Rising Star Award


This award honors a recent graduate who is achieving noteworthy success in at least two of the following areas:

  1. Her/his career trajectory
  2. Entrepreneurship endeavors
  3. Scholastic accomplishments
  4. Distinguished service to the School of Nursing, the profession of nursing or the community.


Eligible individuals are graduates from the School of Nursing within the past 10 years.

Nomination Process

  1. Complete the nomination form.
  2. Include nominee’s current curriculum vitae or resume.
  3. Letter from primary nominator to include reasons for nominating the recent graduate. Please include examples that demonstrate her/his exceptional performance specifically as relates to the criteria.
  4. Additional letters of support should be one page and come from faculty, colleagues of the nominee or other leaders in healthcare with significant knowledge of nominee’s achievements.
  5. Send completed nomination materials to Barb Mullikin at westr073@umn.edu by the submission deadline.
  6. The School of Nursing Alumni Society Awards Committee will review the nominations and select an awardee.

Description of Award

Recipient will a certificate presented at the School of Nursing All School reunion.

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

Past Recipients


Rachel Trelstad Porter


Katherine Todd


Laura Sandquist


Megan Voss


Laurie Kubes


Valerie Overton


Sahra Noor


Janet Dutcher