A Bloomington resident has been selected as a fall semester Outstanding Student at Metropolitan State University. Susan Vold, who graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in nursing, was chosen outstanding graduate student in the university's College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Vold was also featured as the President's Outstanding Student Speaker for the Fall 2017 commencement ceremony. She was one of 1,368 students receiving bachelor's and master's degrees at Metropolitan State's 101st commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 in Minneapolis.
Prior to joining Metropolitan State, Vold earned an associate's degree in nursing from Century College in 2007. She is currently working as a movement disorder nurse care coordinator and deep brain stimulation program manager at University of Minnesota's Neurology Clinic. Vold also specializes in Parkinson's disease and is very active in Parkinson's disease fundraising events. She has facilitated various Parkinson's support groups.
Vold has received numerous performance awards: Medical Ethics Student of the Year, Biology Student of the Year, Nursing Student of the Year and 'Fire Starter' award. She was the commencement speaker for the nursing class of 2007 at Century College. She was also selected as the first chairperson for the Ambulatory Nursing Council at University of Minnesota Physicians (UMP).
In addition to her continued work at UMP, Vold may pursue a certification in holistic energy modality. Vold said, "My future plans include expanding my role at UMP, public speaking and teaching, learning more about leadership, becoming more involved in the Parkinson's disease community and neuromodulation, getting back to oil painting, and learning how to tango, salsa, swing and ballroom dance."