Lakeview College of Nursing Honors Carolyn Rauch of St. Joseph, IL with New Award

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DANVILLE, IL (02/11/2019) Lakeview College of Nursing recently honored one of their faculty members with a new award. Carolyn Rauch of St. Joseph, IL, received the Flame Award at the College's recent White Coat Ceremony.

Rauch, who is an assistant professor at Lakeview College of Nursing, has been with the College since 2005. She is the first recipient of this new award.

Lanette Stuckey, who is the Dean of Lakeview's nursing program, said the College's administration wanted a way to honor and recognize a faculty member who has demonstrated a commitment to high-quality nursing care through their years of experience. The award itself was inspired by Lakeview's logo. The logo is an evolution of three symbolic components, one of them being the flame, according to Stuckey.

"The flame honors Florence Nightingale's passion for excellence in the healthcare field and that we may model ourselves after her efforts," explained Stuckey. She added, "Professor Carolyn Rauch has had a lifelong passion for nursing. With over 50 years of experience as a nurse, Carolyn has and continues to be an incredible resource for our students and a caring nurse that we can all admire."

Rauch said she was surprised and humbled with the award. "It was such an unexpected and yet wonderful honor to receive," she said.

As a nursing diploma graduate from Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis, MO, Rauch earned a bachelor of science in nursing degree from McKendree College in Lebanon, IL. She later achieved a master of science in cardio-pulmonary nursing from St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO. Additionally, she is a certified nurse educator (CNE).

Over the years, Rauch has provided professional nursing care at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville, IL; Th Pavilion, Champaign, IL; Alpha Care Health Professionals, Champaign, IL; as well as other facilities in the Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO areas.