Past Award Recipients

2020 Distinguished Alumnus Award: Shelly Schwedhelm, MSN, RN, NEA-BC (BSN 1991)

2020 Dorothy Patach Spirit of Service Award: Kellee K. Grimes, MBA, RN, ADAC (BSN 2010)

2020 Nursing Excellence Award: Kosuke Niitsu, PhD, ARNP, PMHNP-BC (BSN 2009, MSN 2013, PhD 2017)

2019 Distinguished Alumnus Award: Lynne Buchanan, PhD, APRN-NP, BC (BSN 1979, MSN 1983, Post-Master Certificate 1999)

2019 Nursing Excellence Award: Michelle Young, MSN, RN (BSN 2009, MSN 2013)

2019 Honorary Alumnus Award: LaDonna Tworek

2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award: Janice J. Twiss, PhD, APRN-NP, WHNP-BC (BSN 1965, MSN 1979)

2018 Nursing Excellence Award: Dieu-My T. Tran, PhD, RN, CNE (BSN 2010, PhD 2014)

2018 Nursing Excellence Award: Carissa S. Lueck, DNP, BSN, RN (DNP 2018)

2018 Dorothy Patach Spirit of Service Award: Kelley Hasenauer, DNP, APRN (MSN 2001)

2018 Heritage Award: Audrey E. Nelson, PhD, RN (BSN 1972)

2018 Honorary Alumnus Award: Jill L. Thewke, MPA

2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award: Mary C. Sullivan, PhD, RN, FAAN (MSN 1981)

2017 Nursing Excellence Award: Douglass Haas, MSN, APRN-NP, AGACNP-BC, CCRN (BSN 2009, MSN 2015)

2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award: Teresa Lynne Krieger Anderson, EdD, MSN, RNC-OB, NE-BC (ASN '81, BSN '83, MSN '87)

2016 Dorothy Patach Spirit of Service Award: Anita E. Brenneman, BSN, MSE (BSN '61)

2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award: Barbara (Idt) Swenson, (BSN '65)

2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award: Nancy L. Waltman, PhD, APRN-NP (BSN '67, MSN '78)

2014
Distinguished Alumnus Award: Marie Kreman, EdD, RN (BSN 1981 - Scottsbluff)

2014 Nursing Excellence Award: Betsy Walton, MSN-NP, MBA, RN (BSN 2010 - Scottsbluff)

2014 Dorothy Patach Spirit of Service Award: Clark Philson, BSN, RN (BSN 1995 - Scottsbluff)

2014 Honorary Alumnus Award: Joan McVay, MA, MSN, EdD, RN and Virginia Miller, BA, RN (Scottsbluff)

2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award: Cynthia M. Dougherty  ARNP, PhD, FAHA, FAAN (ASN ’77, BSN ‘79)

2012
Distinguished Alumnus Award: Mary D. Moller, DNP, APRN, CPRP, FAAN (MSN '82)

2012
Inaugural Dorothy Patach Spirit of Service Award: Dorothy Patach (Nursing Diploma '44)

2011
Distinguished Alumnus Award: Liane Connelly, PhD, RN (ASN '81)

2011
Nursing Excellence Award: Suzanne Nuss, PhD, RN (ASN '82, PhD '07)

2010
Distinguished Alumnus Award: Maj. Gen. Linda Hemminger, RN, MSN (MSN. '85)

2010
Nursing Excellence Award: Michelle Kowalczyk, BSN. '04, MSN. '10

2010 Honorary Alumnus Award: Ruth Scott

2009- Distinguished Alumnus Award: Kathleen E. Chavanu Gorman RN, (MSN. '89)

2009- Honorary Alumnus Award: Charles S. Wilson MD

2008 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: Col. Kimberly A. Siniscalchi RN, (MSN '88)

2007 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: Susan B. Hassmiller – (MSN '83)
Honorary: Judith S. Billings

2006 -
Distinguished Alumnus Award: Linda J. Miers - (BSN '71, PhD)

2005 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: Marcy J. Echternacht - (BSN '74, MS)
Excellence Award: Rebecca Keating-Lefler - (ASN '86, BSN '87, MSN '92, PhD '01)
Honorary: Ada Lindsey

2004 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: Sandra Borden - (MSN '87, PMC '96)
Excellence Award: Angie Andersen - (MSN '94, PMC, '01)
Honorary: Bill Lohr

2003 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: Audrey Nelson - (BSN '72, PhD)
Excellence Award: Leann Stofferahn - (MSN '98)

2002 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: Martha Foxall – (MSN ’76, PhD)
Excellence Award**: Jo Marsh – (MSN ’99, PMC '03)
Honorary: Del Lienemann

2001 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: Nancy Schneckloth – (BSN ’60, MSN ’75)
Young Alumnus Award: June Eilers – (BSN ’71, MSN ’74, PhD ’96)

2000 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: Marilyn McCubbin – (BSN ’60)

1999 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: Peggy Hawkins – (BSN ’74, MSN ’79)

1998 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: Barbara A. Winfield – (BSN ’56)

1997 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: Patricia Lopez – (MSN ’90)
Young Alumnus Award: Barbara J. Sittner – (BSN ’90, MSN ’94)

1996 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: Gloria O’Dowd – (BSN ’61)
Young Alumnus Award: Carol Iverson – (MSN ’94)

1995 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: JoAnn Mulligan – (BSN ’58)
Young Alumnus Award: Michele Cornay – (BSN ’90)

1994 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: Rosalie Yeaworth, PhD
Young Alumnus Award: Dawn Duncan (ASN ’83, BSN ’84, MSN ’94)

1993 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: L. Colette Jones, PhD – (BSN ’58, MS, PhD)

1992 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: Carol M. Wilson – (GND ’51, BA, MA)
Young Alumnus Award: Susan Daubman – (ASN ’82, BSN ’91)

1991 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: Gwen Macklem Finn – (GND ’52, MSN ’74) –
Young Alumnus Award: Elizabeth Dorencamper Schneider – (BSN, MSN ’89

1990 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: Kay Barnard – (BSN ’60)

1989 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: Marian Olson – (GND ’44, BSN ’53, MSN ’61, PhD)
Young Alumnus Award: Kristine Turner Norvell – (ASN ’79, BSN ’85, MSN ’87)

1988 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: Emily Brickley – (BSN ’30)
Young Alumnus Award: Ann Berger – (MSN ’84, PhD '96)

1987 - Alumni Achievement Award: co-winners
Marjorie Moore Cantor – (GND ’47, BSN ’49, MA, PhD)
Elizabeth Kentopp - (BSN ’48, MS)

1986 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: Gladys Sorensen – (BS ’45, MS, EdD, HDS)

1985 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: Beatrice Petersen Kalisch – (BSN ’65, PhD)

1984 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: Velma Sexmith Mason – (BSN ’31)

1983 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: Theta Cole Bullington – (GND ’38, BSN '39)

**Young Alumnus changed to Excellence Award in 2002