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Celebrate College of Health Sciences Retirees April 17

The College of Health Sciences invites the campus community to celebrate six retiring faculty from 3:00-4:00 p.m. on April 17 in the Simplot ballroom. Light refreshments will be served.

Combined, the faculty have served Boise State for nearly a century. The retirees are:

  • Cindy Clark, professor, School of Nursing, 19 years of service;
  • Diana Mixon, associate professor, School of Nursing, 19 years of service;
  • Kathy Reavy, professor, School of Nursing, 15 years of service;
  • Roy “Butch” Rodenhiser, director and professor, School of Social Work, 10 years of service;
  • Orland “Scott” Staley, assistant professor, School of Allied Health Sciences Department of Radiologic Sciences, 26 years of service; and
  • Kathy Tidwell, clinical associate professor, School of Social Work, nine years of service.

Clark founded Civility Matters® as part of her empirical and applied research which has heightened awareness about the importance of fostering civility in a myriad of organizations including academic, practice, regulatory, and business settings. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education. She has won numerous awards for her research and publications.

Mixon serves as the undergraduate program coordinator for nursing. She is a certified nurse educator as well as a registered nurse. She is active in the College of Health Sciences Simulation Center, developing, reviewing and facilitating simulation scenarios for three classes. She received the 2003 College of Health Sciences Excellence in Teaching award and the 2008 March of Dimes Nursing Excellence award.

In 2006, Reavy was one of twelve fellows from the Northwest region of the US to attend the International Canadian Summer Institute. She has served on the International Electronic Journal of Rural and Remote Health Research Education, Practice and Policy North American editorial panel since 2009. Her scholarship activities revolve around refugees in the Boise area and she constantly looks for ways to promote best teaching practices and implement new ideas.

Rodenhiser has served as the director of the Boise State School of Social Work since 2005. Prior to coming to Boise State, he was faculty and chair at Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of North Dakota. Prior to his academic career, he spent 25 years in federal service in the Army Medical Service Corps and the Department of Defense as a social worker. Rodenhiser is the co-author of several copyrighted assessment instruments used in evaluating social work programs in meeting national accreditation requirements.

Staley has been a credentialed radiologic technologist since 1983 and has focused on teaching radiographic anatomy and positioning. In addition to teaching in the Department of Radiologic Sciences, he also serves as the departmental Radiation Safety Officer, regulating the amount of exposure obtained by students in the program. Staley also co-authored “iradtech,” an electronic positioning app for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices.

Tidwell has more than 26 years of post-graduate mental health and child welfare experience in Idaho at the micro, mezzo and macro levels of practice. In 2005, she was hired as the director of Boise State’s School of Social Work Child Welfare Center. After the center closed, she served as the director for the school’s Institute for Families and Communities before helping develop and coordinate the Refugee Certificate Program.