VCU Nursing Honors its Newest Graduates

December 13, 2011

Announcements, Awards, Students

The VCU School of Nursing held its Recognition Ceremony on Dec. 9 at the Richmond Convention Center to honor more than 230 nursing degree candidates. VCU’s Fall 2011 Commencement Exercises were held on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Siegel Center.
Nursing students honored with awards at the Recognition Ceremony include:

  • Karen Mace – Yingling Senior Achievement Award
  • Brian Waugh – Mabel E. Montgomery Award
  • Aimee Reyes – Mayme B. Wilson Award
  • Thomas Barnett – Marguerite G. Nicholson Award
  • Ebony Anderson – RN Award
  • Rachel Cloutier – Temple Memorial Award
  • Sharon Cone – Martha M. Borlick Research Award

Doctoral graduates and their dissertations include:

  • Avis Allen, “Biobehavioral Relationships in Persons on Hemodialysis”
  • Lorraine Anderson, “African American Males Diagnosed with Schizophrenia: A Phenomenological Study”
  • Brenda Baker, “Understanding Mothers of Late Preterm Infants”
  • Kathy Baker, “The Determinants of a Nurse’s Discretionary Decision to Respond to Situations that Place Patients at Risk for Safety Events but Requires a Response that is Beyond the Scope of Nursing Practice”
  • Sharon Cone, “Response to and Recovery from Endotracheal Suctioning in Preterm Infants Using Routine Versus Four Handed Care”
  • Linda Eastham, “Living with HIV: Views through the Blog”
  • Michelle Frazelle, “Healthcare-Acquired Infection Risk and Toothbrush Contamination in the ICU”
  • Lois Phillips-Pula, “Caring for the Preterm Infant Post NICU Discharge: A Mother’s Perspective”
  • Julie Strunk, “Managing the Healthcare Needs of Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Parent’s Experience”

To view the list of all December 2011 graduation candidates, click on Dec 2011 grads.pdf
Below are scenes from the Recognition Ceremony.
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Rachel Cloutier received a master’s degree and won the Temple Memorial Award.

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