Excellence in Innovation Award

Criteria

This award honors a School of Nursing graduate who has excelled in:

  1. The creation of an innovative system/s (something new or a new approach) that supports people in attaining optimal health, or 
  2. Demonstrates novel/innovative approaches of better understanding of how to care for complex care patients, underserved patients, patients with low incidence chronic disease and their families, communities or specific populations 

Ways to achieve the innovation should include at least one and preferably two of the following: 

  • educational interventions,
  • research
  • programmatic changes,
  • a product/device,
  • a business,
  • a detailed process, 
  • a service, or 
  • a new collaboration, or methodology 

Nurses who have implemented innovations in academic, healthcare, community, public health, or private industry settings are eligible nominees for this award. 

Eligibility

Eligible individuals are graduates of the School of Nursing.

Nomination Process

  1. Complete the nomination form.
  2. Include nominee’s current curriculum vitae.
  3. Nominator’s letter should describe the innovation and how it has impacted health     
  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 Barbara Mullikin at westr073@umn.edu.        
  6. The School of Nursing Alumni Society Awards Committee will review the nominations and select an awardee.

Description of Award

Recipient will receive a certificate presented at the School of Nursing annual spring reunion.

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

Past Recipients

2019

Ada Collier

2016

Dereck Salisbury

2015

Erica Schorr

2014

Susan Henly

2013

Mary Benbenek

2012

Teddie Potter

2011

Linda Herrick

Georgia Nygaard 

2010

Mary Chesney

2008

Lisa Carney Anderson 

2007

Karen Dunlap

2006

Melissa Frisvold

2005

Linda Lindeke

2004

Susan O’Conner-Von 

2003

Sharon Cross

2002

Mary Rowan

2001

Sharon Ridgeway

2000

Karen Alaniz

1999

Sheila Corcoran-Perry 

Jennifer Peters

1998

Mariah Snyder

1997

Bonnie Harbaugh

1996

Donna Bliss

1995

Blossom Gullickson

Joan Stenberg

1994

Betty Lia-Hoagberg

1993

Kenneth Burns

1992

Bernadine Feldman

1991

Blossom Galluckson

1990

Patricia Chrisham

1989

Karen Alaniz

1988

Carol Pederson

1987

Dorothy Fairbanks

1986

Russel C. Johnson

1985

Mary Ann Anglim

1984

Elizabeth Colloton
Joan Stenberg

1982

Carol Reese