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HCC’s professor Manilla receives state nursing award

Nursing Division

HCC’s professor Manilla receives state nursing award

Lori Manilla, assistant professor of nursing at Hagerstown Community College, has been named a recipient of the first-ever Nurse Faculty Annual Recognition (NFAR) award, and will receive $10,000 to be used toward professional development. The award is part of the Nurse Support Program II, funded through the Health Services Cost Review Commission, and administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

“Lori is very deserving of this award,” said Karen Hammond, HCC director of nursing. “She is a bright, energetic individual with a passion for nursing and her students. She consistently receives excellent student evaluations and always goes above and beyond to help them succeed.”

The 2022 NFAR award was given to 23 nominees, employed at 14 community colleges and nine universities in Maryland, who demonstrate excellence in five key areas. These include excellence in teaching, impact on students, engagement in the nursing program and employing institution, innovation in education and technology, and contributions to nursing education.

Manilla has been a full-time faculty member in HCC’s nursing program for 14 years. She is a registered nurse and holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of Phoenix, a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Central Missouri, and more than 30 credits toward a doctoral degree.

(December 15, 2021)