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Brenau nursing school names Hewett, 2 others to posts

POSTED: July 30, 2014 1:33 a.m.

Brenau University has appointed Dina McDade Hewett of Gainesville as director of its School of Nursing.

Dr. Gale Starich, dean of the College of Health Sciences. also announced additional changes in the school’s leadership structure.

“Dr. Hewett will be outstanding in this role,” Starich said. “She certainly understands the culture of Brenau University, having been here twice previously as a student and a member of the faculty. But she has also worked in the profession, which gives her a great perspective on understanding the need for well-trained graduates as well as for highly experienced professionals who will help prepare those graduates for the real world.”

Other changes in the nursing school include appointment of Troy Heidesch to the newly created Richards Chair of Graduate Nursing and the selection of Jane Anderson-Buffington of Gillsville as chairwoman of Undergraduate Studies.

Heidesch, a resident of Bishop, joined the Brenau nursing faculty in August 2012. He has served as the family nurse practitioner coordinator since January. He is a “double” Brenau alumnus, having earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing with a minor in music in 1997 and a master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner in 2000. Heidesch also has a doctor of nursing practice from the Medical College of Georgia.

Appointed the interim undergraduate chairwoman in January, Anderson-Buffington joined the Brenau nursing faculty in August 2011. Previously she was the director of nursing at the Northeast Georgia Heart Center in Gainesville. She also held various positions at the Habersham County Medical Center and served as a critical care educator and nurse at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

She earned a bachelor of science in nursing from Brenau in 1990, and a master’s from the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing at Mercer University in 2006.


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