Michael R. Moore has retired from NASA after 37 years of government service.
Victoria A. Pearson was recognized as the Category V Civilian of the Quarter for the 4th Quarter 2012 for outstanding engineering contributions in the Miniature Air Launched Decoy Program Office of the Long Range Systems Division at Eglin AFB, FL. She was presented with a crystal trophy by the Sr. Materiel Divison Leader at a quarterly ceremony honoring all of the award winners. This award is presented quarterly and annually to the best and brightest in acquisition and this is her 2nd time to win.
Dr. Lori Lioce announced as a 2013 Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners®
AUSTIN (March 2013) — The Fellows of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) recently named Dr. Lori Lioce for induction to FAANP in June 2013. The new FAANP members will continue the tradition of impacting national and global health through their outstanding contributions. Dr. Lioce is a clinical assistant professor and simulation coordinator at the University of Alabama Huntsville College of Nursing. She currently serves as the Vice-President of Operations for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning and Alabama State Representative for the AANP.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) will honor this year’s FAANP inductees at a ceremony, followed by a reception and dinner on Thursday, June 20, 2013, during the AANP 28th National conference at The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
AANP established the FAANP program in 2000 to recognize nurse practitioner leaders who have made outstanding contributions to health care through clinical practice, research, education, or policy. Fellows of the AANP are visionaries and, as such, hold an annual think tank to strategize about the future of nurse practitioners and health care. The new Fellows will continue to demonstrate leadership and contribute to the mission of the AANP.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), founded in 1985, is the oldest and largest national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. Through individual and group memberships, AANP represents the interests of approximately 180,000 NPs in the country. AANP continually advocates for the active role of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered and personalized health care. For more information, visit www.aanp.org.
I am currently a third year pharmacy student at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy.
Richard Smith has just been accepted into the MA in Nonfiction Writing program at Johns Hopkins University.
Grace Stapf started a Master of Science in Computer Science at Loyola University-Maryland in the Fall of 2012. She will also be joining the Navy’s Officer Candidate School.
Sara Erdner has been accepted into the Graduate Program in Communications at the University of Tennessee. She will start her studies in the Fall of 2013 with a full-ride assistantship.
Robert Barricks has passed the ANCC Certification for Family Nurse Practitioner.
Preetha Pulusani Named President of Rolta International (Americas)
Alpharetta, GA, February 25, 2013 – Rolta, a global provider of IT solutions and consulting, appointed Preetha Pulusani as President – International (Americas). She was also named to the Board of Rolta India Limited as a Director. In the past, Preetha has served Rolta India as Joint Managing Director and Chief Strategy Officer.
Pulusani (’85, MS, Computer Science) had a 25-year career with Huntsville, AL based Intergraph Corporation where she served as the President of the Security, Government and Infrastructure Division, with annual revenues of over $400 million. In 2006, she was recognized as the “Top IT Executive of the Year” by the Alabama Information Technology Association.
Rolta International is headquartered in Alpharetta, GA. In her new role, Pulusani will focus on the growth of Rolta’s business in North America. Rolta today has a portfolio that spans the entire IT lifecycle, from IT advisory services through solution design and deployment to managed services. She will leverage Rolta’s deep expertise in selected vertical segments, geospatial and engineering technologies, as well as the company’s IP-differentiated frameworks for implementing solutions for enterprise-level integration and business analytics, such as for EPM, CRM and ERP, for growth in North America.
“As Rolta continues to serve clients around the globe, the experience and strategic initiatives that Preetha brings to our North American operations will provide additional thrust for rapid growth of the Company,” said Kamal K. Singh, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Rolta.
Victoria A. Pearson was recognized as the Category V Civilian of the Quarter for the 4th Quarter 2012 for outstanding engineering contributions in the Miniature Air Launched Decoy Program Office of the Long Range Systems Division at Eglin AFB, FL. She was presented with a crystal trophy by the Sr. Materiel Division Leader at a quarterly ceremony honoring all of the award winners. This award is presented quarterly and annually to the best and brightest in acquisition and this is her 2nds time to win.