Baylor Nursing Dean Named "Woman of Distinction"

Oct. 12, 2006
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by Frank Raczkiewicz

Dr. Judy Lott, dean of Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing, has been named the 2006 Woman of Distinction by the Baylor Women's Council of Dallas. Lott was honored Oct. 12 at the council's fall luncheon meeting at the Dallas Country Club.

"I am delighted to have this recognition," Lott said. "It reinforces my belief that the nursing faculty, staff and students at Baylor are making a distinctive difference in the lives of people."

Lott said she believes that people are "called" to nursing and the education they receive at Baylor's nursing school allows them to use their skills as a ministry.

"Dr. Lott has led the faculty and students with directed Christian focus to exhibit servant leadership as they study and learn," said Ellen Byrd, chairwoman of the Woman's Council recognition committee. "She strives for attaining excellence in nursing as evident by the high scores on registered nurse licensure and graduate certification exams."

Lott came to Baylor in 2001 and was appointed dean of the nursing school in 2002. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nursing and, in August, participated in a roundtable discussion at Oxford University that focused on women's leadership. She was a Fellow in the Fuld Leadership for Academic Nursing Programs by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

The purpose of the Women's Council of Dallas is to support the university by promoting fellowship among Baylor-related women in the Dallas area and by assisting Baylor through gifts to the school and through scholarship grants to Baylor students from the Dallas area.

Since the inception of the scholarship grants, six Baylor nursing students have received scholarships. Each year the council honors a special person as a "woman of distinction" who has excelled in their service to Baylor and the community, as well as made professional and educational contributions.

For more information, contact Byrd at (972) 234-1122.

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