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Kansas City area nurse educators awarded by The Research Foundation

KANSAS CITY, Mo., (Mar. 13, 2018) – The Research Foundation recently recognized eight faculty members from Research College of Nursing, Avila University and William Jewell for teaching excellence, community service and scholarly achievement.

Each award is open to all nursing faculty who teach at Research College of Nursing, Avila University or William Jewell College and includes a $1,000 honorarium.

The Teaching Excellence Award is given to those who have made a positive difference in the teaching climate of their college or university.  The Research Foundation recognized Karen Cooper of Research College of Nursing, Jessica Brunsman of Avila University and Sarah Light of William Jewell College as the Teaching Excellence Award recipients.

The Outstanding Community Service Award is given to those who demonstrate service to the community and encourages faculty and students to provide leadership and service that fosters community growth. The Research Foundation recognized Holly Miles of Research College of Nursing, Bruce Voegele of Avila University and Annette Behney of William Jewell College as the Outstanding Community Service Award recipients.

The Scholarly Achievement Award is to recognize the involvement of faculty members in scholarly pursuits. The award is given to faculty members who have made a positive difference in scholarly activities. These activities must advance the teaching, research and practice of nursing through inquiry that is significant to the profession, is creative, can be documented, can be replicated or elaborated and can be peer-reviewed. The Research Foundation recognized Rebecca Saxton of Research College of Nursing and Nichole Spencer of William Jewell College as the Scholarly Achievement Award recipients.

Click here to learn more about The Research Foundation’s nursing faculty development awards and their criteria.