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 the All School Reunion during Homecoming.

Nominations due July 31, 2024.

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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.