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Alumni in the News, 2012

Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing Alumna Receives Honors

Allison Cargal, R.N., B.S.N., C.P.H.O.N.

Pediatric Nursing Award Given to Outstanding Nurses at the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Allison Cargal, R.N., B.S.N., C.P.H.O.N., and Alyssa Kesselman, R.N., M.S.N., C.N.L., are honored with the 2011 Continuing Education Award.  Cargal and Kesselman, who are both currently enrolled in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program at Georgia State University, are recognized for their dedication to the field of nursing.

About the Award Winner:

Allison Cargal has served as a registered nurse for five years at the Aflac Cancer Center, providing care for hematology, oncology and BMT patients. Cargal received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing and is currently enrolled in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program at Georgia State University. Cargal resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband.

Alumna, Carolynn Ingerson Hoffman, Shares Her Caring Spirit 

On November 2, 2011 Carolynn Hoffman opened her home to friends, family, student nurses and even Channel 5 news in support of the cause "Soldiers Wrap".  Ms. Hoffman founded this group in 2004 wanting to do something for the troops who were not able to spend the holidays with loved ones.  It began with a few stockings and has since grown to over 200 boxes that include gifts of toiletries, books and snacks.  

With only one day to fill, wrap and package 200 gifts, Ms. Hoffman extended an invitation to nursing students at Barnes-Jewish College.  With a break in their schedule, Goldfarb nursing students Amanda Timpe, Kelsey Birza, Mystery Hahn and Chuck Krone joined dozens of other volunteers at the home of Ms. Hoffman and spent several hours participating in the cause.

"The troops over there are away from their friends, away from their families," said Kari Kopp. "They're protecting us all night, all day and just to get a little gift from home, you know, something to get in the mail, you know, some candy, some little things. I think it really brightens their day."

Carolynn Hoffman graduated from Jewish College of Nursing in 1966.

Visit Channel 5 news for live coverage of the event.

Goldfarb Graduate Receives Caring Spirit Award

The Caring Spirit Award is sponsored by the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation and honors nurses who have shown acts of care, compassion and service above and beyond expectations.  Kimberly Lacy, a staff nurse and a 2010 Goldfarb School of Nursing graduate received the Caring Spirit Award along with members of her 8900 PICRU team.  Celebrating a birthday in a hospital can be tough so Kimberly and her team helped to make a patient's birthday one to remember.

Jewish Graduate Joins BJC Medical Group

BJC Medical Group of Missouri welcomes the well-established, multi-specialty physicians group of Rheumatology & Internal Medicine Associates, located on the campus of Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Jane Eagon (ANP-BC) a nurse practitioner within the group, is a graduate of Jewish College of Nursing, Class of 1983.  

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