Students Receive Honors for Portfolio Presentations

  • Date: August 7, 2012
  • Author: NMC Public Relations

Nine Nebraska Methodist College students earned honors for their Educated Citizen portfolio presentations Nine Nebraska Methodist College students earned honors for the Educated Citizen portfolio presentations

(OMAHA) - Nine Nebraska Methodist College students earned honors for their Educated Citizen portfolio presentations, announced Ginny Russell Curley, PhD,  an associate professor in the Division of Arts & Sciences.

"This is recognition for those students who fully embody the meaning of the Educated Citizen and demonstrate the knowledge and growth through their capstone portfolio presentations," Curley said.

The Portfolio of Distinction is a certificate given to undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional attention to growth in the three goals of the Educated Citizen (the Reflective Individual, the Effective Communicator and the Change Agent).  A committee of faculty and staff review all portfolios and select those that reveal curiosity, initiative to expand knowledge, independence of thought, the ability to transfer knowledge from one setting to another, and reflective practices that are the foundation for expanded knowledge, growth and maturity over time. 

Summer 2012 Recipients
Bachelor's Degree Level 

  • Allison Dorrell, BSN
  • Christine Nordstrom, RN-BSN
  • Jennifer Poeppe, BSN

In addition, undergraduate students who receive the Portfolio of Distinction award are eligible for membership in the Educated Citizen Honor Society.  The Educated Citizen Honor Society recognizes undergraduate students who excel in two areas: portfolio submission and capstone portfolio presentation.  To qualify, students must receive the Portfolio of Distinction certificate and complete a portfolio presentation that is of exceptional quality.  Honor Society members wear a blue (associate's degree) or silver (bachelor's degree) cord at graduation and have the honor society mentioned after their name is read during commencement exercises.

Summer 2012 Recipients
Bachelor's Degree Level

  • Karen Huston, RN-BSN
  • Melanie Jamison, RN-BSN
  • Shonda Knop, BSN
  • Juley Robinson, RN-BSN
  • Nicole Savvidis, BSN
  • John Taylor, BSN

To learn more about this program, visit the Educated Citizen program overview.