ASU nurse leaders honored as 2014 'Health Care Heroes'


August 25, 2014

Three nurse educators from the College of Nursing & Health Innovation were selected as winners of the 2014 Health Care Heroes Awards. The awards, presented by the Phoenix Business Journal, recognized and celebrated the “unsung heroes of the Valley’s health care community.”

Nursing dean Teri Pipe and Adriana Perez, an associate professor, both won “hero awards” in the Health Care Education category, honoring people who have made a significant contribution to fostering interest in the health care field in others. Health Care Heroes Download Full Image

Pipe’s expertise in nursing leadership with a focus on interprofessionalism is heavily embedded in the college’s curriculum so future nurses will be prepared to engage more effectively on health care teams and be creative in the ways they approach current and emerging health care challenges. Pipe is always willing to lend an ear (and often a shoulder) to nursing students, and engages regularly with them in circumstances beyond the classroom, including helping with freshman move-in and hosting “Dinner with the Dean” events.

Whether it is helping students collaborate across disciplines or hosting “mentorship breakfasts” for young women who aspire to be nurses, Perez is dedicated to educating tomorrow’s nursing leaders. Perez combines her passion for teaching along with research and community service to help students learn what it means to engage in transdisciplinary teams in order to improve health care. Perez is also president of the Phoenix Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses and volunteers for the American Heart Association.

Charlotte Thrall, a faculty associate in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, was one of the winners of the Health Care Volunteer category, which recognized people who contribute their time and expertise to patients or health care issues, and whose volunteer efforts have made a significant impact on the community. Thrall is the founder and president of Community Health Outreach, Inc., a non-profit organization providing health care to the underserved population in Phoenix. Thrall also helped establish CityServe Arizona's HopeFest. HopeFest, an annual event, brings agencies and organizations together to provide essential health care services to the uninsured population in Phoenix.

Read more about the "Health Care Heroes" from ASU and other organizations from around the Valley in the Phoenix Business Journal.

Lecture series spotlights leading journalists, media professionals


August 25, 2014

The senior media correspondent for CNN, an award-winning White House correspondent, NPR's media critic and a documentary photographer from National Geographic will headline a speaker series this fall at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter, Bloomberg News White House correspondent Margaret Talev, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans and National Geographic documentary photographer Chris Rainier are part of the fall “Must See Mondays” lecture series, which has featured more than 130 lecturers and panelists since 2008. "Must See Mondays" speaker headshots Download Full Image

The schedule kicks off Sept. 8 with a panel discussion featuring Cronkite alumni working at Phoenix-area television stations, and concludes Dec. 1 with a lecture from New York Times Phoenix Bureau Chief Fernanda Santos.

“‘Must See Mondays’ offers ASU students and Arizonans the rare opportunity to learn from some of our profession’s top journalists and communicators,” said Christopher Callahan, Cronkite School dean and university vice provost. “Since its inception, ‘Must See Mondays’ has invigorated community discourse in Arizona and beyond.”

The free public lectures start at 7 p.m. in the First Amendment Forum of the Cronkite School on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus. 

Fall 2014 “Must See Mondays” schedule

Sept. 8: Lauren Gilger, investigative reporter, ABC15; William Pitts, reporter, 12 News; Lindsey Reiser, multimedia journalist, CBS 5; and Syleste Rodriguez, anchor and reporter, FOX 10, will take part in the “Alumni on Camera” panel discussion.

Sept. 15: Eric Deggans, TV critic at NPR, will present “Decoding the Race-baiting of Modern Media.”

Sept. 22: Bill Dedman, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and reporter at NBC News, will discuss “From Reporter to Author.”

Sept. 29: Margaret Talev, White House correspondent at Bloomberg News, will talk about “Covering the President.”

Oct. 20: Frederick Young, former senior vice president of news at the Hearst Corporation, will present “Creating TV News.”

Oct. 27: Brian Stelter, senior media correspondent at CNN, will examine “The News Media Beat.”

Nov. 3: The winner of the Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability will take part in a discussion on disability journalism.

Nov. 10: Michael G. Riley, CEO and editor-in-chief of The Chronicle of Higher Education, will present “Digital, Discovery, Disruption, Dollars.”

Nov. 17: James B. Steele, part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporting duo Barlett & Steele, will discuss business reporting with the winners of the 2014 Barlett & Steele Awards.

Nov. 24: Chris Rainier, documentary photographer at National Geographic, will explore “Cultures on the Edge: The Democratization of Storytelling Around the Globe.”

Dec. 1: Fernanda Santos, Phoenix bureau chief of The New York Times, will present “Immigrants, Firefighters and Other Untold Stories.”

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