The School of Nursing Chapter of the UAB National Alumni Society presented to the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award to Karen H. Morin, DSN, RN, ANEF. Morin earned her DSN at the UAB School of Nursing in 1987. “My education at the UAB School of Nursing provided the foundation upon which I have continued to develop my leadership abilities,” Morin notes, “I am forever grateful for that foundation and for the incredible honor of receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award.”

Morin began her career as a nurse educator teaching undergraduate courses in maternal-child health nursing, research, leadership, and management. She currently teaches graduate courses at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she serves as both a professor and director of the PhD program. Additionally, she serves as president of the Sigma Tau International—a post she has held since 2009. Morin previously served as a director of Sigma Tau International and president-elect.

She has received national recognition for her teaching expertise, including the Excellence in Nursing Education Award from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses in 1999 and the Excellence in Teaching Award for the National League for Nursing in 2003. In addition, she has been inducted into the National League for Nursing’s academy of Nursing Education Fellows (ANEF).