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Regina Sanchez-Porter Award

This award is in honor and memory of Regina Sanchez-Porter, PhD, RN, and is given annually to a BSN graduate of the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing.

Dr. Sanchez-Porter was a member of the Thomas Edison State University Nursing Committee (1986-1991), as well as a clinical examiner for Health Assessment & Teaching Performance Examination, a representative for Thomas Edison State University’s BSN Program, on the Regents College Nursing Faculty Subcommittee for Health Assessment and Teaching Performance Examinations, and an associate professor at Trenton State College's School of Nursing. 

As a person, she was free-spirited, loveable, kind, competent and always willing to volunteer her services to help others. As an educator and clinical examiner, she was warm and sensitive to individual needs and eager to share her expertise with others. As a practitioner, she was community-oriented and committed to the healthcare needs of culturally diverse populations. As a professional, she was committed to lifelong learning and was always updating her knowledge and skills.

What is the Award?

Honorary recognition by the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing to a BSN graduate who has given outstanding service to the profession, and community, combined with high academic achievement. An individual plaque will be presented and the recipient’s name will be placed on a perpetual plaque in the School.

Who is eligible?

BSN Graduates of the current commencement year.

Who makes the selection?

The W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing Transcript Evaluation Subcommittee

Who may nominate a candidate for the award?

Thomas Edison State University mentors, administrators, staff, self and peers. Nominations are due to the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing by August 16th of each year.