Maria Shirey receives FSU Distinguished Graduate Award

June2014 Shirey Maria. resizedjpgMaria R. Shirey, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FACHE, FAAN, professor assistant dean of clinical affairs and partnerships in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing has been selected to receive the Florida State University (FSU) 2014 Distinguished Graduate Award.


Shirey is one of four awardees and will be recognized in the educator category. She will accept the award during the school’s Homecoming Week Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at an awards dinner in celebration of the recipients’ outstanding accomplishments.

This is the second alumni award that Shirey has received. She was awarded the Alumni Legacy Leader Award from Indiana University earlier this year.

Shirey earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Florida State, her master’s in nursing from Texas Woman’s University, her MBA in executive leadership practice from Tulane University and her PhD in nursing science from Indiana University.