Donna Blackburn was the recipient of the 2011 University Faculty Award for Public Service and Deanna Hanson was the recipient of the 2011 University Faculty Award for Student Advisement.
Dr. Donna Blackburn (Nursing) - Public Service Award
Service to public and professional organizations has been the cornerstone of Dr. Blackburn’s career. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Medical Center at Bowling Green, the Leadership Council of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society (ACS), Board of Directors of Christian Care Communities, Inc., a member of the Parish Nurse Ministry at First Christian Church, and the Editorial Board of The Kentucky Nurse. Dr. Blackburn continually strives to make a difference to individuals and organizations that she serves.
Ms. Deanna Hanson (Nursing) - Student Advisement Award
Ms. Hanson’s stated in her portfolio on Student Advisement, “My heart is in advising.” She received the WKU Student Government Association (SGA) Advisor of the Year (2008), and received Master Advisor Certificate (2008), sponsored by the Academic Advising and Retention Center (AARC). She advises pre-nursing students and students who are currently admitted in the nursing program. She constantly communicates with her advisees throughout the semester on such important topics such as midterm encouragement, tutoring options, reminders to make appointments, new classes available, and information about employment and volunteer opportunities, career choices, and scholarships.