Student Awards

Cardew-Mullane Award | Grad Student Recognition Award

Cardew-Mullane Award in Clinical Excellence and Leadership

Established by Mary Kelly Mullane, former dean of the College of Nursing, this award recognizes outstanding clinical skill and leadership abilities in graduating students. The award also serves as a memorial to Emily Cardew, the first dean of the college. More than one student can win this cash award, which is sponsored by the College of Nursing Alumni Association and is customarily given at the May commencement.

Selection Criteria

  1. Must be nominated by faculty, staff, alumni, or peers.
  2. Graduating student in the undergraduate or graduate program from the summer, fall, or spring classes.
  3. At least 1 letter of support must accompany a nomination. Upload the letter via the Nomination Form or email to salmas1@uic.edu. The letter should address the student's:

Clinical Excellence - clinical practice:

  • Exceeds course expectations or is considered outstanding
  • Is innovative
  • Serves as a model
  • Is collaborative and interdisciplinary in nature
  • Incorporates patient/family/community
  • Shows exceptional caring
  • Demonstrates exceptional decision-making
  • Is research-based

Leadership Abilities:

  • Involved in extra curricular activities that promote nursing/nursing practice
  • Evidence of leadership roles
  • Evidence of community membership/service
  • Future plans include the potential for leadership

Nomination Form     Recipient List


Cardew-Mullane Award | Grad Student Recognition Award

Graduating Student Recognition Award

Established in 1996, this cash award is given in recognition of academic excellence and initiative in actively supporting the UIC College of Nursing. The award is customarily given at the May commencement.

Selection Criteria

  1. Must be nominated by faculty, staff, peers, self, or other nursing professional.
  2. Graduating student in the undergraduate or graduate program from the summer, fall, or spring classes.
  3. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in all work attempted.
  4. Recognition as outstanding by both peers and faculty.
  5. Active participation in college and campus activities.
  6. Involvement in community activities (health, political, religious, civic, volunteer, and service organizations).
  7. At least 1 letter of support must accompany a nomination. Upload the letter via the Nomination Form or email to salmas1@uic.edu.

Nomination Form     Recipient List


Cardew-Mullane Award | Grad Student Recognition Award

Student Award Winners

Cardew-Mullane Award in Clinical Excellence and Leadership
  • 2017 Bianca Ramiro, Stephanie Tiwari
  • 2016 Julie Nebe
  • 2015 Julio Rojas
  • 2014 Mohammad Jamal Deen, Shannon Leigh Jeffery
  • 2013 Leslie Moore
  • 2012 Kathleen J. Deguzman
  • 2011 Rebecca Doran
  • 2010 Maureen Smith, Whitney Woerner
  • 2009 Nancy Anderson, Angela Lepkowski
  • 2008 Kathleen Kobler, Megan Smyrniotis
  • 2007 Taryn A. Vesley, Amy Jessup
  • 2006 Keke Lin, Sherr Ann Elorpe, Stephanie Sapacone
  • 2005 Charlie Yingling, Marie Dusio
  • 2004 Melissa Grybowski
  • 2003 Mary Peterson & Catherine Ryan
  • 2002 Holli DeVon & Sijeoung Kim
  • 2001 Joanne Zimmerly, Angela Black, Dawn Wright
  • 2000 Julie Pizzi & Bridget Owen
  • 1999 Katherine Loan Han
  • 1998 Margaret Dykeman & Amanda Sperry
  • 1997 Sarah Ailey, Catherine Cerone, Elizabeth Hoover, Latanya Luckett, Jill Rogers & Margaret Schulz
  • 1996 Linda Franczyk & Diane Hartwig
  • 1995 Phyllis Powell Pelt
  • 1994 Sandra DiVarco, Kristine Meece & Linda Talley
Graduating Student Recognition Award
  • 2017 Noor Bader, Keke Lin
  • 2016 Sarah Farabi
  • 2014 Mohammad Jamal Deen, Taryn McCoy
  • 2013 Mary McNamara
  • 2012 Charles Yingling
  • 2011 Rachel Gowler
  • 2010 Sally Berko
  • 2009 Hayedeh Sohrabi, Zareena Yasmeen
  • 2008 Amy Cory, Ann Konkoly, Bridgette Williams
  • 2007 Janel Smith
  • 2006 Dana Goldberg, Drew Freeman, Laura Sweeny, Lora McCelland
  • 2005 Johanna Delgado
  • 2004 Mara Clark, Ashley Hruska, Mai Nyguyen & Amber Oberheim
  • 2003 Stella Sabourin & Maura Capaul
  • 2002 Candace Greer
  • 2001 Autumn Schumacher, Lillian Ferrer & Nancy Gutierrez
  • 2000 Joan Martalloto & Claudia Whitaker Hannon
  • 1999 Elisa St. Pierre
  • 1998 Fern Fitzhenry & Patricia Decker
  • 1997 Judith McDevitt & Timothy Hudson
  • 1996 Regina Shasha & Sarah Wittmeye