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Alumni Awards

Categories and Nomination Information


Alumni Association Awards
Dr. Dori Biester and Carol Alexander in 2012.

We encourage our alumni to nominate their peers and former classmates for alumni awards. Award nominations may be submitted throughout the year, but should be received by January 1 to be considered for that year's awards. Recipients are honored in the fall at an awards luncheon during the reunion.

Download the nomination form here.

 

Nomination Information

To nominate a fellow alum for an award, download the nomination form and return it to the College of Nursing Alumni Association Awards Committee by Jan. 1, 2015. Nominations are accepted at any time during the year for the following year's awards. See the criteria for award nominations below. If you have further questions, please contact deanna.geldens@ucdenver.edu.

 

 Nomination Criteria

 

 Distinguished Alumni Award

 

Nominated by the Dean’s Office, alumni, faculty, current nursing student or professional colleagues.

Criteria for award:

  • Has made significant contributions to nursing on a local, national or international level (these contributions may be academic or clinical in nature).

  • Has a record of membership in the association.

  • Has made a significant contribution to the college, either financially or in time and effort for the benefit of the college.

  • Must be a nurse.

  • Has not been previously honored by the Alumni Association or the College of Nursing.

 

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 Honorary Alumni Award

Nominated by the Dean’s Office, alumni, faculty, current nursing student or professional colleagues.

Criteria for award:

  • Graduate of a recognized program in nursing.

  • Has made a significant contribution to the college, either financially or in time and effort for the benefit of the college.

  • Recognized in the community for his/her philanthropic efforts toward the betterment of quality of life issues and patient care (preferably nursing.)

  • Has not been previously honored by the Alumni Association or the College of Nursing.

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 Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Nominated by the Dean’s Office, alumni, faculty, current nursing student or professional colleagues.

Criteria for award:

  • Graduate of a recognized program in nursing.

  • Has made a significant contribution to the college, either financially or in time and effort for the benefit of the college.

  • Recognized in the community for activities in many venues which contribute toward quality of life issues and impact on the health care system (i.e. as an educator, clinician or facilitator/administrator).

  • Has practiced nursing for at least 25 years.

  • May have been previously recognized by the Alumni Association and/or the College of Nursing.

 

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 Pathfinders Award

Nominated by the Dean’s Office, alumni, faculty, current nursing student or other professional colleagues.

Criteria for award:

  • Graduate of the CU College of Nursing.

  • Is responsible for developing an exemplary program, theory or innovation or has overcome barriers to better the profession and patient care;

  • Has had a local, national or international impact and has been recognized by their peers as pioneers in their profession.

  • Has represented the profession in leadership roles.

  • Has demonstrated contributions to CU College of Nursing in terms of their time, effort or monetary contributions, which have enhanced the reputation of the college.

  • May have been previously recognized by the Alumni Association and/or the College of Nursing.

 

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 Rising Star Award

Nominated by the Dean’s Office, alumni, faculty, current nursing student or other professional colleagues.
 
Criteria for award:
  • Graduate of the CU College of Nursing's baccalaureate program within five (5) years of the award date.

  • Has demonstrated a significant achievement in nursing or in support of the profession.

  • May have shown continued interest and/or support of the college through their time, effort or monetary contributions.

  • Demonstrates significant potential for further contribution toward the nursing profession and community, and interest in ongoing enhancement of an educational nature (e.g. further academic education, and/or clinical certifications, research participation/publications, organizational leadership, etc.).

 

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 Special Commendation Award

Nominated by the Dean’s Office, alumni, faculty, current nursing student, or professional colleague.

Criterion for award:

A nurse or non-nurse who has contributed substantially to the support of nursing education and/or the improvement of nursing care in Colorado through philanthropic, political or administrative channels.

 

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