Bury receives GAA Distinguished Young Alumni Award

Congratulations to SON Clinical Instructor Michael Bury who has received the UNC General Alumni Association’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award! Established in 1989, the GAA’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award recognizes alumni age 40 or younger whose achievements have brought credit to the University.

The award was announced in the latest addition of the Carolina Alumni Review:

Michael Bury ’17 (MSN), of Chapel Hill, a nurse, a lieutenant in the Navy Reserve and a full-time instructor on UNC’s School of Nursing faculty. The Reserve nursing unit he led was deployed to a New York City hospital in the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in early April 2020, when not much was known about how coronavirus spread or how to keep it from being so deadly. His unit set up and ran an ICU at a public hospital in Queens overrun with critically ill patients. At the nursing school, he has a reputation as a rigorous instructor and generous mentor. He is faculty adviser for the Association of Nursing Students’ chapter and for the Aspiring Critical Care Nurses Student Association. This year students gave him the Unsung Hero Award.

Kizzmekia Shanta Corbett ’14 (PhD) and Julius Tillery ’08 also received the 2021 award.