It was the moment a large group of La Salle students at the University’s recent commencement waited for, the presentation of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. When the word “nursing” was mentioned, they cheered. When they heard, “she is the nurse I want to become,” they roared, and the noise exploded when the winner was announced: Geralyn Altmiller.
A nursing faculty member at La Salle for 11 years, Altmiller said, “I really was happy about receiving the award, and it was very humbling, but I have to tell you that I did not expect the reaction of the students at graduation. What a thrill that was. I am usually happy for them and to see them so happy for me was overwhelming.”
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