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Meet Alumni Ambassador Naimah Boone-Koon, BSN ’16

Naimah Boone-KoonAs one of the dedicated volunteers supporting the efforts of Thomas Edison State University, Naimah Boone-Koon is a leader and an inspiration for staff and alumni alike. 

A W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing graduate, Naimah was inspired to become a nurse after her infant daughter became ill with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages. Naimah wanted to make informed decisions to help with her daughter’s recovery, which fueled her desire to become a nurse. She received her BSN degree in 2016 and, shortly thereafter, joined the Alumni Ambassador Program. 

“My Thomas Edison State University (TESU) degree opens doors for me,” said Boone-Koon. While pursuing her degree, Naimah was a paraprofessional at an elementary school, and, upon graduating, she was promoted to the school nurse position. “My degree allows me to do what I loves to do,” Naimah said.

Naimah currently continues her work at an elementary school, ensuring the students are cared for, which enables them to be their best selves.

During her studies, she received two scholarships to help her finish her BSN degree and was a proud straight A student. Naimah understands how critical scholarship support is for students, and she is proud to support the University and to encourage other students to finish their degrees.

As an Alumni Ambassador, Naimah referred her daughter, Aniyyah, to TESU, volunteered and donated during the TESU 2018 Nursing Campaign to raise scholarship monies for current nursing students and represented TESU at a local career fair, helping to spread the word about the opportunities available at Thomas Edison. “I want to help educate others so they can make informed decisions as well.”