Pasco-Hernando State College Volume XIV, Issue II Fall 2020 | Page 22

FACULTY PROFILE BLOOD, SWEAT, TEARS AND ANTIBIOTICS FACULTY PROFILE – VICKIEANN LAUBACH There is a one-of-a-kind stained glass piece proudly displayed in a fourth floor lobby window of the Kathrine M. Johnson Administration building at the Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch. The artistic beauty and superb craftsmanship leads one to conclude that a stained glass artist was behind the creation. And, that is correct, but that creator also teaches nursing at PHSC and has more than 32 years of experience in neonatal intensive care, labor and delivery, and simulation education. Assistant Professor of Nursing VickieAnn Laubach, Ed.D., teaches Adult Nursing II and III and the obstetrics part of the Maternal Child Nursing course at Porter Campus since 2015. Prior to teaching at PHSC, Laubach held positions at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, for more than seven years as a nurse, working her way to clinical educator and assistant manager. Even while progressing upward, she continued to work bedside. Laubach has lived all over the United States and Japan, as her husband, Art, spent 21 years in the military on active duty. After his retirement, they landed in the Tampa Bay area and he pursued something he always wanted to learn—stained glass. “Two summers ago, Art was working on a couple of projects and needed help. I asked him to teach me, so I could help him,” said VickieAnn. “It was like therapy—creating designs from glass. From left: VickieAnn Laubach, Timothy L. Beard, Ph.D., PHSC President, and Kevin O’Farrell, Ph.D., Provost, Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, with the stained glass-piece installed at the Porter Campus. 20 PHSC