Departmental Awards - Nursing

Annual Awards

St. Scholastica Nursing Academic Achievement Award

The Benedictine College Nursing Program St. Scholastica Academic Achievement Award is given to the senior nursing student who has consistently maintained the highest academic achievement through the program. In addition, the recipient demonstrates qualities of leadership and clinical excellence.

  • 2022 Katherine Pettyjohn and Ashley Wurtenberger
  • 2021 Isabel Lipic
  • 2020 Monica Klump
  • 2019 Pamela Zarybnicky
  • 2018 Mary Kistler
  • 2017 Krista Kosek and Christin Noffke
  • 2016 Kallie Woodward
  • 2015 Madeleine Alles
  • 2014 Elizabeth Merck
  • 2013 Marie Noga
  • 2012 Laura Sivula

St. Benedict Nursing Leadership Award

The Benedictine College Nursing Program St. Benedict Leadership Award is given to the senior student who has consistently demonstrated strong leadership qualities. The recipient should hold nursing leadership positions or be responsible for specific projects that require leadership skills to accomplish.

  • 2022 Francesca Stedwill
  • 2020 Renee Setter
  • 2019 Alex Kerschen
  • 2018 Sydney Wolf
  • 2017 Anna Hagenkord
  • 2016 Brianna Davis
  • 2015 Mary Clare Dorsey
  • 2014 Meghan Mueller
  • 2013 Catherine Tibbitts
  • 2012 Gabrielle Mullins

St. Walburga Senior Level Clinical Award

The Benedictine College Nursing Program St. Walburga Senior Clinical Award is given to the senior who best exemplifies outstanding nursing care during the senior clinical rotations. The recipient demonstrates holistic, patient-centered care, and also shows leadership qualities in the collaboration and teamwork with other health care providers.

  • 2022 Melissa Salvador 
  • 2021 Dolores Ryan
  • 2020 Benjamin Mattick
  • 2019 Genevieve G’Sell
  • 2018 Brittany Bosarge
  • 2017 Sydney Moser
  • 2016 Melissa Ott
  • 2015 Molly Riscoe
  • 2014 Crystal Young
  • 2013 Alexander Smith
  • 2012 Bridget Carosello

Benedictine Nursing Service Award

The Benedictine College Nursing Program Nursing Service Award is given to a senior or junior student who has organized or been a significant leader in a major public service project that benefits patients, the nursing program, the college, the Atchison community, or the larger community. This project should make a valuable contribution and be accomplished through volunteer time and effort.

  • 2022 Sarah Daskiewicz
  • 2021 Bernadette Zignego
  • 2020 Breanne Kreikemeier
  • 2019 Sister Joan Kolbe
  • 2018 Victoria Masucci
  • 2017 Madison Smith
  • 2016 Bridget Collart
  • 2015 Abigail Hamel
  • 2014 Maree Lehman
  • 2013 Victoria Petrucelli
  • 2012 Josie Marko

Dr. Brothers Junior Level Clinical Award

The Benedictine College Nursing Program Dr. Brothers Junior Level Clinical Award is given to a junior student who best exemplifies exceptional nursing care that is patient-centered and meets patient needs in a spiritually and culturally sensitive manner. The student demonstrates an understanding of effective teamwork and leadership in advocating for patients and families.

  • 2022 Hannah Bousquet and Karly Kendall 
  • 2021 Curtis Wesley
  • 2020 Bridget Howard

St. Hildegard Junior Level Clinical Award

The Benedictine College Nursing Program St. Hildegard Junior Level Clinical Award is given to a junior student who best exemplifies exceptional nursing care that is patient-centered and meets patient needs in a spiritually and culturally sensitive manner. The student demonstrates an understanding of effective teamwork and leadership in advocating for patients and families.

  • 2019 Madeleine Zignego
  • 2018 Pamela Zarybnicky
  • 2017 Mary Allard
  • 2016 Anna Hagenkord
  • 2015 Brianna Davis
  • 2014 Carly Steinlage
  • 2013 Nicoline Kuadzem
  • 2012 Andrew Nistler

Discovery Scholars

The Discovery Scholars Award recognizes students who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to discovery learning while at Benedictine College. Awardees receive the Discovery Scholar Medal to be worn during commencement ceremonies, signifying their exceptional contribution to the Discovery Program.

  • 2018 Ann Marie Guernsey, Victoria Masucci
  • 2017 Alexandra Faraj-Musleh, Shannon Groe, Ruth Gross, Anna Hagenkord, Krista Kosek, Susan Pistek, Rachel Snyder
  • 2016 Erin Daly, Sierra Esau, Therese McCance, Elizabeth Medina, Mary Minnis, Melissa Ott
  • 2015 Bridget Conry, Abigail Hamel
  • 2014 Maura Anderson, Alisha Hafner, Katrina Hemstad, Ashley Washburn
  • 2013 Alexander Smith
  • 2012 Gabrielle Mullins
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