Beloved Nursing Professor, Mark Klimek, Retires
by Kathryn McDonald
Professor Mark Klimek has been teaching at Cedarville University in the School of Nursing since 1983, and has seen the program grow from 30 students in the very first graduating class to over 500 students enrolled in the program as of the 2020-2021 school year.
Mark’s plan, however, was not always to be a nurse. Starting out as a chemistry major planning to study pharmacology, Mark realized that his color blindness would not allow him to study chemistry due to the ...
Former CU Art Professor Tells Stories, Helps Veterans Heal with Military Dog Sculptures
By Sarah Bean
James Mellick pulls life out of maple, walnut and cedar, telling stories of dogs with bright eyes and attentive tails — and battle scars.
In 2015, Mellick created the Wounded Warrior Dogs collection. Eight sculptures tell the stories of military dogs with various injuries, each one representing an injury their veteran counterparts have suffered from. The eighth is a plain box with a flag draped over it. Mellick’s initial aspiration was to raise awareness about vetera...
Determined Duo Graduates Master’s Program
by Anna Grace Galkin
Mother-daughter duo Valerie and Erika Belmont acted together on their separate hopes for the future by simultaneously enrolling in Cedarville’s Master’s of nursing program. Their unique time of schooling together allowed each to grow significantly despite the daily struggle of schooling and life’s unexpected changes.
When Valerie originally graduated from Cedarville’s nursing program in 1990, most of her friends ...