Rutgers present Sussman Award to Rutgers faculty member Mary Ann Scoloveno


NEWARK, N.J. Rutgers University presented one of its Warren I. Sussman awards, the university's highest honor for innovative teaching and mentoring, to Mary Ann Scoloveno, a Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member, during a ceremony at Rutgers President Richard L. McCormick's home on May 4.

The award is named after a prominent cultural historian and popular faculty member who served Rutgers for more than 25 years until his death in 1985.

"Mary Ann is a superb scholar and teacher and it was an honor to nominate her for this award," said Felissa R. Lashley, dean and professor at the College of Nursing at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. "She is a real asset to our students and this award is well deserved."

"I was touched by the letters of support from colleagues, students, and former students," said Scoloveno, associate professor. "The personal relations I've developed with the students have been richly rewarding. I never expected an award for this work beyond watching the students mature and flourish. Besides, I deeply love teaching pediatric nursing"

Scoloveno, a Bridgewater, N.J. resident, has taught at Rutgers College of Nursing since 1971. She is a recipient of many awards including Rutgers College of Nursing Educational Opportunity Fund Program Teacher of the Year in 2004, 2003 and 1995, New Jersey League for Nursing's Nurse Recognition award in 1998, Seton Hall University's Margaret C. Haley Distinguished Alumni award in 1985, and Somerset County College's Outstanding Visiting Lecturer in 1980.

Scoloveno earned her Ed.D at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education and her MEd at Columbia University's Teachers College. She completed her undergraduate degree at Seton Hall University College of Nursing.

From its headquarters at Rutgers Newark, Rutgers College of Nursing offers a broad range of academic programs on all three Rutgers campuses. The college offers a master's program with unique practitioner specialties and the only doctoral (Ph.D) nursing degree in New Jersey.

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