Dr. Sonja Ogletree Satani, a member of the business management faculty at the Charleston campus, has been elected national president of the American Business Woman’s Association (ABWA). Her duties will include governing the affairs, policies, and business of the Association, as well as serving as a Trustee to the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund, considered one of the country’s most highly respected grant and scholarship programs for women. Since it was established, it has awarded more than $17 million in scholarships to more than 17,000 women.
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“I am honored and excited to be elected to lead this association of empowering professionals,” says Dr. Ogletree Satani. “ABWA offers a valued service that helps women garner skills needed to advance in the workplace. It plays a leading role, ensuring that women have access to a college education and other professional development opportunities that can support them in achieving parity in the workplace.”
In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Ogletree Satani is CEO of Corporate Cycle Consulting, LLC. Throughout her career, she has helped more than 1,000 business owners start, grow, and maintain their businesses.
Jeffrey Haynes, a 2017 Master of Science in Nursing (Nursing Education Concentration) graduate conducted his graduate project and practicum at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina where he and his preceptor, Dr. Cameron Carlton, developed and implemented a process for nurses to communicate more effectively with the deaf population by increasing cultural awareness. Both were recently asked to present their findings at the University of North Carolina’s Center for Lifelong Learning.
Dr. Ronnie Bolick, Electronics Engineering Technology program director for the Raleigh campus, will present his abstract, “Improving Fatigue-Durability Life Estimation of Aerospace-Aviation Materials,” at this year’s AST (Avionics & Space Testing) Conference and Exhibition.
Dr. Suzanne Kronsberg, Director of Nursing (RN) at the Virginia Beach campus has published “Lived Experiences of Male Nurses: Dire Consequences for the Nursing Profession” in the January 2018 edition of the Journal of Nursing Education and Practice.