Dean on the Road Tour Ends in Boston
Through pre-recorded video, Marcus Henderson, a 2017 President’s Engagement Prize winner and soon-to-be graduate of Penn Nursing, provided details on his award-winning project to connect the homeless population with health care, while Dr. Kate McDonald, Assistant Professor of Nursing, presented her current research on risky behaviors in teenagers, like texting while driving, and how to both prevent injuries and promote health.
A huge thank you to our fantastic host committee, which included two members of the local Penn Alumni Club’s leadership committee:
- Natassya Bedos, C’10
- Aileen Benson, ENG’00
- Candace Cavalier, C’94
- Laura Hayman, HUP’68, Nu’70, GNu’75, Gr’82
- Katie Moore Martin, Nu’91, GNu’96
- Adrianna Nava, GNu’12
On December 11th, Penn Nursing hosted a reception for the students graduating in December of 2017. At the Reception, Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel and the Associate Dean for Academic Programs Julie Sochalski, both addressed the class.
At the conclusion of her address to the graduating class, Dean Villarruel recited one her favorite quotes from Nelson Mandela: “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”