The spring 2020 Pinning Celebration was a memorable occasion not only because it was delivered virtually. It was also the first time the College of Nursing presented the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty. As part of its service to the nursing profession’s role in patient care, the DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem) Foundation established the DAISY Faculty Award to provide colleges of nursing a national recognition program to demonstrate appreciation to nursing faculty for their commitment and inspirational influence on their students.
David Derrico, MSN, BSN, CNE, RN, clinical assistant professor, and Karen Aul, PhD, MSN, BSN, clinical assistant professor, were recognized as the inaugural recipients of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty at the College of Nursing. Both faculty members were nominated by undergraduate students for their abilities to make a difference in the students’ clinical education.