2008-18 Award Recipients

Director’s Award

The Director’s Award is presented to a student who exemplifies scholarship, excellence in character, the ability to lead, and has demonstrated communication skills both written and oral. This award is the highest honor a student can receive from the Department of Nursing.

2017 Katie McNabb 2018 Jewellyn Bardwell
2015 Jonathon Jacobs 2016 Malia Rosenlund
2014 Kimmee Hoecker 2014 Jessica Jocoy
2013 Emily Wyatt 2013 Lauren Floyd
2012 Shaunna Neary 2012 Matthew Getsinger
2011 Rachel Knower 2010 Hanna Thomas
2009 Dana Sprunger 2008 Jodi Briggs

Outstanding Senior

The Outstanding Senior Award honors a graduate who exemplifies the mission and values of George Fox University and the School of Nursing. This student consistently demonstrates integrity, excellence, compassion, caring, service, and critical thinking. 

2018 Malachi Teague 2018 Jessica Taylor
2017 Emily Dobrinski 2017 Greg Kenner
2016 Carrie Thomas 2016 Jonathan Maldonado- Salgado
2015 Torrie Dooley 2014 Rebakah Blanck
2014 Abigail Mountford 2013 Jeanette Edel
2013 Megan Wiuff 2012 Wendy Kuryluk
2012 Sondra Shuttleworth 2011 Terah Pugh
2011 Amanda Shaw 2010 Kate Spencer
2010 Cierra Vaughn 2009 Jodie Nakahara
2009 Eve Woodland 2008 Elysa Aho
2008 Kathryn Meyer


Outstanding Colleague

The Outstanding Colleague Award honors a graduate who has been chosen by their peers as exemplifying attributes of collegiality, being a team player, mentorship, support, approachability, honesty, kindness, compassion, and respect for others.

2018 Jessica Taylor 2017 Eduardo Fuentes
2016 Maria Gusenkov 2015 Melanie Hancock
2014 Erika Moss 2013 Kelly Hood
2012 Matthew Getsinger 2012 Shaunna Neary
2011 Sheleen Wytcherley 2011 Charles Robinson
2010 Jessie Sarver 2009 Amy Landes
2008 Michael Shinneman


Caring Award

The Caring Award recognizes a graduate who strives to emulate the mission and philosophy of the Department of Nursing. The student regularly integrates faith, compassion, altruism, diversity, and holistic health care. The student demonstrates an interest in nursing to the global community and is dedicated to the pursuit of life-long learning.

2018 Jewellyn Bardwell 2018 Alex Shepherd
2017 Katie McNabb 2017 Allie (Malech) Wegner
2016 Melissa Wilson 2016 Megan Palaiyan
2015 Chelsea Glancy 2014 Mary Jo Pflaum
2013 Monica VandenBosch 2013 Marcus Gabriel, Jr.
2012 Jacob Trachsel 2012 Alicia Fleetwood
2011 Charles Robinson 2010 Marcie Sternberg
2009 Alison Bennett 2008 Emily Christenson


Clinical Excellence Award

The Clinical Excellence Award honors a graduate who has consistently demonstrated the most outstanding innovation, creativity, and insight in nursing practice. This student has consistently met all core competencies and has shown an eagerness to seek out new learning experiences. Staff, colleagues, preceptors, and faculty have recognized a positive attitude and rapport throughout their nursing education.

2018 Will Leenders 2018 Rachael Krebs
2017 Bri Andre 2017 Katylnn Harksen
2016 Jonathan Maldonado-Salgado 2015 Elizabeth Morell
2014 Sarah DeLay 2013 Lauren Floyd
2013 JulieKay Kleiner 2012 Audrey Dove
2012 Samantha Simmons 2011 Rachel Knower
2010 Torena Cole 2009 Erica Matthews
2008 Michael Shinneman


Golden Lamp Award

The Golden Lamp Award will be awarded to a senior student who has shown scholastic achievement, leadership, innovative contributions, and humanitarian ideals. Based on the American Nurses Association Code for professional nurses and the Florence Nightingale Pledge, the award recognizes the outstanding work of an undergraduate student in the nursing profession.

2018 Malachi Teague 2018 Sarah Emerson
2017 Emily Hylton 2017 Brandi (Wagoner) Mangione
2016 Malia Rosenlund 2015 Bailey Nelson
2014 Jessica Jocoy 2013 Melissa LaRue
2013 Chelse Nealeigh 2012 Shaunna Neary
2011 Terah Pugh 2010 Jessie Sarver
2009 Kristiina Thomas 2008 Hannah Bielenberg


Honor Award

The Honor Award recognizes a graduate who has demonstrated consistently high scholastic achievement (3.75-grade point average or better - calculated through the Fall semester of the senior year), professional integrity, and potential for leadership in the field of nursing.

2017 Emily Dobrinski 2017 Megan Roluffs
2016 Carrie Thomas 2015 Melissa Stewart
2014 Kimmee Hoecker 2013 Angie Miller
2012 Crystal Enos 2012 Jillian Golder
2011 Rachel Knower 2010 Molly Johnston
2010 Marie Palm 2010 Jessie Sarver
2009 Amy Landes 2008 Lacey Brounstein


Transcultural Learning Award

The Transcultural Nursing Award honors the graduate who has made an outstanding contribution to the promotion of safe nursing care for individuals, families, and/or groups recognizing diversity, ethnicity, and color. This student has shown flexibility and respect for others' viewpoints with a growing cultural understanding and sensitivity.

2018 Cassie Hwa 2017 Jacques St Gelus
2017 Nancy Vazquez 2016 Maria Gusenkov
2016 Jonathan Maldonado-Salgado 2015 Alejandro Ruelas
2014 Natalie de Jesus Campos 2013 Page Matlock
2012 Nadezhda Goldashkin 2012 Joelle Gardner
2011 Amy Steinert 2010 Yketerina Fugate
2009 Lauren Silva 2008 Pinar Pakkan-Ince