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2013 School of Nursing Excellence in Teaching Award Winners Announced

Date: May 14, 2013
Media Contact: Ashley Wiggin,, 206-221-2456

The School of Nursing is pleased to announce the winners of its 2013 School of Nursing Excellence in Teaching Awards.

The winners of these awards are:

Vicky Hertig, BNHS, will receive the Rheba de Tornyay Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award

June Strickland, PCH will receive the Sandra Eyres Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award

Ardith Doorenbos, BNHS will receive the Excellence in Promoting Diversity through Teaching Award

Barbara Plovie, FCN will receive the Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award

Other nominees for these awards include Virginia Turner, Jayne Kauzloric, Susan Landis, Dianne Wisner, Tamara Cyhan, Amy Walker, Mary Ann Draye, Jennifer Sonney and Janet Lenart.

The selection was made by a committee of undergraduate and graduate student representatives: Alina Palanchuk - BSN, Stacey Smith - ABSN, Kristen Hosey - DNP, Emily Hilderman – DNP, and Jong-Ni Lin - PhD.  The decision was based on the nature of the supportive comments and the number of nominations for an individual faculty member.

Student representatives will present the awards to the faculty at the Convocation ceremony on Friday, June 14. Learn more about the ceremony here.


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