Melissa Miner honored for 25 years of service at Penn State Fayette

LEMONT FURNACE, Pa. — Melissa Miner, associate teaching professor and campus coordinator for nursing at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, has received a cherry-wood rocking chair to commemorate 25 years of service at the campus.

Miner holds a bachelor of science in nursing from Penn State, a master of science in nursing from Duquesne University, and a doctor of nursing practice from Waynesburg University. A certified nurse educator, she has served as the nursing program(s) coordinator since 2006. Her teaching focus includes adult medical-surgical, nursing research, health assessment and community nursing, and her research interests include curriculum development, hospice care, care coordination and interdisciplinary care. She has been the co-recipient of several grants ranging from $20,000 to $300,000. She has presented research, participated in panels and published manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals.

In observance of Penn State tradition, faculty and staff members eligible for the Twenty-Five Year Service Award Program may select from five styles of chairs, including captain-style and rocking chairs, or a mantel clock, all of which display the University seal.

“I am as excited to enter a classroom today as I was 25 years ago,” said Miner. “I am very fortunate to be provided the opportunity to teach the next generation of future nurses. It is a wonderful profession and career with endless possibilities.”

“We are fortunate to have Dr. Miner as a colleague,” said Charles Patrick, chancellor and chief academic officer. “Her dedication to students and their success is unmatched.”