Lookin' at U: Valeta Creason-Wahl

September 12, 2019

Image with caption: Valeta Creason-Wahl

Valeta Creason-Wahl

Each Thursday, we randomly feature a medical center employee.

This week, we learn more about:

  • Name: Valeta Creason-Wahl
  • Hometown: Sylvania, Ohio
  • No. of years at UNMC: 16 years in November

Tell us about what you do here at UNMC.

I am an educational project coordinator for the UNMC College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education (CNE). Most people think that continuing education coordinators are just "event planners," but we are so much more. We ensure that all continuing education activities meet the strict standards of our accrediting bodies. Only about 5% of my position is actual event planning.

Teamwork is one of UNMC's brand values. Tell us of a time you witnessed a person or group demonstrating teamwork at UNMC.

I work with a great team in CNE. Every activity we provide requires at least two-three team members (usually more) to make it successful. We are always looking for ways to bring nursing education to our rural nurses. We are innovative and not afraid to think outside of the box. Since I started with CNE, we have implemented livestreaming of Omaha conferences, created several webinar series, developed online learning modules, and our newest endeavor - podcasts. All of these endeavors require teamwork with fellow members of UNMC, Nebraska Medicine and beyond.

What is your favorite summer activity?

I love to garden, but hate to pull weeds.

List three things people may not know about you.

  • I would love to own a bed and breakfast in Colorado someday.
  • I love to paint, even though I am not very good at it.
  • I love to watch sports with my family.

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Lana Molczyk
September 16, 2019 at 11:32 AM

Valeta has been a wonderful partner on events over all these years! She definitely is a shining star at UNMC! It is great to see you highlighted.

Kat Hamilton
September 13, 2019 at 12:05 PM

Valeta is a wonderful colleague to partner with. I appreciate all that she and her team do to benefit our University, our alumni and our state. Keep up the great work!

Sydney Buckland
September 13, 2019 at 9:46 AM

Valeta is certainly one of our gems in the College of Nursing and is so very deserving of recognition and kudos. Great to see your face here Valeta!

Jennifer Bull
September 12, 2019 at 11:20 AM

Valeta is a pleasure to work with! It's great to see her highlighted here.

Ann Kraft
September 12, 2019 at 11:18 AM

I have been so fortunate to work with Valeta on several conferences and she is the most amazing person. She is professional, detail-oriented and always pleasant and upbeat. I am in awe of how she completes tasks in the most timely manner. I am blessed to work with her. Valeta - I also want to know when you get the B & B open!

Heidi Kaschke
September 12, 2019 at 11:05 AM

It is great to see Valeta featured here. She is awesome. I echo Dawn, when your B&B is up and running, let me know.

Bobbi Hartshorn
September 12, 2019 at 10:09 AM

I agree. Valeta is the best! She is always three or four steps ahead of the game. So knowledgeable and helpful during the times our paths meet throughout the year.

Dawn
September 12, 2019 at 9:40 AM

Valeta is a great asset to UNMC. Let me know when that B&B is up and running.

Catherine Bevil
September 12, 2019 at 8:41 AM

I love Valeta! I remember the day she hired for the position in CNE. Since then, she has expanded not only the position, but the role CNE plays in Nebraska and beyond. She is an absolute joy to work with - boundless energy and always an upbeat, can-do attitude. I am so happy she is being recognized this way. Catherine Bevil

Heidi J Keeler
September 12, 2019 at 7:10 AM

Valeta is amazing. She is a great team member and I love working with her!