Alumna Receives National Nursing Award
December 20, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Sally P. Lundeen, professor and dean at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
College of Nursing, recently received the Dorothy Ford Buschmann Presidential Award
from the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) nursing honor society. The award was
presented in October to the Illinois Wesleyan alumna by Karen Morin, the outgoing
president of STTI, at the society’s 41st Biennial Convention in Texas.
The award is bestowed by the president of Sigma Theta Tau International for distinguished
service to the organization. In 1997, in celebration of Sigma Theta Tau International’s
75th Anniversary, the award was named to recognize the pioneer leadership of Buschmann,
STTI’s first president.
In 1969, Lundeen received a bachelor of nursing degree from IWU. She received a master’s
and doctorate degrees from the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC). Before joining
the University of Milwaukee faculty in 1985, Lundeen served for eight years as executive
director of the Erie Family Center, a federally funded community health center in
Chicago. Early in her career, Lundeen provided community-based mental health services
to several communities in Chicago, and was the founder and co-owner of a family counseling
center. She also served as a graduate faculty member at UIC.
Lundeen’s areas of research and expertise include community nursing centers, health
disparities, primary health care, nursing workforce, health policy and academic/community
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