Kathleen Cadman | Forty Under 40 Recipient 2015
“As a Weber State nursing professor Kathleen is a member of one of the largest and most respected nursing programs in the United States, and she educates hundreds of nursing students who serve Northern Utah. Kathleen’s community service work influences the lives of the young and old, the rich and the poor, the citizens of Ogden and the world. At the age of 35, her accomplishments are remarkable, and she serves as a role model for those whose lives she touches.” – Mike Vaughan
Forty Under 40 Entry Form:
“To Members of the Selection Committee,
It is my pleasure to nominate Kathleen Paco Cadman for the 40 Under 40 Award. Kathleen lives in Ogden and serves as an assistant professor of nursing at Weber State University. At the age of 35 she has devoted herself to significant service in many areas. I will briefly highlight some of her many accomplishments in the local community and around the world.
As a nursing faculty, Kathleen is a member of the largest nursing program in the state of Utah and one of the largest nursing programs in the United States. In this capacity, Kathleen educates hundreds of nursing students who will serve Northern Utah. Yet, her service to the community goes far beyond her work as a faculty member.
In the local community, Kathleen serves as a Certified Rape (survivors) Advocate through Your Community Connection (YCC). She volunteers at the Marshall White Center teaching weekly yoga classes for seniors and beginners. She is a member of the Ogden/Weber NAACP, and served on the NCAAP’s planning committee for their 71st Annual Freedom Fund Banquet. Kathleen speaks to students interested in health profession careers as a presenter at the annual Career Fair at T. H. Bell Junior High School.
Turning to the global community, Kathleen has completed the Johns Hopkin’s post-graduate certificate in Global Health. She recently completed a Community Health Assessment on Boane Mozambique for a non-profit charity, No Poor Among Us. Kathleen leads a Weber State University Interdisciplinary Global Health and Development Team that is creating a low-literacy, health-worker training manual for health workers in under developed countries. She has also taught reproductive education to university students in Lanzhou, China for 2 years
Kathleen rode her bicycle across America not once, but twice. She road from Florida to California in 2010, and from Canada to Mexican Border in 2014. Her purpose for doing this was to raise money for Outreach International, a non-profit organization that does sustainable community development work.
Kathleen also combines her local service and her global efforts. As one example, she conducts monthly presentations for the residents of the Aspen Assisted Living Center on Madison Avenue, Ogden. These presentations detail her international service. The senior citizens especially enjoy seeing photos of Kathleen’s work around the globe, and through the photos the seniors get to see parts of the world they will never visit.
Kathleen’s service work influences the lives of the young and old, the rich and the poor, the citizens of Ogden and the world. At the age of 35, her accomplishments are remarkable, and she serves as a role model for those whose lives she touches. In the interest of brevity, I will conclude, but I would be happy to say more about Kathleen’s accomplishments if the selection committee would be interested.”
– Michael Vaughan, Provost Emertius
Director of the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality
Weber State University