Mom, this is the best day of my life, ever!

In the ‘90’s I served as a Girl Scout cadet troop leader. My position as a Public Health Nurse focused on prevention programming and engagement of youth, which introduced me to motivated and challenged youth who sought to make it through the next year, month, day, hour or moment. Girls where especially challenged with bullying,…

Programs – something to consider

Over the past several months I have had a chance to visit with community members, staff, faculty and students on “what makes a good program”? There are a lot of answers to that question… To be honest student success is the primary focus regardless of the topic of the program. Beyond that, as a public…

Opportunities for partnering

Over the last 10 days I have been reflecting on the great work that faculty and staff champion in the Rochester community. To say we are blessed – is an understatement! At the WSU-Rochester Advisory Group Dean McBreen shared a list of partnering institutions in Rochester. These are organizations (2 pages BTW) that host nursing,…

In the beginning, update

Today I decided it was time to establish a blog and share the great happenings in Rochester. We are preparing for a celebration, finalizing a lease, updating a facilities agreement and completing a search process.Well, there is a lot more happening… this is just a start 🙂 Winona State University staff and administration are beginning…