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Nursing Faculty Awarded for Research and Dedication

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 21, 2009) - Frances Hardin-Fanning, lecturer at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, has been awarded the James S. Brown 2009 Graduate Student Award for Research on Appalachia and the Louise J. Zegeer Award. Hardin-Fanning received the James S. Brown award in April and the Zegeer award at the May 2009 UK College of Nursing Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony held at Spindletop Hall.

The James S. Brown Award is given to honor the memory of Professor James S. Brown, a sociologist on the faculty of the University of Kentucky from 1946 to 1982. His pioneering studies of society, demography, and migration in Appalachia (including his ethnography 'Beech Creek') helped to establish the field of Appalachian Studies at UK and beyond. The award supports graduate student research on the Appalachian region.

The Louise J. Zegeer Award is given annually in honor of professor Zegeer whose contribution to teaching undergraduate students spanned the first 30 graduating classes of the College of Nursing. The Zegeer Award is given to college faculty or teaching staff demonstrating these qualities:

  • commitment to excellence;
  • commitment to undergraduate education;
  • visionary in both teaching methods employed and substantive teaching areas;
  • enthusiastic and promotes pride in the nursing profession;
  • energetic and honest, ethical in dealing with students and others; and
  • encourages positive growth and mentors students in a successful transition into practice and graduate education, as appropriate.

Hardin-Fanning is a 1978 graduate of Breathitt County High School. She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing and her Master of Science in nursing from UK in 2005. She will receive her Doctor of Science in nursing in 2010. Hardin-Fanning is the daughter of Stephen and Alvida Hardin of Clayhole, Ky.

 

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