TROY - Cathy Dunn, assistant professor in Troy University's School of Nursing, is the recipient of the University's 2016 Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching.
Dunn received the award during the University's annual Honors Convocation held Monday night in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.
The Ingalls Award is given annually to the teacher on the Troy Campus who has "most diligently, effectively and cheerfully conducted his or her classes during the current academic year." Students nominate faculty members for the award, and a committee of students and faculty advisors selects the recipient. The award consists of a statue of Socrates, a plaque and a check for $1,000.
"I love what I do, and I'm truly honored to receive an award that is based on a nomination from the students," Dunn said. "The students are why we are all here, and to know that they nominated me for this award is truly humbling."
Dunn earned the Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Maternal-Infant Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Troy University.
Prior to joining the TROY faculty in 1985, Dunn served as director and instructor in the Licensed Practical Nurse program at the Southeast Alabama Skills Training Center from 1984 to 1985 and health educator and head nurse at Charles Henderson Child Health Center.
Dunn was awarded Troy University's Chancellor's Award of Distinction for Sponsored Program Success in 2009 for her participation in the "Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools, Healthy Families" grant. She is a member of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Admissions and Progression Committee, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Faculty Search Committee and a former member of the University Faculty Development Committee.
In the community, Dunn is a member of Charles Henderson Child Health Center Board of Directors and a volunteer with Advantage Hospice. She is a member of the National League of Nursing, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses and the Iota Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.