Dinger receives Chairs' Faculty Teaching Award

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Mary Dinger

Mary Dinger, assistant professor of nursing, received the university's 2017 Chairs' Faculty Teaching Award for excellence in teaching during Honors Convocation held recently


            Dinger is a Pitt-Bradford alumna who returned to her alma mater as an adjunct faculty member, then joined the full-time faculty in 2003.


            She teaches predominantly in the first year of the Associate of Science in Nursing program.


            “She enjoys developing a rapport with her nursing students and looks forward to helping them become compassionate, talented and dedicated nurses who will work in an ever-changing health care system,” said Dr. Steven Hardin, vice president and dean of academic affairs.


            Hardin added that Dinger consistently receives high teaching evaluation scores from her students and has a reputation for being friendly, relaxed and organized in the classroom.


            Dinger has worked in long-term care and hospital-based settings. She maintains her license as a registered nurse, certified registered nurse practitioner and certified family nurse practitioner.


            In addition to her duties on campus, she is a part-time certified nurse practitioner at a gastroenterology clinic. She has also worked at the clinic at Kane Community Hospital and the Lutheran Home in Kane.


            Dinger also serves as co-chair of the committee for the Steven Jerman Memorial Scholarship, named in memory of her father, a police officer who was killed in the line of duty in 1999.