MCC Nursing Professor Wins Vice President's Award
(Bradenton, Fla., June 2, 2005) - Manatee Community College (MCC) nursing Professor Lorraine Livingston was chosen by Dr. John Rosen, vice president of academic affairs, as the recipient of the 2005 Vice President's Academic Excellence Award. She also was recognized as one of five MCC faculty and staff members who won National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards at the 2005 NISOD conference held May 29 through June 1 in Austin, Texas.
Winners of the vice president's award exemplify all the qualities of teaching excellence, engage in collegewide activities, and have an extensive history of service to the institution. As the newest recipient, Livingston will serve as mace bearer for College graduation ceremonies and address the District Board of Trustees on "Why I Teach at a Community College."
Livingston became an MCC faculty member in 1972 and worked for several years before leaving to raise a family. She returned in 1996 and was instrumental in helping establish a nursing program at Venice.
"Lorraine has been actively involved in developing the nursing curriculum and working with the National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission. She also has been active in the community for years and serves as a mentor to students and faculty. She has been, and continues to be, one of the MCC faculty members who makes a difference," said Rosen.