2005 Award Recipients

The following SUNA members and SUNA chapters were recognized with awards at SUNA's 36th Annual Conference in Las Vegas in October 2005.


President's Trophies

In Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to the Specialty of Urologic Nursing
Donna Brassil

In Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to SUNA
Tamara Dickinson


Chapter Awards

Chapter of the Year
San Antonio/Alamo

Little Chapter with a Big Heart
Mohawk

Exceptional New Chapter
Northern New Jersey

Most Improved Chapter
Mississippi Valley

Chapter With Best Communication
Great Lakes

Chapter with Exceptional Educational Programs
Chicago Metro

Chapter with Exceptional Contribution to SUNA
Florida Sunshine

Chapter with Exceptional Community Activity
Upper Midwest


Regional Members of the Year

Northeast
Joan Colella

Southeast
Jody Purifoy

North Central
Debra Buback

Western
Renee Benoit


Lectureships Awards

Arthur T. Evans Lectureship
Lee Ann Boyd, ARNP, CNP
“Evaluation of Renal Masses”

Russell Church Memorial Lectureship
Cheryl LeCroy, BSN, RN
“The Basics of Biofeedback and Pelvic Floor Rehab”

Ian Murchie Thompson Memorial Lectureship
Penny Jensen, MS, APRN, FNP-C, and Kathy Jones, MSN, RN, ACNP
“ED, Depression, and SSRIs”

Vance Caselman Lectureship
Andrea McCrink, MSN, WHNP-C, RNC
“Pessary Pearls”

Wyland Leadbetter Lectureship
Jane Hokanson Hawks, DNSc, RN, BC
“Constructing a Professional Portfolio”

Past Presidents’ Lectureship
Tamara Dickinson, RN, CURN, CCCN, BCIA-PMDB
“Diagnosis and Management of the Interstitial Cystitis Patient”


Macfarlane Award

Linda Sabre


Recruiter of the Year

Angela Oberg


Urologic Nursing Writer's Awards

2004 Urologic Nursing Catherine-Ann Lawrence Literary Excellence Award
Peggy Ward-Smith, PhD, RN, Denise Wittkopp, LPN, and John M. Sheldon, MD
“Quality of Life Among Men Treated with Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer” (published April 2004)

2004 Urologic Nursing Novice Literary Excellence Awards
Joan Colella, MSN, RN, MPA, LNHA, APN-BC, NP-C, and Suzanne Scrofine, BSN, BA, RN-BC, ONC
“High-Dose Brachytherapy for Treating Prostate Cancer: Nursing Considerations” (published February 2004)

2004 Urologic Nursing Nurse Competence in Aging Literacy Excellence Award
Mary H. Palmer, PhD, RNC, FAAN
“Physiologic and Psychologic Age-Related Changes that Affect Urologic Clients” (published August 2004)