WIN is pleased to announce that Basia Belza, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and The Aljoya Endowed Professor in Aging at the University of Washington, will receive the 2020 Anna M. Shannon Mentorship Award.

In 1992, Kathleen Ann Long, former Dean and Professor of the College of Nursing at Montana State University, and Jeanne Kearns, former Executive Director of WIN, established the Anna M. Shannon Mentorship Award. The award recognizes Dr. Shannon, who was then Dean and Professor Emeritus of the Montana State University College of Nursing, for her unselfish efforts to support and promote the professional growth of nurses in the West.

The annual award is given to a WIN member who serves as a role model for leadership and professionalism, is actively involved in supporting the professional development of nurses and/or nursing students, places greater emphasis on the advancement of the nursing profession than on advancement of self, and communicates a vision of nursing which inspires others.

The award will be presented at WIN’s annual Awards Luncheon, which will be held on Thursday, April 16 in Portland, Oregon. Congratulations, Basia!