Life comes full circle as nursing professor Austin Nation gives back to CSUF

CSUF professor Austin Nation was compared to the art piece “Sunday in the Park with George” by George Seurat by his colleague and mentor Penny Weismuller. Up close, the historical painting seems to only be composed of dots; viewers have to back away from the piece to make out the scene.

“There’s all these little experiences that I’ve shared with him, but you have to step back to see this wonderful masterpiece that’s just larger than life – that’s what I think of when I think of Austin,” Weismuller said.

The two first met 20 years ago when Weismuller was the division director of the Disease Control & Epidemiology Division in Orange County, and Nation was a community activist working with people who contracted HIV.

Throughout Nation’s lifetime, he has pursued a career in…

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