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School of Nursing at Moravian to Honor Outstanding Students

Bethlehem, Pa., April 25, 2006—St. Luke’s School of Nursing at Moravian College will present awards of achievement to two senior nursing students at the annual awards program on Sunday, April 30, at Moravian College.

Kathryn Foster ’06 , Whitehall, Pa., will be honored with the prestigious Priscilla Payne Hurd Prize in Nursing, the highest award for nursing students. The recipient for this award is chosen by the nursing faculty in recognition of the “best in class” in overall outcomes of academics, professionalism, and involvement in campus programming, athletics, and community care.

Kimberly Horvath ’06 , Summit Hill, Pa., will receive the St. Luke’s Hospital Award for Nursing Practice Excellence. The award honors the student who, in the judgment of the nursing faculty, demonstrates outstanding performance in practice excellence and professionalism. The award is funded by St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network Auxiliary. Horvath will begin her career as a graduate nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital’s Miner’s Hospital Campus.

On Friday, May 12, Hillary Nelson ’06, Bethlehem, Pa., and Sofiya Nukalo ’06 , Philadelphia, Pa., will be recognized at the St. Luke's School of Nursing Celebration . Nelson will receive the U.S. Army Nurses Corp Spirit of Nursing Award. The recipient is selected by the faculty; and the award recognizes the graduating student who demonstrated outstanding achievement and commitment to the nursing profession. Nukalo will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army Nurses Corp at ceremonies to be held at Lehigh University.