UHM Nursing faculty and four students receive recognition at Healthcare Association gala

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Desiree Uyeda, (808) 956-2904
Marketing Manager, Nursing
Posted: Nov 7, 2016

Stephanie Marshall Col. (Ret.) Leadership recipient, Ashley Bell Scholarship recipient and friends.
Stephanie Marshall Col. (Ret.) Leadership recipient, Ashley Bell Scholarship recipient and friends.

The Healthcare Association of Hawaiʻi (HAH) held its annual Awards and Scholarship Gala on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at the Koʻolau Ballrooms in Kaneohe. HAH is the unifying voice of Hawaiʻi’s health-care providers and an authoritative and respected leader in shaping health-care policy in Hawaiʻi. HAH works with committed partners and stakeholders to lead the movement toward achieve in equitable, sustainable Hawaiʻi health-care system driven to improve quality, efficiency and effectiveness for patients and communities.

Colonel (Ret.) Stephanie Marshall, MSN, RN, FAAN, received the 2016 Leadership Award for her role as Director for Community Partnerships at UH Mānoa Nursing. She retired from the school in July 2016 after 11 years of dedicated service. Marshall was selected for the award for her leadership in the health-care community, exemplary leadership in innovation, employee morale and financial stewardship, as well as serving as an inspiration for colleagues.

Following a highly decorated 32-year military career in the Army Nurse Corps and retirement at the rank of Colonel, Marshall joined UH Mānoa Nursing in the newly created position of Director for Community Partnerships. She led by example and served as a mentor to countless nurses, faculty and students. She built and managed innovative and strategic academic practice initiatives across the public and private sectors. She created formal partnerships with multiple health-care organizations to support research and clinical education for students. Marshall was a leader in the effort to create the UH Translational Health Science Simulation Center and anchored the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Initiative of the UH health science schools of nursing, medicine (JABSOM), social work, public health and pharmacy.

Marshall received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Duquesne University and Master of Science in Nursing from University of California at San Francisco. She is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College and the Wharton Fellows Program for Nurse Executives in Health Care Management. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Oncology Nursing Society, Sigma Theta Tau and American College of Health Executives. She has served on the board of Hawaiʻi Health Care Systems Corporation (HHSC) and is active with the Hawaiʻi Chapter of the Association of Nursing Executives (AONE). She and her husband are tri-athletes who have completed Iron Man competitions nationally and internationally. They successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in fall 2015.

Said Mary G. Boland, DrPH, RN, FAAN, dean of UH Mānoa Nursing, “Stephanie has been a tremendous asset to the school and is well-deserving of the leadership award. She has built longstanding partnerships with our community partners that enhance our program and which are critical to the success of our students. On behalf of the school, we thank Stephanie for her many years of service and wish her the best in her retirement.”

HAH also awarded four UH Mānoa Nursing students with scholarships to support their academic endeavors.

Baccalaureate Scholarship

  • Ashley Bell is a 6th semester bachelor’s student with an anticipated graduation in fall 2016. She is currently employed at Castle Medical Center as a certified nursing assistant/patient care technician II and at Straub Medical Center as a clinical assistant.

Master’s Scholarships

  • Samantha Duhaylonsod is completing her bachelor’s degree in fall 2016 and is on track to pursue the Advanced Public Health Nursing master’s program with an anticipated graduation in spring 2018. She is currently employed at The Queen’s Medical Center as a nurse aide.
  • Eric Lee is currently enrolled in the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist master’s program with an anticipated graduation in fall 2018. He is currently employed at The Queen’s Medical Center as a registered nurse.
  • Ruby Yang is currently enrolled in the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner master’s program with an anticipated graduation in spring 2017. She is currently employed at Straub Medical Center.

“We are extremely proud of our students' accomplishments and applaud them for simultaneous pursing their academic goals while working in nursing positions. Exposure to clinical settings enhanced their understanding of nursing practice while in school, and scholarship helps to ease financial burden,” said Dean Boland. “We thank the Healthcare Association of Hawaiʻi for supporting nurses.”

About UH Mānoa Nursing

UH Mānoa Nursing, the Nursing Capitol of the Pacific, is the leader in nursing education and research in Hawai‘i with outreach to Asia and the Pacific Basin. We support the mission of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa: to provide an innovative, caring and multicultural environment in which faculty, students and staff work together to generate and transmit knowledge, wisdom, and values to promote quality of life and health for present and future generations. The school offers the BS, master’s, and doctoral programs. To reflect Hawai‘i's unique cultural diversity and heritage, UH Mānoa Nursing is committed to increasing the representation of Native Hawaiian and other underserved people in all nursing programs. Visit us at www.nursing.hawaii.edu.