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Former NMSU faculty member to receive state nursing legend award


June E. Vermillion, RN, a, retired NMSU School of Nursing faculty member, is among the recipients of the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence 2021 New Mexico Nursing Legend Awards.

Vermillion has worked for 43 years as a nurse, caregiver, director, New Mexico State University faculty member and volunteer in New Mexico, the center said in a news release.

Vermillion was cited as being critical to NMSU’s successful implementation of the New Mexico Nursing Education Curriculum, the news release said.

She lived in Las Cruces and worked at NMSU 2009-20, and now resides in Albuquerque.

Because of her “intense desire to care for and help people, a career in nursing was my first and only choice,” Vermillion said in the news release.

New Mexico Nursing Legend Awards are presented to fully retired nurses whose careers have significantly enhanced the nursing profession in New Mexico. Winners are named in 21 categories of distinctive nursing awards. Visit www.nmnursingexcellence.org/nomination-categories.

The awards will be presented April 2 at Hotel Albuquerque.

For tickets to the awards ceremony and more information, visit www.nmnursingexcellence.org.

Contact Meggin Lorino at 505-750-4756.

You can also purchase tickets online at www.nmnursingexcellence.org.