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Jul
02

Alumni Spotlight – Alwilda Scholler-Jaquish

In 1960, the class motto for the Burge Hospital School of Nursing was “Have pin will travel”. I have lived this motto throughout the course of the nearly 60 years I have spent in the nursing field. Nursing has taken me across the country more than once, both vocationally and as I completed my studies. […]

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Jun
06

Alumni Spotlight – Matt Younger, ASR ’13 & BSDI ’15

After graduation, Matthew moved to Cape Girardeau, MO, for a short time before making his home in Middle Tennessee. In 2018, he began a new career with Medtronic, working with the Stealth Station Navigation and O-arm Advanced Imaging system. His training and instruction during his tenure at Cox College enabled him to take the leap from an […]

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May
23

Alumni Spotlight: Jade Manczuk

Jade Manczuk graduated from Cox College’s Dietetic Internship program in 2012. She currently works at Jordan Valley Community Health Center (JVCHC) as a Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Education Program Coordinator. JVCHC is a Federally Qualified Health Center that has locations in six Southwest Missouri communities with nine clinics offering medical, dental, behavioral health and optometry […]

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May
16

2019 Spring DAISY Awards

This spring, three compassionate students and nine inspirational faculty members were honored with nominations for the Cox College DAISY awards! The nominated students were Cassandra Hayes (MSN-FNP) and Eddie Elivo Jerez (a former DAISY winner). Marcy Ibrahim won the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students due to her compassionate care of a patient during clinical […]

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Mar
20

Importance of Nutrition and Exercise

Calorie Management determines your body weight.  A calorie deficit will result in a weight loss.  Calorie abundance will result in a weight gain.  This is true regardless of the make up of the diet composition (if calories come from carbohydrate, protein, or fat).  A nutritionally poor diet may result in weight loss, just as a […]

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Mar
14

Burge Graduate creates Eden Village community

For most, retirement is the professional’s end-goal, when life ceases being dictated by the clock. A time to travel, seek out new experiences, fulfill lifelong dreams, or enjoy family and friends. For Burge School of Nursing Graduate Linda Brown (Class of ’67) and her husband, Dr. David Brown, retirement was an opportunity to be of […]

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Feb
18

Finding the Right Intensity: Cardio

  Cardio is a staple of any exercise program. Consistently exercising for 150-300 minutes of moderately intense or 75-150 minutes of vigorously intense exercise per week can greatly decrease your risk for a plethora of diseases and conditions, improve cognitive function, improve your endurance, and helps with weight management. So, how do you know if […]

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Jan
23

Combating Prolonged Sitting

  Rates of obesity and overweight prevalence in the U.S. have increased dramatically over the past 50 years. The CDC shows that obesity has increased from 30.5% to 39.6% in adults over 20 years of age from 2000 to 2016. This increase in obesity correlates with improvements in technology, increased availability of high calorie foods, […]

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