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Nurses Honored at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s An Evening With the Stars


Nursing excellence throughout the Johns Hopkins Health System was celebrated at the fifth annual An Evening With the Stars, September 24.

The event at the Center Club in Baltimore honored outstanding nurses including preceptors, faculty, and students from across Johns Hopkins and the difference their innovation, knowledge, and excellent care make on patients, families, and communities. In addition to the nursing awards, the event also included the presentation of the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Heritage Award, which honors friends and alumni who have contributed extended outstanding service, and the first-ever Staff Appreciation Award.  

Proceeds from the event will benefit The Mobley Fund, established to provide ongoing financial support for faculty and students conducting research in domestic violence prevention.

The 2016 Shining Stars (with quotes from their nomination forms):

Student Star

Sabianca Delva, RN, BSN (PhD student)

“Sabie is an outstanding nurse role model…[she] has demonstrated strong leadership promise.”

Faculty Star

Shawna Mudd, DNP, CPNP-AC PNP-BC (Assistant Professor)

“[Shawna] has emerged as an amazing and innovative faculty leader on a national level…She is an exceptional mentor to nurse practitioner and medical students.”

Preceptor Star

Catherine Miller, MSN, APRN-CNS, ACNS-BC, CCRN
Howard County General Hospital

Catherine is devoted to raising the standard for nursing practice…She is successful due largely to her work ethic and ‘can do/will do’ attitude, always with a smile.”

Rosenwald Star Nurse

Marylou Zyra, RN, BSN
Johns Hopkins Hospital

“Marylou is a great resource to her fellow nurses as well as any of the interdisciplinary teams that are involved with the patients on the CVSICU [Cardiovascular Surgical Intensive Care Unit].”

Rosenwald Star Nurse Innovator

Griely Persia, CMSRN, MSN
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

“Griely’s passion for clinical teaching and exceptional way of leadership makes her a unique individual and venerated by the staff as well as the patients…Her clinical and managerial expertise have had a tremendous impact on the staff.”

Heritage Award

Walter D. (Wally) Pinkard, Jr.

Wally Pinkard has an enduring desire to improve lives in [Baltimore’s] communities. The success of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is inextricably linked to his vision, advocacy, and philanthropy.

Staff Excellence Award

Kelly Wilson Fowler

“She has an extraordinary ability and willingness to work positively, respectfully, and professionally with others regardless of that individual’s role.”

View photos from the event.


Located in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is a globally-recognized leader in nursing education, research and practice and ranks #1 nationally among graduate schools of nursing and #2 for DNP programs, according to U.S. News & World Report. In addition, the school is ranked by QS World University as the No. 2 nursing school in the world and is named the “Most Innovative Nursing Graduate Program in the U.S” by Best Master of Science in Nursing Degrees. The school is #1 among nursing schools for Federal Research Grants and National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. For more information, visit www.nursing.jhu.edu.

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