School of Health Professions Archives - Maryville University

Maryville University and Lewis and Clark Community College Partner to Offer Music Students New Degree Opportunity

Louis Michael, music department coordinator at Lewis and Clark, gives a tour of a music lab to Cynthia Briggs, director of Maryville's music therapy program, and Soo-Jin Kwoun, associate professor of music therapy.

October 4, 2011

Maryville University’s School of Health Professions and Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Ill, have established an exciting new academic partnership. With this affiliation, students completing an associate’s degree in music at Lewis and Clark can seamlessly transition into Maryville’s undergraduate program in music therapy. “We’re very excited about this partnership,” says Cynthia Briggs, […]

Students Inspired by Service Work in Guatemala

July 7, 2011

Rebecca von der Heyde, PhD, OTR/L, CHT, associate professor of occupational therapy, has traveled with her students to Guatemala on medical mission trips with the Guatemala Healing Hands Foundation for the past six years. This summer, however, she brought along additional Maryville companions. In partnership with Cynthia Briggs, PsyD, director of Maryville’s music therapy program, […]

Cibulka Honored with National APTA Fellowship

Michael Cibulka, PT, DPT, MHS, OCS

June 30, 2011

Michael T. Cibulka, PT, DPT, MHS, OCS, associate professor of physical therapy at Maryville University, has been elected a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The designation, the highest honor awarded by APTA, recognizes practitioners who attain exceptional professional excellence and who positively impact the profession. “This fellowship is a great […]

Music Therapy Program Partnership Announced

Cynthia Briggs, PsyD

May 11, 2011

Maryville University’s Music Therapy program has entered into an exciting new partnership with Saint Louis University (SLU) and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. The partnership will establish a music therapy program at the Saint Louis University Cancer Center where Maryville student interns and symphony musicians, as well as students from the Saint Louis University Fine […]

Kiener Named Director, Rehabilitation Services and Counseling Programs

Michael Kiener

April 21, 2011

Michael Kiener, PhD, CRC, associate professor, has been named director of the Maryville University Rehabilitation Services and Counseling programs. About 85 students are currently enrolled as undergraduate and graduate students in the programs. Kiener had previously served as interim director since last August, when Barbara Parker, then director, passed away suddenly. “It has been a […]

Dean Gulas Returns to Haiti

January 5, 2011

Charles Gulas, PhD, dean of the School of Health Professions was in Haiti when a devastating earthquake rocked the country on Jan. 12, 2010. As of Jan. 3, Gulas is back in Haiti for three weeks to work in the city of Deschappelles at Hôpital Albert Schweitzer (HAS). This marks his fourth trip to Haiti.  […]

School of Health Professions Receives $325,000 Grant to Increase Nursing Program Retention


December 9, 2010

The Missouri Foundation for Health has awarded Maryville University a four-year, $325,000 grant to help increase the retention rate of non-traditional students in the School of Health Professions Nursing Program in The Weekend & Evening College. The funding comes through MFH’s Health Care Workforce program to alleviate shortages of healthcare professionals. The primary focus of […]

Maryville, STLCC Partner in Health Professions Programs

Maryville University President Mark Lombardi, (right) and St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley President Marcia Pfeiffer

June 29, 2010

Through a new academic partnership, students in the deaf communications studies program at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley can seamlessly complete a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation services at Maryville University. The two institutions now offer a program in which students who complete an associate degree in deaf communications studies/interpreter education at STLCC-Florissant Valley can transfer […]

Walker Gift for School of Health Professions Building Announced

Rendering of Walker Hall

May 10, 2010

Maryville University has announced that a new building for its School of Health Professions will be named “Earl E. and Myrtle E. Walker Hall” after the longtime philanthropists and founders of Carr Lane Manufacturing Company in St. Louis. The honor is in recognition of a major gift from the Walkers. News of the Walkers’ gift, […]

Nursing Program Receives $4.7 Million Grant

February 15, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Maryville University a three-year, $4.7 million grant to expand its nursing education program, beginning with the fall 2010 semester. While helping the nursing industry recover from critical shortages in both service and teaching staff, the funding will also provide targeted employment relief in the greater St. Louis area. […]