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PhD Alumna honored with UW Tacoma Distinguished Teaching Award

For Immediate Release
Date: April 5, 2012
By: Ashley Wiggin,, 206-221-2456

Christine Stevens, RN, '04 PhD, will be the 2012 recipient of University of Washington Tacoma's Distinguished Teaching award. Stevens is an Associate Professor in Nursing at the UW Tacoma.

In announcing the award UW Tacoma Vice Chancellor JW Harrington said:

In its recommendation, the award committee mentioned that what was most impressive about Dr. Stevens' portfolio "was the innovative integration of teaching, research, and community work" and her "ability to leverage her scholarship and volunteer work with Healthcare for the Homeless (HCH) in Tacoma in her Nursing 414 class. . .show[ing] an ability to translate a philosophy of teaching as empowerment into an effective teaching practice." The award committee also made note of Dr. Stevens' leadership role in revising the curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and aligning the program with the new national "standards and essentials."

This achievement will be recognized at UWT's annual Spring Celebration May 15, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. in William Philip Hall.

Learn more about the Distinguished Teaching Awards here.