College of Nursing Medallion

The College of Nursing Medallion is the highest award bestowed by the College for distinguished achievement. It bears the seal of Villanova University which is an adaptation of the official seal of the Order of St. Augustine. The motto of the University as indicated on the seal is "Veritas, Unitas, Caritas" — Truth, Unity, Love — the special virtues to which Villanova subscribes and which it endeavors to inculcate in all of its students. The blue and white of the ribbon are the colors of the University.

Recipients of the Medallion are listed below. The Medallion has been traditionally awarded to degree candidates for outstanding academic achievement and to alumni in the following categories: Distinguished Contributions to the Profession, Leadership in Nursing Practice, Clinical Excellence in Nursing, Excellence in Nursing Education,  Excellence in Nursing Research and Distinguished Service to the College of Nursing.

The Medallion is awarded to alumni at the College-sponsored and Nursing Alumni Association-sponsored Annual Mass and Alumni Awards Ceremony.

Recipients of Alumni Medallion

2014
Jeanne Jellig Alhusen, BSN ‘93
Emerging Scholar Award
Denise Fessler, MSN ‘97 Distinguished Leadership in Healthcare Management

Sally P. Poliwoda, BSN ‘87


    

Distinguished Service to the Health of the Community
2013
Helene Moriarty Cincotta,

BSN '77

60th Anniversary Medallion
2012
Susan Fretz Paparella,

BSN '86, MSN ’02

Distinguished Contributions to Clinical Practice
Susan Warner Salmond,

BSN ’73

Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Education
Bridgette Carter Brawner,

BSN ’03

Emerging Scholar Award  [inaugural presentation of this new award]
2011
Tara Siegal Cortes,
BSN '67
Distinguished Contributions to the Profession
Mary Ann McGinley 

Distinguished Service to the College of Nursing
AnnMarie Young Papa,
BSN '77
Excellence in Clinical Leadership
2010
Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow,

MSN ’87

Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Education
Jocelyn Bessette Gorlin,

BSN ’80

Excellence in Clinical Practice
Carol J. Quinn,

BSN ’70

Distinguished Leadership in Administration of Nursing and Health Care Services
Florence Benas Smoczynski,

BSN ’62

Distinguished Service to the College and Nursing Alumni
2009
Maryalice Morro,

BSN ’83

Distinguished Leadership in Administration of Nursing and Health Care Services
Andrea Olexa Hollingsworth,

BSN ’68

Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Education
Jeanne Jackson Venella,

BSN ’82

Excellence in Clinical Practice
2008
Claire A. Baldwin,

MSN ‘86

Distinguished Achievement in Nursing and Healthcare Administration
Cynthia Blank-Reid,

BSN ‘83

Clinical Excellence in Nursing
Judith D. Hamilton,

BSN ’72, MSN ‘82

Service to the Community and the College of Nursing
2007
Madeline McCarthy Bell,

BSN ’83

Distinguished Leadership in Administration of Health Care Services
Pamela Zurkowski Cacchione,

BSN ‘84

Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Scholarship, Practice and Research
Beverly LeBar Welhan, MSN ‘83 Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Education
2006
Rosalinda Alfaro-LeFevre, BSN ’75, MSN ’85 Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Education
Raymond W. Kleposki, MSN ’00 Clinical Excellence in Nursing Practice
Christine Bruzek-Kohler, BSN ’74 Distinguished Leadership in Nursing
Veronica Hill-Milbourne, BSN ’84 Distinguished Service to Nursing and the Community
2005
Susan Chianese Slaninka, BSN ‘69 Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Education Clinical
Barbara McCabe Mills, BSN ‘76 Excellence in Nursing
Sharon E. Johnson, MSN ‘91 Leadership in Administration of Health Care Services
2004
Terry Barker McGoldrick, BSN ‘74 Leadership in Nursing Practice and Health Care Delivery
Michele L. Damas, BSN ‘93 Distinguished Service to the College of Nursing
2003
Donna Zimmaro Bliss, BSN '81
Only one alumni award given this year – special 50th anniversary
2002
Susan Cuff Herron, BSN '83 Distinguished Leadership in Nursing Practice & Health Care Delivery
Donna Sullivan Havens, MSN '83 Distinguished Research Contributions in Nursing
Ellen M. Tracy, BSN '81, MSN '97 Medallion for Clinical Excellence in Nursing
Margaret S. Griffiths, BSN '62 Distinguished Service to Nursing Education
2001
Joanne M. Hambleton, MSN '89 Distinguished Leadership in Nursing Practice
Kathryn H. Bowles, MSN '90 Distinguished Research Contributions in Nursing
Tara Mahoney Easter, BSN '92 Clinical Excellence in Nursing
Melissa Miranda Craig, BSN '90 Distinguished Service to the Community
2000
James C. McCann, BSN ’72 Distinguished Contributions to the Professsion
Alice Forsha Vautier, MSN ’83 Distinguished Leadership in Nursing Practice and Health Care Delivery
Patrice Young Neese, BSN ’77 Clinical Excellence in Nursing
Maryanne V. Lieb, MSN ’84 Distinguished Service to the Community
1999
Rosalie Ghilardi Mirenda, BSN ’59 Life Long Achievement
Dorothy Karb Fontaine, BSN ’72 Distinguished Contributions to the Profession
Joan M. Huber, BSN ’73 Leadership in Practice and Health Care Delivery
Jennifer Golden Olshevski, BSN ’84 Clinical Excellence in Nursing
Terri Sue Patterson, MSN ‘82 Outstanding Service to the College of Nursing & Profession
1998
Jeannie V. Pasacreta, BSN ‘78 Contributions to the Profession through Research
Marguerite Stuhler Schlag, BSN ‘68 Leadership in Nursing Practice and Health Care Delivery
Ann Smith Gregoire, BSN ‘80 Clinical Excellence in Nursing
Joanne F.Gurney, BSN ‘71, MSN ‘88 Outstanding Service to the College of Nursing & Alumni
1997
Donna Gentile O’Donnell, MSN ‘86 Contributions in Service to the Profession
Mary Beth Appel, BSN ‘81 Leadership in Nursing Practice & Health Care Delivery
Diane Keegan-Wells, BSN ‘78 Clinical Excellence in Nursing
1996
Mary E. Duffy, BSN ‘68 Distinguished Contributions to the Profession
Elizabeth A. Magenheimer, BSN ‘72 Leadership in Nursing Practice & Health Care Delivery
Ann T. Cornell, BSN ‘84 Clinical Excellence in Nursing
Judith J. Turken, BSN ‘83, MSN ‘89 Outstanding Service to the College & Alumni
1995
Mary Buckley Dressler, BSN ‘58 Outstanding Service to the College & Alumni
Helen Bodkin Connors, BSN ‘64 Distinguished Contributions to the Profession
Patricia S. Danz, BSN ‘82 Clinical Excellence in Nursing
Donna L. Torrisi, BSN ‘72 Leadership in Nursing Practice & Health Care Delivery
1994
Chien-Yun Wu, BSN ‘73 Distinguished Contributions to the Profession
Regina Sartoretto Schmitt, BSN ‘77 Leadership in Nursing Practice & Health Care Delivery
Nancy Janoska Weichler, BSN ‘81 Clinical Excellence in Nursing
Sandra Myers Gomberg, BSN ’85, MSN,‘90 Outstanding Service to the College & Alumni
1993
Anne Keane, BSN ‘66 Distinguished Contributions to the Profession
Karen E. Javie, MSN ‘87 Leadership in Nursing Practice & Health Care Delivery
Judith A. Spross, BSN ‘74 Clinical Excellence in Nursing
Geraldine M. O’Hare, BSN ‘85 Outstanding Service to the College & Alumni
1992
Mary E. Greipp, BSN ‘60 Distinguished Contributions to the Profession
Anna Dressler Ferguson, MSN ‘87 Leadership in Nursing Practice
Janet Horsell Herlihey, BSN ‘83 Clinical Excellence in Nursing
Lynette Miller Tucker, BSN ‘77 Outstanding Service to the College of Nursing
1991
Lynn Elizabeth Davis, BSN ‘69 Distinguished Contributions to the Profession
Elizabeth H. Whittam, BSN ‘84 Excellence in Nursing Practice
Theresa Falcao Bernaz, BSN ‘74 Outstanding Service to the College & Alumni
1990
Veronica DeCarolis Feeg, BSN ‘71 Distinguished Contributions to the Profession
Anne E. Smith, BSN ‘82 Excellence in Nursing Practice
Rose W. O’Driscoll, BSN ‘64 Outstanding Service to the College of Nursing
1987
Joan T. Large, BSN ‘54
College of Nursing Medallion
1986
Mary Duffin Naylor, BSN ‘71
College of Nursing Medallion
1985
Barbara Lowrey, BSN ‘66
College of Nursing Medallion
1984
Marie M. Seedor, BSN, ‘53 College of Nursing Medallion
Hazel W. Johnson-Brown, BSN ‘59 College of Nursing Medallion
1983
Gloria Ferraro Donnelly, BSN ‘63
College of Nursing Medallion
College of Nursing Medallion

Nomination

You may nominate a colleague or classmate for the College of Nursing Medallion to be awarded in April. Please see the criteria and complete the nomination form, submitting it by the annual due date of November 1.