SON Alumni Association Awards

The West Virginia University School of Nursing Alumni Association awards are one way in which we honor alumni and friends who have provided extraordinary service to the WVU School of Nursing and to the nursing profession as a whole. Consider nominating a graduate, friend or colleague for one of these awards. The awards are presented annually during our Alumni Reunion Celebration (typically held in June of each year).

Honorary Alumna/us Award

This award honors a non-alumnus who has consistently made significant contributions to West Virginia University School of Nursing and who has demonstrated outstanding service and support to the nursing profession. The recipient is someone who has given tirelessly of her/his time and resources to the School. The recipient must be present to receive the award.

Alumna/us of the Year Award

This award honors a graduate (BSN, MSN, DNP or PhD) of West Virginia University School of Nursing who promotes a positive image of the School and who makes notable contributions to the nursing profession through innovative service. The recipient will have distinguished herself/himself in an exceptional way that brings recognition of achievement through leadership, education, research, clinical practice, and/or professionalism. The recipient must be present to receive the award.

Distinguished Alumna/us Award

This award honors a graduate (BSN, MSN, DNP or PhD) of West Virginia University School of Nursing who has proven distinguished service to the School, the University and to the nursing profession through practice, research, and education. The recipient demonstrates consistent leadership and exceptional achievements in the nursing profession. This award may or may not be awarded annually. The recipient must be present to receive the award.

Young Alumna/us Award

This award honors a graduate (BSN, MSN, DNP or PhD) of West Virginia University School of Nursing who graduated within the last 10 years and has provided outstanding service to and representation of the WVU School of Nursing. The recipient must be present to receive the award.

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Email SONAlumni@hsc.wvu.edu.

The 2015 awards were presented during this year’s annual School of Nursing alumni celebration on Friday, June 5 at Touchdown Terrace at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown. Congratulations to this year's awardees:  (pictured L-R) Alumna of the Year, Denise Messiora Palmer (BSN '84) and Distinguished Alumna, Lou Ann Hartley  (BSN '80, MSN '87)!