Rebecca Wiseman, RN, PhD, assistant professor and assistant dean for the University of Maryland School of Nursing program at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md., has been awarded the USG Board of Advisors Kendall Service Award for Program Director of the Year, according to a news release.
Nominees for the award must have at least two years of service to USG; been instrumental in creating a unique campus environment that is supportive of student success through activities such as community service and academic achievement; helped advance students careers and educational goals through high-level access to development opportunities, such as job and internship placements; and fostered peer development, collaboration, advocacy and training through innovative programs, according to the release.
I am honored to have been selected for this prestigious award, Wiseman said in the release. Nominations came from students, faculty and staff members at USG, and a panel of peers made the final selection.
Created in 2013, the Program Director of the Year is one of three Kendall Service Awards given by the USG Board of Advisors each spring. Former USG Board of Advisors member Cliff Kendall and his wife Camille established the awards to recognize faculty members, program directors and staff members who have performed exceptionally in supporting student success at USG.
Dr. Wiseman is truly dedicated to the success of our students, UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, RN, PhD, FAAN, said in the release. She is an innovative leader who equips our students with the tools to succeed at a high level once they have entered the workforce.