Student Council




Student Council is an elected body that advocates on behalf of students, serves as representatives to address important issues among the students, appoints students to all major committees at the College, and brings concerns of the student body to the attention of the administration and/or faculty.


Student Involvement


Student Council is composed of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Historian, Ambassadors, and representatives from each cohort of the College of Nursing


Faculty Advisor: Katherine Heinze

President: Carli Deibel

Vice President: Beatrice Carlos

Treasurer: Sarah Drobner

Secretary: Sabrina Macedo

Historian: Chris Demezier

Rachel Kelley

Nigam Reddy

Sarah Thurlow

Ernest Lontoc

Christina Philips

Bandana Neupane Poudel


Students on Committees

Committee on Programs

Representative: Sarah Thurlow

Committee on Students

Representative: Ernest Lontoc

Representative: Christina Philips

Undergraduate Programs Committee

Representative: Nigam Reddy

Representative: Chris Demezier

PhD Committee

Representative: Bandana Neupane Poudel

Career Fair Planning Committee:

Sabrina Macedo

Sarah Drobner


We are seeking representatives for the Masters and DNP Committee!



At the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University, we talk a great deal about student-governance, an overarching term used to describe involvement of students in the workings of the College, and the extent to which Student Council is a completely student-run organization. Student Council is strongly related to the values and ideas of the College, including a unique, caring-based nursing curriculum.

Student Council works with administrators, Board Members, and faculty members throughout the year, advocating for the interests and needs of students. In fact, Student Council organizes an annual meeting, an open forum, open to the student body of the College of Nursing. The Council meets with the Dean each semester to review and discuss ideas and student interests. As members of the community, the voices, opinions, and ideas of students are present on almost every committee at the College of Nursing.

Students are afforded the opportunity to craft the kinds of experiences they wish to have, as well as to shape the future of Nursing. Here at the College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University, students of all years, all backgrounds, and all interests are given the responsibility, recourses, and the respect necessary for that to happen.



The Council meets formally once per month. Meetings are on the last Tuesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. in NU 324. For the Fall, the following are the meeting times:

September 27th (Tuesday) 4PM-5PM

October 25th (Tuesday) 4PM- 6PM

November 29th (Tuesday) 4PM-5PM



For any questions, please feel free to contact the Student Council President, Carli Deibel at or faculty advisor Dr. Rose Sherman at