During a special Sept. 15 ceremony, Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing presented awards to new senior nursing students.
Dean Janet Mackin, RN, EdD; Associate Dean Lynn Rubenstein, RN-BC, MA; and Assistant Dean Bernice Pass-Stern, MEd, presented the awards to 20 students who earned First Level Honors for outstanding scholarship: Don Bailey, Dan Camiel, Rachel Elterman, Dahlia Freudenthal-Dumont, Nechama Gottesman, Elizabeth Grohman, Imelda Harjono, Gregory Homan, Basya Janelovits, Jennifer Ierardi, Elizabeth Littrell, Joaimee Nagtalon, Yaffa Nulman, Meira Pearl, Alla Pyatigorskiy, Sarah Prestidge, Melissa Roby, Lorraine Rodriquez, Jennifer Romanelli and Keri Zodda.Senior Lorraine Rodriguez, second from left, received the Loretta Teich Award for overall excellence in Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing’s program. With Rodriguez, from left, are Janet Mackin, RN, dean; Lynn Rubenstein, RN-BC, associate dean; and Bernice Pass-Stern, assistant dean.
Rodriguez — who is following the footsteps of her mother, Beth Israel nurse Lauretta Rodriguez, RN, 5 Dazian/Karpas mother-baby unit — also received the Loretta Teich Award for Overall Excellence in Nursing. The award honors Teich, the founder of the Allen School, for her commitment to nursing. The Sidney and Loretta Teich Foundation provides scholarships to deserving nursing students.
The Seymour J. Phillips Achievement Award for Overall Excellence in the Nursing Program was presented by PBISN co-chairwoman Janet Green to Littrell and Zodda, both of whom also received the Dean’s Award for Professionalism, along with classmates Katherine Blanke, Kerry Carroll and Prestidge.Phillips Beth Israel Dean’s Award for Professionalism was presented to senior nursing students, from left, Elizabeth Littrell, Keri Zodda, Sarah Prestidge, Katherine Blanke and Kerry Carroll.
Additionally, Blanke, Carroll and Prestidge received the Annette Stauber Cohn Award for consistently demonstrated care and compassion in all First Level Clinical Experiences presented by Cohn, Class of 1943, and her daughter Martha C. Romney, RN.