Meet the Student Nurses Association Officers
Mary Bell, PresidentMajor: Nursing, ADN
Mary Bell is embarking on her third great life adventure. She started off her adult life deeply engrossed in the Philadelphia theater scene while studying Stage Management at Temple University. After graduation from Temple and a major relocation, she switched gears and focused on managing restaurants at Applebee's and Cheddar's. After determining that the food/hospitality industry wasn't her cup of tea, she applied to Lone Star College Kingwood's ADN program. Now, she is a level III nursing, student, President of the Student Nurse Association (SNA), and a member of Phi Theta Kappa. After graduation, Mary plans on pursuing ER/Trauma nursing and is set on a path to helping others. She enjoys spending time at the beach with her husband Chad and dog, Hairy Potter.
Cait Crawford, Vice President
Caitlin (a.k.a Cait) graduated in 2010 after being home schooled throughout grade school and high school. Her Transition from high school to Lone Star College was through the dual credit program at LSC-Cy Fair where she began taking her basic associate degree courses. Currently, Caitlin is a full time nursing student at LSC- Kingwood. In addition to being the Vice president of the Student Nurses' Association, Caitlin is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and a student ambassador. After graduating from the nursing program in 2015, she plans to work in the filed as she pursues her BA in nursing online at Texas A&M with the ultimate goal of becoming an ER/Trauma nurse. She has made plans to contribute to the health of the community by instituting community education on smoking cessation, vaccinations, and proper nutrition and exercise, using her knowledge and skills to make a difference in society's healthcare and psychological lives.
"How very little can be done under the spirit of fear"~ Florence Nightingale
Ruby Hernandez, Secretary
Ruby Hernandez holds two associates degrees: on in Behavioral Science and another in Applied Science in Surgical Technology. She has been working since 2009 as a Certified Surgical Technologist at Ben Taub General Hospital. Ruby is currently in her third semester of nursing school at Kingwood. Ruby currently holds the Secretary position in the Student Nurses Association, is in the Honors Nursing Program, a Student Ambassador, and is in Phi Theta Kappa as well. When not in school, work, or school functions she enjoys spending time with her husband and their 3 year old son, Bradley. After graduations, Ruby plans to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas Science Center and eventually get a Master's Degree as well.
Hayley Rude, Co-Secretary
Hayley (a.k.a. HayBug) graduated in 2005 from Kingwood High School. Accepted into the Associated of Applied Science Nursing Program at Lone Star College Kingwood in December of 2014, where she also did her basic associated degree courses. Currently, Hayley is a full time nursing student at LSC- Kingwood. In addition to being the Co-Secretary for the Student Nurses Association, Hayley is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa. After graduating from the nursing program in 2015, she plans to attend University of Texas Science Center for her BSN. Hayley's ultimate goal is work in med-surg at St.Luke's The Woodlands for a couple years before transferring to ER/Trauma.
"Greatness is earned, not given"- JJ Watt
Oli Bankston, Treasure
Hometown: Originally from Mexico City, she made Conroe, TX, her hometown.
Oliva is a student and mother of three children who is devoted to promoting LSC-Kingwood SNA as a place for every student to gather knowledge and opportunities for our community. She enjoys reading anything pertaining to the medical field, she loves quotes, dancing, cooking, watching movies and spending time with family. Her goal as a Treasurer is to ensure the continued safety and appropriately utilize the SNA funds and to work for the benefits of all SNA members.
"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement"- Helen Keller
Regina Martinez, Event Liason
Hometown: Houston, Texas
I am, 38 married, and a mother of three. I am currently a full-time nursing student and a stay-at-home mom. I am active with my church, Church Project, and was blessed to go on my first mission trip in 2014 to Cap Haitien, Haiti and will be embarking on another trip summer 2015. My goal for the future is to graduate 2015 with my ADN and pursue my BSN. L&D is my first choice and ER is my second, but my hope and prayer is to be a part of a future clinic in the mountains of Savonn Gra in Haiti in my spare time with Church Project. My dream would be to bring a vaccination program to children there in the mountains and surrounding area. Until that day, I am here as a fellow nursing student, your event liasion and will do my best to serve you through SNA.
"Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interest of others"~Phillipines 2:4 NKJV