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Rustler Spotlight: Jenn Pfisterer

January 7, 2019

Portrait of Jenn Pfisterer

At eight years old, Pfisterer spent nearly a year at Children’s Hospital in Denver, prepping to be a bone marrow donor for her older brother. Those nurses inspired her to become a nurse and after her daughter was diagnosed with tumors on her vocal cords and spent time at the Children’s Hospital once more she knew she needed to pursue her dream.

As a non-traditional student, she manages to balance her home life, with four young children, school and managing her husband’s businesses. In spite of all her external responsibilities, Pfisterer consistently earns high marks on her assignments and exams while also serving as the vice president for the CWC Student Nurses’ Association.

Pfisterer has demonstrated great dedication and initiative while attending CWC. She organized Thanksgiving baskets for those in need through the Christian Food Store. She also led a bone marrow registry drive on campus which has now become an annual event. Currently, Pfisterer taking part in organizing a trip to Haiti to participate in a cultural exchange and service experience in which they will perform health assessments side-by-side with Haitian healthcare providers.

Pfisterer was nominated by Lori Ridgway, director of marketing and PR.

Jenn is the type of student that makes me come to work every day. She has waited to have the opportunity to go to school. She deserves to have a great education and we want to give her the best we can give her. Jenn inspires those around her to pursue their dreams by her very example of hard work, dedication and sheer grit. ”

Lori Ridgway