By Susan N. Hanrahan, ASAHP President
In my message in the November 2017 issue, I indicated that I will be asking some of you to send a photo and answer a series of “fun” questions to be shared with our membership so that we can continue our collegiality through our newsletter. The fifth of many profiles is presented as follows:
Name and Title: Kim L. Halula, PhD, Associate Dean, College of Health Sciences
Place of Birth: Johnson Air Force Base, Japan
University: Marquette University
How long have you been in your position? At Marquette University for 37 years and Associate Dean of the College of Health Sciences for 18 years.
What’s the value of a university education? I like Albert Einstein’s idea that “the value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.”
What is the value of ASAHP? ASAHP provides the opportunity to network with, learn from and participate on a national level with others who are concerned with critical issues that are currently affecting allied health education.
Your philosophy on education in seven words: Educating students holistically for lives of purpose.
If I could teach in another field, which one and why? Speech Language Pathology where I have been the Interim Chair of that department. So, being able to actively contribute in the classroom would be extremely rewarding.
Before I retire I want to: Continue mentoring our future college leaders.
In college, I was known for: Studying and being too serious.
What music is playing in my car/office? 70’s
The last book I read for fun was: The Whistler by John Grisham
My favorite trip was: Too many to choose from but Iceland, Italy, China, Hungary and Chile rank high on the “favorite list”.
If I could travel anywhere it would be: Easter Island
Four people I’d take to coffee or have a glass of wine with : Jesus, my parents and Dolly Parton
The best advice I ever received was: “Don’t ask someone to do a task you would not do yourself!”
My hobby is: Traveling
My passion is: Helping others be the best they can be.
My pet peeve is: Gossip
A perfect day is: Spent enjoying life with my husband.
Cats or dogs? Cats
E-book or hardback? Hardback Beach or mountains?
Mountains I wish I could: Spend more time with our grandchildren.
Only my friends know I: Hate to follow a recipe!
My favorite saying is: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and, the wisdom to know the difference.
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