College Update Fall 2014-College of Health & Human Services
Marilyn Skrocki, associate professor of health sciences, received the Great Lakes Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives 2014 Regent Distinguished Faculty Award during the Michigan Health and Hospital Association conference in June 2014. Skrocki was cited in part for her success in advancing SVSU’s master of science in health administration and leadership program.
In summer 2014, two SVSU athletic training students were selected for a Detroit Tigers internship program that only chose four students from around the country.
The nursing licensing exam (NCLEX) pass rate for SVSU nursing students in 2013 was 93.6 percent. This compares to the state average of 87.6 percent and the national average of 83 percent.
Kathleen Schachman will join the college as the Harvey Randall Wickes Endowed Chair in Nursing. Schachman comes most recently from Montana State University and Aspen University.
James Collins, who recently retired from The Dow Chemical Company as its director of epidemiology, has joined the college as executive-in-residence in the health science department.
The college received more than $1 million in funding from a Health Resources and Services Administration grant to partner with the Bay County Health Department to provide interprofessional primary healthcare services. Students from nursing, occupational therapy, social work and pharmacy will be involved in this project.
Faculty members Lucy Mercier, Jean Prast, Dorothy Lee and Meghan Baruth, along with Dean Judy Ruland, attended the Interprofessional Education Collaborative conference in Washington, D.C., to be trained in the interprofessional competencies that are being used in the college’s curricula.
Nursing faculty Elizabeth Roe, Sally Decker and Marcia Shannon traveled to Hong Kong for the Sigma Theta Tau International’s 25th Annual Research Congress and presented a total of five papers, one collaboratively with scholars from Jinan University in Guangzhou China.
The college welcomed 12 new faculty members fall semester 2014.