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McLaughlin Honored for Compassionately Serving Student Health Needs

President Fred Ohles presents Kim McLaughlin, assistant director of Student Health Services, with the university's CORE Award. The award recognizes a staff member whose efforts and contributions significantly exceed expectations.
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President Fred Ohles presents Kim McLaughlin, assistant director of Student Health Services, with the university's CORE Award. The award recognizes a staff member whose efforts and contributions significantly exceed expectations.

For nearly 20 years, Kim McLaughlin has helped nurse NWU students back to good health, treating them for colds, flu, sore throats, trips and falls, and other medical calemities.

"Her affable demeanor, warm regard for individuals and diligence to duty has resulted in students and staff trusting, respecting and admiring her," said Pete Armstrong, dean of students. 

McLaughlin's extraordinary care as Nebraska Wesleyan's assistant director of Student Health Services was celebrated on January 8 when she received the university's CORE Award. 

The CORE Award recognizes a staff member whose efforts and contributions significantly exceed expectations in demonstrating or promoting Nebraska Wesleyan’s core values: excellence, liberal arts, personal attention to students, diversity, community, and stewardship.

In addition to her care to students, McLaughlin was recognized for assisting hundreds of university students and staff over the past 20 years with CPR training; championing the placement of AED equipment throughout campus, and filling her supply closet so students can continue pursuing their education when life's necessities are in short supply. McLaughlin was also recognized for stepping into the role of Student Health Service director during the fall semester and managing a contract with a new health care provider.

"Throughout all of this, Kim came to work each day with a smile and provided students with exceptional care," said Armstrong.