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Thursday September 3rd, 2015 11:15AM

Alum Dina Hewett returns to Brenau as School of Nursing Director

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - Brenau University appointed Dina McDade Hewett of Gainesville as director of the Brenau School of Nursing effective July 15.<br /> <br /> Hewett's appointment comes at a pivotal time in the growth and evolution of the nursing program, which produced its first five Doctor of Nursing Practice degree recipients this year, said Dr. Gale Starich, dean of the College of Health Sciences.<br /> <br /> "Dr. Hewett will be outstanding in this role," Starich predicted. "She certainly understands the culture of Brenau University, having been here twice previously as a student and a member of the faculty. But she has also worked in the profession, which gives her a great perspective on understanding the need for well-trained graduates as well as for highly experienced professionals who will help prepare those graduates for the real world."<br /> <br /> Hewett graduated from Brenau Women's College in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She served as a nursing faculty member from 1999 to 2000, which included a role on the assessment committee from 1998-2000 and undergraduate committee chair for nursing from 1999-2000. Her teaching experience also involved work as an adjunct instructor in the Brenau Department of Psychology.<br /> <br /> Other changes in the nursing school include appointment of Troy Heidesch of Bishop, Ga., to the newly created Richards Chair of Graduate Nursing as well as the selection of Jane Anderson-Buffington of Gillsville as Chair of Undergraduate Studies.<br /> <br /> The combined talents of Hewett, Heidesch and Anderson-Buffington "brings a higher level of management, health care experience and vision to the School of Nursing and the College of Health Sciences," Starich added. "This is a team that not only will lead but will also transform nursing programs at Brenau into the leader in health care professional programs for the region."
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