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Distinguished Alumni Award
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The USF College of Nursing Alumni & Friends Society wishes to acknowledge the personal, professional and community contributions of its alumni. The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented in recognition of exemplary dedication to the profession of nursing to individuals who have distinguished themselves in nursing through their works.

Criteria for Nomination

  1. Nominees must be living graduates from the USF College of Nursing's baccalaureate, master's and / or doctoral programs.
  2. Current USF College of Nursing Alumni & Friends Society Board members are not eligible.
  3. Eligible nominees should exhibit the following:

· Outstanding contributions to nursing

· Initiate change in the health care system for the improvement of quality care

· Participation in professional and community activities locally, nationally, or internationally

· High professional standards and commitment

· Consultation to colleagues in area of expertise

· Contributions to professional publications

· Utilization of current research in practice

Nomination Procedure

  1. Nominations may be submitted by alumni, faculty, staff, friends, students, family and administrators of the USF College of Nursing.
  2. All nomination packets must include the following:
    • Completed nomination form

· A letter of nomination explaining why the nominee meets the qualifications of the award criteria

· Two letters of support

· Resume or curriculum vitae of nominee

· Other details or pertinent data that might prove helpful in supporting the nomination including documentation of public or professional recognition, articles or books published and honors received

  1. Completed nomination packets must be received by: February 6, 2015
  2. Alumnus/a must be available to attend ceremony on March 28, 2015
  3. Send nomination packet to:

University of South Florida

USF Health Development and Alumni Relations

Attn: Edwin Hernandez

12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 22

Tampa, FL 33612

Selection Process

  1. The USF College of Nursing Alumni & Friends Society Board of Directors will review all properly completed nomination packets and base their decision upon such content. Decisions are subject to final approval by the Dean of the College.
  2. In the event that persons nominated are not deemed to meet the selection criteria, the USF College of Nursing Alumni & Friends Society Board of Directors reserves the right to not bestow awards in any given year.



Contact the USF Health Alumni office for more details and deadline information.

Edwin Hernandez

Assistant Director, Alumni Relations