Alumni Society Awards Overview

We seek to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of our nursing students and alumni. Nominations for these awards are truly appreciated. Award recipients will be honored at a spring event as well as the All School Reunion during Homecoming.

Nominations due August 25, 2023

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Rising Star Award

This award honors a recent graduate with noteworthy success in two or more of these areas: career, entrepreneurship, scholastic accomplishments, and/or distinguished service to the School of Nursing, the nursing profession, or the community.

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Distinguished Alumni Humanitarian Award

This award honors a graduate for the exceptional humanitarian service in a healthcare environment through leadership, extraordinary service, changing/saving lives, and/or making a meaningful difference in the world.


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Excellence in Practice Award

This award honors a graduate who works with patients and clients, who serves as a role-model, mentor and advocate for other nurses and continually strives to improve patient outcomes and safety.