2011 UMKC School of Nursing Faculty/Staff Awards

Staff Awards:

School Collaboration Award: Jodi Baker
This award honors staff members who recognize that their success contributes to the success of others and who accepts accountability for their performance.
“She goes above and beyond and does it all without most people knowing.  She understands that faculty and staff have competing time and energy demands and she gently keeps us on track in regard to continuing education.  She makes her contributions without expecting anything in return and without making a fuss – she does her part quietly and happily.”

Education First Award: Teresa Crowder
This award honors staff members whose actions recognize that students are integral to the mission of the School and who create and encourage the desire to learn.
“She is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve the student’s experience in the simulation lab.  Her organizational skills and nursing knowledge have helped to expand and refine this innovative teaching tool.  She has such a personable and approachable attitude.”

Faculty Awards:

Outstanding Scholar Award: Christine Zimmerman
This award honors faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to the School through achievements in scholarly activities, bringing regional, national or international recognition to the school.
“She forges good relationships with the students, making herself available to mentor and assist as they begin their progress through the nursing program.  She is a wonderful, student oriented educator and mentor.”

Outstanding Educator Award: Eduardo Abreu
This award honors faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to the educational mission of the School and who demonstrate excellence in supporting and mentoring others.
“He is one of the friendliest, most approachable human beings you could ever have the joy of coming into contact with!”

Dean’s Distinguished Faculty and Staff Awards:

Dean’s Distinguished Staff Award: Dawn Leach
This award honors staff members who serve as leaders by exhibiting a strong work ethic as well as a commitment to our community, our students’ welfare and to the future of the School.

Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Award: Maithe Enriquez
This award honors faculty members who serve as leaders in providing oversight of the School’s academic programs and who enhance a positive work environment.