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Theresa Marcotte Earns Doctorate Degree

Theresa Marcotte PhotoTheresa Marcotte, Associate Dean of Nursing and Allied Health, has earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

“I’ve wanted to do this for a long time,” said Marcotte, who participated in SIU-E’s commencement exercises on May 5. “As an educator and a proponent of education, I wanted to experience all levels of education so I can have a better understanding of what we offer. I’m glad I was able to achieve this. I think it is important for our program and for me professionally.”

The DNP is one of two doctorate degrees available in the nursing field.

“The DNP translates research into practice through all aspects of nursing,” Marcotte said. “My focus was on leadership.”

Since joining the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District in 2002, Marcotte has been a nursing instructor at Wabash Valley and Frontier Community colleges. She was Dean of Instruction at WVC from 2007 to 2010 and has served in her current position since 2016.

Marcotte earned an associate’s degree in nursing from WVC and completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing from SIU-E. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Southern Indiana.

“I want to thank all those who supported me as I took the journey to complete my degree,” Marcotte said. “I am very grateful not only to my family, but to OCC President Rodney Ranes and the nursing faculty and staff for supporting me. They motivated me to do well and I’m grateful for the people I work for and with.”

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