Prior-Year Hooding Ceremony Recipients
Harriet Towle Excellence in Clinical Nursing Practice Award
This award was established in 1989 by the Nursing faculty, and is given annually to a student whom the faculty has selected and who has met several criteria, including documented evidence of clinical judgment and caring and demonstrated initiative and leadership in practice. The recipient must demonstrate respect and empathy for others, enthusiasm, and intellectual curiosity, and be perceived as articulate, conscientious, and patient.
|2015||Daniel Raymond Awad|
|2013||Addie F. Schwarz|
|2012||Lauren E. Stouffer|
Rebecca Colvin Prize
The Colvin Prize was established in 1996 by Mr. and Mrs. George Herzlinger to commemorate the life of Rebecca Colvin, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Colvin, who died while a student at Princeton University. The prize is awarded annually to a student in recognition of the development of an exceptional scholarly project. Exceptional writing and scholarly integration of theory and research, as well as application to advanced practice nursing, are recognized. The four criteria used in the selection include originality, contribution to advanced practice nursing, quality, and scholarly value.
|2015||Frances Margaret Searle|
|2013||Pauls J. Fortuna|
|2012||Siri Chand Kaur Khalsa|
|2011||Justin Nicholas Bethoney|
Katherine Ann Kates
Josephine Mangio Keveney Memorial Nursing Prize
This prize was established by Madeline M. Keaveney to honor her mother, Mrs. Josephine E. Keaveney, a 1940 graduate of the MGH School of Nursing. Mrs. Keaveney, who worked as a nurse at MGH for several years, later taught LPNs at Pondville State Hospital in Walpole, MA. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student from the RN post-professional program who "best exemplifies the caring, spirit and professionalism of Mrs. Josephine E. Keaveney, SON '40."
|2015||Joy A. Williams|
|2014||Louise de Peyster Ambler Osborne|
|2013||Linda Jean Sugarbaker|
|2012||Carolyn M. McNamara|
|2010||Kathryn Kimble Arner|
Faculty and Student Recognition for Outstanding Leadership
.The Faculty and Student Recognition for Class Leadership is a certificate awarded the student graduating from the accelerated baccalaureate nursing program who has been identified by peers and faculty as demonstrating outstanding class leadership.
|2015|| Peter William Dennis
Richard A. Wyant Jr.
|2014|| Ryan N. Allen
Molly Rose Hershman
|2013|| Jennifer Lynn Singer
Kemper. N. Thompson
|2012||Elizabeth Marie Sivertsen|
|2011||Colleen H. Webb|
|2010||Mary Ellen Graham|
Faculty Recognition for Academic/Clinical Excellence
The Faculty Recognition for Academic/Clinical Excellence is a certificate awarded students graduating from the accelerated baccalaureate nursing program (ABSN) with an outstanding grade point average and the strongest faculty recommendations attesting to overall academic and clinical achievement.
|2015|| Adam Joseph Jordan
Alexia C. Marcous
|2014|| Alison Maria DeVita
Johnathon B. Holmes
|2013|| Joanna Shubert
Afusat Taiwo Oshodi-Abikan
|2012||Carolyn L. Regan|
|2011|| Emilie Eaton Beardsley
Jessica Aubrey Ridd
Gretchen Anderson Kilborne
Miriam "Mim" J. Huggard, SON '31 Nursing Scholarship
Sponsored by the MGH Nurses' Alumnae Association (MGHNAA) in memory and in honor of Ms. Huggard's work and dedication to both the MGH and the MGHNAA, this scholarship award is given to a student in the Accelerated BSN Program at the start of his/her last semester. This student will demonstrate exemplary clinical skills during the first three semesters of the program and will have worked at the MGH prior to enrollment in the Accelerated Baccalaureate Program. The recipient shall also embody the core values that made 'Mim' an exceptional nurse, leader, and mentor.
|2014||Ryan N. Allen|
|2012||Elizabeth Marie Sivertsen|
|2011||Malisa C. Iannino|
|2010||Meredith K. Malvey|
Loyd Nichols Staats Scholarship
Established under the aegis of the MGH Nurses' Alumnae Association (NAA) Endowed Fund at the MGH Institute School of Nursing, the funding for this scholarship was derived from the 1996 estate of Mary Hortense Staats, MGH School of Nursing Class of 1937. The scholarship is named to honor the memory of Loyd Nichols Staats, Mary's brother, who died at the young age of one year. It is awarded to a student who is entering the final semester of the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
|2015||Thomas Allan Peak|
|2014||Alison E. Doppelt|
|2013||Brendan Roarke McDonald|
|2012||Heather V. Quirk|
|2011||Kellie N. Howse|
Established at the McLean Hospital School of Nursing in 1936 and subsequently transferred to the MGH School of Nursing, the award was established with a gift from E. Stanley Abbott in memory of Marion Wetherill Abbott and her mother. The award is presented to members of the graduating class who have been the most actuated throughout their course by the spirit of thoughtfulness for others or to have most developed it while in the school.
|2015|| Sarah Augusta Cochrane
Peter William Dennis
Lavinia Lloyd Dock Award for Scholarly Writing
Lavinia Lloyd Dock was one of the earliest nurse leaders to contribute substantially to the nursing literature. She served as the first foreign editor of The American Journal of Nursing and authored one of the seminal nursing textbooks of the late 19th century: Materia Medica for Nurses (1890). Among her other contributions were Hygiene and Morality (1907), and A History of Nursing (4 Volumes, 2 with Adelaide Nutting). This award honors Dock's commitment to advancing nursing knowledge through scholarly writing and is awarded to the Doctor of Nursing Practice student who has best evidenced this ability throughout the DNP program.
|2010||Daisy J. Goodman|