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Alumna Profile: Kimberly Olszewski, DNP ‘12

Graduate

“One of my closest friends from Chatham was from Memphis, and we never got to meet until we had residency. But the classes were so small that you could make those connections, and that was the lifeline for me for success. I’ll do a little shoutout to Dr. Deb Wolf, who I had from the start of the program the whole way through. She was a phenomenal faculty member and mentor, to this day–we’re still doing presentations together. I can’t say enough good things about what she’s done.”

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Alumna Profile: Traci Karan, MSN ’21

Graduate

“Chatham supports its students in every way possible. I feel very encouraged, and I don’t feel like if I have a question that I can’t ask it. I know the professors are very prompt in getting information to you when you need it. It’s been a great career booster for me. It’ll make me more marketable.”—Traci Karan, MSN '21

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Alumna Profile: Brittany Chism, MHI ‘20

Graduate

“I wanted to enhance my knowledge of the healthcare field, and I wanted to learn more about how we can incorporate technology into healthcare because I love technology. Combining both of them was right up my alley.”—Brittany Chism

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Splendor in the Grass

Sustainability

“I would normally have run from the rain. And I have worked in the garden in the rain, and felt refreshed,” says Toni Simpson, MAFS ‘21.

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The World-Builders

Undergraduate

Chatham's Bachelor of Arts in Immersive Media (IMM) is the first program in the world of its kind: an undergraduate degree focused on creating content for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) that goes beyond gaming, broadly covering other applications as well.

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Battling the Unknown: Christine Bingman, DNP ’20

Graduate

“I decided on Chatham’s BSN-DNP program because I wanted to focus on leadership in nursing. The curriculum seemed very appropriate for the path that I was pursuing. And I made it a personal goal to have a terminal degree in nursing.”

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Yes I Said Yes I Will Yes: Brian Broome ’17

Undergraduate

“I think sometimes older people make the mistake of thinking that young people don’t have anything worthwhile to say, and that is so untrue,” he says. “I also learned a lot about my own sexism, the way in which I was viewing women in my life and women’s role in society. That’s a lot of what I learned at Chatham. Hopefully I’m still learning how to look at it.”

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Faculty Profile: Joseph Amodei & Immersive Media

Faculty

The ability to inhabit different spaces and points of view is not just a fun pandemic reprieve—it’s a needful way to comprehend issues that affect us all. No one understands this better than new faculty member and Assistant Professor of Immersive Media Joseph Amodei, who uses their skills to address gerrymandering in Packing and Cracking, an interactive mapmaking event. We chat with Joseph about the endless possibilities of the field, and how their art and activism go hand-in-hand.

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Sourcing Renewable Energy for Eden Hall Campus

Sustainability

“It’s a really good learning opportunity for not only Chatham but the local community and prospective students. We have a lot of different classes that can use the data the microgrid is producing as a real life example. Plus, a local farmer may find a microgrid to be a more feasible solution to producing energy for their land. It’s a great platform for people to learn.”—Nelson DiBiase, MSUS + MBA ‘21

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Paving a Path Towards Medical School

Academics

Chatham’s Pre-Med Advising Program might just be the unsung hero of the Buhl Science Complex. This past August, two recent Chatham graduates started at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine with full-ride scholarships, a rare opportunity to attend medical school fully funded. 

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Alumni Profile: Anderston St. Germain, OTD ‘17

Alumni Success

“I thought it was very good,” he says “Especially Dr. Jennifer Lape. She was very consistent, very insightful. I even emailed her once to ask how she was able to give such good insight on all of our projects when they were so different! I always felt like her feedback was like ‘Wow, that’s exactly what I needed to hear’ to guide me in what I was doing. The other professors and classes were really good too – very flexible, very helpful, very positive.”

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Student Profile: Wayeera Robertson ‘22

Undergraduate

Wayeera graduated from CCAC with an Associate’s degree, and her parents urged her to check out Chatham, where her older brother was studying, to continue her education. “I was thinking of studying animation, but then I found out about Chatham’s Immersive Media program, so I decided to come for that,” she says. It was in the IMM program that Wayeera began to see art and physics coming together.

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Alumna Profile: Elizabeth Sherman MOT ‘16

Alumni

“I really liked what the university was about overall in terms of its commitment to sustainability and women’s leadership, and was really interested in the Occupational Therapy program’s commitment to community health and community-based projects,” Elizabeth Sherman says. 

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Always ChathamU

Global Chatham

The coronavirus has affected thousands around the world, and social distancing has disrupted our lives in multiple ways. We are currently planning for how we will be back on campus in the fall, with all aspects of the Chatham experience—from academics to athletics, housing and dining to events—operating under enhanced social distancing guidelines. 

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A Return to Campus (Fall 2020)

Global Chatham

Chatham plans to be back together on campus this fall, with all aspects of the Chatham experience—from academics to athletics, housing and dining to events—operating under enhanced physical distancing and other changes. Our detailed plans for the fall term are available on our Fall 2020 Planning Site. Be sure to check back for updates over the coming weeks and months.

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Returning to Campus

Global Chatham

Chatham plans to be back together on campus this fall, with all aspects of the Chatham experience—from academics to athletics, housing and dining to events—operating under enhanced physical distancing and other changes. Our detailed plans for the fall term are available on our Fall 2020 Planning Site. Be sure to check back for updates over the coming weeks and months.

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Alumni Profile: Annette Aho, MHI ’19

Alumni

“I cannot fix your computer,” laughs Annette Aho, MHI ’19, “but I can manage a healthcare problem that has to do with implementing technology from the beginning to the end.”

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Alumni Profile: Annette Aho, MHI ’19

Alumni

“I cannot fix your computer,” laughs Annette Aho, MHI ’19, “but I can manage a healthcare problem that has to do with implementing technology from the beginning to the end.”

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Disaster Relief in Nepal

Alumni Success

Devin Corboy talks about his experience providing disaster relief in Nepal after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the region in 2015. Cory traveled to Nepal twice to provide medical care to injured residents.

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Rita Armstrong, DNP '14

Alumni Success

Dr. Armstrong enrolled in Chatham’s DNP program in January 2014 and graduated in December of that same year, studying full time and working full time.

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Alumna Profile: Rita Armstrong, DNP '14

Alumni Success

Dr. Armstrong enrolled in Chatham’s DNP program in January 2014 and graduated in December of that same year, studying full time and working full time.

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Nola the Nurse and Scharmaine Baker-Lawson, DNP '08

Alumni Success

It’s a drizzly morning in Shreveport, LA, but big band jazz pours from the loudspeakers inside the Greenwood Acres Full Gospel Baptist Church, and look—a giant mascot dressed as a nurse in a white uniform with a huge afro and long felt lashes is dancing up the aisle. 

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Alumni Profile: Margy Whitmer '74

Alumni Success

If you've seen the trailer for Won't You Be My Neighbor?, the 2018 American documentary film about Fred Rogers, host and creator of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, you've seen Margy Whitmer ’74, who served as a producer on the show.

A Nursing Perspective on Climate Change

Sustainability

In honor of Nurse’s Week (May 6 - May 12), we asked Assistant Professor and Practice Experience Coordinator of the nursing programs, Jennifer Wasco, DNP, RN to discuss the impact climate change is having on healthcare and what nurses can do to help patients face a rapidly declining environment.