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Alumni Awards

HONORING ALUMNI AND STUDENTS

Each year, the College of Nursing and its Alumni Society Board honor alumni and students.

Nominations are reviewed by the Nursing Alumni Society Awards Committee. Committee members score each nomination for evidence of the award criteria. The highest-scoring nomination receives the award. Decisions regarding scoring ties are made by the Nursing Alumni Society Awards Committee.

NURSING ALUMNI SOCIETY AWARDS COMMITTEE

  • Terry Millet, ’77
  • Glenna Cernuska, ’13
  • Taylor Criste, ’14
  • Kelsey Meuser, ’15, ’20g

If you have any questions regarding alumni and student awards, please contact the Nursing Alumni Society Awards Committee by emailing psunursingawards@gmail.com.

ALUMNI AWARDS

The following awards recognize alumni who have achieved notable professional success and brought acclaim to the college, its students, and the University.

Shirley Novosel Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award

This award, established in 1996, is presented annually by the Penn State Nursing Alumni Society to an alumnus/alumna who exemplifies the spirit of nursing and the Penn State College of Nursing’s ideals and philosophy.

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Paula Milone-Nuzzo Nursing Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award

This award, established in 2018, is to be presented annually by the Penn State Nursing Alumni Society to an alumnus/alumna who has provided outstanding volunteer service to the College of Nursing.

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STUDENT AWARDS

The following awards recognize students for their academic achievement, leadership skills, and contributions to the college, community, and University.

  • Undergraduate Student Service Award
  • Graduate Student Service Award
  • Doctoral Nursing Student Academic Excellence Award

Undergraduate Student Service Award

The undergraduate student nurse supports the ideals of the College of Nursing and the nursing profession by engaging in service activities that support individuals, families, and/or communities and that encourage and foster the nurse’s personal and professional development.

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Graduate Student Service Award

The graduate student nurse supports the ideals of the College of Nursing and the nursing profession by engaging in service activities that support individuals, families, and/or communities and that encourage and foster the nurse’s personal and professional development.

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Doctoral Nursing Student Academic Excellence Award

The doctoral student nurse supports the ideals of the College of Nursing and the nursing profession by engaging in service activities that support individuals, families, and/or communities and that encourage and foster the nurse’s personal and professional development.

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