Distinguished Alumni Awards
The MSUM Alumni Foundation seeks to recognize and honor accomplished alumni. We are proud of your success, and in turn, proud of the role MSUM has played in your lives. While many are deserving of recognition, only a select few are chosen each year. Each recipient exemplifies the high standards we have come to expect from graduates of Minnesota State University Moorhead and each has made significant contributions to the communities where they reside and work.
Background on the Eva Vraspir Excellence in Nursing Alumni Award
The Eva Vraspir Excellence in Nursing Award has been granted since Professor Vraspir retired as Director of the Nursing program in 1989 in her honor. The RN to BSN program at Moorhead State University was started at the request of nurses in the region who desired the BSN but were unable to travel for coursework. Prof. Vraspir established the program and set the high expectations of faculty and students that are still maintained. There are over 1200 graduates from the RN to BSN program, all of whom have benefitted from her vision and guidance.
2014 Eva Vraspir Excellence in Nursing Award