Alumni Spotlight

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Kimberee Phelps

Posted On August 31, 2016
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Versatility, resourcefulness and leadership are skills you need to become an effective nurse. Those skills have also been fundamental for Kimberee Phelps’ professional progression since her time at Georgia State University.

“Once a nurse, always a nurse,” she says. “It comes natural to use assessing, planning, intervention, implementing and evaluating techniques when confronted to… more »

Nursing Student Cares for India’s Rural Poor

Posted On October 2, 2014
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The following is an account of Sierra Ruth Freeman, class of 2014, nursing, whose summer breaks have been anything but a break. Maneuvering around her school schedule, she travels to India with limited funding and few guarantees of a safety net. Driven by her passion for improving global health, she works tirelessly to impact infants,… more »

Fran Fowler

Posted On September 22, 2014
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A childhood illness was the stepping stone to Georgia State University alumna Fran Fowler’s nursing career. When she was seven, Fowler ruptured her appendix and had to undergo surgery.

“I can still remember the surgery staff assuring me that I was safe and they would personally take care of me while I was asleep. I… more »

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Georgette Samaritan

Posted On September 12, 2014
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Born and raised near the Old Soldier’s Home in southeast Atlanta, Georgette Aseff Samaritan’s family grew up close to church and school. Samaritan’s father graduated from Georgia Tech and believed there was absolutely no reason “his children should choose an out-of-state college, [much]less one out of the city of Atlanta.”

By 1975, Samaritan had… more »

Joe Harrelson

Posted On September 12, 2014
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It was the work of respiratory therapists that intrigued Joe Harrelson (1980, Bachelor of Science, Respiratory Therapy) to take a look into the profession. While working as a nurse assistant, he met a Georgia State graduate who encouraged him to take a look at the program.

“At that time, Georgia State’s Respiratory Therapy program was… more »

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Angelo Capozzoli

Posted On April 21, 2014
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This is a great time to be a dietitian!

Students who tap into the knowledge and expertise of The Lewis School faculty create a distinct advantage for themselves. These instructors provide an abundance of resources that foster development in the professional field. For some, the exchange is made with a shared enthusiasm, and even… more »

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Beth Cayce

Posted On April 21, 2014
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Caring for the Elderly is a Lifetime Passion for a PT Alum

If you or a loved one is growing older and needing care to maintain independence, then Beth Cayce has been a blessing to you, whether you’ve met her or not. The Georgia State University graduate, and founder of Atlanta’s CaraVita Home… more »

Paul Shores

Posted On April 21, 2014
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In his pursuit of an M.D., respiratory therapy graduate Paul Shores works hard on sharpening his own skill set. Shores, who graduated in May 2013, is guided by his own work ethic while also receiving other forms of support. As a student member of the American Association for Respiratory Care, he ensured his time… more »

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Jean Pawl

Posted On April 21, 2014
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In Nursing and Life: Be True to Yourself and Never Say Never

Jean Pawl is a nationally-certified nurse educator and oncology nurse, as well as the current chair of the biobehaviorial department at Georgia Regents College of Nursing. She is also an investigator of sleep loss among caregivers of primary malignant brain tumor patients… more »

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Dean’s letter to Alumni Spring 2014

Posted On April 21, 2014
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In 2012, the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions set goals to accelerate our trajectory to become the premier school of choice for health care professionals in the southeast. Thanks to everyone’s commitment—including yours– we have reached important milestones in education, research, collaboration and support.

New educational initiatives already implemented include… more »