Calloway commissioned as a Major in the Air Force Reserves Nurse Corps

Calloway commissioned as a Major in the Air Force Reserves Nurse Corps

Calloway commissioned as a Major in the Air Force Reserves Nurse Corps

Angela Calloway, Ph.D., R.N. at graduation in 2013

Angela Calloway Ph.D., R.N., an instructor at the School of Nursing, has been commissioned as a Major in the Air Force Reserves Nurse Corps. She will attend a flight nursing course within the first year of her service and eventually receive her wings to function as a flight nurse in the 445th Airlift Wing stationed at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio. This selection and training will allow Calloway to fulfill her dream of flight nursing, as well as allow her to finish her career in the U.S. Air Force.

"At 46 years old, I hope to prove that age should never stand in the way of fulfilling your dreams," Calloway said.

Calloway graduated from Indiana University Southeast with a B.S.N. in May 2003. After a year of working at a Louisville hospital, she received a commission into the United States Air Force Nurse Corps where she spent over five years on active duty. Upon her honorable discharge in July of 1999, she returned to Louisville to resume her nursing career. Calloway spent several years working for staffing agencies taking contract positions at both University Hospital and Norton Hospital Downtown. During this time, she also spent two years on Inactive Ready Reserve Status. She then had a short stent in the U.S. Naval Reserve Nurse Corps. In 2002, she gave up her military career due to family obligations.

In the Fall of 2003, Calloway began her graduate studies at the University of Louisville. She completed a M.A. in Pan African Studies in 2007. During her studies, she was a graduate assistant to Anne Braden, one of Louisville’s most highly esteemed social justice activists. Upon Braden’s death in 2006, Calloway was assigned the task of organizing Braden’s extensive archive collection now housed at the Ekstrom Library. Calloway went on to complete a Ph.D. in nursing at UofL and graduated in December 2013. She has been teaching at the School of Nursing since August 2010 and enjoys watching nursing students blossom into knowledgeable and conscientious professionals.

 

March 4, 2016