Black History Maker: Nursing Student Qiana Woodson

Qiana Woodson, Phd Student at UIC's College of Nursing, was one of this year's winners of the Black History Makers Award given out by the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Blacks (CCSB) [website].

The CCSB announcement points out that Qiana "has made significant contributions to the College, the University, and the nursing profession.  She is a natural born leader."  She has served as a Research Assistant for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar Program. 

At UIC, "she has served as a Student Senator for the UIC Faculty Senate; Secretary for the Graduate Student Council; and she is an active member of the Graduate Student Nursing Organization.  Ms Woodson has also served on the Campus Care Student Health Plan Task Force where she advocated for students to receive affordable health care.  Having a desire to see more students of color enter the College of Nursing, she helped jumpstart UIC's first Pre-Nursing Club, where she and fellow nursing students peer-monitored prospective students for the BSN program.  At least two of these students are now alumni of the College."

The announcement concludes, "She will undoubted continue to make her mark in this world and make great history!"

CCSB Black History Makers are UIC African American students, faculty and staff who are contributing to our African American campus community.  The annual reception where the awards were handed out took place on Feb. 29, 2016 in Student Center East.