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2023 Convocation - FAU Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

September 15, 2023

Students, faculty and guests gathered for the Convocation held at FAU College of Nursing on Friday, Sept. 15. The event officially kicks-off the academic semester, welcoming new and returning students. Alumnus M. Christopher Saslo, D.N.S. ’07, ARNP-BC-FAANP, Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, told students that they are “embarking on something that is absolutely not the end of the journey.” He encouraged them to embrace lifelong learning. Keynote speaker Monica Puga, APRN, RN, Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, Memorial Healthcare System, remarked that nursing opportunities are endless and students should consider different career paths within the profession. Dr. Candy Wilson, Interim Associate Dean of Research and Scholarship, was the faculty speaker and Student Nurses Association (SNA) President Paolina Ignacio-Juan addressed the crowd as the student speaker.