Mary Breckinridge, founder of Frontier Nursing University

Courier Program Unbridled Service Award

The Courier Program Unbridled Service Award is given annually to a former Courier who has carried the torch of Mary Breckinridge beyond the mountains, perpetuating the mission and spirit of Frontier in their own lives.

The inaugural award was given to its first recipient concurrent to the release of our book about the history of the Courier Program: Unbridled Service: Growing Up and Giving Back as a Frontier Nursing Service Courier, 1928-2010.

The Courier Program Unbridled Service Award is given annually to a former Courier who has carried the torch of Mary Breckinridge beyond the mountains, perpetuating the mission and spirit of Frontier in their own lives. The criteria for this award includes:

  • "limit-less" dedication to serving others

  • ongoing, longstanding stewardship of Frontier

  • demonstration of personal conviction, courage and a zest for adventure

Unbridled Service Award Recipients:

Marian Leibold, 2016

Patricia Lawrence, 2015

Kate Ireland, 2014