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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Past Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumnus Award

2022 - Roxanne R. Stahl, APRN, MSN, NNP-BC (ADN 1984, BSN 1986)

2021 - Kathleen Hanna, PhD, (Diploma 1972, MSN 1981)

2020 - Shelly Schwedhelm, MSN, RN, NEA-BC (BSN 1991)

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

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

2017 - Mary C. Sullivan, PhD, RN, FAAN (MSN 1981)

2016 - Teresa Lynne Krieger Anderson, EdD, MSN, RNC-OB, NE-BC (ASN 1981, BSN 1983, MSN 1987)

2015 - Barbara (Idt) Swenson, (BSN 1965)

2014

  • Nancy L. Waltman, PhD, APRN-NP (BSN 1967, MSN 1978)
  • Marie Kreman, EdD, RN (BSN 1981 - Scottsbluff)

2013 - Cynthia M. Dougherty  ARNP, PhD, FAHA, FAAN (ASN 1977, BSN 1979)

2012 - Mary D. Moller, DNP, APRN, CPRP, FAAN (MSN 1982)

2011 - Liane Connelly, PhD, RN (ASN 1981)

2010 - Maj. Gen. Linda Hemminger, RN, MSN (MSN 1985)

2009 - Kathleen E. Chavanu Gorman RN, (MSN 1989)

2008 - Col. Kimberly A. Siniscalchi RN (MSN 1988)

2007 - Susan B. Hassmiller (MSN 1983)

2006 - Linda J. Miers (BSN 1971, PhD)

2005 - Marcy J. Echternacht (BSN 1974, MS)

2004 - Sandra Borden (MSN 1987, PMC 1996)

2003 - Audrey Nelson (BSN 1972, PhD)

2002 - Martha Foxall (MSN 1976, PhD)

2001 - Nancy Schneckloth (BSN 1960, MSN 1975)

2000 - Marilyn McCubbin (BSN1960)

1999 - Peggy Hawkins (BSN 1974, MSN 1979)

1998 - Barbara A. Winfield (BSN 1956)

1997 - Patricia Lopez (MSN 1990)

1996 - Gloria O’Dowd (BSN 1961)

1995 - JoAnn Mulligan (BSN 1958)

1994 - Rosalee Yeaworth, PhD

1993 - L. Colette Jones, PhD (BSN 1958, MS, PhD)

1992 - Carol M. Wilson (GND 1951, BA, MA)

1991 - Gwen Macklem Finn (GND 1952, MSN 1974)

1990 - Kay Barnard (BSN 1960)

1989 - Marian Olson (GND 1944, BSN 1953, MSN 1961, PhD)

1988 - Emily Brickley (BSN 1930)

1987 - Alumni Achievement Awards:

  • Marjorie Moore Cantor (GND 1947, BSN 1949, MA, PhD)
  • Elizabeth Kentopp (BSN 1948, MS)
1986 - Gladys Sorensen (BS 1945, MS, EdD, HDS)

1985 - Beatrice Petersen Kalisch (BSN 1965, PhD)

1984 - Velma Sexmith Mason (BSN 1931)

1983 - Theta Cole Bullington (GND 1938, BSN 1939)

Dorothy Patach Spirit of Service Award

2022 - Lindsay Huse, MPH, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC (BSN 2001 - Scottsbluff)

2022 - Patricia D. Lopez, RN, MSN (MSN 1990)

2021 - Burty MacWan (BSN 2009)

2020 - Kellee K. Grimes, MBA, RN, ADAC (BSN 2010)

2018 - Kelley Hasenauer, DNP, APRN (MSN 2001)

2016 - Anita E. Brenneman, BSN, MSE (BSN 1961)

2014 - Clark Philson, BSN, RN (BSN 1995 - Scottsbluff)

2012 - Dorothy Patach (Nursing Diploma 1944) - Inaugural Recipient

Nursing Excellence Award

(formerly the Young Alumnus Award)

2022 - Katie Speer, MSN, RN, PCCN, BSN (BSN 2014)

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

2019 - Michelle Young, MSN, RN (BSN 2009, MSN 2013)

2018

  • Dieu-My T. Tran, PhD, RN, CNE (BSN 2010, PhD 2014)
  • Carissa S. Lueck, DNP, BSN, RN (DNP 2018)

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

2014 - Betsy Walton, MSN-NP, MBA, RN (BSN 2010 - Scottsbluff)

2011 - Suzanne Nuss, PhD, RN (ASN 1982, PhD 2007)

2010 - Michelle Kowalczyk, BSN 2004, MSN 2010

2005 - Rebecca Keating-Lefler (ASN 1986, BSN 1987, MSN 1992, PhD 2001)

2004 - Angie Andersen (MSN 1994, PMC, 2001)

2003 - Leann Stofferahn (MSN 1998)

2002 - Jo Marsh (MSN 1999, PMC 2003)

2001 - June Eilers (BSN 1971, MSN 1974, PhD 1996)

1997 - Barbara J. Sittner (BSN 1990, MSN 1994)

1996 - Carol Iverson (MSN 1994)

1995 - Michele Cornay (BSN 1990)

1994 - Dawn Duncan (ASN 1983, BSN 1984, MSN 1994)

1992 - Susan Daubman (ASN 1982, BSN 1991)

1991 - Elizabeth Dorencamper Schneider (BSN, MSN 1989)

1989 - Kristine Turner Norvell (ASN 1979, BSN 1985, MSN 1987)

1988 - Ann Berger (MSN 1984, PhD 1996)

Honorary Alumnus Award

2022 - Juliann G. Sebastian, PhD, RN, FAAN

2019 - LaDonna Tworek

2018 - Jill L. Thewke, MPA

2014 - Joan McVay, MA, MSN, EdD, RN and Virginia Miller, BA, RN (Scottsbluff)

2010 - Ruth Scott

2009 - Charles S. Wilson MD

2007 - Judith S. Billings

2005 - Ada Lindsey

2004 - Bill Lohr

2002 - Del Lienemann

Heritage Award

2018

  • Audrey E. Nelson, PhD, RN (BSN 1972) - Inaugural Recipient