milberger tells UWyo Magazine why nursing is a good fit, and how the BRAND accelerated program made the career possible for him.
Up until now, 2002 alumnus Maj. Samuel Millar has managed aeromedical (AE) evacuation for the Pacific theater in the USAF. He now is AE instructor flight nurse at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine.
Recent UW Nursing graduate and Wyoming Medical Center nurse Amy Sorensen (BSN '12) earned special press over a safe landing for the pilot of a united Airlines jet.
Leslie Hagenstein Rozier (Dougan, BSN '90), honored in Utah for excellence in clinical practice, presents research on high-altitude acclimatization...
Karleen B. (Christian) Goerke, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer at Swedish Medical Center in Littleton, CO
In memory of former dean, Marcia Dale. March 4, 1938 - August 18, 2012
Banister is the recipient of the American Nurses Association "Mary Mahoney Award" for advancing equal opportunities in nursing for minorities.
Behrens is the recipient of the AANP International Humanitarian Award and Nurse Practitioner of the Year 2012 for Wyoming.
Castaldo is the Vice President of Service Excellence at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Van Nuys, California.
Capt. Millar is the United States Air Force Chief of Aeromedical Evacuation Standards / Evaluations and Programs for the Pacific theatre. Update: recent work in New Zealand.