Congratulations to Nursing faculty member and Trocaire alumna Tiffany Cole ’08, MSN, RN on being named to Buffalo Business First’s inaugural Excellence in Health Care list!
She and the other 24 honorees will be honored at a March 28 event at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, and they will also be featured in a special publication within BBF’s March 29 issue.
Though she usually shies from the spotlight, Tiffany said receiving the honor was humbling.
“I never thought of being recognized for what I love to do, and that’s being a nurse,” she said. “I have quickly learned to embrace the recognition and let my light shine through. I’m just honored that someone thought I was deserving of the nomination and the award and will try to continue to pursue excellence in nursing and healthcare.”
Tiffany returned to her alma mater as a beloved assistant professor in 2016, all the while working as a nurse on the cardiac/neuro floor of Sisters of Charity Hospital. She has also took on the role of mentor in Trocaire’s Pathways to Nursing Success Program, which works to increase the diversity of the local nursing workforce by providing a cohort of minority students with additional support in areas like financial aid; academic tutoring; peer, faculty and professional mentoring; and nursing immersion events.
Tiffany has also volunteered her time mentoring students at Buffalo’s Bryant & Stratton College, Leonardo Da Vinci High School, and George K. Arthur Community Center.
In addition to her two day jobs, Tiffany recently extended her compassion, caring and considerable skills to Haiti, where she has completed week-long medical mission trips in both 2017 and 2018. She traveled with a local ministry group to the Port-au-Prince area, providing free medical care for scores of impoverished Haitians over the course of just a few days.
We are lucky to count Tiffany as a member of the Trocaire family. Congratulations!