On October 8, 2019, Dr. Constance Hendricks (Dean, Tuskegee University School of Nursing & Allied Health) received notice that she had been named the “2019 SREB-CCEN Mary Elizabeth Carnegie Award Recipient!” The event to honor her achievement will be taking place on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. She is receiving this prestigious award for the years of outstanding service she has rendered to the nursing profession in the Southern region.
The Mary Elizabeth Carnegie Award is given by the Council to a nurse educator who best exemplifies Carnegie’s quest for excellence in nursing education. The honor is a regional award in recognition of Dr. M. Elizabeth Carnegie, who was a trailblazer, a pathfinder, a scholar and an advocate for workforce diversity in nursing education and practice.
What an achievement this is for the Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing does not give the award every year. Its Workforce Diversity Committee looks for only the most worthy recipients for this important award. It has been given previously only three times.
Dr. Hendricks will now be recognized along with the following past recipients:
- 2010: – Ora L. Strickland, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor (Florida International University)
- 2011: – Dee Baldwin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Associate Dean and Professor (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
- 2013 – G. Rumay Alexander, Ed.D., RN, FAAN, Director of Multicultural Affairs and Clinical Professor (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
As TUNNAA hears more details about the Workforce Diversity Committees plans for the awards session, TU nursing alumni will be informed and are urged to attend in support of our Dean of Nursing! This certainly brings such positive light and visibility to Tuskegee School of Nursing and Tuskegee University.
Also to note, Dr. Hendricks is already slated to be inducted into The Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame on October 24, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This Nursing Hall of Fame was created to honor nurses and others who through their work and accomplishments have brought honor and fame to the profession of nursing and the State of Alabama.
The Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame Gallery is now permanently located in the home of the Capstone College of Nursing. The Gallery serves as an archive of the careers and accomplishments related to nursing of those chosen for induction.
Access details about Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame 2019: Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame
Congratulations Dr. Hendricks! Your achievements certainly makes Tuskegee University look good and …Tuskegee University Nursing Alumni swell with pride.
Tuskegee University National Nursing Alumni Association (TUNNAA)
Jacqueline D. McCarroll, MSN, BSN,RN., President
Lisa Turman, BSN, CPHRM., Vice-President
Willarena W. Ashe, MSN, BSN, RN., Recording Secretary
Flora Y. Blackledge, MSN, BSN, RN., Treasurer
Gwendolyn Washington, BSN, RN, COHN-S., Financial Secretary
Josephine Alexander, MSN, BSN, RN., Parliamentarian
Cynthia Whitfield Cyrus, MBA, BSN, RN., Public Relations Officer
Saundra J. Adams, MS, BSN, RN., Chaplain