Distinguished Alumni Humanitarian Award

Criteria

This award honors a School of Nursing graduate for exceptional humanitarian service in a healthcare environment. Nominee must excel in at least two of the following:

  1. Nominee goes beyond the excellence expected of our U of MN nursing graduates through demonstrated leadership in: a) the assessment/alleviation of significant health care problem(s), b) development and/or implementation of an innovation in health care delivery or, c) leadership in inter-professional work that addresses a significant health problem. 
  2. Performs extraordinary altruistic and humanitarian healthcare service.
  3. Changes/saves lives through holistic care efforts.
  4. Makes a meaningful difference in the world through sustained leadership in focusing nursing actions on societal health care concerns.
  5. Provides distinguished service that brings honor to the nursing profession, the School of Nursing and the University

Eligibility

Eligible individuals are graduates of the School of Nursing 

Nomination Process

  1. Complete the nomination form
  2. Attach nominee’s current curriculum vitae
  3. Letter from primary nominator to include reasons for nominating this individual and addressing the nominee’s activities related to stated criteria.
  4. Additional letter(s) should be one page and may be from colleagues of the nominee, faculty members or an alumni knowledgeable regarding nominee’s achievements.
  5. Send completed nomination materials to Barb Mullikin at westr073@umn.edu.
  6. The School of Nursing Alumni Awards Committee will review the nominations and select an awardee. For questions or more information, contact Barb Mullikin at westr073@umn.edu

Description of Award

Recipient will receive an inscribed plaque/memento and a certificate presented at the School of Nursing Spring annual reunion.

For questions or more information, contact Barb Mullikin at westr073@ummn.edu.

Past Recipients

2016

Scott Harpin

2015

Rosemary Fister

2014

Molly Secor-Turner 

2013

Jeanne Howell

2012

Delores Johnson Huanca

 

2011

Michael Bleich

2008

Cheryl Robertson

2007

Marilyne Gustafson

2006

Sarah Gutknecht
Janis Ollwerther
Carol Pederson (posthumous)