SON Alumni Notes

MATCHING THE UNMET NEEDS OF CANCER SURVIVORS TO AVAILABLE RESOURCES USING A SHARED-CARE MODEL

The Journal of Cancer Education, August 2014, featured an article by Troy University Assistant Professor, Dr. Judy Bazzell titled Matching the Unmet Needs of Cancer Survivors to Resources Using a Shared-Care Mode.  The article was co-authored by Dr. Amy Spurlock and Dr. Marilyn McBride.

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TROY DNP Graduate Awarded Outstanding NP of the Year

Dr. Adelle Hutchins received the award for outstanding NP of the year in the River Region at the Advanced Practitioners of the River Region meeting in 2014.  Dr. Hutchins is a MSN and DNP graduate of Troy University and also serves as an adjunct faculty member.  

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Amy Owens wins Vergil Parks McKinley Award at Troy University

December 17, 2014

TROY - Amy Owens, departmental secretary in the School of Nursing at Troy University, has won the University's Vergil Parks McKinley Award.

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Author, sexual assault survivor Jenny Lynn Anderson to speak at Troy University

October 16, 2014

TROY - Award-winning author, inspirational speaker and sexual assault survivor Jenny Lynn Anderson will bring her message of hope and courage to Troy University next week.

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TROY professor, grad Dr. Kelli Cleveland to be featured on Lifetime Television's "The Balancing Act"

August 12, 2014

TROY - Troy University graduate and professor Dr. Kelli Cleveland will be featured on the Lifetime Television program "The Balancing Act" on Monday, Aug. 18, to discuss how adults can balance work and family while pursuing a college education.

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  • Jill Dunn, BSN
  • Chrystal Logan, BSN (ASN 1996) Wetumpka, AL: Employed by Troy University School of Nursing as Adjunct Clinical Faculty Member. Beginning a new phase of my career that I have dreamed about for years. I am extremely happy with my work and feel that we at Troy have been blessed with the best students and we in turn can become the best teachers. I am preparing my two oldest for graduation and college in a few years while just getting started in Kindergarten with our youngest. I am learning life is short, slow down and take advantage of all the great things around us or it will all be gone in the haste.
  • Rachael (Hadder) Wood, BSN Alabaster, AL: RN at Princeton Baptist Hospital
  • Lisa M. Canady, MSN (BSN 2005) Valley, AL: East Alabama Medical Center; Clinical Systems Analyst for Home Care/Hospice; currently implementing computerized documentation system for Hospice of EAMC.
  • Jennifer Johnson Miller, BSN (ASN 2003) Prattville, AL: Montgomery Pulmonary Associates; currently enrolled in the Acute Care NP program at UAB
  • Crystal Myrick, ASN
  • Donna M. Smith, ASN
  • Lisa M. Canady, BSN (MSN 2007) Valley, AL: East Alabama Medical Center; Clinical Systems Analyst for Home Care/Hospice; currently implementing computerized documentation system for Hospice of EAMC.
  • Holley Oliver Miller, BSN
  • Christina Szabo, BSN Ozark, AL: Charge Nurse at Southeast Alabama Medical Center; starting Master's from UA in Case Management.
  • Brittney Odom Armstrong, MSN (BSN 1998) Columbia, AL:  I am currently an Instructor in an ADN program at Bainbridge College. I am Course Coordinator for Fundamentals of Nursing. My husband, Adam, and I are parents to a beautiful 5 month old daughter, Whiddon Elizabeth.
  • Marian Berry, BSN (MSN 2006, FNP 2006)
  • Karri Graddy Booth, BSN Brundidge, AL:  OR Nurse at South Alabama Outpatient Services
  • Rosetta Latimore, MSN (FNP 2006, BSN 1999)
  • Jennifer Johnson Miller, ASN (BSN 2007) Prattville, AL, Montgomery Pulmonary Associates; currently enrolled in the Acute Care NP program at UAB
  • Abbie Hutto, BSN
  • Julianne Locklar West, BSN Troy, AL:  I am the proud mother of 2 children, Jackson, 2 and Mary Hayden, 3 months. My husband, Judson and I are very active in our church and spend most of our time with our families. I continue to find my job at TRMC very enjoyable and fulfilling. I hope to continue my education at Troy when my children begin school. (May 30, 2006)
  • Jeannie Coker, BSN Lowndesboro, AL: District Registered School Nurse for Lowndes County Public Schools.  I am a mother of 2 children. Case, which some of you may remember, is now 7 and attends school at Lowndes Academy. Madalyne is going to be 5 this September and is also at Lowndes Academy. I am currently thinking about going back to Troy for my masters. Once I graduated from school, I worked in NICU for about 2 years. I then tried my luck as a surgical nurse. Needless to say, I did not mesh well in the surgical field. After that I worked with an OB-Gyn doc for about two years. I worked in hospice and I have been a school nurse for the past 3 years. So, maybe I have found my place. I love my job because it works well with my family's schedule.
  • Paula Dansby, BSN Eufaula, AL:  We have moved home to Eufaula. Our oldest son, Nicholas, got married last October (no he is not old enough to be married!!!) and has moved to Tuscaloosa where his wife is a student at The University. The girls are both in high school and doing well. Our youngest son is in the 6th grade and we are excited! Only 6 more years and the youngest will go to college. There is light at the end of the tunnel! Of course, then we have to consider all the college tuition. That very thought has been one of the primary motivators for me to begin the journey to the MSN FNP. Well, college tuition and the fact that several of our local physicians refer to me as "Dr. Dansby" as I sometimes, in my efforts to be a good nurse and anticipate what the physician may need, practice a little medicine of my own. I enrolled part time this fall (2006) along the MSN tract and so far continue to be excited. Wish me luck!!!
  • Nathan Ferguson, BSN Raeford, NC:  I am stationed at Pope Air Force Base in NC. I work as a flight nurse.
  • Angela Thompson, ASN
  • Rebecca Stanton Folkes, BSN McDonough, GA: Administrator at Hospice Advantage; Rebecca's office was recently awarded office of the year out of 25 offices.
  • Jenny Ross, BSN Birmingham, AL, Children's Hospital of Alabama, Staff Nurse, ECMO specialist
  • Amy Shelton Shyshnyak, BSN Cary, NC:  I got married April 5, 2003. My new name is Amy Shyshnyak. I am currently working for Wakemed in Raleigh, NC. I also teach nursing clinical and lab at Wake Technical Community College. My husband recently got relocated to Malmo, Sweden for his job, Pergo flooring, and we are moving in December, 2006. We will be there for 2 years, possibly more. I am looking into an international program for a Masters in public health at Malmo University, which will start in the fall of 2007. I am looking forward to seeing how healthcare functions in other countries.
  • Kimber Utterback Cherry, BSN Annapolis, MD:  After graduating and working a while in Alabama, I married a sailor (USN) and moved to New Orleans, LA. I moved to Virginia Beach, VA 3 years later and then on to Annapolis, MD a year after that. So far I have worked in the E.R., Cardiac Unit, Step Down Unit, and ICU. I am currently taking a break from nursing to stay at home with my newborn daughter.
  • Brittney Odom Armstrong, BSN (MSN 2004)
  • Reina Faciane Hamm, BSN Roseville, CA: living in Sacramento, CA. been married for 8.5 years. have one beautiful little girl who is almost two and i am 14 weeks pregnant with number two! before having my daughter i worked for 6 years in the ER. we have lived all over the country and i have worked in Lake Charles, LA, Denton, TX, Univ. of Virginia and Richmond, VA, San Francisco Bay area and last but not least Sioux Falls, South Dakota....I desperately miss nursing and look forward to going back prn after my next baby. my husband, Jason (who i was engaged to during school) is still coaching basketball, but now he is in the NBA with the Sacramento Kings. Life has been GOOD!
  • Rosetta Latimore, BSN (FNP 2006, MSN 2004)
  • Brittney Odom Armstrong, BSN (MSN 2004) Columbia, AL:  I am currently an Instructor in an ADN program at Bainbridge College. I am Course Coordinator for Fundamentals of Nursing. My husband, Adam, and I are parents to a beautiful 5 month old daughter, Whiddon Elizabeth.
  • Kelley Manion Leonard, BSN (MSN 2006)
  • Cherry Jones, ASN Kingston, GA: Floyd Medical Center, Trauma Coordinator
  • Kelli Kervin Cleveland, BSN (MSN 2006, FNP 2006)) Troy, AL: Assistant Professor in the Troy University School of Nursing
  • Dinah DeJarnette-Collert, BSN Cypress, TX: Resigned commission in USN in 2001. Moved to Texas and currently working on MSN in Nursing Education. Looking for Janice McPherson, class of 1996--pleace contact me.
  • Shawn Geohagan, BSN
  • Chrystal Logan, ASN (BSN 2008) Wetumpka, AL: Employed by Troy University School of Nursing as Adjunct Clinical Faculty Member. Beginning a new phase of my career that I have dreamed about for years. I am extremely happy with my work and feel that we at Troy have been blessed with the best students and we in turn can become the best teachers. I am preparing my two oldest for graduation and college in a few years while just getting started in Kindergarten with our youngest. I am learning life is short, slow down and take advantage of all the great things around us or it will all be gone in the haste.
  • Candace Short, BSN Dothan AL: WHNP at Women's Healthcare; want to welcome any NP student to our office if there is a need for OB/Gyn rotations.
  • Patricia Edris, BSN
  • R. Mark Merrill, BSN United States Air Force: Chief, Operations Group Standardization/Evaluations Aeromedical Evacuation Branch
  • Amy Smith, BSN Lynn Haven, FL: Graduated with my MSN from the University of Mobile in 1997, and have been working as a family nurse practitioner ever since. I am currently in private practice in Panama City, Florida.
  • Patricia Edris, BSN New York: NY: I am a Nurse Manager for a Managed Medicaid Health Insurance Company, I have been married for three years now to Essam Edris who has a Masters in Finance and is the CEO of Edris Property International, LLC. We started a Real Estate Investing Business in 2006, We currently own 4 properties including my Condo In Manhattan and three luxury high rise rental condos in Chicago. I attend "The Journey" Church in NYC. I will be starting my Master's degree this fall at Baruch College in Manhattan and pursuing an MBA with concentration in Entrepreneurship and Real Estate.
  • Alton Rance Wiggins, BSN Millbrook, AL: Living in Millbrook, Alabama. Retired from the US Navy in 2004. Currently employed as Assistant Chief CRNA at Baptist South in Montgomery, AL. Residing with wife, Debbie, and son, Connor. Would like to hear from any classmates who graduated from the School of Nursing in 1992.
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