2011 Alumni Awards

2011 Alumni Awards

Berta Laney (along with James Laney), Judith Wold, Anjli Hinman, and Pam Melbourne were honored by the NAA for their many contributions to nursing education, leadership, and practice.

The Nurses’ Alumni Association presented the following honors during Homecoming 2011. These annual awards recognize nurses and others for their many contributions to the field.

Distinguished Nursing Achievement Award

Colleagues regard Pam Melbourne 89MN as a selfless leader who listens to patients, families, and staff at the Hospice of the Upstate in South Carolina. As CEO and president, Melbourne has developed groundbreaking programs for patients facing life-limiting illnesses. She also chairs the United Way’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence Advisory Council, which builds stronger communities by increasing the performance and impact of nonprofit organizations.

Award of Honor

Emory clinical nursing professor Judith Wold 81MN leads the Farm Worker Family Health Program, based in the Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility. Wold is retired from Georgia State University (GSU), where she directed the School of Nursing and where the Farm Worker Family Health Program began. When GSU discontinued it, Wold brought it to Emory. The program has served more than 15,000 people since 1994.

Recent Graduate Award

Anjli Hinman 06N 08MN was the only advanced practice nurse to serve on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing. The committee, working under the auspices of the Institute of Medicine, prepared the landmark report on The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Hinman practices at Intown Midwifery in Atlanta and is in the process of opening a birthing center.

Honorary Alumni Award

James and Berta Laney, president emeritus and former first lady of Emory, are ardent supporters of the nursing school. During his tenure as U.S. ambassador to South Korea, the couple helped establish an exchange program between Yonsei University and Emory’s nursing school. Mrs. Laney is a longtime member of the Nursing Associates, who serve as goodwill ambassadors in the community. Their daughter, Susan Castle 83C 01N 08MN, is a nurse practitioner with a local pediatric practice.

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