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Nursing names new director of advancement

The Intercollegiate College of Nursing/Washington State University College of Nursing has named Deborah J. Haberman to Director of College Advancement. The announcement was made by Dean Dorothy Detlor.

“We are pleased to have Debbie leading our advancement efforts during a crucial time for the nursing profession,” said Detlor. “Her wealth of development, education, research and service experience, combined with her familiarity of the WSU system will serve our college well as we address the present challenges of a growing nursing shortage and the economic unrest of many health care organizations.”

Haberman comes to the college of Nursing from Washington State University Spokane where she served as the chief advancement officer, working closely with the dean to provide direction for initiatives in philanthropy, communications, alumni, and community relations. Haberman joined WSU Spokane in 2001 and held the position of project director for the WSU College of Pharmacy prior to being named chief advancement officer. Haberman#s experience includes the role of an internal review board manager at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

Haberman is a graduate of Whitworth College where she earned a degree in organizational management. She is a candidate in the Spokane Chamber of Commerce 2003 Leadership Spokane Class.

The Intercollegiate College of Nursing/WSU College of Nursing advancement office works in tandem with the WSU Foundation. Over the past 15 years, the College of Nursing office has raised more than $4 million in nursing scholarship and grant monies through private and public contributions.

Established in 1968, the Intercollegiate College of Nursing/WSU College of Nursing is the nation#s first, oldest and most comprehensive nursing education consortium. The College of Nursing offers baccalaureate, graduate and professional development course work to nursing students enrolled through its four consortium partners, Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Washington State University and Whitworth College. Each year, the College educates more than 600 graduate and upper-division undergraduate students and prepares more entry-level nurses than any other educational institution in the state. For more information about the Intercollegiate College of Nursing/WSU College of Nursing, visit the college Web site at

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