Advancement Awards

School of Nursing

We are proud to present you with these exceptional award winners.

Dean’s Medal

Established in 2008, the Dean’s Medal recognizes extraordinary service, philanthropy, and leadership to the School, and dedication and commitment that inspire others to take leadership roles at the University. Individuals, families, associations, corporations, or foundations may be recognized. It is among the highest honors given by the School.

2018: Jane I. Tuttle, PhD, ’79N, ’84N (MS)

John N. Wilder Award

Established in 2008, the John N. Wilder Award honors an individual, family, association, corporation, or foundation whose philanthropy inspires others in support of an “Ever Better” University of Rochester. The award is named for John Wilder, first president (chairman) of the University’s Board of Trustees.

2017: Barbara Vallone

Distinguished Alumnus Award

Established in 1984, the Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes alumni whose exceptional professional achievements, contributions to their chosen field, and service to the School of Nursing have brought honor to themselves and to the University of Rochester.

2018: Nancy Dianis ’85N (MS)

Humanitarian Award

Established in 2013, the Humanitarian Award honors an alumnus whose work as a practitioner, administrator, volunteer, or researcher has had a profound impact on those most in need.

2018: Elizabeth Sloand, PhD, ’75N

Legacy Award

Established in 2013, the Legacy Award recognizes an individual or family who has made a significant commitment to the School of Nursing in honor or in memory of a nurse affiliated with the School who has demonstrated exemplary care for patients and their families, or for their service to the nursing profession.

2018: Steven R. Young and Susan A. Young