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Dr. Connie Stopper Named Mount Union Nursing Chair

July 09, 2018

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union is pleased to welcome Dr. Connie Stopper as the new chair of its Department of Nursing. 

Stopper will lead the University’s successful Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) program and the recently announced accelerated BSN program. 

Stopper earned a BSN and a Master of Education in higher education and student personnel services from Kent State University, a Master of Science in nursing from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Kansas. She comes to Mount Union after seven years at Hiram College, where she led the nursing program for the past five years. 

She has written more than a dozen grants in her career totaling more than $1.6 million in funding for several initiatives and has presented research at conferences across the nation. 

“Dr. Stopper's experience, appreciation for grounding nursing education in the liberal arts and her collaborative nature will make her a true fit for the University of Mount Union community,” said Dr. Jeffrey Breese, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the University at Mount Union.

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