Dr. Cathleen Jenner Wins Lindback Award
Professor of Nursing Cathleen Jenner, PhD, RN, has been named the University‚Äôs 2009 winner of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching. The award will be officially presented the award to Dr. Jenner at Commencement on Monday, May 11.
Dr. Jenner began her teaching career in 1972 at St. Agnes Hospital School of Nursing. She spent nearly 20 years in various administrative and clinical positions before arriving at Holy Family in 1993 as a Nursing Instructor. Dr. Jenner served in various positions until 2007, when she was promoted to Professor of Nursing.
Dr. Jenner received her nursing diploma from St. Agnes in 1969, her BSN from the University of the State of New York, Regent's College, in 1987, her MSN from LaSalle University in 1990, and her PhD from Widener University in 2001. She has served Holy Family on a number of committees, both in the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions as well as University-wide, has been published in nursing journals, and received grants for nursing research.
The Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching was established by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation. Mr. Lindback was the president and principal owner of Abbotts Dairies Inc. and a trustee of Bucknell University. The Foundation created the award to honor excellence in training activities and superior teaching skills of a tenure-track faculty member from colleges or universities within the dairy‚Äôs service area of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.