I am humbled and grateful to receive this award. It has ben my honor to have had the privilege of teaching nursing students and developing curriculum for over 30 years. To be a part of such and outstanding and recognized program of nursing is an honor. The most rewarding part of teaching is to see so many of our graduates who are still caring for patients in our communities hospitals and assuming leadership roles in nursing. This award is very special to me also because I had the honor of having Dr. Roueche for course work while I was a student at the University of Texas at Austin.