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Posted: 5/24/2004

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Diploma and Award Ceremony was held the afternoon of May 20 on the Homewood campus in Shriver Hall.

This year's guest speaker was May Wykle, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Florence Cellar Professor of Nursing at the Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. She is also immediate past president of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. Dr. Wykle's presentation was titled "The Changing Face of Nursing."

Graduating from the School of Nursing this year are 248 students: 65 BSN's in the traditional class; 116 BSN's in the accelerated class; 39 MSN's; 9 MSN/MBA's; 14 MSN/MPH's; 4 DNSC's; and 3 PhD's.

In addition to receiving their diplomas, several students received awards. They are as follows:

Awards in the Baccalaureate Program

EMMA JONES BECKWITH CULLEN AWARD
In recognition of the highest standards of nursing practice and executive ability

Awarded to:

Jennifer Brie Rock
Angela Estella Wilkins


ELENOR WADE CUSTER AWARD
To a student who most successfully demonstrates initiative and creativity in improving the health of a community with sensitivity to one's fellow man

Awarded to:

Marguerite L. Baty
Tresa Kaur Dusaj
 

MARY AND GRAINGER MARBURG AWARD
In recognition of a student who consistently exhibits outstanding clinical nursing expertise

Award to:

Courtney Jill Edwards
Jeanne Marie McCarter
 

ROBERT G. MERRICK AWARD
To a student demonstrating outstanding leadership in the field of nursing

Awarded to:

Katherine Elizabeth Ernst
Paul Michael Schwartz
 

EDNA SCHOEN MEMORIAL AWARD
To a student demonstrating excellence in clinical practice

Awarded to:

Courtney Lynn Anderson
Monica Irene Shelley
 

JOAN SUTTON AWARD
To a student demonstrating a strong dedication to professional nursing, clinical excellence and interdisciplinary practice

Awarded to:

Megan Alicia Hoffman
Lilly Hamilton Schott
 

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
To a student whose academic performance has been judged to be outstanding

Awarded to:

Margaret Ann Carpino
Sonja Hayden Emerson
 

RESEARCH AWARD
To a student demonstrating intellectual curiosity and creativity in nursing

Awarded to:

Megan Kelly O'Brien Gold
 

THE CHURCH HOME AND HOSPITAL NURSING ALUMNAE AWARD
Recognizes a student who best exemplifies a humanistic approach to nursing while integrating the art, science and the spirit of nursing

Awarded to:

Rebecca Ruth Keltner
Susan Renee Umstot
 

THE JOHNS HOPKINS NURSES' ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARD
Recognizes a student whose leadership ability is combined with clinical competence and an inquiring mind

Awarded to:

Jennifer Anne Menhennett
Nyree Dawn van Maarseveen
 

THE SINAI NURSES' ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION OF SINAI HOSPITAL, INC.
Recognizes a student who exhibits enthusiasm, compassion and a positive approach to problem solving in nursing

Awarded to:

Sophia Lichenstein-Hill
Maureen Patricia McGee
 

Awards in the Master's Program

RUTH DALE OGILBY AWARD
In recognition of exceptional academic performance in the Master's program

Awarded to:

Holly Claire Calvert
Shannon Rae Micheel
Judith Morya Resick
 

SIGMA THETA TAU NU BETA CHAPTER AWARD
To a graduate nursing student in recognition of superior academic achievement, creative scholarship and research

Awarded to:

Tracy Anne Agee
Vinciya Pandian
 

THE JOHNS HOPKINS NURSES' ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARD
To a graduate student demonstrating expertise in professional nursing practice and patient centered health care delivery

Awarded to:

Allison Marie Murter
Erica Faye Southworth
Maryke Louise Van Leeuwen
Donna Helen Yanusz
 

LEADERSHIP AWARD
To a graduate student demonstrating outstanding leadership in the field of nursing

Awarded to:

Terri Jean Holloway-Petty


Award in the Doctoral Program

SUE K. DONALDSON DISSERTATION AWARD
For the outstanding PhD dissertation in the School of Nursing

Awarded to:

Wendy Patricia Blakely