Skiba, colleagues receive commendation for military support

By Staff

Skiba, center, with CON colleagues Nicole Jackson, left, coordinator, Health Care Informatics master's specialty option, project coordinator, iLEAD Program; and Amy J. Barton, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor and associate dean for Clinical and Community Affairs, Daniel and Janet Mordecai Rural Health Nursing, Endowed Chair, project director, iLEAD.

Diane J. Skiba, a professor at the University of Colorado Denver’s College of Nursing and the director of the Colorado HITEC Project, recently received a commendation and an American flag from the U.S. Army in recognition of Skiba’s and other college faculty’s dedication and support of nursing students who are serving in the military.

Supporting the recognition is Rosalie Sakata, a master's student in the Health Care Informatics specialty, who is now stationed with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.

"We are honored to receive this commendation," Skiba said. "It is our privilege to support our military in their pursuit of advanced education. Rosalie is an inspiration to us and her fellow classmates."

The citation accompanying the flag reads, "On behalf of the U.S. Armed Forces serving our nation at Camp Bastion during Operation Enduring Freedom flag flown in honor of Diane Skiba, " -- signed by Richard Lindsay, LTC, U.S. Army.