Today Magazine Summer 2018 - Page 15

M ercy U? New Dean of the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions Haiti Initiative Six members of the GMercyU Community traveled to Haiti as part of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas' Mercy Focus on Haiti initiative to meet with Haitian leaders to ascertain academic and service opportunities that would be beneficial to the people and projects of Gros Morne as well as our students. Ann Gibbons Phalen, PhD, CRNP, NNP-BC is the new Dean of the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions and will assume her position on August 1, 2018. She will succeed Andrea Hollingsworth, PhD, RN who will retire on August 10, 2018 after serving as Dean for the past 17 years (see page 10). Dr. Phalen comes to Gwynedd Mercy University from Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), where she has served in multiple administrative positions in the Jefferson College of Nursing, including most recently as Interim Dean for more than a year. She taught at both the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and Holy Family University before her arrival at Jefferson. Her area of clinical expertise is Neonatal Nursing functioning as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Practitioner. “I look forward to building on Dean Andrea Hollingsworth’s legacy of supporting the Mercy mission and advancing academic excellence to improve the health of communities by transforming nursing and health professions,” Dr. Phalen said. (L. to R. ) Dieunica Beaudouin, Gerontology Student; Jill Winnington, DBA, Assistant Dean and Business Program Director; Michael Clinton, PhD, Professor of History; Rouseline Emmanuel, EdD, Director of Student Activities and Leadership Programs; Janice Nuss, MSW, LCSW, Director of Field Education for BSW Program; Maya Tsai, Director of International Programs GMercyU Partnering with Handshake GMercyU’s Career Development Center recently partnered with Handshake - one of the largest internships and jobs databases in the world. You are automatically signed up as a GMercyU student  - just sign in using your GMercyU email account and start exploring the more than 250,000 employers.  If you’re a GMercyU alum, simply register with your personal email and after a quick approval process, you will be given access.  TODAY 13