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Perspective: Leaders at Penn State

In a new video series, Laurie A. Badzek, Dean of the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing at Penn State, reflects on her love for making connections with faculty and students in the college as she strives to support and uplift them in their work.

The following video shows footage of Laurie Badzek sitting at a desk, pen in hand, writing on a piece of paper with the words “Perspective: Leaders at Penn State” appearing on screen. The video then transitions to shots of water running through a creek bed and Laurie walking outside with a student across a covered bridge. Interspersed are scenes of Laurie talking to camera in a studio, nurses and patients in a hospital, the We Are statue and other campus scenes. The video closes with Laurie sitting at a desk and laying down her pen.