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Recognizes 113 Students
President’s Alumni News
Scholarship Recipients Recognized
at Annual Luncheon
Corner ALUMNI NEWS EDITORIAL BOARD
Betty Sue McGarvey
DURING THE PAST FEW WEEKS, Kathy Thompson
I have had several opportunities Jenny Prascher Nevels
to see some of you outside of Mary MacKinnon
an “alumni-type” event. The Megan Morris
most recent occasions included a Jil Foutch
surprise birthday party, a wedding Greg Campbell
and a community event. Regardless Lori Simpson
of why we were there, I found that
we quickly connected with each ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OFFICERS
other as fellow alumni and friends. Erma Oliver | President
Denese Shumaker | Vice President
ABOvE: Nursing student, Lindsay Herron,
Sarah Rogers | Secretary Historian recipient of the Lula Curtis Scott scholarship,
pictured with Susan Scott, niece of Mrs. Lula
Ann Willis | Region 1 Advisor
Sharing memories and asking about other ences and even personal life events. Many of Scott.
LeVoe Maxwell | Region 2 Advisor
alumni was spontaneous and natural. At the us still refer to a classmate we met in school as TOP LEFT: Dr. and Mrs. Maury Bronstein attended
Bettye Manner Haymons | Region 3 Advisor the scholarship luncheon and met Rhonda Guinn,
birthday party, Barbara and I looked at photo- our best friend. Elaine Dew | Region 4 Advisor recipient of the Mary C. Bronstein Scholarship.
graphs that instantly brought to mind other The upcoming centennial celebrates Phyllis Ragland | At-Large MIDDLE LEFT: David Simpson, recipient of a
Phyllis Gates | At-Large Joseph Powell Scholarship, led the prayer for the
memories. At the community event, Sandy and 100 years of Baptist Memorial Health Care’s luncheon.
Julie Lasley | At-Large
I got carried away and began singing the school mission of healing, preaching and teaching. The Carol Barber | At-Large
BOTTOM LEFT: Kristin Mattei, right, received
the Lynn Layton Scholarship.
of nursing alma mater, and I was delighted to former hospital-based schools and now the Teresa Dawson | At-Large
Betsy Brooks | Immediate Past President
discover that she even had a recording of it on College represent 100 years of the teaching Betty Sue McGarvey, president of Baptist College of Health
her iPhone! Sandy has a great voice, but for aspect of Baptist’s mission. For alumni, the Sciences, welcomed more than 200 guests to the scholarship luncheon,
which was held Monday, Oct. 10, at First Baptist Church in Memphis. The
those of you who have heard me sing – let me centennial reunion is special because it also Phyllis Dorrough
annual event is an opportunity to bring scholarship donors and recipients
reassure you that we sang in a corner. celebrates 100 years of lifelong friendships, Robbie Lowery
together. Scholarships were awarded to 113 students for the 2011-2012
Many of you have shared that you also amazing professional contributions and shared school year. Following lunch, Stephen Reynolds, does not become out of reach for families.”
experience these serendipitous “connection experiences of life. You don’t want to miss it. See ON THE COvER: The Nursing Alumni Scholarship president and CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Endowed scholarships provide both need-
recipients with Joyce Robinson, alumnus of 1952 Care, spoke to the students and guests. based and merit-based financial aid to help
moments” when you have a chance encounter you the first weekend in June. and member of the BCHS Board of Directors, and “We are delighted that so many of our offset the cost of tuition and give Baptist
with another alumni. What is it that sparks Anita Vaughn, alumnus of 1973 and the administrator donors chose to endow scholarships and our stu- College the ability to provide both worthy and
Warm Regards, for Baptist Women’s Hospital. dent recipients have been able to join us today,” needy students with the resources required to
the immediate connection? I think it happens
he said. “With 97 percent of all Baptist College pursue a college education.
because we shared a period of our lives that students receiving financial aid, our commitment Following Reynolds’ comments, McGarvey
focused on shaping us as nurses, medical as a college to securing additional endowed asked the recipients stand to be recognized.
scholarship funds is driven by our desire to en- Two current scholarship recipients, Justin Cole
radiographers or sonographers. We shared Alumni News is sponsored and Allison Cates, spoke to the audience about
b e t t y s u e m cg a rv e y, d s n , r n sure that a high quality, value-centered, health
common values, goals, expectations, experi- ~ President in part by the Baptist Memorial care education like that offered at Baptist College how their scholarships have changed their lives.
Health Care Foundation.
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Students Put Learning in Academic Year Begins
Action During Annual with College Assembly
Medical Mission Trip On Aug. 18, 2011, faculty and staff attended the college assembly for a
half-day of presentations on the “Vision of Excellence 2020” and the goals
Nine nursing and three allied health students from and strategies for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Baptist College of Health Sciences participated in the College’s annual Department leaders provided their initiatives based on each goal in the
medical mission trip. The 2011 trip was held July 2-9 in Barahona, overall strategic plan. The plan promotes excellence in student learning,
Dominican Republic. Three faculty members; one pharmacist; three nurses;
student success and outcomes while focusing
two doctors; two representatives from CrossLink International, the provider
on graduation rates, higher retention rates and
of pharmaceuticals for the mission trip; David TOP PHOTO: BCHS students working in the growing technology needs.
Lewis, president of Seeds Ministries; and Karen the clinic.
Enrollment at Baptist College as of Sept.
Smith, director of campus ministries at the 2, 2011, was 975 students. Freshmen were
MIDDLE PHOTO: Before arriving in the
College, also attended.
Students spent the weeklong trip providing
bateyes or villages, a local representative
would give out 50 tickets to the sickest
excited as they brought family and friends to
assist them in moving into the dorms. A chapel
health care to the poor in the bateyes (company people in their communities needing
medical help. Each day, around 100 people
service with lunch was held for the freshmen on Academic
towns where sugar workers live) and villages in
the southern part of the country.
would be waiting to see the American
medical team when they arrived at the site.
Monday, Sept. 12.
“It was a difficult but rewarding trip for all
BOTTOM PHOTO: Upon arriving in RIGHT: Baptist College of Health Sciences
who went,” Smith said. “Upon returning home 3.
Barahona, medicines had to be sorted. students work together to complete move-
on July 9, we all realized that God had worked 3.
The group carried more than $50,000 in before the fall semester began.
in mighty ways, not only in the lives of the (retail) of pharmaceuticals but was able to 3. CAROLyN DANLEy, project co-
Dominicans, but also in our individual lives.” purchase the medicines for $4,000 from
ordinator for the Title III program,
August Nursing Graduates has been appointed the director of
2011-2012 Academic Scholarship Recipients Celebrate Achievements at
Nursing Pinning Ceremony
the Center for Academic Excellence,
Baptist MeMorial HealtH Morgan Mitchell BCHs Honors edsCHolar MattHew HindMan Lynsey Dunham
Care Foundation Mary Grace Renfro Allison Cates Sherrika Jones MeMorial Sean Elrod
Tracy Brown Shelby Silvis William Hardy Rebecca Sweat Megan Thompson Shante Fall
Chelsea Crosno Jessica Harris which is an expansion of the course-
David Simpson William Hardy
elizaBetH Farnell Myra wHitaker MayBee
Meredith Donahoo Emily Tawater Aaron Hollifield
Tina Davidson nursing
Lisa Harrington Twenty six nursing graduates
Jerica Falls Kristen Timbs Cayle Moore Kelsey Holland
Tracy Kilgore Cameron Noel
Magan Dennison were recognized at their pinning and
Joshua Witham Follett Susan Lee specific instruction laboratory initiated
Sarah Lewis David Simpson Jean Bors-Koefoed roBert F. sCates Kara Madison recognition ceremony held at Lindenwood
Matthew Marr CHarles r. Baker
Carmen Costello Caroline Miley Christian Church on Aug. 11, 2011. The
Rebecca Alsup Beverly Jordan nursing HealtHnet Federal
Lori McMahan Kelly Fehrmann Courtney Napier
Nathan Nabors Lauren Leonard eduCation sCHolarsHip Credit union
Elizabeth Hooper Anderson North ceremony began with the “Alumni Path of
4. 5. through a grant from the Department
Candace Starling Lisa Harrington Laura Griggs
Emily Price Ruby Turrell Tracy Ralph Light,” by Baptist alumni who stood with
MaryRea Ragghianti don and lynn pounds Beverly rinaldi FletCHer iv MurpHree Marcie Blalack Sabrina Seriff
Andrea Ricker MeMorial nursing MeMorial nursing Lacey Gordon Starlett Toles
candles to light the processional path for the
Kevin Bowden of Education. Danley’s role will be
Rebekah Sherlin- Darius Hayes Matthew Marr Kyle Taylor Megan Merritt Bridgette Torrance- graduates as a symbol of welcoming them to
Chaplin Kevin Kilpatrick Sydney Ray Williams
Lindsey Simon Breast CanCer lloyd Barker MeMorial the nursing profession.
Katie Sinclair LaKeysha Warr
Timothy Slade allied HealtH eradiCation initiative Brandi Hale Ashley Webb During the ceremony, graduates were to design and promote current and
Jamie Strutton Marie Hellenbrand Constance Rieben Kaylinn Holland sMitH & nepHew/
Brittney Ray JaCk r. Blair proudly pinned by nursing faculty and were
Shelby Subick Emily Tawater Carol paterson Christina Winters
Ashley Townsend Jared Weaver MeMorial
Kanesia Shaw Maci DeLuca recognized for additional achievements. The
susan o. tHoMason future services available for students,
NURSING ALUMNI Shante Fall lynn layton MeMorial sMitH & nepHew/
summer graduating class, represented by
Kelsi Weakley dr. roBert tooMs
Lynsey Dunham denese sHuMaker
Kristen Mattei Katherine Ann Turner, presented a check to
JosepH powell Lindsay Herron Jennifer Gimenez ups Foundation
Meghan Brown Mindy Ledford
Jean Bors-Koefoed lula Curtis sCott Katie Sinclair Dr. Anne Plumb, dean of nursing, for the Baptist faculty and staff.
Lindsay Herron st. JosepH Hospital
Katrina Cansler Louise Manasco diane ruBin Brown
(sisters oF st. FranCis) Memorial Health Care Foundation to support
Allison Cates Brittany Smith Krista Spencer Mary C. Bronstein Kaitlyn Bright scholarships for students in the evening and
Justin Cole Lauren Whitmore nursing Ashley Carter
dr. ling H. lee
Mallary Covington Rhonda Guinn Nicole Chey
Miranda Davis Johnathan Cox
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Around the Campus Sisters Share Love of
1. Kristen Day and Brittney Ray, 1. Nursing, Education
radiation therapy students, and
Julie Lasley, program chair for Through Baptist College
radiation therapy, assist in prepar-
ing lunch at Harrah’s Hope Lodge. Sisters April Leverton and Stephanie Wheeless share a
They volunteer each month for love of nursing.
residents who are staying at the Stephanie was the first to attend Baptist College of Health Sciences and
lodge while being treated for graduated in 2008. She began her career in the heart failure unit at Baptist
cancer. Memorial Hospital-Memphis before transferring to the cardiopulmonary
transplant intensive care unit. She now works and obtain her master’s degree as a pediatric
for the Stern Cardiovascular Foundation as a nurse practitioner.
2. Heather O’Brien, a member of
nurse to Dr. Todd Edwards. April lives in Greenbriar, Ark., with her
the Nursing Student National
Although the College is three hours from husband and three-year-old son. Stephanie is
Association, presents a representa-
their hometown, April decided to follow in recently engaged and plans to marry in April of
tive from Bruce Elementary with her sister’s footsteps and attend the school 2012 and obtain her master’s degree. They attri-
the supplies that were donated by because of its high academic standards and bute their success as students and nurses to the
Baptist College. level of clinical training.
Upon graduation in April 2012, she hopes to RIGHT: April Leverton, left, with her sister
work as a pediatric nurse in Little Rock, Ark., Stephanie Wheeless.
3. Christian pop artist Josh Wilson
performs for students on Friday,
4. Current students enjoy the
music of Josh Wilson.
Identical Twins Follow in
Their Mother’s Footsteps
Identical twins Carmen and Cymone Merritt are inseparable
and share more in common than DNA.
Both work part-time for Pinnacle Airlines and are nursing students at
Baptist College of Health Sciences. They look forward to beginning
their clinical rotations in January 2012. They share an interest in pediatric
nursing and hope to continue their education Carmen and Cymone were selected for
after spending a few years in the workforce. scholarships through the College. Carmen is
The road to nursing was an easy move for the recipient of the Charles Baker Scholarship
the sisters, as their mother, Angela, is a nurse and the Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship.
who works at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Mem- Cymone is a recipient of the Lettie Pate
phis in the myleosuppression unit. Their aunt, Whitehead Scholarship, as well.
Rhonda Barnes, also works as a nurse.
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Faculty and Staff Accomplishments
Baptist College Names New Program
PATTy LIDDELL, supervisor of the sci-
ence lab, published an article, “Students
ANN WILLIS, assistant professor of
diagnostic medical sonography, pre-
DR. KIM ENNIS, assistant professor of
nursing, received a promotion to associ-
Chair in Radiation Therapy
as Vital Participants in Research Proj- sented two lectures at the Quad State ate professor for the 2012 academic year.
ects,” in the spring 2011 issue of “Clinical Ultrasound conference on July 30, 2011 Ennis was awarded first place and Julie Lasley
Laboratory Science.” The article was in Tupelo, Miss. the professional excellence award in
MSA., R.T. (R)(T), Program Chair, Radiation Therapy
co-written by Dr. Rita Heuertz from the the poster presentation at the August
clinical laboratory science department DR. DARIUS WILSON, chair of the 2011 National Council of State Boards of
at St. Louis University. medical laboratory science program, Nursing conference. Baptist College of Health Sciences recently appointed Julie
has developed the MLS course syllabi Lasley the program chair of radiation therapy.
DR. KENDRICKS HOOKER, associate for 14 courses, which were approved by DR. CHERyL JOy, associate dean of A native of Orrville, Ohio, Lasley has called Memphis home since 1996.
professor of biology, co-wrote an article the allied health dean and faculty, and nursing, has been nominated for the
She holds a certification in radiography and radiation therapy from the
with Barbara Johnson of Northern developed the MLS webpage. National Governance Committee for
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. In 2001, she earned her
Illinois University, in the “Journal of Afri- Wilson attended the annual meeting Sigma Theta Tau, International.
can American Males in Education.” The of the American Society for Clinical bachelor’s degree in health sciences from Bap- “The field of radiation therapy has changed
article was called, “African American Laboratory Science from July 26-30 in KATHy HUNT, program chair for nuclear tist College and a master’s in administration dramatically over the years, and we have all of
Male Faculty Satisfaction: Does Institu- Atlanta, where she served as the mod- medicine technology, was presented from Central Michigan University in 2003. those courageous patients who endured primi-
tional Type Make a Difference?” erator for two sessions of workshops the Distinguished Service Award by the An active member of the American Society tive forms of radiation therapy to thank,” Lasley
and attended the planning committee President of the Southeastern Chapter of Radiologic Technologists, she serves as a said. “I want all of my students to know that it
DR. PAUL BARKLEy, associate profes- for the 2012 Clinical Laboratory Technologist Section during the annual team member for the editorial review board of is not just a pelvis or a breast on the treatment
Radiation Therapist. She also is a team mem- table, but a person with hopes, dreams and the
sor of psychology, went on a mission Educators’ Conference. meeting held in Clearwater, Fla., on Sept.
ber for The Quest, Baptist College’s online will to survive. Radiation therapists have the
trip to Maceio, Alagoas, Brazil, in June Wilson was elected to serve a three- 25. Hunt has served as the President of
publication. ability to make their patient’s survival a reality.”
of 2011. He did evangelism and dis- year term on a standing subcommittee the Society of Nuclear Medicine Tech-
cipleship work with the Kaleo Baptist of the Education Scientific Assembly, nologist Section and is currently serving
Church. which is part of the Committee on Edu- as the Immediate Past President.
cational Programs and Initiatives. The
DR. CHRISTOPHER CHURCH was
elected to a three-year term on the
Education Scientific Assembly is also
part of the Leadership for the American
A call for faculty to serve as Simulation
Fellows for the 2011-2012 Tennessee
White Named Chair of Medical
state coordinating council for the Ten-
nessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.
Wilson was elected secretary for the
Simulation Alliance was circulated in the
spring of 2011. Thirty viable faculty
Radiography at Baptist College
Church and five other pioneers Forum for Concerns of Minorities board applications were received for the 12
participated in the inaugural clinical for a two-year term during the annual fellow positions. DR. LIBBy ARCHER, Victor White
ethics intensive immersion experience meeting of the American Society for professor of nursing, and NAN RIEDE,
Program Chair, Medical Radiography
organized by the Center for Ethics at Clinical Laboratory Science. assistant professor of nursing, were
the Washington Hospital Center in the Wilson was interviewed by the selected to serve as Simulation Fellows.
nation’s capital. The four-day program Memphis Business Journal for an article The purpose of the simulation fellows A radiographer for more than 25 years, Victor White earned
was the first of its kind, and focused on the College expanding its course is to serve as resource faculty to the his associate’s degree in radiologic technology from Lincoln Land Community
not on philosophical bioethics or even offerings to include the medical annual meeting of the Tennessee College in Springfield, Ill., before continuing his education in magnetic
the theoretical underpinnings of clinical laboratory science program. The Simulation Alliance; develop collabora- resonance imaging and health administration.
ethics, but on the practice of clinical resulting article was published in the tive simulation scripts that can be shared He received certification in magnetic resonance imaging from Parkland
ethics consultation. Aug. 12-18 issue. with others in a repository fashion; College in 1993 and his bachelor’s degree in tion and risk assessment. He was part of a team
Church was also the morning worship In August, Wilson served as a paper provide mentoring experiences for those health services administration through the that conducted osteoporosis research at the
leader at East Acres Baptist Church 1
reviewer for a self study report of an faculty needing assistance in simulation University of Illinois in 1994. He also received University of Arkansas, and he also served on
in Millington, Tenn., on July 23. He initial MLS program for the National Ac- management; and support other simula- his master’s degree in radiologic science from
an international health research team at the
reported on the College’s mission trip crediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory tion fellows in scholarly activities related Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, University of Cologne in Germany. He is work-
to the Dominican Republic and shared Sciences. She also served on the Joint to simulation. Texas, and a master’s degree in environmental ing toward his Ph.D. through Southern Illinois
a slide show. Commission Laboratory Accreditation studies from the University of Illinois. University.
Program’s Standards Project-Subject White’s clinical and research interests “It is a privilege and an honor to be serving my duties. I thank the students, faculty, staff
Matter Experts Panel for Hematology. include environmental health, medical as the chair of medical radiography at Baptist and administration for making me feel right
radiography, Native American health, nuclear College,” White said. “I hope to embody the at home in Memphis and the allied health
energy, osteoporosis testing, radiation protec- Service First mantra in the performance of division of the College.”
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Nursing Dean’s Prediction Baptist
Comes True for Baptist celebrates
College Graduate of healing,
Allen Carpenter degree in information technology from Bel- teaching
Class of 2000, Nursing levue University and his master’s in business
administration from the University of Phoenix.
Carpenter felt that a background in law Excitement is in the air at Baptist
Allen Carpenter is a firm believer in pursuing further education.
So, when Baptist College of Health Sciences began offering weekend
would be helpful in navigating the twists and Educating for a Century, Caring for a Lifetime.
turns of nursing, so he attended the Concord College and throughout the Baptist
RN-to-BSN classes for working adults, he jumped at the opportunity Law School through Kaplan University and
to continue his education. earned his executive juris doctorate in 2011. system as preparations are under-
Carpenter remembers being helped by many instructors during his
time at the College, but the one who made the largest impact on him is
Carpenter has now returned to the medical
field, and, as Plumb predicted early in his ca- Centennial Alumni way to celebrate the organization’s
reer, he is working toward his degree in nursing
Dr. Diana Baker. “She is an inspiration to all of
her students,” Carpenter said. “Her wisdom is a
Dr. Anne Plumb served as his academic ad-
visor while he was a student at the College, and
informatics through the University of Phoenix
while working in the infectious diseases depart-
Reunion Scheduled centennial in 2012. We would like
for June 1 & 2
ment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. you to share in the excitement in
credit to Baptist.” she always felt his interest in computers would
Carpenter earned his bachelor’s degree in lead him to nursing informatics. Her prediction His job responsibilities include delivering
data to clinicians promptly and securely, as well honoring the Baptist legacy of 100
nursing in 2000 and worked at Baptist Memo- would eventually become a reality, as Carpenter
rial Hospital-DeSoto in the surgical and inten- accepted an information technology job with as working with researchers to develop data The 2012 alumni reunion will kick-off Friday, June 1, at the Cadre
models for collection and analysis. years of healing, preaching and
sive care departments. FedEx. While there, he received his bachelor’s building, at 149 Monroe Ave., Memphis, Tenn. Saturday’s luncheon will
be held at the Peabody Hotel on Union Avenue. teaching.
Baptist College encourages alumni to come early for the reunion. On
Health Care Management Thursday, May 31, the College’s ambassador board and the Baptist Memorial
Health Care Foundation are sponsoring
The president’s office and the
Dec. 1. The cost is $60 per person, with a 15%
Alum Finds Success in “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline,” at the Play- discount for alumni. Seating is general admis-
alumni office are asking you to help
house on the Square, with proceeds benefiting sion and will be sold on a first-come, first-served
us by telling your stories. We want
a Centennial scholarship. A silent auction is basis. To purchase a ticket by credit card, please
to share those in the February, July
also planned. Tickets are limited and go on sale contact Mary MacKinnon at 901-572-2773.
Kirby Davis and November issues of Alumni
Class of 2008, Health Care Management eran Affairs allows her to be involved in
every aspect of the business cycle as both a News in 2012. You may send those
payor and a provider. The ever-changing land-
Always a dedicated student, Kirby Davis completed her degree in scape of health care regulation provides a by mail to the Baptist College of
health care management at Baptist College in 2008. With a desire to practice continuous opportunity for new challenges.
what she had been taught, she completed an internship in quality manage- Davis has continued her education during Health Sciences Alumni Office, 1003
ment at the Memphis VA Medical Center during her final semester. her time in the workforce, and she will soon
earn her master’s degree in business admin- Monroe Avenue, Memphis, Tenn.,
Following her graduation, she accepted a full- returned to her roots in health care and accept- istration from the University of Memphis. She
time position with the hospital, remaining in ed a position as the compliance and business also received certification as a compliance 38104; e-mail email@example.com; or
quality management. integrity officer at the Veteran’s Health Care professional. She continues to pursue addi-
In November 2009, opportunity knocked System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, Ark. tional health care management and leadership fax 901-572-2599. Photos are
again. Davis was offered the chance to partici- In her position, she is able to utilize many training through the Department of Veteran
pate in a technical career field internship with practices she learned while a student, from Affairs training programs. appreciated and will be returned.
the Department of Veteran Affairs Compliance management principles to risk management Davis and her husband, Philip, live in
and Business Integrity Service. to health care law. Providing oversight to the Fayetteville, Ark., and have two children, a son,
After one year in the program, Davis revenue cycle within the Department of Vet- Kaden, 8, and a daughter, Kellen, 1.
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Nursing Alum Pioneers focused on reaching 20 nearby rural counties
that have no fixed mammography services.
Newly Elected Alumni
Breast Cancer Awareness McDaniel, in a fashion that is typical of her
dedication to her cause, has also thrown herself
into Jonesboro’s annual Two-Lady Scramble
to Benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure,
Jane McDaniel Arkansas Affiliate, which has raised more than The alumni board of directors met the week-end of Oct. 21
Class of 1955, Nursing, on the cover of Jonesboro Occasions $120,000 for the foundation to date. An avid
and 22. Five new members were added to the board. They are:
golfer herself, McDaniel and her co-chair, Mary
magazine (Pink Ribbon Pioneer)
Lee Wierzba, work hard to make the event a Stephen Hultgren, class of 2003. He lives in Columbia, Tenn., and is a
success and to raise the $20,000 that the tour-
clinical analyst for Healthtrust Purchasing Group.
nament raises for Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Jane McDaniel is known for her witty personality, her easygoing
each year. Phyllis Dorrough, class of 1972. She is from Little Rock, Ark., and works
smile and her ever-present pink attire, but make no mistake about it; Jane
1 Throughout her years at St. Bernards and
McDaniel is a fighter. Nearly 25 years after battling and beating breast cancer, in breast cancer awareness activism, McDaniel
as a patient safety officer for Baptist Health Organization.
she has used her personal experience to become one of Arkansas’ leading forces has won many awards for her work. One of the Hope Voegeli, class of 1976. She lives in Jackson,Tenn., and is a wound
behind the movement to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. highest honors that she has received was in
2005 when she was given the Josetta Wilkins ostomy continence nurse at Jackson General Hospital.
Back in the early ‘80s, McDaniel began programs and charitable events and even serv- of that money has been used in Northeast
Award in recognition of her work as a lobbyist Robbie Lowery, class of 1980. She lives in Memphis and is a family nurse
producing and narrating a live, call-in tele- ing as a grant reviewer for the Department of Arkansas.
and outreach worker committed to eradicating
vision show called “Issues in Health.” The Defense, she has become a familiar face in the Last year, McDaniel and Mayor Harold
breast cancer. The following year, McDaniel practitioner at Semmes Murphy Clinic. She is also an adjunct faculty
show took questions from the audience about fight against breast cancer in Arkansas. That Perrin officially established Oct. 1 as Go Pink
was awarded the Hickingbotham Award for member at Baptist College.
various health issues, and it wasn’t long notoriety is well-earned. for the Cure Day, a breast cancer awareness day
Service, which is the highest award for ser-
before one of those questions addressed breast The Breast Cancer Control Act is very near that is now recognized state-wide after being
vice that the Arkansas Affiliate of the Susan G. Lori Krueger Turpen, respiratory care class of 1982. She is the director
cancer. At the time, McDaniel hadn’t had to McDaniel’s heart; in 1998, she applied for signed off on by the governor. In addition to
Komen for the Cure can bestow.
a mammogram, so she decided make an and received a grant to educate physicians and raising money and awareness, the St. Bernards of respiratory care and neurodiagnostics at Baptist Memorial Hospital-
“The goal is to eradicate breast cancer as a
appointment to be checked. raise public awareness for breast cancer. Breast Program provides free mammograms
life-threatening disease,” said McDaniel. “I truly DeSoto.
When the doctor called her regarding her “What we found was that doctors weren’t and clinical breast exams to uninsured and
appreciate these awards because they help
mammogram, she put off the appointment. recommending mammograms, and women underinsured women on that day. The full board met on Friday afternoon at the College with updates
raise public awareness so that we can do that.”
When the doctor called for the second time, didn’t know to ask for them,” she said. “I also “I’ve never had so many women come up
McDaniel is quick to point out that the from Dr. Betty Sue McGarvey, president of the College; Jenny Nevels,
McDaniel went in for a meeting and was met worked on and chaired the BreastCare Board. to me and thank me,” said McDaniel after the
4 incredible support of her family is one of the
with the recommendation that she get a biopsy. We screened thousands of women. Unfortu- success of last year’s Go Pink for the Cure Day executive director at Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation;
main reasons that she was able to beat breast
She scheduled her biopsy for the following nately, that funding has fallen off, but we’re screenings at The Mall at Turtle Creek. “They
cancer and why she has been able to become Bamby Counce, director of alumni and marketing for the College; Mary
Monday, and by Wednesday, she had received working hard to get that funding back to had tears running down their faces as they
so involved with her cause. She has been mar-
a radical mastectomy. where it needs to be. Once that money de- told us they wouldn’t have been able to get a MacKinnon, development officer for the Baptist Foundation; and two
ried to her husband, Garnet, for almost 55 years,
“At the time, a friend said to me, ‘Jane, the clined, many of these women stopped getting mammogram otherwise.”
and she says that without him, she could not students who presented updates on student activities, organizations
Lord will use you to help other women,’ and He mammograms.” She has always been an advocate for
have accomplished all that she has. The couple,
really has,” McDaniel said. “At that time, there McDaniel first became involved with Susan mobile mammography services and has and goals.
along with all four of their children’s families,
was no public awareness about breast cancer. G. Komen for the Cure in the late ‘90s, especially worked for many years to make those mobile
is extremely involved in Southwest Church of Saturday, the discussion centered on the Centennial events in 2012. The
People didn’t talk about it. So, right from the with the Race for the Cure. She later went on mammograms available to women in indus-
Christ. They particularly enjoy spending time
start, my goal was to make people more aware. to serve on the Komen Foundation’s National trial and rural areas. McDaniel is known for her
with their nine grandchildren. board also worked on welcome cards for freshman and goody bags for
“Three months after I was diagnosed, I went Public Policy Advisory Council. longtime success in marketing at St. Bernards
For anyone who has been recently diag- new students living in the dorm.
on live TV about breast cancer and my mastec- “St. Bernards Medical Center got involved Health Care; by the time she retired in 2003,
nosed with breast cancer, McDaniel has this
tomy and that it was detected through a screen- with the Race for the Cure in its second year,” after more than 30 years of working her way up,
advice: “The earlier you’re diagnosed, the better The alumni board will be launching a mentoring program whereby each
ing mammogram. Lots of women called their explained McDaniel, who is currently on the she was the vice president of marketing.
the outcome will be. Treatment and diagnosis
doctors to schedule mammograms after that.” race committee. “When we were trying to name While at St. Bernards, McDaniel was member becomes a mentor to a current student. If there are other alumni
7 are so much better now than they were 25 years
More than two decades later, McDaniel our team that first year, we had just seen the responsible for the area’s first mobile mammog-
ago. It’s all about your attitude and staying posi- interested in this program please contact Bamby Counce at 901-572-2853
is still raising public awareness for breast ‘Warrior Women’ exhibit at ASU, so we’ve been raphy unit in 1999, and according to McDaniel,
tive. Get a support system — either your fam-
cancer, especially in the early detection of the Pink Warriors ever since.” during the first year that the mobile units were or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ily or the amazing Northeast Arkansas support
it. That television appearance was the first of Since the first race in 1994, the Race for the in use, 40 percent of the women getting mam-
countless ways that McDaniel has used her Cure in Arkansas has raised more than $17
5 mograms were getting them for the first time
group — and get hands on.
“There is life after breast cancer.”
own experiences to combat the disease; after million to be used for research and for service ever. This past year, McDaniel furthered that
initiating numerous task forces, legislature, in the state. Specifically, more than $2 million commitment when she chaired a task force that
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Celebrate 100 Years
of Education Through
1. Baptist alumni recently toured Italy and
Greece with Bellevue Baptist Church. “The
by M A R Y M A C K I N N O N
Journeys of Paul and John,” was held May 5.
through June 2011. Pictured from left to
As Baptist celebrates its first 100 years, the College is deeply proud right: Charlotte Clerget Grimes, class of
1984; Denese Shumaker, class of 1960; and
of the differences our alumni have made in the lives of others. As we look
Don’t Forget forward, the need for highly qualified health care professionals will only grow.
Kay Martin Horton, class of 1964.
to Fill your It’s hard to believe that the first of the Baby Boomers turn 65 this year. As BCHS alumni who graduated from The
they do, two big problems are created. One, the Baby Boomers, who make up
1 FOR 100 Bag! Loewenberg School of Nursing Master of
Science in Nursing on Aug. 13, 2011 are:
almost 30 percent of our population, will require tor, coworker, relative or perhaps in honor
Tamika Joann Bolden, class of 2004,
more health care as they age. Two, Baby Boom- of the education you received here. A $1,000
Family Nurse Practitioner
We are excited to report that 21 alums ers also make up a large part of the current health pledge paid in four $250 yearly installments
Christie Quinn, class of 2005, Family Nurse
have already sent checks for $100 care workforce, including nurses, sonographers, will make a real impact on the future of Baptist
medical radiographers, nuclear med techs, respi- College students.
as part of our 1 FOR 100 centennial Michelle Smothers, class of 2005, Family
ratory therapists and college instructors. We are so grateful to all of you who have sup- 3.
fundraising campaign. One alumna It is imperative that we are able provide stu- ported Baptist College as we have progressed
Modeanna Wade, class of 2005, Family
even turned in her purple bag filled dents with the training necessary to meet these toward our centennial anniversary in 2012, and
Nurse Practitioner the Navy’s Nurse internship program and
fast-approaching health care challenges. With we hope you’ll help us make the next 100 years
with 100 $1 bills one year early. Marla Whitfield, class of 2006, Family hopes to work in the intensive care unit or
rising college costs, scholarships and financial look as bright as the students who seek their
Nurse Practitioner emergency room.
aid have become more important than ever to educations here.
We’ve also heard from several alumni Kimberly Ann Catron yarbrough, class of
giving deserving students the chance at an For more information about giving to Bap-
2006, Executive Leadership CLASS OF 1980
and friends that they are diligently education that would otherwise be out of reach. tist College, please contact me at mary.mackin-
Louie Roney, class of 2007, Family Nurse Deborah Dixon, class of 1980, received the
putting $1 in the bag every week Regardless of whether you’ve given Baptist email@example.com or call 901-572-2773. To donate
Practitioner DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at
College before, we encourage you to make a online, visit www.bchs.edu and click on “Giv-
and plan to bring it to the Peabody Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, where
charitable contribution in honor of an instruc- ing” at the top of the page.
2. BCHS alumni who are members of the she works in the intensive care unit. CLASS OF 1982
in June 2012. However you choose
2011 Baptist Nurse Leadership Institute 5. Heather Burdette Hunt, diagnostic medi-
to make your gift—by check, credit
Why Take Advantage of the Foundation’s include:
Sheila Fleming, class of 2005, works at
CLASS OF 1990
Tamara Herron Dickinson, class of 1990,
cal sonography class of 2011, was married
on May 7, 2011 in Memphis.
card or bringing the purple bag to
the reunion—please know how much
Free Estate Planning Service Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton as was named the Rodney Appell Continence
director of nursing. Care Champion by The National Associa- iN MeMOriaM
we appreciate each of you for your In the last issue of Alumni News, we told you • Thompson & Associates creates a thoughtful Carla Lane, class of 2005, works at Baptist tion for Continence. She is a senior research Baptist College pays tribute to the following
contribution. about a new service offered to friends of the estate plan (or reviews an existing plan) that is Memorial Hospital-Memphis as nurse man- nurse in Urology at the University of Texas graduates who passed away or notification
Baptist Memorial Health Care system. The designed to work hand in hand with your pro- ager of the medical/surgical department. Southwestern Medical in Dallas. She was was received July-October 2011.
If you did not receive a 1 FOR 100 bag Baptist Foundation has partnered with the fessional advisors as a complement to their ser- Queen Esther Welch, class of 2005, works presented the award at the Society of
Nashville-based firm of Thompson & Associ- vices or as a second opinion. at Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown as a Urologic Nurses and Associates luncheon Laura Wade Little, class of 1936, passed
last year and would like one, please
ates to provide free and confidential estate Because Thompson & Associates sell no nurse manager. held during the 2011 SUNA Annual Sympo- away on Aug. 21, 2011.
call me at 901-572-2773 or email me at planning services to our donors. products or services, you do not have to worry Teresa Knox Barsotti, class of 1977, is now sium in New Orleans. Dickinson is a past Dorothy Ann “Dot” LaRue Daffin Randall,
firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll be Why should you take advantage of this offer? about sales pitches, pressure or lack of objectiv- a CRNA at Cape Regional Eye Center in president of SUNA and was the recipient class of 1937, passed away on Aug. 29, 2010.
• Even if you have recently completed or updated ity. Finally, just for full disclosure, we do hope Dyersburg, Tenn. She also graduated from of the President’s Trophy for Outstanding Rheba Garrett Bethune, class of 1947,
happy to send one. If you start saving
your estate plan, this is an opportunity to get a that you will consider Baptist College along Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Contributions to SUNA. passed away Oct. 25, 2011.
$3 or $4 a week, you’ll be able to review. It’s free and there is no obligation. with your other charitable plans. There is no Tenn., in 1980. Phyllis Johnson Craven, class of 1948,
donate $100 on June 2, 2012, for our •Your personal information will be held in the obligation to do so. allied health passed away Sept. 17, 2011.
strictest confidence and will not be shared with If you would like to set up a meeting with Jere- 3. Baptist College of Health Sciences gradu- CLASS OF 1982 Ann Kelly McCall, class of 1952, passed
100 year anniversary.
anyone (including Baptist) without your direction. my Pharr, J.D. of Thompson & Associates, please ate and Ensign Joseph Strahan attended 4. Lori Krueger Turpen, respiratory care away on Aug. 10, 2011.
• Through thoughtful planning, you could re- call Jenny Prascher Nevels at 901- 227-7141. This Officer Development School from Oct. 15 class of 1982, was married on May 21, 2011. Gloria Newton Cole, class of 1954, passed
duce taxes, possibly increase your income, pro- meeting simply gives you the opportunity to ask to Nov. 16., with follow-on orders to Walter She is the director of respiratory care and away in June of 2011.
vide an inheritance for your family and contrib- questions and make a decision about whether or Reed National Military Medical Center, in neurodiagnostics at Baptist Memorial Eva Kay Woods, class of 1957, passed away
ute to the charities you passionately support. not the service would benefit you. Bethesda, Md., where he will go through Hospital-DeSoto. on Sept. 6, 2011.
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