Announcements

Laura Manns-James, Ph.D. candidate & 2015 recipient of the March of Dimes nursing scholarship Laura Manns-James, a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Nursing at Kent State University, has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the March of Dimes. The scholarship was one of four awarded to exceptional graduate nursing students specializing in maternal-child nursing. For her dissertation, Manns-James is studying the association between...

Kent State University alumna Nancy M. Albert, RN, Ph.D., has been selected as the 2013 Distinguished Research Lecturer by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Albert also is an adjunct faculty member in the College of Nursing at Kent State. Nancy M. Albert will be inducted as a 2015 fellow of the American Academy of Nursing during the academy's annual conference on Oct. 17, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Albert, who received both her master’s and doctorate degrees from the College of Nursing, will join several Kent State alumnae who have recently received this prestigious honor,...

Khaliah Fisher-Grace Khaliah Fisher-Grace, a two-time Kent State College of Nursing alumna, assumed the role of president of the Greater Cleveland Nurses Association (GCNA) in March, 2015. Fisher-Grace, who earned an MSN in Nursing & Healthcare Management and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kent State, began her career in University Hospitals Case Medical...

Michael Zagger, Kent State BSN Graduate and VP of Sales and Marketing at Endogastric Solutions Kent State College of Nursing alumnus Michael Zagger was appointed to the executive team at EndoGastric Solutions, Inc., a leader in incisionless procedural therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), in June. Zagger, a 1985 graduate of Kent State's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, was named Vice President of Sales and Marketing. ...

Michael Zagger, Kent State BSN Graduate and VP of Sales and Marketing at Endogastric Solutions Kent State University’s College of Nursing and College of Public Health are collaborating with the Portage County Health Department and the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to stage a disaster simulation exercise. The Point of Dispensing Exercise, which involves a mock Anthrax release, triage and treatment site, will take place Tuesday, Apr....

Inovio Pharmaceuticals logo Nancy Wysenski, graduate of Kent State’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, was recently named to the Board of Directors at Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Inovio, headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, develops immunotherapies for cancer and infectious diseases. She also serves on the boards of Alkermes PLC and Tetraphase...

Inovio Pharmaceuticals logo Diana Fleming, MSN, RN, CNE, Associate Lecturer at Kent State’s College of Nursing was named the first DAISY Faculty Award recipient for the college. The DAISY Faculty Award – part of a national program established by The DAISY Foundation in 1999 – shows our appreciation for our outstanding nursing faculty for their commitment and...

Recipients of the 2013 Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award In 2002, Kent State University College of Nursing Advisory Chair, Barbara Donaho, forged the idea that clinical partnerships between Kent State University and area hospitals with which the university is partnered should receive substantial recognition. She recognized that clinical unit leaders, prefects and nurses take the time to work diligently...

Recipients of the 2013 Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award Emma Hill, sophomore nursing student at Kent State University, recently received the Fathom Fund for Purpose-Driven Students, a scholarship from Fathom Education. The scholarship is awarded to one undergraduate student who impacts his or her community and has goals to make a difference, according to Fathom. 50 students applied for the $4,000...

Children Kathie Krause, MSN, RN, was recently named the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN. She is a graduate of Kent State’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and went on to get her MSN from Vanderbilt University. Krause has 30 years of clinical experience. She has previously...