News and Events

Yahner BSN ’07 Receives Carrington Award for Community Service

May 10, 2017 | In Alumni, Awards, Events, Leadership Tags:

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.

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McCauley BSN ’71 Named 2017 SON Distinguished Alumna

May 8, 2017 | In Alumni, Awards, Events, Leadership, News Tags:

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.

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Linda Beeber Designated American Academy of Nursing Edge Runner

April 12, 2017 | In Awards, Faculty, Global Health, Patient Care, Research

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.

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SON Honors Alumni, Donors at Luncheon Tomorrow

April 7, 2017 | In Alumni, Awards, Events

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.


Oppewal recipient of APPLES award

April 7, 2017 | In Awards, Events, Faculty

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!