EFSC Foundation Newsletter February 2018

ALUMNI Career. Life. EASTERN FLORIDA Alumni Newslett er February 2018 Notable Alum Hailey Sebree The Alumni Offi ce recently had the pleasure of speaking with Hailey Sebree, an EFSC Nursing alum. Hailey graduated in 2017 from EFSC with an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing. She is currently working in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU) at UF Health, formerly Shands Hospital, in Gainesville, FL. This unit’s primary responsibility is taking care of children who need heart transplants. Choosing a career in nursing was simple for Hailey. “I’ve never wanted to do anything else!” she said. Hailey also shared that without EFSC’s amazing nursing faculty and staff , her experience would not have been the same. “Dr. Hurley, my clinical leader, was like a mother fi gure for me. She would talk to us as a person, not just a student, and really went above and beyond for us,” she said. When asked about the challenges of her career as a nurse in the PCICU, she said, “We just try to make the kids comfy, love on them and support their families. The emoti ons really hit you when you walk out of the room. However, there are plenty of positi ve outcomes to celebrate. Seeing the kids come in for follow-ups, growing stronger and looking healthy brings tears knowing I’m a part of their recovery.” Congratulati ons, Hailey, on all that you have accomplished. We are so proud to call you a Titan! Ashley Nolan Many of us followed Ashley Nolan, an EFSC alum who played volleyball in 2009, as she competed on the wildly popular reality television show Survivor. Locally, she is a Lifeguard Captain/EMT with Brevard County Ocean Rescue, but she more recently navigated challenges and eliminati ons in the Mamanuca Islands of Fiji for the chance to win $1 million and become the “sole survivor.” We would like to congratulate Ashley for making it all the way to the fi nal six contestants! ALUMNI ASSOCIATION In This Issue • Notable Alumni • Dare to Finish Graduate • Local Job Trends • Online Career Resources • Upcoming Events easternfl orida.edu/foundati on AL11862 Page 1