Awards from the School of Nursing

The awards in this section are a collection of those presented at our Program Awards and Hooding Ceremonies within the School of Nursing at MGH IHP.

George and Regina Herzlinger Prize in Memory of Rebecca Colvin

First awarded to DNPs in 2021, this prize was established by Mr. and Mrs. George Herzlinger to commemorate the life of Rebecca Colvin, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Colvin, who died during her sophomore year at Princeton. 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. Mrs. Colvin '64 is an alumna.

2024 - Michele R. Camara
2023 - Muriel Schwinn
2022 - Sarah E. Ziobro
2021 - Tanya Martel

Harriet Towle Excellence in Clinical Nursing Practice Award

This award was established in 1989 by the nursing faculty. In 2006, the award was renamed in memory of Harriet Towle, a 1910 graduate of the MGH School of Nursing, 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.

2024 - Grace Elizabeth McGoldrick
2023 – Brandon Jon Neal
2022 – Cassandra G. Fox
2021 – Patrick Joseph Curran III
2020 – Teyha Rachelle Johnson
2019 – Jermaine Dario Okang Thomas
2018 – Jessica Naa Jama Odotei
2017 – Stephanie Allard Chiappa
2016 – Rachel Drummey              
2015 – Daniel Raymond Awad
2014 – Katherine Jane Letourneau
2013 – Addie F. Schwarz
2012 – Lauren E. Stouffer
2011 – Archana Jairam
2010 – Katherine Ann Kates
2009 – Jason Andrew Telles
2008 – Cally Mary Woodard
2007 – Sheila Marie Swales
2006 – Courtney Strand
2005 – Katherine Anne Tardiff
2004 – John J. Wong
2003 – Richard E. Gartska
2002 – Erica J. Liebermann
2001 – Deborah L. Holtorf
2000 – Kathleen C. Carlin
1999 – Anita Lorraine Morris
1998 – Alison Baker Hobart
1997 – Gail Barlow Gall
1996 – No Award Given
1995 – Judith Sutcliffe
1994 – John Nunes
1993 – Noelle Richardson
1992 – Jo Birdsey
1992 – Kathleen Cumming
1991 – Elizabeth Chalfen
1990 – Sarah Bansen
1989 – Jean Marie Gallant
1989 – Pauline Anita Vashon

 

George and Regina Herzlinger Prize in Memory of Rebecca Colvin

First awarded in 1996, this prize was established by Mr. and Mrs. George Herzlinger to commemorate the life of Rebecca Colvin, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Colvin, who died during her sophomore year at Princeton. 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. Mrs. Colvin '64 is an alumna.

2024 - Michele R. Camara (DNP)
2024 - Sion Kim Harris (MS)
2024 - Bre-Anna A. Nicoletti (MS)
2023 – Muriel Schwinn (DNP)
2023 – Brian H. Tong (MS)
2022 – Sarah Elisabeth Ziobro (MS)
2022 – Erica A. Lyons (DNP)
2021 – Tanya M. Martel (DNP)
2021 – Samantha K. Harris (MS)
2021 – Karlie Laine Kobylarz (MS)            
2020 – Teyha Rachelle Johnson (MS)
2020 – Barbara Louise DiTullio (DNP)
2019 – Valerie Marissa Kiers
2018 – Barbara McCarthy
2017 – Benjamin Yu
2016 – Rachel Paul Salloway
2015 – Frances Margaret Searle
2014 – Diane Elizabeth Hazel
2013 – Paula J. Fortuna
2012 – Siri Chand Kaur Khalsa
2011 – Justin Nicholas Bethoney
2010 – Katherine Ann Kates
2010 – Christina Yae-Jin Kim
2010 – Amanda D. Norton
2009 – Katherine Elaine Petersen
2008 – Kristin Ann Larson
2007 – David Nawrocki
2006 – Courtney Strand
2005 – Sheila E. Dwyer
2004 – Mark Douglas Wellman
2003 – Jessica Hatfield
2002 – Maureen Griffin Cleveland
2001 – Lisa Godwin
2000 – Christine Staples
1999 – Kathrin Grace Hastey
1998 – Deirdre Monique Richardson
1997 – Elizabeth Meyer Bobby

Josephine Mangio Keaveney Memorial Nursing Prize

First awarded in 2003, 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.

2024 - Caroline Boudreau Crouse
2023 – Pedro Henrique Fortes
2022 – Annapurna Deepti Ravel
2021 – Ana Rita Bastos De Sena
2020 – Alexandra M. Carlson
2019 – Susan Michele Granato
2018 – Isra Hashmi
2017 – Neuza Barros Fernandes
2016 – Gwendolyn A. Corr
2015 – Joy A. Williams
2014 – Louise de Peyster Ambler Osborn
2013 – Linda Jean Sugarbaker
2012 – Carolyn M. McNamara
2011 – Thomas Scully
2010 – Kathryn Kimble Arner
2009 – Janet M. Dorrwachter
2008 – Denise Clougherty Tompkins
2007 – Marcelo S. Sampang
2006 – Janet Wilson Zani
2005 – Maria S. Avila-Wallace
2004 – Mark Douglas Wellman
2003 – Deborah Ann Rosenbloom

Exceptional Advanced Practice Clinician and Mentor Award

First awarded in 2007, this award honors a distinguished role model and teacher who demonstrates excellence as an advanced practice clinician and educator. A student-nominated award at the advanced practice level provides an opportunity to recognize the individual who combines expert patient care, teaching theoretical concepts, and advanced clinical skills to students in the advanced practice role. This award is presented to those who personify the skills of an expert advanced practice clinician, including evidence-based practice, caring, role modeling, teaching, and compassion.

2024 - William "Bill" Sweet
2023 – Dermot S. Lahey
2022 – Audrey Clark
2021 – Maryjane Estrada-Lyder
2020 – Christopher Shaw
2019 – Michelle A. Quirk
2018 – Christopher Shaw
2017 – Sarah C. Rossmassler
2016 – Nell Peiken
2015 – Pierre Ghassibi
2014 – Kathryn E. Hall
2013 – Judith Formanek
2012 – Noreen M. Leahy
2011 – Jason Lucey
2010 – Patricia A. Reidy
2009 – Janet Mayne
2008 – Barbara Roberge
2007 – Sandra Ventura

 

Judith A. Fong Nursing Faculty Prize

First awarded in 2007, This prize was established in 2006 through the generosity of Richard Bressler and Judith A. Fong, a 1968 graduate of the MGH School of Nursing and a current Trustee, to recognize and reward extraordinary clinical excellence by a nursing preceptor. Recipients have demonstrated distinction in the role of mentor to one or more students in the nursing program, and model clinical excellence in nursing practice. The award further recognizes the preceptor who identifies the teaching role as core to professional nursing responsibilities, incorporates principles of adult-specific teaching/learning theories, demonstrates recognition of individual student learning needs, and is flexible and seeks out opportunities to help students learn and adapt to the clinical nurse role.

2024 - Michelle Quirk
2023 – Julie M. Chan
2022 – Darcy Santos
2021 – Elena M. Bizounok
2020 – Alisa Pascale
2019 – Maria Pia Terra
2018 – Leslie Gibson Young
2017 – Megan R. Mays
2016 – Sharon Divitto
2015 – Kathryn Atkin
2014 – Susan Burchill
2013 – Sylvia M. Durette
2012 – Richard L. Ahern
2011 – Karen Laliberte
2010 – Trisha A. Zeytoonjian
2009 – Lesley E. Adkison
2008 – Maureen Marre
2007 – Donna White

DAISY Faculty Award

First awarded at the Institute in 2016, DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Foundation was formed in November 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The nursing care Patrick received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family. The family recalled the skillful and compassionate care Patrick received from his nurses during his eight-week hospitalization. They wanted to say “thank you” to nurses everywhere by establishing a recognition program - The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses.

The Foundation's programs celebrate nurses and the compassion they provide to patients and families, reflecting all that is positive about their work in a way that is especially meaningful to nurses. The Foundation established the DAISY Faculty Award® to recognize dedicated nursing faculty who have a profound impact on the future practice of their students through their commitment and inspirational influence. There are now over 2,100 healthcare organizations in 15 countries, committed to honoring their nurses with The DAISY Award!

The MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing has established a DAISY Faculty Award in memory of Dr. Lena Sorensen.

2024 (May) - Laura Cline
2024 (August) - 
2023 (May) – Kaveri Roy
2023 (August) – Kathryn Sabo
2022 (May) – Kenya Palmer Emrich
2022 (August) – Samantha Lauren Bernstein
2021 – Dermot Lahey
2021 – Clara M. Gona
2020 – Mary Beth Coughlin
2020 – Margie Sipe
2019 – Nancy M. Terres
2019 – Rita Drummond Olans
2018 – Inge Corless
2018 – Debra Kelly
2017 – Jason R. Lucey
2017 – Eleonor Pusey-Reid
2016 – Lena Sorenson (posthumously)

Stephanie Macaluso ’88 Leadership Award

2024 (October) - 
2023 (October) – Stephanie Inga
2022 (October) – Elizabeth Albright
2021 (October) – Kanayo Sakai
2020 (November) – Helen Chan
2019 (October) – Olivia Chan
2018 (October) – Stephanie Custodio
2017 (January) – Mary Jane Grier
2017 (November) – Tesiah Mae Coleman
2016 (April) – Victoria Elizabeth Hill
2015 (April) – Andrew Taylor

The Adele Corkum Award

2024 (October) - 
2023 (October) – Katie Patton-LoveCooksey
2022 (October) – Rebecca “Kiki” Broadhurst
2021 (October) – Mary Rose Saint Cyr
2020 (November) – Julia Pham
2019 (October) – Christina Fasolas
2018 (October) – Keri Marinelli
2017 (January) – Meredith Smith            
2017 (November) – Jess Lupardus Romeo
2016 (April) – Rebecca Lawrence Chaunce Thal

Mary Flannery Caira Award

2024 (October) - 
2023 (October) – Melissa Agrimanakis
2022 (October) – Leah Rothschild
2021 (October) – Meghan Maniego Bicomong
2020 (November) – Tam Nguyen
2019 (October) – Max Robert Stern
2018 (October) – Micayla Freehan
2017 (January) – Mallory Hillard
2017 (November) – Elyse Marie Riegel
2016 (April) – Alexandra Traylor Garten

Ruth Sleeper Scholarship Award

2024 (October) - 
2023 (October) – Ademilola (Lola) Oyetuga
2022 (October) – Sion Harris
2021 (October) – Mallory Aquila
2020 (November) – Matthew MacLean
2019 (October) – Alexandra Belzer
2018 (October) – Emily Koella
2017 (January) – Muriel Schwinn
2017 (November) – Anne Margaret Cowles
2016 (April) – Julia Miles

Faculty and Student Recognition for Outstanding Leadership Award

First awarded in 2009, this award is given to students graduating from the accelerated baccalaureate nursing program who has been identified by peers and faculty as demonstrating outstanding class leadership.

2024 (May) - Kristen E. Elmore
2024 (May) - Katharine Fox Srere
2023 (May) – Tara D. Harris
2023 (August) – Helen Joan van Riel
2022 (April) – Matthew Joseph LaCroix
2022 (August) – Elisabeth Cameron Grills
2021 (April) – William Thornton
2021 (August) – Daniel J. Yong
2020 (May) – Conor Ward
2020 (August) – Jenna Marie Kremer
2019 (May) – Erica Christen Tavares
2019 (August) – Evan Kha
2018 (May) – Johny Edward Chau
2018 (August) – Elizabeth Anne Elefante
2017 – Jennifer Francesca Kesselman
2017 -  Julia Ellen Wagner
2016 – Ira Hashmi
2016 – Laura Crowe McKenna
2015 – Peter William Dennis
2015 – Richard A. Wyant, Jr.
2014 – Molly Rose Hershman
2014 – Ryan N. Allen
2013 – Jennifer Lynn Singer
2013 – Kemper N. Thompson
2012 – Elizabeth Marie Sivertsen
2011 – Colleen H. Webb
2010 – Maryellen Graham
2009 – Richard Spencer Fitzgerald II

Faculty Recognition for Academic/Clinical Excellence

This award is given to 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.

2024 (May) - Carly E. Chelton
2023 (May) – Rachel A. Van Skike
2023 (August) – Kirill Botayev
2022 (April) –  Emma Wenqi Baker
2022 (August) – Maya Elizabeth Collins
2021 (April) – Juliet Tripaldi
2021 (August) – Eleni Moutsatsos
2020 (May) – Alyssa Julia Carroll
2020 (August) – Liam David McCarthy
2019 (May) – Elisa M. DaCunha
2019 (August) – Christabel Obehi Oboh
2018 (May) – Valerie Lynn Ripley
2018 (August) – Alice Victoria Symington
2017 – Hannah Rose Brickley
2017 – Johannes Mosquera Wilson
2016 – Mairghread Foley
2016 – Lauren A. Tobin
2015 – Adam Joseph Jordan
2015 – Alexia C. Marcous
2014 – Alison Maria DeVita
2014 – Johnathon B. Holmes
2013 – Joana Shubert
2013 – Afusat Taiwo Oshodi-Abikan
2012 – Carolyn L. Regan
2011 – Emilie Eaton Beardsley
2011 – Jessica Aubrey Ridd
2010 – Ian R. Penn
2010 – Gretchen Anderson Kilbourne
2009 – Sarah Lynn Dewitt
2009 – Brianna Christine Jakubik

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.

2024 (August) - 
2023 (August) – Makenna R. Hambley
2022 (August) – Caroline V. Daley
2021 (August) – Belinda Joy Nabukalu
2020 (August) – Melissa Richard
2019 (August) – Mitchell O'Hara Kimber
2018 (August) – Debbie Mondesir
2017 – Anthony Paul Albina
2016 – Michael E. Frisbie
2015 – Mali Cantor
2014 – Ryan N. Allen
2013 – Zoe Owers
2012 – Elizabeth Marie Sivertsen
2011 – Malisa C. Iannino
2010 – Meredith K. Malvey
2009 – Erin Lyons McManus

Loyd Nichols Staats Scholarship

First awarded in 2009: Established under the aegis of the MGH Nurses' Alumnae Association (NAA) Endowed Fund at the MGH Institute of Health Professions 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 annually to an Accelerated BSN student in recognition of excellence in the theory and practice of nursing.

2024 – Jessica K. Miranda
2023 – Helen M. Corless
2022 – Juhyeon Oh
2021 – Meng-Chen Lo
2020 – Alyssa Julia Carroll
2019 – Jessica Olawumi Ariyayole Olawoye
2018 – Ana Julia Medina Pilar
2017 – Julia Ellen Wagner
2016 – Luciana Batista
2015 – Thomas Allan Peak
2014 – Alison E. Doppelt
2013 – Brendan Roarke McDonald
2012 – Heather V. Quirk
2011 – Kellie N. Howes

Wetherill Award

First awarded in 2015: 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 two or more members of the graduating class who has been the most actuated throughout their course by the spirit of thoughtfulness for others or to have most developed that spirit while in the school.

2024 (May - Mark Jason Deveau
2023 (May) – Katherine Anne Gallagher
2023 (August) – Charlotte E. Oettgen-Suazo
2022 (April) – Emily Morgan Combias
2022 (August) – Ian J. Syblis
2021 (April) – Ming-Tai Kuo
2021 (August) – Emily Elizabeth Guerriero
2020 (May) – Katherine E. Connelly
2020 (August) – Alexandra M. Luongo
2019 (May) – Clifford Derius
2019 (August) – Julika Natalia Wocial
2018 (May) – Gabriella Howard
2018 (August) – Elizabeth Joy Ruby
2017 – Bruna Miranda Moro
2017 – Sally Ann VanderPloeg
2016 – Charlotte Merrill Frew
2016 – Anna Christina Tavares
2015 – Sarah Augusta Cochrane
2015 – Peter William Dennis

Quinn Award for Social Justice in Nursing

Established by Dr. Lisa Quinn in 2020, this award supports nursing students from historically underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds and who have demonstrated leadership qualities in their involvement with social justice issues. This award is given to one or more students in good academic standing who are graduating from the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.

2024 (May) - Sailer Kelani Hampton
2023 (May) – Cheneda R. Jemedy
2023 (August) – Violet Anyango Saoke
2022 (April) – Kebede Yalemzewd
2022 (August) – Kadijah P. Fofanah
2021 (April) – Yolande N. Njongue
2021 (August) – Erndie Erase
2020 – Djinnie Timoleon

 

Excellence in Faculty Advising Award

2023 –
2022 – Rita Olans
2021 – Eleonor Pusey-Reid

Excellence in Teaching Award

2023 –
2022 – Rachael Salguero
2021 – Karen Hunt