School of Nursing Newsletter

Notable Recognition

Several faculty have achieved recognition for outstanding teaching practices, mentoring students and leadership in organizational activities.

Patty White PhotoPatty White was the recipient of the 2016 UNCW Lecturer of the Year Award, a highly competitive award that pays tribute to “extraordinary teaching abilities reflected in the classroom and the esteem in which you are held by your peers." (See photo, left)

Congratulations to Barbara Lutz for receiving the 2016 Discere Aude Award for outstanding mentoring of students. 

Penny Sauer has been named by the NC Nurses Association as a NC Educator of the Year Award. She was nominated by former students from UNC Greensboro. 

Congratulations to Jane Fox on her recent induction as a fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in June ’16. 

Beth Gazza Receiving an Award

Congratulations to Beth Gazza and Beth Oyarzun for receiving an award on Nov. 18 for online teaching. The award was titled “Effective Practice Award – Applied Learning Experiences in an Online Accelerated Degree Completion Nursing Program: The Leadership and Management Practicum.”

Stephanie Smith received the Abstract of Distinction award at the Nursing Research Conference of the Council for Advancement of Nursing Science. Her presentation was entitled “Individual, System, and Program Interactions that Create Barriers to Participation in Diabetes Self-Management Education.”

 Beth Gazza was selected as the recipient of the 2016 Effective Practice Award by the Online Learning Consortium.

Congratulations to the NC League for Nursing for receiving the National League for Nursing 2016 Constituent League Excellence in Innovation Award, given to the constituent league that has demonstrated innovation in their work. RuthAnne Kuiper and Beth Gazza are NCLN board members.

The following nursing faculty were recognized by the Office of Student Affairs for the Dec. ’16 graduating students’ acknowledgements of faculty mentorships, inspiration and guidance:  Nancy Ahern, Jane Anderson, Tammy Arms, Mitzi Averette, Melissa Barber, Blaise Bolan, Traci Bramlett, Lolita Bryant, Amanda Cummings, Robin Cunningham, Jere Garnett, Beth Gazza, Anne-Marie Goff, Nancy Grant, Carol Heinrich, Martha Hepler, Carol Highsmith, Amanda Jeffries, Kay Kanoy, Jeanne Kemppainen, Yeoun Soo Kim-Godwin, RuthAnne Kuiper, Kelly Laham, Sarah Lawson, Susan Marshall, Michelle McEwen-Campbell, Brandy Mechling, Kathleen Molden, Diane Parker, Diane Pastor, Melissa Reddy, Paula Reid, Penny Sauer, Christy Simmerman, Julie Taylor-Smith, Stephanie Turrise, Marge Verzella, Patty White, Heidi Winslow and Anne Zabriskie. Faculty from Clinical Research were also recognized:  Jared Kerr, James Lyon, Barbara Jo Pennington and Susan Sinclair