School of Nursing students Taylor Mulligan and Ivagba Adeoye have been awarded STAR scholarships for Summer 2016 funded by a $25,000 gift to the University from the Thomas M. & Irene B. Kirbo Charitable Foundation.
Those chosen for STAR Fellowship Scholarships have met requirements including faculty recommendation, maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or above, being team players who work to help other students be successful, and demonstrating proficiency in nursing skills.
As STAR Fellows, Taylor and Ivagba will provide mentorship to incoming nursing students in the Simulation Training and Applied Research (STAR) Center and Skills Lab. They will help with performing physical assessments, IV insertions, Foley Catheters and wound care, as well as provide academic tutoring, as needed.
Mulligan, a junior, is originally from Ohio. She enjoys reading, traveling and photography and hopes to work as a nurse after graduation in the pediatric intensive care unit.
Adeoye, a senior, is a military veteran and originally from Nigeria. Along with nursing, Ivagba is minoring in photography. He loves to take photos of athletes in motion. He hopes to continue his education in a Doctor of Nursing Practice program, ultimately becoming a family nurse practitioner for the U.S. Navy.
The Brooks Rehabilitation College of Health Sciences’ Simulation Training and Applied Research (STAR) Center is one of only four statewide hubs to be named a Regional Training Center.