FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 28, 2007
Contact: Sheila Humphrey
MUW Nursing students honored at convention
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- MUW Baccalaureate nursing
students recently participated in the Mississippi
Association of Student Nurses (MASN) annual
convention. The convention was held in Tupelo this
year. Several MUW nursing students were honored as
well as elected to statewide offices for the MASN.
“We are very proud of all of them and glad they are
so interested in working in their professional
organization,” said Janice Giallourakis, faculty
adviser of the MUW Student Nurses Association.
Among the MUW students honored was Mike Dodson, a
BSN senior, who was inducted to Mississippi Student
Nurses Hall of Fame and awarded the Mississippi
Nurses Foundation Scholarship.
Other students received similar honors.
Beth Estes, BSN senior, was also inducted to
Mississippi Student Nurses Hall of Fame, while
Andrew Hendrix, a junior in the BSN program, was
elected 1st Vice President of the MASN.
BSN Junior Conner Reynolds was elected treasurer of
the MASN and Courtney Truax, also a BSN junior, was
elected MASN Chairperson of Fundraising.
Erin Williams, BSN junior, received the honor of
being elected MASN BSN State-Wide Representative.
Giallourakis said, “I don’t recall a time when we’ve
had so many students at one time be state officers.
It’s been a very long time since any of our students
have been so involved in our state organizations. I
think we can have an impact and influence the
working of the organization this year.”
“This is quite an honor to have this many students
from one school elected to statewide leadership
positions or be inducted into the Mississippi
Student Nursing Hall of Fame,” said Dr. Sheila
Adams, Dean of the College of Nursing and
The students were recognized among all BSN nursing
schools in the state as well as some ASN programs.