Maureen Pavone, an RN at Stony Brook University’s Student Health Service, received the Susan Shearer Award from the New York State College Health Association (NYSCHA), which is made up of both private and public universities and colleges in New York State. She was honored for her leadership, dedication and service to college health both at Stony Brook and in NYSCHA.
“It was a complete surprise to me that I was even nominated for this award,” said Pavone. “I feel privileged to be given this award in light of the hundreds of dedicated college health nurses I have met through this organization.”
Pavone has worked at Stony Brook Student Health Service since 1998. She became an instructor for the American Red Cross to teach CPR to the Student Health Service and Hospital staff in 2004 and continues training on an annual basis. Pavone also has given CPR training at the Downstate College Health Association meeting and at several of the annual NYSCHA meetings. She also trains students to do basic CPR with the campus Red Watch Band program.
Pavone has consistently worked far beyond her job description and always participates in programs for various campus or community groups. She is a frequent participant in campus Wellness Fairs, providing blood pressure checks, and often comes to campus on weekends to do athletic physicals. She is always willing to volunteer her time and expertise. Pavone also provides her insight in the hiring of new staff members and adds valuable contributions to improve care for Stony Brook students.
The NYSCHA Susan Shearer Award was created to honor the memory of Susan Shearer, acknowledging her leadership, dedication and vision for college health on campus, state and national levels. Her work had a far-reaching impact on college health at the national level. Like Susan Shearer, recipients of this award have had an impact on the health of college students on their own campuses, as well as at the state and national level.