CSM Rallies for Beloved Nursing Professor, ALS Awareness

College of Southern Maryland Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Program Coordinator

Health Sciences Division Faculty, Students, Friends, Alum Take Ice Bucket Challenge

College of Southern Maryland Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor Tiffany Gill, second from left, is doused with ice water from a large graduated cylinder by CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried, as Health Sciences Chair Dr. Laura Polk, left, reacts with laughter. Next up for the Ice Bucket Challenge was Leonardtown Campus Nursing Professor Robin Young who prepares for a chilly bath from Health Sciences Division Advisor Jackie Koerbel as part of a “wave” that included 18 faculty, staff, nursing students and alum, as well as family and friends of 30-year CSM nursing professor Sue Behmke. Behmke was diagnosed with ALS in 2013. “It means a lot to me that people are willing to throw a bucket of ice water on themselves. I think that anything that brings notoriety to the disease is important,” said Behmke. To participate in the ALS challenge through the CSM Foundation for Behmke, visit https://foundation.csmd.edu/als. For photos of the Health Sciences Division Ice Bucket Challenge in honor of Professor Sue Behmke, visit http://csmphoto.zenfolio.com/suebehmkealschallenge. For a video story link, visit