Barbara Zust Receives Edgar M. Carlson Award

Posted on May 29th, 2011 by

Associate Professor of Nursing Barb Zust

Barbara Zust, Associate Professor of Nursing at Gustavus Adolphus College, received the 2011 Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching during the College’s commencement exercises on Sunday, May 29. Zust was presented the award by the 2010 recipient, Associate Professor of Communication Studies Leila Brammer.

Zust is a 1976 graduate of Gustavus who teaches maternity and mental health nursing at the College. Zust also works with students who are interested in human wellness research. In addition, she has led January Interim Experience courses to Sweden, Tanzania, and Petatlan, Mexico.

Students who nominated Zust for the Carlson Award said, “When she teaches, not only are her students interested, they are inspired.” Another stated, “Barb provides a nurturing environment and prepares us to be compassionate nurses.” Another student reported on her January experience in Mexico by saying, “My nursing care skills exponentially improved by learning from Barb how to care for patients in an under-resourced environment.”

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The Edgar M. Carlson Award was established by the Gustavus Board of Trustees in 1971 to honor former president Edgar Carlson for his years of distinguished leadership and in recognition of his commitment to academic excellence. Gustavus faculty, staff, administrators, and students nominate professors for this award, and each year at commencement a faculty member, selected by previous Carlson recipients, is awarded for their exceptional skill and effectiveness as an instructor.


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