Almost two weeks ago, the Thanksgiving holiday ushered in this year’s season of giving. The winter holidays are now upon us and are a time of year where people throughout southern Nevada demonstrate compassion and give back in many different ways. This may include volunteering to help those in need, donating to food and toy drives, or donating money to support causes that inspire them. Others give through what may seem to be simple acts of kindness, but mean a great deal to the individuals on the receiving end of their actions.
Dr. Leiana Oswald, director of experiential education and associate professor in the College of Pharmacy, recently shared an inspiring story that took place at Roseman Healthcare Day on November 3 at the Lutheran Social Services of Nevada office. The event featured 30 Roseman nursing and pharmacy students, along with two alumni preceptors and two representatives from the Nevada State Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), working alongside each other to provide the underserved community with healthcare screenings and Medicare plan checks for open enrollment.
During the event, P3 student Natalie Peng identified an 85 year-old patient that seemed disoriented, and what transpired during the following hours demonstrates the compassion our students have for the people in the communities they serve. You can read the full the story in this issue of spectRUm here.
It’s these acts like Ms. Peng’s that inspire many to support our students so they can achieve their educational goals, enter their chosen healthcare professions and serve not only in the workplace, but in their communities upon graduation. Scholarships for these students help them realize their potentials.
With that, I’d like to thank those individuals who supported Roseman University scholarships during our Week of Thanks(Giving), which took place November 12-16. Together, generous donors, including those who pledged matching gifts, raised $15,710 to help fund scholarships for outstanding dental, pharmacy, nursing and MBA students. Likewise, I’d like to thank all of the golfers, sponsors and supporters of our 19th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament, which took place at Bear’s Best in Summerlin on October 29. Their participation and support helped raise over $90,000 for Roseman University student scholarships.
Thank you to the University’s Advancement Team for their work in making the Week of Thanks(Giving) and the Golf Tournament a success.
I’m always grateful to share the Roseman University news and stories that make us proud. There have been many, and as 2018 draws to a close and a new year begins, it brings me comfort to know that here will always be many more to inspire us.
Happy Holidays and best wishes for a spectacular 2019.
Eucharia Nnadi, RPh, JD, PhD
Chancellor – Henderson Campus
Roseman University of Health Sciences