Karen Brykczynski, RN, a professor in the School of Nursing
at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston,
was elected a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.
She has been a faculty member at UTMB since 1986.
UTMB also recently honored its distinguished alumna.
Ellen Fineout-Overholt, RN, class of 1983, was named
the distinguished alumna. Jennifer Nitschmann, class of 1982;
Col. John S. Murray, RN, class of 1996; and Col. Karen Weis, RN,
class of 1997, were inducted into the alumni hall of fame.
The Betty Lee Evans Nursing Excellence Award was presented
posthumously to Susan McConnell, RN, classes of 1996 and 1998.
McConnell died in February.
Four UTMB executives received certificates of appreciation
for their leadership during Hurricane Ike. They are Pamela G. Watson, RN,
dean of the School of Nursing; Karen Sexton, RN, interim executive
vice president and CEO of UTMB Health System; David Marshall, RN,
assistant vice president for patient care and chief nursing officer;
and Cheryl Day, RN, director of patient care and assistant CNO.