Jocelyn C. Martinez '11 was named the first recipient of the Donna L. Hartweg Endowed Student Leadership Award at the School of Nursing Convocation on Monday, Aug. 23, 2010. Martinez, of El Paso, Texas, is a nursing major and Hispanic Studies minor.
Professor of Nursing Emerita Donna L. Hartweg was the guest speaker at the Convocation. In her address, "The Fiesta: Origin, Opportunities and Outcome," Hartweg spoke briefly about her research on health perceptions in the Latino immigrant population before giving a history of the Hispanic Studies minor for nurses, which is marking a 10-year anniversary.
In announcing Martinez as the award recipient, School of Nursing Director and Associate Professor Vickie Folse said, "As part of the Transforming Lives Campaign, President Wilson announced an endowed student scholarship in honor of Dr. Hartweg. Many of you contributed to the fundraising efforts to assure Dr. Hartweg's legacy was personified within students of the School of Nursing.
"It is my great honor to introduce you to the inaugural recipient. Our first awardee blends two of Dr. Hartweg's passions: student leadership and activism with the Hispanic Studies minor.
"This senior student is serving as the President for Student Nurses Association and has been a part of an executive board that has increased membership to close to 50. Among the recipient's accomplishments as a Hispanic Studies minor, she is the co-founder of Radio Latino, the first Spanish radio show in Bloomington."
A plaque listing Martinez and future winners will be displayed on the first floor of Stevenson.