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NEWS RELEASE
May 11, 2010
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

SPGS graduate profile: Morgan Brewster

Overland Park, Kan. — Encouraged by her mentors at GE Energy Services to earn a Master of Business Administration degree to help advance her career and enhance her management skills, Morgan Brewster enrolled at Baker University two years ago.Morgan-Brewster

An inside sales manager at GE Energy Services, Brewster, because of Baker, believes she has better positioned herself for future career endeavors after completing her coursework and interacting with her diverse group of classmates. She will be among the nearly 250 MBA students from the University receiving their degrees on Saturday, May 15, during Spring Commencement at the Collins Center.

In her current position, Brewster is responsible for maintaining existing accounts for gas turbine parts in the United States, Canada and Australia. She credited her positive MBA experience at Baker in preparing her to expand her role with her company.

“I enjoyed the learning environment and working with my team the most,” Brewster said. “By working closely with my team at Baker, I learned how to deal with different personalities, which is valuable in the corporate environment.”

Baker’s flexible schedule, accommodating her work and personal life, appealed to Brewster when she decided on the right program for her. Also, the variety of concentrations — marketing, international business, finance, human resources, information systems and accounting —was a benefit to the MBA student.

“I actually changed my concentration to international business from human resources,” she said. “In my current position, I was the global sales manager for my product line. I have an interest in international business because it is very important to the growth of GE. Most of GE’s growth is in international markets.”

After acquiring skills in collaboration and leadership, Brewster is prepared to explore more opportunities in the workplace.

“My short-term career goal is to move into the commercial operations side of GE Energy Services,” she said. “I enjoy dealing with customers and am interested in dealing with complex opportunities. My long-term career goal is to stay with GE and go into marketing or operations.”

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Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.


 

NEWS RELEASE
May 11, 2010
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

School of Education alumni to be inducted into Wall of Honor

Baldwin City, Kan. — Two Baker University School of Education alumni — Abby Burnett, BS ’08, and Bradley Nicks, MASL ’04 — will be inducted into Baker University’s Wall of Honor on May 22 during the alumni luncheon at Harter Union.

The Wall of Honor recognizes Baker graduates who have received state and national recognition.wallofhonor

Burnett, a middle school teacher in Paola, Kan., received the Kansas Horizon Award as the 2010 outstanding first-year teacher. Nicks, a math teacher at Shawnee Heights High School in Tecumseh, Kan., recently received the Milken Family Foundation National Educator honor.

The Wall of Honor recognition plaques are in Case Hall on the Baldwin City campus.


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Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.
 

NEWS RELEASE
May 11, 2010
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Nursing faculty, alumnus honored

Topeka, Kan. — Four members of Baker’s Eta Kappa chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International were recently honored.

Three of the awards went to faculty and a Baker University School of Nursing alumnus. Ruth Ohm received the Excellence in Nursing Leadership Award for her role in promoting research and evidence-based practice at Stormont-Vail HealthCare.

Faculty Emeritus Sonja Feist, an active community volunteer, was recognized for Excellence in Nursing Service.

Steve Peterson, BSN ’02, a charge nurse at Stormont-Vail, was recognized as an outstanding new member for his contributions to chapter activities over the last year.

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NEWS RELEASE
May 11, 2010
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sixteen nursing students inducted into national honor society

Topeka, Kan. — Baker University’s Eta Kappa chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society for nursing, recently inducted 16 new members.

Sixteen Baker University School of Nursing students from the May graduating class were inducted. They were  Amy Adams, Joleen Bacon, Terri Baker, BreAnna Barker, Rachelle Brown, Angela Cronister, Lauren Divine, Marriann Dugan, Brooke Faria daCunha, Laurie Gomel, Moshe Kincade, Celeste Leech, Kelly Lindemeyer, Lauren Miller, Jade Mosier and Sonja Tornedan. Lindemeyer will receive the Eta Kappa scholarship at the pinning ceremony on May 21.

Undergraduate students must have a 3.0 grade-point average and rank in the top 35 percent of their class to qualify for membership.

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