This archived article was written by: Karli Morris
After 18 years of teaching and working in the Health and Wellness Center, Doris Christensen said farewell to USU Eastern on March 23 as she retired to start a new adventure.
Christensen has been a member of the faculty and staff at CEU and USU Eastern for nearly 18 years, teaching EMT classes and working as director of the Health and Wellness Center.
“Doris shared her knowledge of nursing with her students. They loved her lectures because she was able to make nursing come alive,” said Donna Cartwright, EdD, APRN interim director and associate professor of nursing.
Price, Utah, and the USU Eastern campus were nothing new to Christensen.
She attended college at the, then, College of Eastern Utah, where she earned her associate degree.
She went on to Weber State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing, and, finally, to the University of Utah for her master’s degree.
Christensen commented that while she enjoyed her time in the nursing program, she found work in the Health and Wellness Clinic to be “enormously fulfilling.”
“There are many people in the community that cannot afford health care and I feel we have been able to help this population.”
Her new chapter in her life includes a full-time LDS Mission, with her husband to Nauvoo, Ill., where they will serve for 18 months.