Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is pleased to announce the 2020 Fall Term Circle of Caring Award winners: staff member Shelley Rogers and faculty member Dr. Tawny Tseng.
The Circle of Caring Award is given each term to recognize faculty and staff who go above and beyond their job duties and strive to uphold FNU’s mission and Culture of Caring every day.
Award winners are anonymously nominated by fellow FNU faculty and staff. Nominations are voted upon by a committee based on the following Culture of Caring characteristics: professionalism, mutual support, respect, positive communication and inclusivity.
Staff Winner: Shelley Rogers
Shelley Rogers is this term’s staff winner. Here is what Rogers’ co-workers had to say when they nominated her in response to all of her outstanding work supporting students this year:
“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a multitude of problems in many ways. FNU clinical students have especially suffered during this time. Preceptor stress and clinical site closures resulted in the displacement of multiple students. In her clinical credentialing coordinator role, Shelley has demonstrated kindness while working under extreme stress to meet unprecedented student and faculty needs. Shelley is amazing!”
“Shelley is always kind to students no matter how many times they need changes on their clinical plan due to COVID or other factors. She is so patient and gets things done immediately! She is a pleasure to work with.”
“Shelley is always willing to help students and RCFs and does so promptly. She takes pride in her work with others and is a fantastic member of the FNU community.”
This was Rogers’ response to her nomination:
“What a pleasant surprise to open my email and find that I was the staff recipient for the Circle of Caring Award for the Fall 2020 term, especially considering 2020 was such a challenging year for us all. I’m very fortunate to be a part of such a caring group of staff and faculty. It truly means a lot to be recognized and chosen for this award. My sincerest and deepest thanks to the Frontier community.”
Faculty Winner: Dr. Tawny Tseng
Although Dr. Tawny Tseng’s exact nomination cannot be shared due to student privacy, we have paraphrased below why fellow faculty believe Dr. Tseng stands out in her field:
Dr. Tsneg demonstrates caring and compassion to all of her students every day. One recent example of this would be last fall when Dr. Tseng went above and beyond to support a student who had failed a course and worked with them until they got back on track. Once they had earned the course credit, she stuck with them and assisted the student with board prep during MH717.
When Dr. Tseng heard about her nomination, this was her response:
“I am humbled and grateful for this beautiful gesture. I appreciate the kind words and am happy to be working in an organization that is so kind and welcoming.”
Thank you so much, Rogers and Dr. Tseng, for being a glowing example of what it means to be part of the FNU community!
If you know an FNU staff or faculty member that goes above and beyond, nominate them now for the Circle of Caring Award!