Alumni Award Categories

The Distinguished Service to Society Award recognizes a nurse-midwife and a nurse practitioner who goes above and beyond to provide exceptional service in their communities.
The Distinguished Service to Alma Mater Award honors a nurse-midwife and nurse practitioner who has supported Frontier through volunteering and/or philanthropy.


Nominations are accepted until July 15 and reviewed by the Alumni Advisory Committee. They select the award recipients.  Finalists, and their nominators, will be notified in August.  The awards are presented each October during the Alumni and Courier Homecoming

How to Nominate

Anyone, including a coworker, spouse, parent, colleague, or friend, can submit a nomination. To submit a nomination, please click here for the 2021 Alumni Awards Nomination Form.

All FNU graduates are eligible to receive an award. Below is a list of past award recipients.

Past Recipients of FNU Alumni Awards

Year Service to Society Service to Alma Mater
2010 Nadene Brunk Catherine Miller-Shields
2012 Holly Powell Kennedy Tracy Ryan
2015 Kerri Schulling Joan Slager
2016 Jan Stalder Pat Caudle
2017 Jill Alliman Patty Kandiko
2018 Francie Likis
Elena Pendergrast
Susan Clapp
Estella Wetzel
2019 Jessica Smith
Mary Kay Miller
Danny Webb
Stephanie Vanderhorst
2020 Melva Craft-Blacksheare
Rachel Lien
Rebeca Barros
Rebecca Feldman

If you have any questions about eligibility or the nomination process, please contact Bobbi Silver at