The Western Council on Higher Education for Nursing (WCHEN) established the honorary designation of “Emeriti” in 1984. The Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) has continued this honorary designation to recognize retired nurses or other individuals who have demonstrated distinguished service to WIN or its predecessor, WCHEN. These honored individuals receive mailings and invitations to all meetings where they have a voice, but no vote. Some examples of distinguished service are: serving on the board, committees, task forces, and advisory committees; encouraging participation in the organization; developing projects; providing support for the development or implementation of the regional organization(s) and its projects; contributing to the profession of nursing that directly or indirectly promoted the achievement of WIN/WCHEN’s mission and goals; and/or serving as a staff member.
Carol A. Ashton, Idaho State University
Maxine Atteberry, Loma Linda University
Loretta Hanner Bardewyek, Arizona State University
Marjorie V. Batey, University of Washington
Judith A. Berg, University of Arizona
Doris Bloch, National Institute of Nursing Research
Ellamae Branstetter, Arizona State University
Maura Carroll, University of California
Kay Chafey, Montana State University
Thelma Cleveland, Intercollegiate Center for Nursing Education
Pearl Parvin Coulter, University of Arizona
Tina DeLapp, University of Alaska
Marjorie Dunlap, University of California, San Francisco
Jo Eleanor Elliott, Division of Nursing
Harold Enarson, Former WICHE Executive Director
Chiyoko Furukawa, University of New Mexico
Barbara Goetz, University of Wyoming
Lulu Wolf Hassenplug, University of California, Los Angeles
Beverly Hoeffer, Oregon Health & Science University
Katherine Hoffman, University of Washington
Julie Johnson, CJL Consultants, LLC
Jeanne Kearns, Former WIN Executive Director
Janelle C. Krueger, Arizona State University
Robert Kroepsch, Former WICHE Executive Director
Kathryn Smith Lastreto, University of Colorado
Martha J. Lentz, University of Washington
Marie L. Lobo, University of New Mexico
Amelia Leino, University of Wyoming
Carol A. Lindeman, Oregon Health & Science University
Joan K. Magilvy, University of Colorado
Elaine Marshall, Brigham Young University
Marylou McAthie, Sonoma State University
Beverly B. McCord, University of Arizona
Paula A. McNeil, Former WIN Executive Director
Margaret Metzger, Loretto Heights College
Betty K. Mitsunaga, University of Colorado and University of Washington
Juanita F. Murphy, Arizona State University
Helen Nahm, University of California, San Francisco
Ginette A. Pepper, University of Utah
Elda Popiel, University of Colorado
Mildred Quinn, University of Utah
Marion M. Schrum, University of Nevada, Reno
Jessie Scott, Division of Nursing
Anna Shannon, Montana State University
Anna Pearl Sherrick, Montana State University
Phil Sirotkin, Former WICHE Executive Director
Gladys Sorensen, University of Arizona
Bernice Szukalla, Division of Nursing
Joyce Verran, University of Colorado
Ann M. Voda, University of Utah
Verle Waters, Ohlone Community College
NOMINATION GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
Each nominee must have a sponsor and two co-sponsors. The sponsor and the two co-sponsors must be WIN individual members or be from a WIN member agency(ies). The online nomination form must be completed and submitted for each nominee.
Each nomination must include:
- A statement from the sponsor providing data to substantiate the nominee’s distinguished service and contributions to WIN and/or WCHEN
- A letter of support from each of the co-sponsors. None of the statements shall exceed 500 words.
Do not include vitae or articles. Such materials will not be considered. A sponsor may nominate more than one person. Separate packets must be submitted for each nomination.
The WIN Board of Governors shall review all nominations and select the WIN Emeriti. The sponsor will have the opportunity to notify the award recipient prior to notification by WIN.
PRESENTATION OF AWARD
The WIN Emeriti designation will be conferred at the awards ceremony held in conjunction with the 54th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference to be held April 14-17, 2021 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Each new WIN Emeriti will receive a certificate of recognition and be featured on the WIN website.
The conference registration fee for the individual(s) selected as WIN Emeriti is waived, but WIN is not able to reimburse travel expenses for Emeriti, nor for the conference and travel reimbursement for nominators.
The completed nomination form, the letter from the sponsor and letters of support from the two supporting nominators, none of which shall exceed 500 words, must be received in the WIN office no later than Sunday, November 1, 2020.
Please use the online award nomination form for making your nomination. Click here for the form.