The Fall 2021 Quarterly Bulletin celebrates commencement – the signature event every year at Frontier Nursing University. The event, which was held virtually for the second consecutive year due to the pandemic, was highlighted by keynote speaker Dr. LaTonya Trotter, Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington. In this issue, you will learn more about Dr. Trotter and her address to the graduating class of nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners. Additionally, FNU President Dr. Susan Stone’s complete opening address is included in the commencement recap.
Most importantly, however, the issue celebrates the 2021 graduates as well as the annual Student Leadership Award winners, who were announced during the commencement ceremony. The Student Leadership Awards recognize students who provided exceptional leadership to their peers. The Excellence in Teaching Awards were also presented. Each year the Student Council leads the student body in selecting faculty members to receive two Excellence in Teaching awards. These awards are given to faculty members who inspired and impacted their students. All of these deserving award recipients are featured in this issue of the Quarterly Bulletin.
Beyond commencement, the Fall 2021 Quarterly Bulletin examines the importance of giving, its impact on so many students and their families, and the many ways in which people can support FNU students.
Also featured in this issue are Teresa Vlahovich and Emily Hagy, two sisters who took very different paths but now are attending FNU together in the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. Additional content includes alumni news and notes, faculty accomplishments, and memorials. Profiles of FNU Board of Directors members Peter Coffin and Carlyle Carter detail their long history with the university and their particular involvement with the FNU Courier program.
Additional awards are documented, including the annual Distinguished Service to Society Awards, Distinguished Service to Alma Mater Awards, Courier Unbridled Spirit Award, and the Lifetime Service Award. FNU itself has been the recipient of several awards for a variety of accomplishments, including diversity, equity, and inclusion; distance learning; and COVID-19 response.
The Fall 2021 Quarterly Bulletin is filled with exciting news and features so many university-wide accomplishments and achievements in 2021. We hope you enjoy the issue and are inspired by the incredible accomplishments of FNU, its students, graduates, and leaders. Click here to view it online or download the Fall 2021 Quarterly Bulletin today!