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PA COLLEGE / ON THE PULSE
An Unparalleled Journey
In March 2021, individuals from
similar colleges and universities
conducted a virtual site visit that
included interviews with current
students, alumni, board members,
faculty, and staff members.
PA College was awarded initial
accreditation from the Middle
States Commission on Higher
Education (MSCHE) in 2006
and continued accreditation
in 2011.
For the past two years, the College
community embarked on yet
another accreditation journey
by participating in a self-study
process that examines its mission,
goals, ethics, integrity, design,
and delivery of student learning
experiences; support of the
student experience; educational
effectiveness assessment;
and planning, resource, and
institutional improvement. This
culminated in a self-study report
that included more than 200
pieces of supportive evidence.
On June 7, the MSCHE reaffirmed
the accreditation of PA College
and commended the College
for the quality of the self-study
process and report. The College
received 12 commendations,
including for the quality of
graduates, health and wellness
programming, the Center for
Teaching and Learning, the
Center for Excellence in Practice
(simulation), and the new
Health Care Professional Core
Curriculum.
The self-study process brought
everyone at the College together
to grow, learn, and celebrate the
importance of an unparalleled
journey. We look forward to
embarking on our next scheduled
accreditation visit in 2028-29. n
Sabella Garners Flory Award
Donna Sabella, MEd, MSN, PhD,
PMHNP-BC, track coordinator for PA
College's Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse
Practitioner program, is the recipient of
the 2021-22 Robert M. and Thelma G. Flory
Doctoral Study Award. This fund provides
annual support for nursing faculty members
who are pursuing doctoral study, doctoral
research, or postdoctoral research.
Aside from her expertise in mental health,
Sabella is nationally recognized as an expert
in human trafficking and has decades of
teaching experience at various universities
and colleges. In addition, she has experience
working in crisis intervention, substance
abuse, domestic violence, and forensic
nursing and has provided direct services
to vulnerable populations.
She will utilize the Flory Award funding
to support a qualitative study of the lived
experiences of families whose child is a
mass murderer, with a special focus on their
mental health needs.
" I will use the findings to educate my
students and expand their awareness,
understanding, and knowledge of how best
to serve a population that is often shunned,
threatened, despised, and targeted because
of their relationship to the accused, " she
says. " In serving as a role model seeking
answers to improve mental health services,
it is my hope that our students realize
that nursing education, research, and
learning is a life-long process. " n
Price Wins Stoudt Award
Vickie L. Price, MEd Min, an assistant
professor in the Department of Sciences
and Humanities, received this year's
Kenneth G. Stoudt Faculty Excellence
Award during the college's annual
Convocation on August 10. This annual
award recognizes PA College faculty
members who demonstrate leadership,
excellence, and creativity.
Like many of PA College's students,
Price is proud to be the first member
of her family to earn a college degree.
In addition to her degree in psychology
and certification in secondary social
studies, Price graduated from
Evangelical Theological Seminary in
Myerstown, PA. She completed her
residency at Penn Medicine Lancaster
General Hospital, where she was a
chaplain associate for 10 years. At
PA College, Price teaches Ethical
and Legal Dimensions in the Health
Sciences, Ethical Issues in Health Care,
and Death Dying & Bereavement
courses. n
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