Congratulations to Tracey Yahner, BSN ’07, who recently received the SON Alumni Association’s 2017 Carrington Award for Community Service. The award recognizes individuals who have given remarkable service to the community, state or other beneficiary organization, and who have reflected favorably on the School of Nursing as a result of their remarkable service. Tracey perfectly embodies the spirit of the Carrington Award.
Hats off to Gretchen Dawson who was recently named the SON Alumni Association’s 2017 Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award. The GOLD Award recognizes the recent graduate who has made outstanding contributions to the School, profession, community or nation.
The UNC SON Alumni Association recently conferred the 2017 Distinguished Alumna Award on Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAOHN (BSN ’71). McCauley is the sixth dean of Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, which has risen steadily in rankings under Dr. McCauley’s leadership and is now 4th among nursing graduate programs according to U.S. News and World Report.
Congratulations to Emma McFarlane, Jennifer Nance, Sroda Porter, and Elizabeth Slater, our Chancellor’s Award winners for 2017! The awards were presented at a ceremony hosted by Chancellor Folt on April 18.
Congratulations to MSN student Desiree Redman, BSN, CNOR, who received the “40 Under 40” award at the national meeting of the American Operating Room Nurses in Boston last week. Great job, Desiree!
Congratulations to Gill Litynski, who has received a Pre-Dissertation Exploration Award from the UNC Center for Global Initiatives to travel to Windhoek, Namibia this summer to work for Intrahealth International on their project called HIV Clinical Services Technical Assistance Project.
Heartfelt congratulations from the entire Carolina Nursing community to Francis Hill Fox Professor, Dr. Linda Beeber, who was designated an American Academy of Nursing Edge Runner today for her model of care, Reducing Depressive Symptoms and Enhancing Parenting in Low-Income and Newly-Immigrated Mothers of Infants and Toddlers.
The School of Nursing Alumni Association and Foundation join forces tomorrow to honor alumni and friends for their distinguished service to the School, the community, and the profession.
For more information about tomorrow’s luncheon and the awards being presented, please click here.
Congratulations to Adria Spinelli, who was selected to be a Fogarty Global Health Fellow. This funding from the NIH will support Adria’s travel to Lima, Peru where she hopes to conduct research describing factors relevant to the design and delivery of a mental health care for caregivers of children with asthma. Good luck Adria!
Huge congratulations to Sonda Oppewal, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, who was honored last Friday as a recipient of APPLES Teaching Excellence Award. The award recognizes the contributions of faculty members in integrating academic coursework with community service for undergraduate students.
Sonda created the course “Health Care in Global Context,” in which she leads a group of students to spend a week in Tyrell County, North Carolina examining residents’ health. Congratulations, Sonda!