SIUE School of Nursing

Luebbert, Warsing, Ehrhardt Claim March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards
WE CARE Clinic Boosted by $2.6 Million HRSA Grant
Loar Named WE CARE Clinic Director
SIUE Alumni News and Events
SIUE Cougar Athletics
Continuing Education Opportunities

Luebbert, Warsing, Ehrhardt Claim March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards

Rebecca Luebbert and Jodie Warsing

Two School of Nursing faculty and one student were honored at the March of Dimes’ seventh annual Nurse of the Year Awards. 

Rebecca Luebbert, PhD, and Jodie Warsing, DNP, were honored in the education and behavioral health categories, respectively. Robert Ehrhardt was the student nurse recipient.

The three were among 10 School of Nursing finalists, including, Mary Frazier; Chelsea Howland; Frank Lyerla, PhD; Kelley McGuire, PhD; Ann Popkess, PhD; Bernadette Sobczak and Ashley Wittler. 

Learn more about the awardees and finalists. 

WE CARE Clinic Boosted by $2.6 Million HRSA Grant

Dean Laura Bernaix

The School of Nursing has been awarded a four-year grant worth $2.6 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration in support of its WE CARE Clinic. 

The grant will support the training of undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students and registered nurses in the local community in caring for clients in the community-based primary care, nurse-managed clinic on the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus. 

Learn more about the School's goals for the funding.

Loar Named WE CARE Clinic Director

Ricki Loar

The School of Nursing has appointed Ricki Loar, PhD, as the new director of the WE CARE Clinic at the SIUE East St. Louis Higher Education Campus. She assumed her responsibilities in December, and brings 34 years of comprehensive experiences in the health care industry to the clinic. 

A Chicago native, Loar is a family and gerontological nurse with experience in clinical practice, education, administration and consulting. 

Learn more about the new WE CARE Clinic director.

SIUE Alumni News and Events

SIUE Alumni Association

Stay updated and informed by connecting with the SIUE Alumni Association.

Cannabusiness Panel - Chicago 

  • Experts from across the cannabis industry discuss issues related to this growing enterprise
  • 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 @ University Club of Chicago
  • $15 per person includes entry, appetizers, one drink ticket and cash bar

Cougars on the Move - Jupiter, Fla. 

  • St. Louis Cardinals vs. Houston Astros spring training game with VIP access to Alumni Tent
  • Saturday, March 9 @ Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium
  • $25 per person includes all-you-can-eat buffet, complimentary soft drinks and a cash bar

Alumni Trivia Night Fundraiser - Edwardsville 

  • Gather your team of eight and help support SIUE student scholarships and alumni programs. Cash prizes to top two teams!
  • 6-11 p.m. Saturday, March 23 @ Edwardsville American Legion
  • $200 per team includes two drink tickets per team member. Cash bar available and BYO food and snacks. No outside alcoholic beverages please.

Alumni Happy Hour - Alton

  • Join us after work for an evening of networking and reconnecting with fellow alumni.
  • 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 28 @ The Old Bakery Beer Company 
  • Free admission with two drinks tickets and appetizers. Registration strongly encouraged.

Golden Graduation Reunion: SAVE THE DATE for May 10-11

  • All SIUE alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago are invited to come home for a reunion weekend, including reception, campus tour, and honors at commencement. 

SIUE Cougar Athletics

SIUE Athletics Hits Milestone Academic Mark

Make Plans to Attend the 2019 Red and Black Benefit

Continuing Education Opportunities

The SIUE Office of Educational Outreach offers a variety of non-credit opportunities for professional and personal development. Please browse the Spring 2019 catalog or visit our website for a listing of courses and presentations offered through the Lifelong Learning Speaker Series.

Our office also invites you to connect with us to learn about Educard opportunities, corporate partnerships, and the SIUE Successful Communities Collaborative. As alumni, we invite you to provide feedback and suggestions for other topics or classes that would be of interest to you.

Please contact the Office of Educational Outreach at 618-650-3210 or, and connect with us on social.

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