School of Nursing Names New Dean’s Ambassadors

Dean's Ambassadors: Back row from left- Katie Blasingame, Allison Thurman, Tanner Earnest, Grace Zupfer, Jade Pacillas. Front row from left- Sydney Muehlstein, Ashleigh Thomas, Christa Bistransin, Megan Gedney, Sara Starr.

Ten Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Nursing students have been selected to be the TTUHSC School of Nursing Dean’s Ambassadors for the 2014-15 school year. Each of the ambassadors demonstrated the utmost integrity in order to be accepted into the program. The School of Nursing expects creating the leadership positions will inspire the entire school’s student body to greatness.

“The School of Nursing is able to display the highest quality of ideas and education because of leadership and innovative thinking,” Michael Evans, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, School of Nursing dean. “Students like the Dean’s Ambassadors embody the innovative spirit that abounds throughout the entire school.”

Dean’s Ambassadors serve the School of Nursing for one year and are called upon to help in a variety of capacities, including campus tours to potential nursing students, special events and community service.

2014-15 Dean’s Ambassadors

Christa Bistransin
“I wanted a profession where I could be challenged daily, but also serve and help others.”
Lubbock, Texas

Katie Blasingame
“I believe that nursing chose me long before I realized that I had chosen nursing.”
Lubbock, Texas

Tanner Earnest
“I will provide that shoulder to cry on, the ears to listen to patient concerns and the words to provide comfort to the patients and their families.”
Midland, Texas

Megan Gedney
“Good nursing care requires not only intelligence and education, but also patience, diligence and compassion.”
Dallas, Texas

Sydney Muehlstein
“The joy I find in aiding others, coupled with my love of the inner workings of the body, proved that nursing was a career worth my pursuit.”
San Angelo, Texas

Jade Pacillas
“I love the fact that nursing itself is ever-changing.”
El Paso, Texas

Sara Starr
“I want to become the best nurse that I can be and possibly become a nurse educator so that I can impart the magic to future nurses.”
Flower Mound, Texas

Ashleigh Thomas
“Nursing is a job that inspires people, puts smiles on faces and gives patients a reason to continue.”
Grand Prairie, Texas

Allison Thurman
“I want to make a difference in the world around me by impacting one person’s life at a time, and I believe that nursing is the best way to do that.”
Huntsville, Alabama

Grace Zupfer
“I want to do something where I feel I am needed, making a difference and being a positive force in people’s lives.”
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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