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TWU nursing faculty receive Susan and Robert Doroghazi Faculty Excellence Awards



DENTON – Three Texas Woman’s University nursing faculty recently received Susan and Robert Doroghazi Faculty Excellence Awards in recognition for distinction in teaching, research and service.

Carol Arnold, Ph.D., RN, assistant clinical professor of nursing at TWU’s Dallas-Parkland Center, received the Excellence in Teaching Award; Robin Britt, Ed.D., RN, WHNP, CNS, professor of nursing at TWU’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center, was recognized with the Excellence in Service Award; and Jan Foster, Ph.D., RN, CNS, CCRN, assistant professor of nursing in Houston, received the Excellence in Research Award.

The Susan and Robert Doroghazi Faculty Excellence Awards were established by Dr. and Mrs. Doroghazi in 2004 to honor TWU nursing faculty in the areas of teaching, research and service. In addition to the award recognition, each recipient also receives a $2,000 stipend. The awards are funded by an endowment established by Dr. and Mrs. Doroghazi for the TWU College of Nursing.

Susan Cass Doroghazi, MS, RN, FNP, earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing at TWU and currently is a cardiology-cardiovascular nurse at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Mo., and an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College.

“I feel very strongly that I received a superb nursing education from TWU,” Mrs. Doroghazi said. “I wouldn’t have had the opportunities I have had professionally if it weren’t for the faculty at TWU. My husband and I are proud to have established these awards to thank the TWU nursing faculty, who helped me become successful in my career.”

Dr. Marcia Hern, dean of the TWU College of Nursing, said, “We are grateful that both Susan and Robert have chosen to honor our faculty with these awards. I know I speak on behalf of all the nursing faculty when I say their support is appreciated.”

Award recipients, who had to meet a variety of criteria, were selected by the TWU Nursing Faculty Affairs Committee.

Dr. Foster said, “Being nominated by your peers is one of the greatest rewards. The Doroghazis’ generosity and commitment to this program of excellence in the TWU College of Nursing is greatly appreciated by all faculty. My heartfelt thanks to Susan and Robert Doroghazi and to the faculty who recommended me for this award.”

Dr. Britt said, “Since Susan was one of my baccalaureate students in the nursing program in the early 1980’s, I am doubly proud and honored to have been the recipient of the Susan and Robert Doroghazi Faculty Excellence Award for Service. I am humbled and yet so buoyed by this award, as it is such a prestigious award in the College of Nursing at TWU, and I feel it was given to me for something I dearly love to do — serve TWU and the College of Nursing.”

Dr. Arnold said, “I am honored and humbled to receive the award and with it the opportunity to use part of the money to help American Indians and Alaska Natives with a community prenatal education project.”

With more than 12,000 alumni and more than 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in Denton, Dallas and Houston, TWU has the largest college of nursing in Texas and produces more new nurses than any other program in the state. For more information on the TWU College of Nursing, visit www.twu.edu/nursing.


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Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: asimpson1@twu.edu

Page last updated January 22, 2009

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