Alumni Awards Nominations

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing Alumni are encouraged to nominate fellow alumni for awards. The College encourages alumni to recognize the efforts and achievements of graduates from Georgia Baptist School of Nursing and Georgia Baptist College of Nursing. Alumni award nominations must be received by June 1.  Questions may be directed to Paul McClendon, Director of Development for Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, at or (678) 547-6453.

Distinguished Alumna / Alumnus Award

The Distinguished Alumna / Alumnus award is presented annually to a graduate for outstanding achievement and distinction in the practice of nursing. The award recognizes excellence in nursing practice, humanitarian contributions and support of the alma mater.  Online nominations can be made by clicking here: Distinguished Alumna / Alumnus Form. 

Edna Earle Teal Award

The Edna Earle Teal Award is named after Edna Earle Teal, a former superintendent of nurses at the hospital and the School of Nursing.  Ms. Teal was the first nurse-missionary to China in 1910.  This award, given in her name, recognizes the graduate who is distinguished in service to God and humanity. Online nominations can be made by clicking here: Edna Earle Teal Award Form. 

Young Alumna / Alumnus Award

The Young Alumna / Alumnus Award, first awarded by the College in 2014, is given to an alumna or alumnus who has graduated within the last ten years.  That person has accomplished two or more of the following: (a) Made outstanding contributions to the nursing profession; (b) Achieved recognition by peers, patients, and / or the profession in such a manner that brings honor to the College of Nursing and the University; (c) Demonstrated service and commitment to the community; (d) Fostered the mission, vision, and values of the College of Nursing and the University; and (e) Evidenced support of the Alumni Association of the College of Nursing through contributions of time and/or gifts. Young Alumna / Alumnus Award Form.

Hall of Honor

Induction into the Hall of Honor recognizes both alumni and friends (non-alumni) of the College for their accomplishments in one of the following areas: clinical nursing practice, community health service, excellence in mentoring, health care administration, leadership in health policy/ethics/law, nursing education, entrepreneurial leadership, excellence in student leadership development, excellence in volunteer leadership, leadership in clinical development and nursing research.*Note: Some years there are multiple inductees for one category and some years a category does not have a recipient. Having a range of categories allows us to honor many who have contributed to nursing, the College or their communities. Online nominations can be made by clicking here: Hall of Honor Award Form.

Nominations for awards must be submitted no later than June 1, 2021


Questions regarding Alumni Awards and Alumni Day activities may be directed to Paul McClendon at or call him to submit at (678) 547-6453.