|CON professor chosen for fellowship
|Liberty Fellowship has
announced that College of Nursing (CON) assistant professor, Susan D.
Newman, Ph.D., R.N., was selected as a young South Carolina leader who
will join its 2012 class. Newman was chosen from a pool of 400
candidates spread across the state. The 22-member class represents
business, government and nonprofit sectors of South Carolina.
Dr. Susan Newman
Liberty Fellowship seeks to inspire outstanding leadership in South
Carolina, thus empowering the state and its future leaders. The
six-year-old program fosters value-based leadership by exposing rising
young leaders to diverse perspectives, critical thinking and
intellectual and personal development.
MUSC President Ray Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D., said he was delighted to
nominate Dr. Newman for this fellowship. “She is an ideal candidate for
this program and will represent the College of Nursing and the Medical
University very effectively.”
The integrity of each Liberty Fellowship class depends largely on the
blend of differences and diversity of perspectives of the individual
leaders. Jennie Johnson, executive director of Liberty Fellowship, said
the members of this class span a broad and interesting spectrum. “They
are established leaders who represent a mosaic of backgrounds, skills
and experiences,” she said.
Each class member commits to completing a personal project that will
have a positive impact on the state, in addition to attending four
seminars during the two-year period, including one Aspen Institute
global seminar with leaders from around the world.
Newman said she is thrilled and honored to be selected as a
Liberty Fellow. “I am looking forward to meeting and learning from
other leaders around the state who share my interest in making a
positive difference in the communities of South Carolina,” she said.
Newman is an assistant professor in CON and College of Graduate
Studies at MUSC. She previously worked as a staff nurse at Roper
Rehabilitation Hospital. Currently, her career is focused on
community-based rehabilitation and health promotion intervention
research with people with spinal cord injuries.
Friday, Aug. 6, 2010