Dr. JoAnn Long, Professor of Nursing and Director of Research & Development in her department, has been selected by the Lubbock chapter of the YWCA as one of their 2019 Women of Excellence in the field of Education.
Among her many accolades, the YWCA specifically listed Dr. Long’s “prolific” grant-writing skills, collaboration in developing the partnership between LCU and the Covenant School of Nursing, role as lead-collaborator with the Texas Tech College of Human Sciences and Institute for Neuroscience, and her Research Mentor of the Year award from LCU as key distinctions in their decision to honor her contributions to the Lubbock community. Dr. Long will be recognized at the annual Women of Excellence Dinner on March 19.
“Dr. JoAnn Long has a long and distinguished career in the nursing profession,” lauded Warren McNeill, Vice President of Public Relations. “She has a keen ability to set high expectations and to encourage her students in their achievement of those very high standards. She leads by example and her servant-heart compels her students and her peers to be the very hands and feet of Jesus to all those around them.”
Likewise, Dr. Toby Rogers, Dean of the B. Ward Lane College of Professional Studies expressed how appropriate Dr. Long’s selection to be recognized is. “I was very excited to hear that Dr. Long will be one of the recipients of the YWCA Women of Excellence Award,” he said. “LCU has long recognized the many contributions of Dr. Long. This award demonstrates that these contributions have extended beyond the LCU community and into the Lubbock community. In addition, this award reflects her devotion to excellence in nursing education, mentorship of countless nursing students, and partnering with Lubbock hospitals to enhance healthcare in the surrounding communities. We celebrate with Dr. Long this wonderful achievement.”
The YWCA of Lubbock’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. The association annually generates over $7.5 million to serve the local community in areas like health and wellness, children’s and family’s development, fitness and athletics, and leadership opportunities for women and girls.