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WSNA honors Interim Dean and three SoN Alumni


Date: May 16, 2013
Media Contact: Ashley Wiggin,, 206-221-2456

Pamela Mitchell WSNA AwardPamela Mitchell WSNA AwardThe Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) honored Interim Dean Pamela Mitchell with an Honorary Recognition Award at their May 2nd banquet in Tulalip. This award honors her distinguished service to WSNA and the American Nurses Association (ANA) and her role as a tireless advocate for nurses, healthcare and the profession. Due to a conflict, Dean Mitchell was unable to attend the event but Dr. Maggie Baker, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, accepted the award on her behalf.

Three School of Nursing Alumni were also honored at the event with Professional Nursing and Health Care Counsel Recognition Awards. Debra Brinker, BSN ’76, received an Educator award, which recognizes excellence in nursing education.  Marie-Anne Sanon, MN ’10, PhD ’12 received a Research  award, which recognizes excellence in nursing research that addresses practice issues. Margarethe Cammermeyer, MN ’76, PhD ’91, received the Ethics and Human Rights Award, which recognizes excellence in ethics and human rights. Congratulations to all of the award winners!

Read more about the WSNA awards here.


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