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Nursing Dean Recognized for Commitment to Community Service

In honor of her commitment to community service, Duquesne University’s School of Nursing Dean Eileen Zungolo will be presented with the John E. McGrady Award at the 36th Annual Art Rooney Award Dinner and Auction on Thursday, April 16.

McGrady was a past chair and was also a member of the Catholic Youth Association (CYA) of Pittsburgh's board of directors for more than 40 years. The McGrady Award recognizes the recipient's dedication to serving the community.

Zungolo, who recently was reappointed to a three-year term as dean of the School of Nursing, has been serving in the role since she came to Duquesne in 2002. Under her leadership, the school has expanded and enhanced its academic offerings as well as its research and community outreach efforts, including initiating the RN+WIN Program, which staffs neighborhood wellness programs with retired/volunteer nurses in 10 community locations, as part of the Nurse-Managed Wellness Center.

A former president of the NLN, Zungolo has received national recognition for her accomplishments and dedication to the field of nursing. She and three of her faculty members were among the first in the nation to be designated as certified nurse educators by the NLN. The NLN also named Zungolo a fellow of the Academy of Nursing Education and the American Academy of Nursing selected her to serve on its board of directors.

An estimated 800 of the region’s top business and civic leaders attended the event, which benefits to the CYA of Pittsburgh, a nonsectarian organization that provides wellness services, educational opportunities and recreational experiences for Pittsburgh’s youngsters and older adults.

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