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University of Maryland School of Nursing Administrator Receives USG Program Director of the Year Award

April 17, 2014

Baltimore, Md. – The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is pleased to announce that Rebecca Wiseman, PhD ‘93, RN, assistant professor and assistant dean for the UMSON program at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), has been awarded the USG Board of Advisors’ Kendall Service Award for Program Director of the Year.

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.

“I am honored to have been selected for this prestigious award,” Wiseman said. “Nominations came from students, faculty, and staff members at USG, and a panel of peers made the final selection. So it’s a very humbling experience to have such support.”   

The Program Director of the Year, created in 2013, 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. She is an innovative leader who equips our students with the tools to succeed at a high level once they have entered the workforce,” said UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “This award shows how much we all appreciate Dr. Wiseman’s efforts.” 

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The University of Maryland School of Nursing, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest and largest nursing schools, and is ranked eleventh nationally. Enrolling 1,700 students in its baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs, the School develops leaders who shape the profession of nursing and impact the health care environment.