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Moravian College Senior Nursing Student Receives Honors

Bethlehem, Pa., April 26, 2006— Kathryn Foster, Whitehall, Pa., a senior in the nursing program at Moravian College, was awarded the prestigious Barbara Stratton Scholarship on Tuesday, April 25 during the Spring Annual Dinner, sponsored by the Pennsylvania League for Nursing District 2 . The dinner was co-sponsored by several professional Nursing organizations, including the Upsilon Alpha chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the new Moravian College national nursing honor society.

On Friday, October 13, 2006, Foster will be presented with the Nightingale Award. Ceremonies are planned for the Nightingale Award Gala in Harrisburg , Pa. The scholarship application process was extremely competitive and more than 190 candidates filed for the award. Two awards are granted in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree category. Since 1990, the Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania program has granted awards to nursing students who have studied and intend to practice in Pennsylvania, and who demonstrated “deep levels of caring, compassion, community service, and academic achievement.”

On Sunday, April 30, at the Moravian College awards program, Foster will be honored with the Priscilla Payne Hurd Prize in Nursing, the highest award presented by the St. Luke’s School of Nursing at Moravian College. The nursing faculty selects the student in recognition of the “best in class” in overall outcomes of academics, professionalism, and involvement in campus programming, athletics, and community care.