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School of Nursing Hooding Ceremony Awards

The following awards were presented at the School of Nursing's 2016 Hooding Ceremony at the MGH Institute's Commencement.

For awards presented to Faculty and Clinical Preceptors, please see the Commencement Honors for Faculty and Clinical Educators page.

Harriet Towle Excellence in
Clinical Nursing Practice Award 

Drummey

Dean Inez Tuck, Rachel Drummey '16, Assistant Professor Malinda Teague, and Associate Dean Linda Andrist.

Rachel Drummey '16 is the 2016 recipient of the Harriet Towle Excellence in Clinical Nursing Practice Award from the School of Nursing.

School of Nursing faculty annually choose a nurse practitioner student who has met several criteria, including documented evidence of clinical judgment and caring, demonstrated initiative and leadership in practice, exhibited respect and empathy for others, and is perceived as articulate, conscientious, and patient.

Rebecca Colvin Prize

Salloway

Dean Inez Tuck, Associate Professor Elissa Ladd, Rachel Paula Salloway '16, and Associate Dean Linda Andrist.

Rachel Paula Salloway '16 is the 2016 recipient of the Rebecca Colvin Prize from the School of Nursing.

The prize is awarded annually to a nurse practitioner student who develops a scholarly project that exhibits exceptional writing and scholarly integration of theory and research, and application to advanced practice nursing.

Josephine Mangio Keaveney Memorial Nursing Prize

Gwendolyn A. Corr '16 is the 2016 recipient of the Josephine Mangio Keaveney Memorial Nursing Prize from the School of Nursing.

The prize is awarded to an outstanding student from the School of Nursing’s post-professional nurse practitioner program who best exemplifies the caring, spirit and professionalism of Mrs. Josephine E. Keaveney, a 1940 graduate of the former Massachusetts General Hospital diploma school which was the predecessor of the MGH Institute.

Faculty and Student Recognition for
Outstanding Leadership Award

Two Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates received the 2016 Faculty and Student Recognition for Class Leadership Award: Isra Hashmi and Laura Crowe McKenna.

Hashmi

Dean Inez Tuck, Isra Hashmi '16, and Assistant Dean Patricia Lussier-Duynstee.

 

McKenna

Dean Inez Tuck, Laura Crowe McKenna '16, and Assistant Dean Patricia Lussier-Duynstee.

The Faculty and Student Recognition for Class Leadership is a certificate awarded the students graduating from the accelerated baccalaureate nursing program who have been identified by peers and faculty as demonstrating outstanding class leadership.

Faculty Recognition for Academic/Clinical Excellence

Two Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates received the 2016 Faculty Recognition for Academic/Clinical Excellence: Mairghread Foley and Lauren A. Tobin (not pictured).

Foley

Dean Inez Tuck, Mairghread Foley '16, and Assistant Dean Patricia Lussier-Duynstee.

The Faculty Recognition for Academic/Clinical Excellence is a certificate awarded students graduating from the accelerated baccalaureate nursing program with an outstanding grade point average and the strongest faculty recommendations attesting to overall academic and clinical achievement.

Miriam "Mim" J. Huggard, SON '31 Nursing Scholarship

Frisbie

Dean Inez Tuck, Michael E. Frisbie, MGH NAA Representative Margery Eramo, Assistant Dean Patricia Lussier-Duynstee, and MGH NAA Representative Barbara Dunderdale.

Michael E. Frisbie is the 2016 recipient of the Miriam "Mim" J. Huggard Scholarship.

Sponsored by the MGH Nurses' Alumnae Association (MGH NAA), the award honors the core values that made Mrs. Huggard an exceptional nurse, leader, and mentor both at Massachusetts General Hospital and with the MGHNAA, the alumni organization that represents the former Mass General School of Nursing that was the predecessor organization of the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Loyd Nichols Staats Scholarship

Eramo

Dean Inez Tuck, 2016 Staats Scholarship recipient Luciana Batista, MGH NAA representative Barbara Dunderdale, MGH NAA representative Margery Eramo

Luciana Batista is the 2016 recipient of the Loyd Nichols Staats Scholarship Award. The scholarship is named in honor of the brother of Mary Staats SON ’37, Loyd Nichols Staats, who died as an infant.

Established under the aegis of the MGH Nurses' Alumnae Association (MGH 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.

Wetherill Award

Frew

Dean Inez Tuck, Charlotte Merrill Frew '16, and Assistant Dean Patricia Lussier Duynstee.

Tavares

Dean Inez Tuck, Anna Christina Tavares '16, and Assistant Dean Patricia Lussier-Duynstee.

Charlotte Merril Frew and Anna Christina Tavares are the 2016 recipients of the Wetherill Award.

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.

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