BA Communications 2010
This is my UAH story…
I started UAH in 1995 as a young man who was nowhere near ready for college. The UAH that many of you know today was not necessarily the same institution it has grown to be today. After enjoying fraternity life (I became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. in the Spring of 99) I decided to take a break to figure out what I wanted to do and ultimately returned in 2007 to finish my degree which I obtained in 2010. I had many influences during this time period from such professors such as Dr. Rountree, Dr. Sonja Brown-Givens, and the late Dr. Johnson to name a few. I was also lucky to meet the person who is now my wife! I am certain that there are many students who attend the University who are just like me and I would say to them to never give up and always shoot or the stars…. I would stack my education up against any of the graduates here that attend USC, UCLA, etc.
Just started a new position at NTT Data, Inc. as a Windows Software Deployment Administrator; lives in Dallas, TX
Marty Sellers (MS/MIS’05) is now an executive recruiter with Snelling Huntsville specializing in filling career opportunities within engineering, IT and technical organizations.
Anthony and his wife Joni Founded Five Stones Research Corporation in 2006. Five Stones Research Corporation provides Engineering, Information Management and Logistic Services to the Department of Defense and other Federal Agencies. 5SRC is headquarted in Huntsville, AL and currently has over 90 employees.
Mark Crosswhite (BA History ’84), President and CEO of Alabama Power Company, has been elected Chairman of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama’s Board of Directors. Read the full article at http://southerncompany.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=3147
Huntsville, Ala. (February, 2014) —The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) College of Nursing’s Lori Lioce, simulation coordinator and clinical assistant professor of nursing (DNP, FNP-BC, CHSE, FAANP), has been selected to serve on the national Code of Ethics for Nurses Revision Panel: Steering Committee of the American Nurses Association.
The Steering committee is charged with a comprehensive process of review, analysis, revision, providing initial substantive critique and suggested modifications, creating open review process, and developing final recommendations. The Code of Ethics for Nurses was developed as a guide for carrying out nursing responsibilities in a manner consistent with quality in nursing care and the ethical obligations of the profession. The ethical standard established by the Code of Ethics is nonnegotiable. This means that the Code supports the nurse in a steadfast way across various settings and in a variety of nursing roles. This Code of Ethics is for all nurses it: reiterates the fundamental values and commitments of the nurse (provisions 1–3); identifies the boundaries of duty and loyalty (provisions 4–6); and describes the duties of the nurse that extend beyond individual patient encounters (provisions 7–9). The achievement of a true global awareness about the human condition and the needs for health care is one of the most important moral challenges of the 21st century and this Code beckons nurses toward such an awareness. This definitive code provides the guiding principles for professional nurses both nationally and internationally.
Lioce’s clinical experience includes family nurse practitioner primary and emergency care, and healthcare simulation education. Internationally she is one of 255 who holds a professional certification as a certified healthcare simulation educator (CHSE). Additionally she is a board certified family nurse practitioner (American Nurses Credentialing Center), advanced cardiac life support provider, and trauma nurse. Lioce received her BSN, MSN, and post-masters certificate as a family nurse practitioner from UAH. Additionally, she earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Samford University Ida V. Moffet School of Nursing, and a certificate in simulation education from BryanLGH College of Health Science (Lincoln, Neb).
She currently serves as Vice-President of Operations for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning. Lioce was recently selected for induction as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. The purpose of the AANP Fellows Program is to impact national and global health by engaging recognized nurse practitioner leaders who make outstanding contributions to clinical practice, research, education or policy. Lioce recently co-authored the international Standards of Best Practice: Simulation (2013) contributing to the advancement of the science of simulation education. Lioce’s special achievements and honors include selection as the 2013 Honoree for Health and Human Services and the 2013 Honoree for Education for the annual Madison County Women Honoring Women by the Women’s Economic Development Council (WEDC); the 2012 Living Legacy Award from Samford University Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing; multiple Commendations from the Alabama House of Representatives for Service; and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Alabama State Nurse Practitioner Advocacy Excellence Award.
BA, Mathematics/Operations Research, 1971
Rise Real Estate
This is my UAH story…
I began my college experience by enrolling in the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 1962. Two years later I enrolled in the University of Alabama Extension Center and my student number was in the 1400s. I was working full time at Boeing on the Saturn V program in the computer simulation lab in the old HIC Building and went to UAH part time until I graduated in 1971. I was President of the UAH Alumni Assn. 1976-1977. Also, served on the Search Committee for the Chancellor of the University of Alabama System, Search Committee to hire the first Director of Continuing Education and was on the committee to set up the Werner Von Braun Academic Chair.
My professional career spans computers, medical/surgical, Real Estate and representing a U.S. Congressman. In the middle 70s, he was vice president of CyberSystems, a computer manufacturing and engineering company, leading to early data acquisition and control systems used by the government and private industry. The career path then led to sales and product development of state-of-the-art endoscopic surgical instruments used by surgeons throughout the world and was awarded two U.S. Patents for medical devices used in surgery. For 18 years, I pursued a successful career in real estate sales and management, and I am now the Managing Broker for one of the largest Real Estate companies in north Alabama. I became a Certified Real Estate Instructor and a Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI) while developing many courses of Continuing Education for agents in Alabama and a board member of AREEA (Alabama Real Estate Educators Assn.) In 2010, I served as the Field Representative for the US Congressman representing the 5th Congressional District of Alabama.
Over the years, I have been active in many community activities. Founder/President of first Kidney Foundation in Alabama and later, Vice-President of Alabama Kidney Foundation; President of Huntsville Jaycees and Vice-President for Alabama Jaycees; candidate for Chairman of the Madison County Commission and Huntsville City Council; Board Member of Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Development Assn., county Chairman of National Foundation (March of Dimes), Chairman county MS Assn., Scout Master, Explorer Advisor and BSA Institutional Representative; Eagle Scout. Decatur MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) Committee Member. Recognitions include Huntsville-Madison County Distinguished Service Award; listed in Outstanding Young Men of America 4 times; listed in Who’s Who in American Inventors, Chamber Honorary Ambassador. Member of the national, state, and local Republican Party. NRA member and supporter. Licensed pilot.
I’ve been involved in south Huntsville civic activities: past President of the Southeast Huntsville Civic Assn., past Board member of the South Huntsville Civic Assn., and current Vice President of the Huntsville South civic group.
Currently I am on the Huntsville City Schools Capital Advisory Committee. I hope to be elected to the Huntsville City Council District 3 in August 2014.
Vicki Hinesley Baker
BSBA, Business Management, 2011
This is my UAH story…
I transferred three years of University course credits to The University of Alabama in Huntsville when my husband and I relocated to the Huntsville area for his employment. After several years of stops and starts with my education, I successfully obtained a BSBA Business Management in 2011. Let me explain… Although I didn’t begin “University Life” at UAH, it is “Home” to me.
My “University Life” actually began at Purdue University due to my mother working as an administrator for a group of successful research professors in the Chemistry Department. You see, I had the advantage of a “reduced rate” for tuition available to families of employees. Of course, at that time, I didn’t want to attend Purdue; I preferred to join my favorite cousins, who were going “away” to Bloomington to study Business Management at Indiana University! Our family was divided, just as many experience in Alabama! While attending Purdue I joined Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, enjoyed college life, and married during my junior year. My husband and I moved to California for his career, and I worked in retail and for Automatic Data Processing, taking classes here and there, while building my career as well.
When my husband was offered a position in Alabama, I transferred to The University of Alabama in Huntsville, and even worked as a Staff Assistant in the Engineering Building while taking classes. My success was realized due to the help of Dr. Bernice Pitsis and Ms. Cheryl Plaza, and their dedication to guiding and assisting me toward reaching the goal of degree completion. I managed a business and built a career while returning to UAH multiple times, before completing a BSBA at The University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2011 because UAH is just like “Home” to me.
As of August 2013, Zara is employed by Hoover City Schools, outside of Birmingham. She is now teaching at Hoover High School, serving as the Reading Foundations teacher.
I have started my own graphic design business, “Autumn Nelson Designs” and it has been very successful! Feel free to check out my new website….www.autumnnelsondesigns.com.