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The Research Foundation recognizes nurse educators in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo., (Mar. 12, 2019) – The Research Foundation has recognized several faculty members from Research College of Nursing, Avila University and William Jewell for teaching excellence, community service, scholarly achievement and leadership.

The teaching excellence, community service and scholarly achievement awards are 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 Christine Thurlow of Research College of Nursing and Melissa Timmons 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 Glenna Mahoney of Research College of Nursing and Tracy Koehler of Avila University 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 Summer Masters of Research College as the Scholarly Achievement Award recipient.

The Nancy O. DeBasio Faculty Leadership Award is awarded to Research College of Nursing faculty and includes a $2,500 honorarium. This award honors the career of Dr. Nancy DeBasio who served Research College of Nursing in leadership positions for nearly 30 years. The award is given to a Research College of Nursing faculty member who demonstrates heroic leadership, based on Chris Lowney’s four pillars of heroic leadership:  self-awareness, ingenuity, love, and heroism. The Research Foundation recognized Rebecca Saxton of Research College of nursing as the Nancy O. DeBasio Faculty Leadership Award recipient. 

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