Dr. Lynn Stover, associate professor of Nursing at Clayton State University, was selected as the recipient of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Marie L. O’Koren Alumni Award for Innovation in April. She was recognized at the UAB School of Nursing’s Alumni Night Dinner and Awards Ceremony
on Apr. 24.
This is the inaugural year for this prestigious award, which was named after UAB School of Nursing’s second dean. The Nursing Chapter of the UAB National Alumni Society along with the award selection committee recognized Stover’s nomination application as the most outstanding.
“I was very honored to be one of the first recipients of this nursing alumni award,” comments Stover. “Being a graduate of UAB School of Nursing has presented me with many challenging opportunities and I am proud to be a graduate of UAB. My professors were rigorous with their expectations and I learned so much from them that I continue to use every day as a faculty member at ClaytonStateUniversity.”
Dr. Helen Taggart, Nursing Department head and tenured professor at ArmstrongAtlanticStateUniversity in Savannah, Ga., prepared Stover’s nomination application.
Dean and Fay B. Ireland Endowed Chair in Nursing Doreen Harper, says that it is Stover’s leadership in nursing and her dedication to the profession that make her unquestionably deserving of receiving the esteemed award in the category of Service.