Alumni Awards, Bryan College of Health Sciences

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Alumni Awards

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For more information regarding Alumni Awards, contact Brenda Neemann, at 402-481-8692.

During our annual celebration, the Bryan College of Health Sciences Alumni Association honors alumni and other school supporters through an awards ceremony.

Each award honors a unique service or achievement. To nominate an alum for an award please submit a letter along with this nomination form by March 1st.

Clinical Excellence

  • Exemplifies outstanding clinical expertise, leadership and achievement in his/her chosen field of practice
  • Promotes his/her profession through activities that advance and enhance professionalism in their field of practice

Professional Development

  • Exemplifies excellence through teaching and/or the promotion of education
  • Notable participation in research, publishing, or the conducting of workshops/lectures on healthcare related topics
  • Influences healthcare education

Volunteerism

  • Gives freely of his/her time and talents to an organization or group
  • Recognized as a role model for other volunteers through motivation encouragement, and dedication

Alumni Association Loyalty/Service Award

  • Provides substantial, sustained services to Bryan College of Health Sciences, students, faculty, staff or alumni
  • Recipient may be an individual or an organization and does not need to be an alum

Further Information about Awards

  • While not required, recipients will be encouraged to attend the awards ceremonies, usually held in conjunction with Alumni Day each year, at a time designated by the Alumni Association
  • Previous recognition in one category does not preclude an alumnus/alumna from being nominated and subsequently selected for recognition in another category
  • The nominations committee will accept only nominations submitted on the appropriate form; this form is available annually on the website or can be obtained through the contact information listed below
  • Any alumnus/alumna, friend, or organization may submit nominations
  • Completed nominations must be submitted no later than March 1st each year
  • The awards committee may request additional evidence or information either before or after this date to clarify and or substantiate a nomination

Past Recipients

Clinical Excellence

2010 – Elaine (Fortson) Theil, Bryan School of Nursing, Class of 1977

2011 – Charlie Meyer, Bryan School of Nursing, Class of 1972; School of Nurse Anesthesia, Class of 1977

2011 – Pamela (Toovey) Higby, Lincoln General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1965

2012 – Tonia (Horstmann) Smith, Bryan School of Nursing, Class of 1986

2013 - Brenda (Pittman) Franklin, Lincoln General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1967

2013 - Karen Rustermier, Bryan School of Nursing, Class of 1971

2014- Ann (Kramer) McManaman, Bryan College of Health Sciences, Class of 2007

2015-Diane (Swenson) Grundman, Bryan School of Nursing, Class of 1970

Rick Stolcpart, Lincoln general Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1970

2016- Kathleen (Campbell) Schrier, Bryan School of Nursing, Class of 1976

Ruth (Miller) Van Gerpen, Bryan School of Nursing, Class of 1976

Linda (Logan) Bahe, Bryan School of Nursing, Class of 1984

Keith Mercer, Lincoln General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1967

Charleyne (Riecken) Spangler, Bryan College of Health Sciences, Class of 2009

Professional Development

2010 – Karen Westover, Bryan School of Nursing, Class of 1969

2011 – Gyneth Sanders (Posthumous), Bryan School of Nursing, Class of 1974

2012 – Linda (Smith) Miles, Bryan School of Nursing, Class of 1971

2013 - Barbara (Bard) Sittner, Bryan School of Nursing, Class of 1978

2014- Debra (Hanneman) Border, Lincoln General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1974

Janet (Simms) Tubbs, Lincoln General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1974

2016- Melinda (Thomsen) Bentjen, Bryan College of Health Sciences Class of 2003 & 2012

Katie (Ingram) Sladky, Bryan College of Health Sciences, Class of 2009 & 2014

Volunteerism

2011 – Nancy (Westing) Wellensiek, Bryan School of Nursing, Class of 1975

2011 – Kristi (Harris) Scheele, Bryan school of Nursing, Class of 1971

2014- Esther (sibert) Fox, Bryan School of Nursing, Class of 1961

Alumni Association Loyalty/Service Award

2010 – Sidonia (Haas) Babcock, Lincoln General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1968

2011 – Lois (Stork) Ullman, Lincoln General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1965

2012 – Janice (Kuetzer) Garner, Lincoln General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1964

2014- Helen (Schomaker) Weber, Bryan School of Nursing, Class of 1939

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