Photo of Mary Ross, NWACC's Dean of Health Professions to include: nursing, physical therapy, first responder, dental assistant, paramedic, fire science, and respiratory therapy. (photo obtained from NWACC's Web site - www.nwacc.edu)
We have been in contact with many of NWACC's allied health students who were bullied and wrongfully expelled. These students were enrolled in the nursing program, the physical therapy program, the respiratory therapy program, and the EMT program. Each of these departments has a director and above these directors is Dean Mary Ross. It is Mary Ross who condones and encourages the bullying of these students. Her accomplices are some of the instructors of these departments, the directors of these various departments, Judicial Affaris, Dale Montgomery, VP of Learner Support Services, Todd Kitchen, Senior VP of Learner Support Services and also Provost to the President, Steven Gates, and President Becky Paneitz. And, supporting these individuals is the Arkansas Attorney General, Dustin McDaniels.
Arkansas tax payers and parents of NWACC students - these individuals need to be held accountable for their actions and these students deserve to have their cases properly addressed.
*The nursing program has an examination scheduled for 9/5/2012 but these students have not been able to purchase their text books due to back order. How and with what, then, will these students be able to properly prepare for this exam? We believe it should be rescheduled to a time when these students have their texts and have had time to properly study and prepare for this exam.