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Mississippi College Graduate Mary Ellen Stewart Joins School of Nursing Faculty

July 30, 2013

Mississippi College School of Nursing graduate Mary Ellen Stewart will join the faculty at her alma mater in Clinton in late August.

Stewart brings a great deal of experience to her teaching assignment in the School of Nursing. She’s worked as a nurse educator at the University of Mississippi School of Nursing clinical simulation and skills lab in Jackson since December 2007.

In addition, the Terry resident has served at the Mississippi State Department of Health, at SouthernCare Hospice as an admissions nurse and in community relations. She’s also worked as a nurse manager at Lakeshore Family Medical Clinic.

Stewart earned an associate of arts in general studies at Hinds Community College in Raymond in May 1992 and a bachelor’s in nursing from Mississippi College in 1995. Stewart obtained her master’s in science in nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing in May 2013.

“Mary Ellen Stewart will be a tremendous addition to our faculty,” said MC School of Nursing Dean Mary Jean Padgett. “She is a caring, compassionate, positive person who loves working with students and is dedicated to helping them achieve success.”

In addition, the Mississippian brings an outstanding understanding of simulation in nursing that will prove beneficial to students, Padgett said. “She is one of our graduates and we are so fortunate that she is returning to work with us.”

A mother with two children, Stewart is involved in her community. She served as president of the Mustard Seed Board of Trustees from 2004 through 2007. Based in Brandon, Mustard Seed is a non-profit that serves special needs adults in Central Mississippi.

During her undergraduate days on the Clinton campus, Stewart served as president of the MC Student Nurses Association chapter. She’s a former community advisory board member of the National Children’s Health Study. Last year, Stewart won accolades for her work in the area of disaster medical assistance in Mississippi. She’s a member of the American Nurses Association.

Photo: Mary Ellen Stewart