Distinguished Alumni Award recipients from the 2022 Reunion

Awards Celebrate Distinguished Alumni, Rising Star

At the first in-person reunion since the pandemic began, held May 6, 2022, Columbia Nursing honored five alumni for their contributions to the nursing profession. 

Four alumni received Distinguished Alumni Awards (DAA), given in honor of demonstrated excellence in nursing practice, nursing research, health policy, nursing education, or nursing administration; exemplary service to humanity; or a distinguished career in nursing.  One alum received an Early Career Alumni Award (ECAA), which recognizes a nurse alumnus who has exhibited excellence as an emerging nurse leader.

The 2022 DAA honorees are: 

  • Felesia Bowen, PhD ’10, Award for Distinguished Career in Nursing 
  • Pamela de Cordova, PhD ’11, Award for Nursing Research 
  • Karen Desjardins, DNP ’05, Award for Nursing Education 
  • Po-Yin Yen, PhD ’10, Award for Nursing Research

The 2022 ECAA honoree is:

  • Meghan Reading Turchioe, PhD ’18, Early Career Alumni Award 

Read more about our alumni awardees