The official student newspaper of The Hockaday School

The Fourcast

The official student newspaper of The Hockaday School

The Fourcast

The official student newspaper of The Hockaday School

The Fourcast

Ms. Day speaks to Hockaday students as well as other students in the Dallas area as part of her role to involve Hockaday students in the community and lead them to fulfill their purpose.
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A day with Ms. Day
Sarah Moskowitz and Melinda HuMay 19, 2024

How did you get your start in social impact? Day: Out of college, I decided to do a year in a program called The Jesuit Volunteer Corps. It...

Lone Star Royalty Q&A
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Lone Star Royalty Q&A
Lang Cooper and Mary Bradley SutherlandMay 17, 2024

What initially interested you in beauty pageants? Roberts: When I was six I joined the Miss America Organization. This program is for girls...

Opinion
Branching Out During Break
Jessica Boll, Web Editor in Chief • May 16, 2024

Instead of lazily lounging by the pool this summer, taking advantage of an academic break is the best usage of the months when we don't have...

Senior Splash Day
Senior Splash Day
May 13, 2024

Alumna of the Issue: Marla Buckles ’71

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When she retired on Oct. 2014, Marla Buckles ‘71 was the chief nurse of United States Air Force hospital, Malcolm Grow Medical Clinic and Surgery Center in Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Prior to this job, Buckles held a multitude of positions, including chief consultant of nursing services, medical operations squadron commander, aerospace medicine flight commander, medical services flight commander, nurse manager, charge nurse and clinical nurse.

What did you do as chief nurse of a United States Air Force Hospital?

When I retired, I was the chief nurse at an air force base. I was in charge of about 200 nurses and some medical technicians. I had nurses at Walter Reed Hospital, Fort Belvoir and Andrews Air Force Base. I was responsible for the nursing practice and standards, personnel assignments and career counseling to help nurses determine their career goals.

What was the coolest experience you had during your career?

I was deployed to Germany to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center to take care of returning wounded warriors, and that experience was really amazing. [In field medicine], the cure and standards are the same and quality of care is the same, but the environment makes it different. Supporting military people that have made the decision to go to war and defend our country is what makes it different.

How do you think Hockaday prepared you for your job and leadership roles?

I was a boarder at Hockaday so I think, number one, you get the maturity and independence quicker because you are away from home. And when you are living with girls and you are around girls, you learn how to build relationships and deal with different personalities.

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