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UW Nursing Graduates Honored

May 23, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing recognized the school’s top graduating students during its recent convocation.

This spring, UW awarded 193 Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees. These included 47 from the traditional on-campus program; 22 from the accelerated second-degree BRAND program; and 109 from the online RN/BSN Completion Program.

Additionally, UW awarded 10 Master of Science in Nursing degrees to students in the Nurse Educator Program.

Special awards were presented to the following graduating students, listed by hometown:

Carpenter -- Shelly Montgomery, Make a Difference in Wyoming’s Health Award for demonstrated commitment to continued education and excellence in nursing practice.

Casper -- Julia Brown, Amelia Leino Memorial Award for top students in family nursing.

Cedar Park, Texas -- Emily Stewart, School of Nursing Spirit Award for a student with exceptional spirit and enthusiasm.

Cheyenne -- Emily Bandel, Beverly McDermott Award for leadership and political activism; Michelle Dowling, Dorothy Tupper Memorial Award for caring, compassion and interpersonal communications.

Jackson -- Stephanie Nemec, Lina Kennedy White Memorial Award for an interest in and aptitude for geriatric nursing.

Laramie -- Dodi Campbell, Amelia Leino Memorial Award for top students in family nursing; Darcey Cowardin, Gertrude Gould Memorial Award for excellence in public health nursing practice.

Riverton -- Danielle Johnson, Rudolph “Rudy” and Louise Anselmi and Jeri Kirk Family Trust Nursing Scholarship, for leadership and responsibility.

Sheridan -- Joan Connolly, Professional Nurse Award for practice, community service and professional service.

Thornton, Colo. -- Joi Smith, Passion for Nursing Award for devotion, allegiance and commitment to the profession of nursing.

Twin Falls, Idaho -- Paula Hart, Courage to Teach Award for the personification of a critically reflective attitude about learning and teaching.

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