USU Uintah Basin Welcomes New Academic Advisor

Utah State University Uintah Basin is pleased to announce the addition of Tauna Allan to campus. Allan will serve as the new nursing academic advisor, replacing the recently retired Trish Kingsford.

“We are so glad that we were able to continue our association with Tauna as she has been such a big help to our new students while she finished her master’s degree,” said Bob Peterson, director of students and associate director at USU Uintah Basin. “We anticipate many years of exceptional student advising and service to the Basin.”

Allan joins the USU Uintah Basin advising team after spending the past 12 years as an Allied Health Instructor at Uintah Basin Technical College. During her tenure at UBTech, Allan helped create and design curriculum and taught several classes on campus, including sports medicine, medical mathematics, Intro to Health Sciences and the EMS Responder class. She also created online curriculum in LMS, which prepares doctors, EMTs and Certified Athletic Trainers.

Allan has already been involved at USU, serving as a student services mentor at the Vernal campus since March 2020. In this role, she helped organize the First Year Experience program. Coordinating activities between Vernal and Roosevelt, she helped orient freshmen students to the college experience and connected those students with campus resources. She is well versed in the resources available to students on campus and is ready to connect students with these resources.

Allan is a graduate of USU Uintah Basin, earning her master’s in instructional leadership, graduating in Dec. 2020. She earned her bachelor’s in English literature from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minn. She is a certified National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician, an emergency medical responder instructor for the Red Cross and a basic life saving instructor for the American Heart Association.

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