Alumni Awards

Since 1966 we have recognized outstanding alumni for their achievements in nursing. In 1991 and each year after, we have awarded fellow nurses these prestigious awards at our annual Nursing Awards Banquet.

If you know someone deserving of one of these awards, please fill out a nomination form. All nominations need to include an overview of the nominee’s achievements, accomplishments and why the nominee is deserving of the honor. Please include background information, resume and other support materials with your nomination.

The Citation of Merit is a campus-wide award and is the most prestigious award presented by the MU Nursing Alumni Organization.

  • MU School of Nursing graduate
  • Demonstrated outstanding achievement in the nursing field
  • Shown continued interest and support of the school
  • Made a substantial contribution to the nursing profession through the lifetime or corpus of their career
  • Approved by the MU Alumni Organization Board of Directors
  • Be present to receive the award
  • MU School of Nursing graduate
  • Distinguished him/herself in an exceptional way that brings recognition of achievement in nursing through any of the following: leadership, publication, education, research, clinical practice, education, and professionalism
  • Continued interest and evidence of support (including time, effort, and/or monetary contributions) toward the enhancement of the school’s reputation
  • Approved by the MU Nursing Alumni Organization Board of Directors
  • Be present to receive the award
  • MU School of Nursing graduate
  • Significant achievement in nursing or support of the profession
  • Continued interest and evidence of support (including time, effort, and/or monetary contributions) toward the enhancement of the school’s reputation
  • Great potential for further continued achievement in the nursing profession
  • Approved by the MU Alumni Organization Board of Directors
  • Be present to receive the award
  • MU School of Nursing graduate
  • Recipient administers to individuals/families in need of support and care through volunteer time and effort
  • Applies a high level of nursing knowledge, compassion and caring to vulnerable populations on an ongoing basis
  • Demonstrates a continued interest in the MU School of Nursing and students.
  • Approved by the MU Alumni Organization Board of Directors
  • Be present to receive the award
  • NOT a graduate of the MU School of Nursing
  • Outstanding achievement in nursing or support for the nursing profession
  • Continued interest and evidence of support, including time, talent or treasure towards the enhancement of the school’s reputation
  • Approved by the MU Alumni Organization Board of Directors
  • Be present to receive the award

2022 Alumni Award Recipients

Katherine Kelly Headshot

Katherine Kelly, PhD ’08

Citation of Merit

Eric Slaughter Headshot

Eric Slaughter, BSN ’03

Alumnus of the Year

Brittany Kwamin Headshot

Brittany Kwamin, BSN ’17

Alumni Achievement

Rose Ward Headshot

Rose Ward, BSN ’69

Humanitarian Award

Tina Bloom Headshot

Tina
Bloom

Honorary Alumni

Dick Otto Headshot

Dick
Otto

Distinguished Friend of the School

Make a Nomination

If you know someone deserving of one of these awards, please fill out a nomination form. All nominations need to include an overview of the nominee’s achievements, accomplishments and why the nominee is deserving of the honor. Please include background information, resume and other support materials with your nomination.

Nomination Form