Members of the University of Arkansas at Monticello chapter of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) received Stellar School Chapter award pins at a recent ceremony to mark the NSNA’s recognition of the UAM student nursing organization.

The UAM chapter of the NSNA is one of 10 chapters nationwide and one of two in Arkansas to be honored with Stellar School status. The award is based on the school’s “ongoing involvement in NSNA and strong commitment to shared governance and professional development of students and faculty,” according to Pamela Gouner, dean of the School of Nursing. “It also recognizes chapters with strong student leadership, professional development from faculty, ongoing participation, service learning and support from members.”

Members of the executive board of the UAM Student Nurses Association and members of the faculty and administration are (from left) Christine Felts, SNA faculty advisor; Will Hunter, SNA reporter; Paisley Palsa, SNA vice president; David Ray, provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs; Sydney Miles, SNA president; Pamela Gouner, dean of the School of Nursing; Dr. Ranelle Eubanks, associate vice chancellor of academic affairs; Anna Hyatt, SNA treasurer; Robert Humphries, SNA parliamentarian; and Renee Norrell, SNA secretary. (Not pictured: Alex Barnes, SNA historian).