Distinguished Alumni Award program

The Distinguished Alumni Award is awarded annually to alumni of the School of Nursing whose career contributions in nursing or health care are distinctive for their impact and have been recognized regionally, nationally and/or internationally. The award(s) will be presented at the annual School of Nursing Homecoming Luncheon on October 4, 2019.


  • Alumni of the University of Michigan School of Nursing
  • Has made a significant impact on the profession of nursing
  • Has consistently demonstrated excellence in the practice of the art and science of professional nursing
  • Is an innovator in professional endeavors
  • Has functioned as a mentor in facilitating the growth and future development of nursing
  • Has not received a previous Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Is not a current member of the Awards Committee and/or the Board of Governors of the School of Nursing Alumni Society


Please submit your nomination online.
Upload the candidate’s curriculum vita or resume.
Nominators need not be alumni of the U-M School of Nursing.

Self-nominations are not accepted.



Nominations must be received by the Office of Alumni Relations by April 7, 2019.

Previous Awardees

2018 - Dr. Helen Erickson (BSN '74, MS '76)
2017 - Dr. Joanne Disch (Ph.D. '85)


Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement: nursingalum@umich.edu or 734-763-9710