Alumni Awards

Every day, Moffett nurses change the world through their courageous and compassionate actions. The Ida Moffett School of Nursing presents two annual awards to identify and celebrate those defining characteristics of Moffett nurses.

group photo of previous Courage to Care alumni award winners

Courage to Care Awards

The Courage to Care Awards are purposed to recognize and honor Birmingham Baptist Hospital and Ida Moffett School of Nursing alumni who exemplify the courage to care, through their past or current practice as a registered nurse or advanced practice nurse.

Courage to Care Awards Criteria

Any Birmingham Baptist Hospital or Ida Moffett School of Nursing alumnus whose practice exemplifies the Moffett Maxims for excellence in nursing practice and patient care delivery as presented by the following criteria:

  • Provides leadership that builds self confidence in everyone
  • Provides leadership that does not tolerate mediocrity and insensitivity
  • Demonstrates values through words and actions
  • Exemplifies compassion by taking action, even at the sacrifice of one's own comfort and convenience
  • Exemplifies servant leadership
  • Demonstrates responsibility for creating a caring environment, modeling the principle: "The patient first, the institution second, and self last."

Download the Nomination Packet 

Nominations are due by August 15, 2017.

Courage to Care Gala

Join us for an elegant evening as we honor outstanding Ida Moffett School of Nursing and Birmingham Baptist Hospital School of Nursing alumni with Courage to Care Awards. In addition, one extraordinary alumna will be presented with the Ida Moffett Living Legacy Award. It will be a special night that you won't want to miss!

Save the Date

The evening of Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 
The Florentine in downtown Birmingham
Dress is black-tie optional and complimentary valet parking will be provided.

Sponsorship/Table Purchasing Options and Tickets 

For additional information, please contact:
Patrick Allen
Senior Advancement Officer and Alumni Relations
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, Alabama 35229
205-726-2319
pallen3@samford.edu

Sponsors

The Ida Moffett School of Nursing is grateful for our generous sponsors who have not only supported the 2017 event, but who continue to make an investment in Moffett Nurses.

Living Legacy Awards

The Living Legacy Awards were established to recognize those special individuals who have made a significant impact on humanity and perpetuated Mrs. Moffett's legacy through their contributions to the mental, physical and spiritual well-being of others.

Living Legacy Awards Criteria

Any Birmingham Baptist Hospital or Ida Moffett School of Nursing alumnus whose practice exemplifies the Moffett Maxims for excellence in nursing practice and patient care delivery as presented by the following criteria:

  • Provides leadership that builds self confidence in everyone
  • Provides leadership that does not tolerate mediocrity and insensitivity
  • Demonstrates values through words and actions
  • Exemplifies compassion by taking action, even at the sacrifice of one's own comfort and convenience
  • Exemplifies servant leadership
  • Demonstrates responsibility for creating a caring environment, modeling the principle: '"The patient first, the institution second, and self last."

Download the Nomination Packet

Past Living Legacy Recipients

2016

Frances Dobynes Ford, RN, Executive Director of Sowing Seeds of Hope

2015

Brandon Brock, Chief Executive Officer, Brock and Brock Enterprises, Dallas, Texas

2014

Sondra Tatum McGinnis, Director of Operations for Physicians Services, Erlanger Health System, Chattanooga, Tennessee

2013

Frances Mellett Robinson, Cancer Navigator, San Juan Regional Medical Center

90th Anniversary Living Legacy Award Recipients, 2012

  • Brandon L. Bailey, Case Manager, National Capitol Region Wounded Warrior Regiment
  • Sandi Begley, Lt. Colonel in U.S. Army, Retired
  • Karen K. Belcher, Certified Pediatric Nurse, Clinical Supervisor, Children's of Alabama
  • Carolyn B. Chalkley, Adjunct Clinical Instructor, UAB School of Nursing
  • Sherri Chatman, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Alacare Home Health and Hospice
  • Patricia J. Cleveland, Retired Faculty, UAB School of Nursing
  • Cristy Marie Daffron, Parish Nurse, Nursing Program Coord., Jefferson State Community College, Pell City, Alabama
  • John Westly Derrick, Pediatric Nurse, Member Care Program, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
  • Deborah Dutton Duke, Congregational Health Program Director, Ida Moffett School of Nursing
  • Greg Eagerton, Chief Nursing Officer, Durham VA Medical Center
  • Denise Elliott, Consultant
  • Heather Fields, CRNA, Partner, Riverview Anesthesia Associates
  • Juanzetta S. Flowers, Associate Professor, Emerita, UAB School of Nursing
  • Sandi Gordon, Director of Pleasant Hill Community Mission, Springville, Alabama
  • Kerry Gossett, Director of Clinical Anesthesia, St. Vincent's Birmingham
  • Lindsey M. Harris, Charge Nurse, UAB Hospital 
  • Mary Sue Morrison Heyer, Retired, CRNA 
  • Cecelia Lynn Edmunds Holden, Associate Dean, King College School of Nursing, Bristol, Tennessee 
  • Ginger Howell, Retired, Family Nurse Practitioner 
  • Christopher P. Hulin, Dean/Program Director, Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
  • Bettie Sue Phillips Jackson, Retired, RN
  • Jessica Eva Johnson, Family Nurse Practitioner, Christ Community Health Services, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Frances Johnston Retired, Consultant and Nurse Educator
  • Jo Dobson Kicker, Retired, Nursing Administrator and Educator
  • Paul Lawrence, Team Strategy Leader, International Mission Board 
  • Elaine Epperson, Lay Hospice Nurse, New Beacon Hospice
  • Wanda S. Lee, Executive Director, WMU
  • Lori Lioce, Clinical Assistant Professor, UAH School of Nursing
  • Marcia A. Lowe, Advanced Nursing Coordinator, UAB Hospital 
  • Sidney J. Martin, Retired
  • Marie Mompoint, Palliative Care Nurse Manager, Atlanta VA Medical Center 
  • Barbara Money, Assistant Professor, Emerita, Ida Moffett School of Nursing
  • Deborah A. Moss, Minister of Health and Wellness, Dawson Memorial Baptist Church
  • Lee Nail, Vice President of Provider Services, Accountability Health Care Inc.
  • Stuart Pope, Assistant Professor, Auburn University School of Nursing 
  • Heather Rankin, Senior CRNA, Children's of Alabama 
  • Carol Jefferson Ratcliffe, Nurse Co-Leader, Alabama Health Action Coalition 
  • Sylvia Wright Rayfield, Chairwoman of the Board, Sylvia Rayfield and Associates, Inc. 
  • Bhrata Reddy, Consultant
  • Janet Dixon Reeves, Family Nurse Practitioner, Naval Hospital, Beaufort, South Carolina
  • William F. Reid, President, Ophthalmology Anesthesia Management 
  • Frances Mellett Robinson, RN, Cancer Navigator, San Juan Regional Medical Center
  • Josephine Snider, Chair, Dept. of Health Care Environments and Systems, University of Florida 
  • Robin Denise Spann, Instructor, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, Mississippi
  • Gayl-Julie Spence, Nurse Practitioner, Growing Up Pediatrics, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Teresa Stanford, Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner, Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center
  • Susan B. Stillwell, Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing Programs, University of Portland, Portland, Oregon
  • Kimberly Swaisland, Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Roma Lee Taunton, Professor Emerita
  • Connie Yarbro, Editor, Seminars in Oncology Nursing 
  • Regina Yarbrough Chief Nursing Officer, Princeton Baptist Medical Center