College of Nursing Community Awards

Community Awards 5/13/21

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.

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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.

Lisa Mestas

 

 

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.

Bobbie Holt-Ragler

 

 

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.

Wesley Davis

 

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.

Lisa Gore

 

 

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:

Silver Sponsors

USA College of Nursing Logo

USA Health Logo

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Patsy & Ray Kennedy

Drs. Julee & Tony Waldrop

Bronze Sponsors

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