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College of Nursing Names Alumni Award Winners

Outstanding Nurse Alumna:  Vicki Clinton Green, ‘80, ‘86, MSN, APRN, BC

Vicki Green has selflessly served the South Carolina population in public health for over 35 years. Twenty years of her service was dedicated to the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) where she was responsible for supervising over 150 professional and support staff. She is currently president of the South Carolina Nurses Association, a role in which she has served three consecutive terms. 

In addition to working hands-on in the field, Green has helped educate and mentor future nurses by serving as a clinical instructor at the University of South Carolina and as an adjunct faculty member at South Carolina State University. Vicki expanded her service to future nurses through membership on the Advisory Council at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College.

Though she has retired from DHEC, Green remains an active member of the health care community. She most recently has taken on a newly created part-time position at the SC Department of Health and Human Services as the Nurse Practitioner Consultant where she represents nurse practitioners on the Medical Directors Committee.

Outstanding Young Nurse Alumna:  Pamela Wright Shealy, ‘12, MEd, MS, RN, CEN

Pamela Wright Shealy is an experienced emergency care nurse who has served as a preceptor to new nurses and represented the nursing profession on the government level. She currently works on a cardiac telemetry floor, where she trains coworkers and serves as a resource for the unit. She often fills in as an emergency room nurse when needed.

Shealy serves as the commissioner for the South Carolina Athletic Commission, where she has written many regulations for combative sports. She has made safety and well being a priority in the state and continues to educate others to help promote this priority. A recent resolution, “In Support of Awareness and Legislation Regarding Violence Prevention for Healthcare Workers,” was accepted on a state and national level. 

In addition to her work in the field, she volunteers at many organizations including Harmony Hospice and the Special Olympics. Shealy also belongs to multiple professional organizations and currently serves as president for the local chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

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