Alumni Awards

Congratulations to School of Nursing alumnae, Mary McCabe 72BSN, who received the Emory Medal, and Cheryl Murphy 77BSN, who received the Outstanding Alumna Award. The Emory Medal is the highest alumni honor given. Recipients are recognized for service to Emory, service to the community, and achievement in business, the arts, the professions, government, or education. Given by the Center for Women and the Emory Alumni Board, the Outstanding Alumna Award recognizes an alumna who has demonstrated a strong commitment and dedication to issues that affect women in the Emory community and beyond.  Go to this link to view the 2021 Alumni Awards Celebration.

Nomination Criteria

Each year, the Nurses Alumni Association (NAA) honors alumni and friends who are committed to the key values and missions of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (NHWSN) and NAA:

  • NHWSN's mission is to educate nurse leaders and scholars, generate new knowledge, and improve health and health care, all in service to the global community.
  • NAA's mission is to advance the school's mission by promoting lifelong relationships among alumni and strengthening their connection to the school through social, professional and philanthropic opportunities.

The awards are presented during Homecoming weekend. Please review the criteria below and nominate a classmate, colleague or friend who has meant much to the profession and to the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (NHWSN).

Nomination Requirements

- Completed nomination form

- Statement of Support (500 words or less)

- A copy of the nominee's most recent resume/CV

- Any additional articles, videos, or other supporting materials that highlight the nominee's contributions to the nursing profession are also encouraged.

General Guidelines

All nominations are considered for three years, unless otherwise indicated by the nominator. The Awards Committee will not conduct independent research on a nominee and the committee will only consider information that is part of a submitted nomination. The Awards Committee will not consider nominations consisting solely of a nominee's resume; the nomination form and Statement of Support must also be included. Award recipients must attend the awards celebration to receive their award.

Nominations will not be accepted after May 30, 2021.

Awards Eligible for Nomination

Alumni Awards

Distinguished Nursing Achievement Award is awarded to a NHWSN alumnus whose career has demonstrated continuous and exemplary contributions to the profession of nursing and/or healthcare.

Award of Honor is awarded to a NHWSN alumnus who has contributed exceptional service/support to the School of Nursing and/or the NHWSN Alumni Association.

Excellence in Nursing Award is awarded to a NHWSN alumnus who has demonstrated exceptional contributions to the profession of nursing and/or healthcare in research, education, clinical practice, management/leadership, public health or community service.

Recent Graduate Award is awarded to a NHWSN graduate from the past ten years who has contributed exceptional service to the NHWSN Alumni Association, the School of Nursing, and/or to the profession of nursing. The individual’s contributions to the nursing profession may be in one or more nursing practice specialties: research, education, clinical practice, management/leadership, public health and/or community service.


Non-Alumni Awards

Distinguished Nursing Achievement Award is awarded to an individual who is not an alumnus of the school, but whose career has demonstrated continuous and exemplary contributions to the profession of nursing and/or healthcare.

Honorary Alumni Award is awarded to an individual who is not an alumnus, but who has become a notable and important part of the School of Nursing family because of their dedication and distinguished service/support to the School of Nursing.

Questions

If you have any questions about the nomination process, please contact Alison Thompson.


Emory University | Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
alison.m.thompson@emory.edu

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