Ellie Peckham

  • Monday, Jan 9, 2012

Assistant Professor Steven Rush, RN, Ph.D. and Ellie at this year's

Hometown: Richland Center, Wis.
Academic Interests: Nursing. Student-Athlete
Year in School: Senior
Notable: Named to 2010 " Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Ellie is a senior, majoring in Nursing. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, a member of the Student Nurses' Association and a member of the Nurse Mentor Program. She is a Northern Athletics Conference Scholar-Athlete, was named captain and MVP of the Volleyball team, and was honored with this season's Eagle Award, which is given to the teammate whose presence is felt both on and off the court. Ellie is a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, and plays intramural basketball and volleyball.

Ellie has participated in a humanitarian trip to Tucson, Arizona & Nogales, Mexico where she delivered humanitarian aid to immigrants crossing the Arizona/Mexico border. She is a member of St. Mary's Teen Choir and Dig for Life where she raised money for breast cancer awareness. In her spare time Ellie coaches grade school through high school students at volleyball camps.

" Edgewood College has definitely prepared me for my career ahead,” Ellie says.

Ellie and freshman Mallory Palmer catch a breath between sets. " I feel that the College has a unique quality about it, being a small college in a big city. This atmosphere really helped me to excel in both the classroom and in sports. Throughout my time here, I developed close relationships with instructors, many of whom also became my friends. The support and excellent instruction I received from them will stay with me for the rest of my life as I pass on what they have taught me to those who will benefit from my nursing skills. I'll be able to draw on all that I have learned and experienced and make a difference in the lives of those I will have the privilege of caring for. When I graduate in May, one of my fondest memories I will take with me is that of the opportunity I was given to represent my school as a member of the women's volleyball team -my days as an Edgewood Eagle were utter joy!