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Read about the Study Bakery, Library Reading Program and READ Selfie Station
Allyson Shapiro graduated from the University’s doctorate of PT program
Nursing professor, BSN chair, shares story and importance of diversity
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
SMU offers the only nurse anesthesia graduate program in Northern California
Siapno, aka “The Quiet Storm,” boxed as an amateur while taking classes at the Oakland SMU campus

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SMU In The News

Joel "The Quiet Storm" Siapno (BSN 2014) Works Out For TV Crews Before His Pro Boxing Debut


Source: KPIX Channel 5
Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Joel Siapno, a 2014 BSN grad and former teacher's assistant, talks about how nursing school made him a better athlete.

Source: The Oakland Tribune
Published: Thursday, July 17, 2014
Joel “The Quiet Storm” Siapno, a 22-year-old 2014 nursing graduate from Samuel Merritt University, has placed his nursing career on hold to follow his dream of becoming a professional boxer.
Published: Tuesday, July 1, 2014
"Students at the more than 100-year-old Oakland health sciences school gathered Thursday for an unusual event: the school's first memorial for donated bodies."
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (
Published: Friday, April 18, 2014

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