College of Nursing Community Awards
Established in 2018 by the USA College of Nursing and College of Nursing Development Council, the Nursing Community Awards is a unique community event to celebrate and recognize the impact nurses have on the healthcare industry.
This year, we will celebrate our outstanding nurses during a free, virtual event on Thursday, May 13 at 7 p.m. CST. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required to access the Zoom link.
Register below to attend our virtual celebration.
Alumni Leadership Award
The Alumni Leadership Award is presented to an outstanding University of South Alabama alumnus who has excelled in his or her career and has shown exceptional leadership in the field of nursing.
Ms. Lisa Mestas
Chief Nursing Officer and Corporate Associate Administrator, USA Health
Community Impact Award
The Community Impact Award is presented to an individual in the field of nursing who has made a significant and positive impact to a community through their career or community service.
2021 Community Impact Award recipient
Dr. Bobbie Holt-Ragler
Retired, Mobile Infirmary & USA Health
Emerging Alumni Achievement Award
The Emerging Alumni Achievement Award is presented to an outstanding University of South Alabama alumnus who has been employed in the field of nursing for no longer than ten years and has made significant contributions within a limited time of employment.
2021 Emerging Alumni Achievement Award recipient
Dr. Wesley Davis
Emergency & Acute Care NP – Crook County Memorial Hospital (Sundance, Wyoming) & Assistant Professor and Emergency Nurse Practitioner Specialty Coordinator – USA College of Nursing
Alumni Excellence in Quality Improvement
The Alumni Excellence in Quality Improvement is presented to an outstanding University of South Alabama College of Nursing graduate who played a significant role on an interdisciplinary healthcare team and implemented meaningful and lasting impacts for best patient outcomes.
2021 Alumni Excellence in Quality Improvement recipient
Ms. Lisa Gore
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
Patsy & Ray Kennedy
Drs. Julee & Tony Waldrop