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Susan Newman, Ph.D., RN, College of Nursing Professor, Chosen for Prestigious Fellowship

For Immediate Release: (Charleston, SC) July 29, 2010

Susan NewmanLiberty Fellowship has announced that Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing assistant professor, Susan D. Newman, Ph.D., RN, has been  elected as a young South Carolina leader who will join their 2012 class. Newman was chosen from a pool of 400 candidates spread across the state. The 22-member class represents business, government and nonprofit sectors of South Carolina.

Liberty Fellowship seeks to inspire outstanding leadership in South Carolina, empowering the state and its future leaders. The six-year-old program fosters value-based leadership by exposing rising young leaders to diverse perspectives, critical thinking and intellectual and personal development.

“I was delighted to nominate Dr. Newman for this fellowship. She is an ideal candidate for this program and will represent the College of Nursing and the Medical University very effectively,” said Dr. Raymond Greenberg, president of the Medical University of South Carolina.

The integrity of each Liberty Fellowship class depends largely on the blend of differences and diversity of perspectives of the individual leaders. “The members of this class span a broad and interesting spectrum. They are established leaders who represent a mosaic of backgrounds, skills and experiences,” said Jennie Johnson,
executive director of Liberty Fellowship.

In addition to attending four seminars over the two-year period, including one Aspen Institute global seminar with leaders from around the world, each class member commits to completing a personal project that will have a positive impact on the state.

“I am absolutely thrilled and honored to be selected as a Liberty Fellow. I am looking forward to meeting and learning from other leaders around the state who share my interest in making a positive difference in the communities of South Carolina,” said Newman.

Newman is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing and College of Graduate Studies at the Medical University of South Carolina. She previously worked as a staff nurse at Roper Rehabilitation Hospital. Currently, her career is focused on community-based rehabilitation and health promotion intervention research with people with spinal cord injuries.

Founded in 1824 in Charleston, The Medical University of South Carolina is the oldest medical school in the south. Today, MUSC continues the tradition of excellence in education, research, and patient care. MUSC is home to over 3,000 students and residents, as well as nearly 10,000 employees, including 1,300 faculty members. The MUSC College of Nursing educates over 350 students in baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs.

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