Continuing Education

2019 Mamie McFaddin Ward Symposium

Workplace Violence and Bullying

Monday, August 19, 2019



Lamar University
Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship

5091 Rolf Christopher Drive, Room 113
Beaumont, TX 77705

Registration 8:00am

Conference 8:30am-4:30pm

Cost $75


This activity will provide 6.0 hours of CNE

Registration Deadline:  August 9, 2019

Registration now open!

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Faith Roberts, MSN, RN, CRRN
Faith Roberts draws on her extensive experiences in administration, education, and clinical practice, using her unique ability to blend theory and reality.  She is a national speaker presenting to hospitals, nursing homes, and professional organizations on topics such as Critical Thinking, Leadership, Prayer, Presence, Process Dynamics, Sexuality, Spirituality, and Parish Nursing.

Faith Roberts currently serves as the Executive Director of Magnet / Professional Practice and Parish Nursing for Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle Foundation Group in Urbana, Illinois.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa and her master’s degree in nursing healthcare/nursing administration from Southern Illinois University. She is also a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse.

Ginger Gummelt, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Ginger Gummelt is the Program Director and an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. She has more than twenty years of clinical experience working with children and families who experienced various forms of trauma.  She is a board member of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Southeast Texas, a board member for The Recovery Council of Southeast Texas, and serves as the lead researcher for the National Campaign to Stop Violence’s local initiative of Do the Write Thing.  In 2018, Dr. Gummelt was awarded the inaugural Inspirational Woman Award at Lamar University. Dr. Gummelt’s current research focuses on resiliency among at-risk populations following trauma.


Keili Peterman, MBA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Keili Peterman is an Instructor in Nursing at Lamar University.  She is in the process of completing her doctorate in Nursing at UTMB.  Her area of research is workplace violence, bullying, and vertical violence in nursing.




Lamar University Dishman School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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  • The Opioid Crisis and the Nurse Educator (2018)
  • Collaboration and Critical Thinking (2018)
  • Examining Traumatic Brain Injury (2018)
  • Implications of the Quality and Safety Movement for Nurses (2017)
  • Spotlight: Hispanic Health Needs (2016)
  • An Update on the Zika Virus (2016)
  • Pitfalls of Computer Documentation (2015)
  • Forensic Nursing Update (2015)
  • Learning from Influenza of 1918 and Ebola of 2014 (2015)