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Liza Rodriguez

Class of 2001

After starting in Donnelly’s English as a Second Language program, Liza Rodriguez earned her Associate degree and CNA certificate. After Donnelly, Liza attended Avila University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing. Her sustained passion for advanced learning inspired her to pursue a Master’s in Nursing at the University of Kansas, graduating with honors, and then a Doctoral Degree of Nursing Practice with a focus in clinical and organizational leadership.  Currently, Dr. Rodriguez’s work is focused on investigating clinical trials and providing care to cancer patients undergoing stem cell transplantation.

“Donnelly helped me grow and be proud of who I am and where I come from. It also prepared me for the academic challenges and the commitment required to succeed as I moved forward with my professional goals.”

Liza Rodriguez was inducted in 2017.