Autumn Newsletter 2014

Autumn is in full form here on the plains of southwest Ohio and the colorful fall foliage, harvest celebrations, holidays, and the playing of football all serve as reminders that change is indeed in the offing. If I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again – this is my favorite time of year!

There’s just something about the feel of the chilled air, the sight of colorful trees and vegetation, the sound of dried leaves rustling across the lawn, the aroma of delicious pumpkin and spices wafting from the kitchen, and the taste of a warm mug of apple cider that sooths and slows the rushed and hurried mind, soul, and body. It’s an opportunity to renew perspectives and to fortify the spirit in preparation for the cold and bitter days ahead.

As we observe this season of blessing and thanksgiving, I invite you to visit the feature pages and articles of the website – personal blogs, home segments, menu ideas, favorite travel destinations, and guest postings – all designed for your enjoyment and to celebrate all things autumn!

Happy Fall,

Scott

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Scott Joins Faculty At Indiana Wesleyan University

Scott is pleased to announce his appointment to the faculty at Indiana Wesleyan University’s (IWU) School of Nursing Post-Licensure Division beginning May 1, 2013. As an Assistant Professor at IWU’s Dayton, Ohio campus, Scott will provide classroom and online instruction to Registered Nurses who are advancing their careers by seeking to complete a bachelor’s degree program. “It is indeed a privilege to join such a fine academic institution,” says Scott. “This is not only an exciting opportunity to share my professional experiences and insights, but most importantly my faith.”

Scott has an extensive, twenty five-year career in healthcare. His expertise includes Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Transport, Wilderness Medicine, and Aviation and Aerospace Medicine. He holds a Master of Science (MS) degree in Nursing Education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Pittsburgh and a Diploma in Nursing from the Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center School of Nursing. Scott maintains numerous provider and instructor certifications with the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, and the Federal Aviation Administration. He is currently pursing certification in Aerospace Physiology and Hyperbarics. Scott has presented at conferences and universities across the nation. He has published several articles on nursing’s role in the aerospace industry. In addition, he has received and has been nominated for numerous professional, nursing, and aerospace education awards, and is a recipient of the 2012 IUP Young Alumni Achievement Award. Scott holds membership in several professional organizations, including the Aerospace Medical Association, the Aerospace Nursing Society, the Aerospace Physiology Society, and the Wilderness Medicine Association.

Indiana Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university that is committed to liberal arts and professional education. U.S. News & World Report ranks Indiana Wesleyan University as “one of the best Master’s universities in the Midwest.” Over 3,000 students live and learn in state-of-the-art residence halls and academic facilities on IWU’s residential campus in Marion, Indiana. More than 80 majors are offered, covering everything from Art to Theology and Ministry. An increasing number of honors students on the residential campus has led to the formation of the John Wesley Honors College. Another 12,000 adult learners attend classes at regional IWU Education Centers in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, as well as through our online degree programs, including associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree offerings such as the Master of Education, certificates and electives. The innovative adult education program, which was established in 1985, has received national attention. IWU has been Indiana’s fastest-growing university for the past two years. The University’s total enrollment, which now exceeds 15,000 students, makes IWU the largest private university in Indiana. One result of this growth has been the establishment of the IWU School of Nursing, a premier nursing school in its own right.

 The message has been consistent for years: There’s a nationwide nursing shortage. In times like these, is it possible that the need for compassionate caregivers could be as high as ever? Undoubtedly. But the students of Indiana Wesleyan University’s School of Nursing aren’t just looking for a job. They want to be motivated by mentors willing to share their knowledge gained by years of practice. They expect a nursing school that offers an integrated educational experience, combining hard facts with hands-on learning. And by committing to changing the world with Christ-like kindness, IWU’s nursing degree graduates go a step beyond achieving success; they feel fulfilled. IWU’s nursing school is led by its own dean and consists of three divisions: the Division of Pre-licensure Nursing, the Division of Post-licensure Nursing and the Division of Graduate Studies in Nursing. More than 200 full-time, affiliate and adjunct faculty members assist with coursework for more than 2,000 full-time students — on the Marion, Indiana, campus, at various sites in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, and online for students around the world.

For more information on Indiana Wesleyan University, please visit:

http://www.indwes.edu/

For more information on Scott’s Experiences in Healthcare, please visit:

https://scottrhoades.net/the-bio/healthcare-bio/

Scott Accepts 2012 IUP Young Alumni Achievement Award

2012 IUP Young Alumni Achievement Award Group Photo B&WOn Monday, November 5, 2012, Scott was honored to join 5 fellow alumni in accepting the 2012 Young Alumni Achievement Awards from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). The Young Alumni Achievement Award was created to recognize recent IUP graduates identified as being outstanding in their fields and to present such alumni to current IUP students as examples of exceptional achievement. All recent graduates of IUP, less than fifteen years, who have recorded notable accomplishments in their chosen profession were eligible for this award, which is sponsored by the IUP Alumni Association and the IUP Ambassadors.

Scott (representing the IUP College of Health and Human Services) and his fellow alumni enjoyed the opportunity to share their personal and professional experiences with current university faculty and students. In addition, the award recipients attended morning and afternoon receptions, as well as the awards luncheon where they recieved their honors from IUP University President, Dr. Michael Driscoll, and fellow IUP Alumnus and State Representative, the Honorable Dave Reed.

Scott is a 2006 graduate of IUP’s Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions Graduate Studies Program.

(Photo: Seated, from left, are Mary E. Weidner ’07, M’09; Jessica Bush Warman ’03; and Jennifer Franko Vasquez ’01. Standing, from left, are Michael Driscoll, IUP President; Scott Rhoades, M.S., R.N., M’06; Justin Polyblank ’09; and Bryan W. Moore, CFA ’07. Photo Courtesy of IUP).

Scott Named Recipient of 2012 IUP Award!

Scott is honored to be named as a recipient of the 2012 Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Young Alumni Achievement Award by the IUP College of Health and Human Services.

The Young Alumni Achievement Award was created to recognize recent IUP graduates identified as being outstanding in their fields and to present such alumni to current IUP students as examples of exceptional achievement. All recent graduates of IUP, less than fifteen years, who have recorded notable accomplishments in their chosen profession are eligible for this award. The Young Alumni Achievers are invited to hold seminars, presentations, and panel discussions on topics related to their professions.

Scott will join five other recipients of the 2012 IUP Young Alumni Achievement Awards on Monday, November 5, 2012 at the IUP campus for receptions, the awards luncheon, and an opportunity to share his experiences with current students and faculty. The award, sponsored by the IUP Alumni Association and the IUP Ambassadors, will be presented by University President Dr. Michael Driscoll.

Scott is a 2006 graduate of IUP’s Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions Graduate Studies Program.