Connie J. Boerst, EdD, RN, has been named president of Bellin College, Green Bay, Wisconsin. She has served in a variety of roles at Bellin College and Bellin Health, including faculty member and department chair.
Deborah Watkins Bruner, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Nursing at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Bruner is also associate director of cancer outcomes research at the Winship Cancer Institute and a professor of radiation oncology at the Emory University School of Medicine.
Shelley F. Conroy, EdD, RN, has been named dean of the Louise Herrington School of Nursing at Baylor University, Waco, Texas. She joins Baylor from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia, where she was dean, professor, and a member of the graduate faculty.
Carrington College, Phoenix, Arizona, has announced the appointment of Sandra Davidson, PhD, RN, as dean of nursing. She will oversee nursing programs, accreditation, and faculty at all of the college's campuses.
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) has awarded NLN president Judith A. Halstead, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, the Elizabeth Russell Belford Founders Award for Excellence in Education. Other STTI faculty honorees are: Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, Rush University Medical Center and Rush University College of Nursing; Carole Ann Kenner, DNS, RNC, FAAN, Northeastern University; Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; Susan L. Dean-Baar, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Claudia J. Beverly, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing; Martha A. Q. Curley, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Pennsylvania; Patricia Flatley Brennan, PhD, RN, FAAN, School of Nursing and College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin; and Lillian G. Douglass, PhD, RN, Retired, University of Alberta, Faculty of Nursing.
Marsha L. Lewis, PhD, RN, has been named dean of the University of Buffalo, New York, School of Nursing. She was associate professor and associate dean for education in the Neli Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta.
Joanne P. Robinson, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named inaugural dean of the Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden in southern New Jersey. Noted for her research in the area of nursing care for the elderly, she was chair of the Rutgers-Camden Department of Nursing.
The March of Dimes has named Marjorie (Marge) Schaffer, PhD, RN, a professor at the Bethel University Department of Nursing, St. Paul, Minnesota, its Education and Research Nurse of the Year. The recipient of a Fulbright Specialist Award for consultation with Diakonova University College in Norway, she is author of Being Present: A Nurse's Resource for End-of-Life Communication (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2009).
The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing has selected Christine Savage, PhD, RN, as chair of the Department of Community Public Health. She was a professor in the University of Cincinnati's College of Nursing and College of Medicine's Department of Public Health Science. Lillie Shockney, MAS, RN, CBCN, CBPN-C, who has a joint appointment at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, was selected as this year's "Amazing Nurse" in a national contest sponsored by the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future. She is administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Avon Breast Center and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Oncology Navigation and Survivorship.
Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, PhD, RN, FAAN, is now a professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California, Davis. A Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow, she was assistant dean of diversity and cultural affairs at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.