Alumni Advisory Board Members
Marie was the 2010 recipient of Excelsior’s Dr. Robert Kinsinger Award for her demonstration of excellent academic achievement as well as outstanding service to both her community and international charities. She has been volunteering her entire life, ranging from childhood activities in nursing homes and for March of Dimes fundraisers to using her nursing skills as an adult to help various causes. She works as a registered nurse with a hospice service provider and as a behavioral health nurse at a local hospital. Marie is also a volunteer at Resounding Joy, Inc., where she provides supportive music therapy to sick and fragile people. Her life “took a new turn,” as she describes it, when she visited a children’s hospice in South Africa, where she witnessed many orphans who were dying from AIDS. This experience inspired her to begin a new non-profit charity with a global focus called No Child Dies Alone, Inc., whose mission is to provide a bridge to span gaps in the provision of quality end-of-life care for children in developing countries by strengthening local programs through education and facility development. Marie is pursuing a dual MSN/FNP and expects to graduate in 2014.