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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Will Host Virtual An Evening with the Stars


The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing will celebrate the 9th annual An Evening with the Stars event recognizing Hopkins Nursing excellence on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, 6:00pm. The event will be held virtually and can be viewed live at hopkinsewts.com.

The annual celebration presents awards to nurses, faculty, students, alumni, staff, and friends for their clinical practice and academic expertise, excellence in teaching, commitment to diversity, innovation, compassion, and long-standing support of the school. This year will also include recognition of “COVID Stars Nurses,” who were chosen for their excellence, leadership, and commitment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2020 Shining Star Award winners include:

Elsie Peyton Jarvis Star Nurse Award:
David Reif, Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH)

Suzanne Concato Nurse Preceptor Award:
Lora L. Clawson, JHH

JHSON Diversity Award:
Rebecca Wright, JHSON

Linda Davies Versic Faculty Award:
Nicole Warren, JHSON

Staff Excellence Award
Sarah Tennyson, JHSON

Eunice King Student Nurse Award:
Arthur Plaszczymaka, JHSON

Rosenwald ICU Star Nurse of the Year Award:
Ellen Merrill, Howard County General Hospital

Rosenwald Nursing Innovator of the Year Award:
Maria Sheilla Membrebe, Bayview Medical Center

Alumni Association Heritage Award
Karen Combs, JHSON Diploma ‘70

Dean’s Award:
Morris W. Offit
Joanne and Bill Conway, Jr.
Natalie and Wesley G. Bush
E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation

COVID Star Nurses:
Kaitlan Baker, JHH
Victoria Morris, JHH
Lisa L. Puett, JHH
Lara Street on behalf of Nelson 5 Nursing, JHH
Amy Olson, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Annie Palmes Duremdes, Bayview Medical Center
Heather Thornton, Bayview Medical Center
Suzanne Mauris, Howard County General Hospital
Jaydee Encarnacion, Sibley Memorial Hospital
Marcus Quiaoit, Sibley Memorial Hospital
Cathy Clark, Suburban Hospital
Fadwa Natour, Suburban Hospital
Ioanna T. Sanborn, Suburban Hospital

Proceeds from the event will support JHSON’s Baltimore Talent Scholars Fund, which provides four full-tuition scholarships annually to Baltimore City high school graduates who have been admitted to the Master of Science in Nursing Entry into Nursing Program. You can make a donation to the fund at Give Campus.

To attend An Evening with the Stars, go to hopkinsewts.com on November 7 at 6:00pm.


Located in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is a globally-recognized leader in nursing education, research, and practice. In U.S. News & World Report rankings, the school is No. 1 nationally for its master’s programs, No. 3 for DNP and online programs, and No. 2 for online MSN Healthcare Organizational Leadership options. In addition, the school is ranked by QS World University as the No. 3 nursing school in the world, No.1 by College Choice for its master’s program, and No. 1 by NursingSchoolHub.com for its DNP program. For more information, visit www.nursing.jhu.edu.

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