Lydia Cullum earned an Associate of Arts Degree from Kodiak College in 2012 and an
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing from Kodiak College, UAA in 2014. Lydia
was a UA Scholar and got a head start on her college career by taking classes at Kodiak
College while still in high school.
She continued on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Science through UAA in 2017 and is currently enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner Master's Program at UAA.
Her favorite class from at Kodiak College was an earth science class with Dr. Cindy Trussell. Lydia says she enjoyed all the classes she has taken from Cindy, and that “she has the ability to take complex concepts and make them understandable and fun.” Lydia gives credit to Dr. Trussell for teaching her the scientific process as well as how to write and cite in APA format, skills that have helped her in her entire academic career.
Lydia currently works as a Registered Nurse at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center in the Emergency Department. She is also the Emergency Department Supervisor and the Trauma Coordinator.
One of the memories Lydia has from nursing school at Kodiak College was looking out the nursing lab windows and seeing a mama deer and her baby eating and sleeping just a few feet away. She appreciates how Kodiak College provides students the chance to get so close to nature.