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SHHS Dean Wins at the 2016 San Diego “Women Who Mean Business Awards”

Dr. Gloria McNeal, Dean of the School of Health and Human Services (SHHS) won a coveted “Women Who Mean Business Award” today at the 23rd annual Special Awards Reception and Luncheon sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal. The sold out San Diego event was held at the Town and Country Convention Center in Mission Valley.  National University (NU) sponsored a table at the event that also raises funds for breast cancer research.  Several NU leaders and staff were at the event including all of the SHHS Department Chairs (Drs. Smith, Guertin and Myers), President Dr. David Andrews, Provost Dr. Gangaram Singh, Vice Provost Dr. Joseph Hoey, President Randy Frisch of City University of Seattle, Vice Chancellor Dr. Dave Lawrence and Executive Vice President Nancy Rohland-Heinrich (an Awardee last year). The event recognizes dynamic women business leaders and role models who have contributed significantly to San Diego’s businesses.  Dean McNeal joined a select few winners who were honored with the award from over 200 finalists.  Dr. McNeal was honored for her many publications and accomplishments including her grant writing that is bringing millions of dollars to National University and the California community to start a Nurse Managed Clinic and a Veterans to BSN program.  Details of the awards can be found in the upcoming November Issue of the San Diego Business Journal.  Congratulations to our Dean!  Click on the photos below to view the full photo.

Michelle Hills (at center) applauds as Dean McNeal's name is called! 

Dr. McNeal makes it to the stage as Emcee Susan Taylor looks on.

President Andrews and Provost Singh join the large crowd in congratulating Dr. McNeal.

The Dean poses for pictures with her fellow awardees, most noticeably ABC's Kimberly Hunt in blue.


Dr. McNeal with her award.  The room awash in pink to raise awareness for breast cancer research.


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