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Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Leadership requires investment in people, on many different levels. Our alumni have seized opportunities, big and small, to benefit professional nursing across New Mexico, nationally and internationally. They have demonstrated a zealous commitment to nursing education, research and service. They have been exceptional mentors to students and fellow alumni, supporting nursing in ways that hold significant meaning and value for all of us.

Past Recipients

We are especially proud to introduce you to our extraordinary College of Nursing alumni who have been selected to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award.

(Click on an underlined name to see their biography.)

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Josephine Waconda
1989

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Mary Specht
1989

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Sandra Ferketich
1991

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Sherirené Burrage
1992

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Kathleen Falk
1993

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