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People in Education: Kay Chafey receives award

April 11, 2008


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Kathleen Chafey, professor emeritus at Montana State University's College of Nursing, has received the 2008 Woman of Achievement Award from Bozeman Business and Professional Women. The award recognizes the important contributions of women and was presented to Chafey during a ceremony at the Bozeman Public Library March 4. Chafey has earned numerous awards over her 31 years at MSU. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, received the Anna K. Fridley Distinguished Teaching award, the Betty Coffey award and the Jo Eleanor Elliott Leadership award. She has received over $12 million in grants to support initiatives for nursing students and has dedicated the past 10 years to increasing the number of American Indian nurses in the health professions workforce as a way to address health disparities in and near reservations. Chafey is director of the Caring for Our Own Program and president of the MSU Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. She also serves as vice chair of the First Security Bank's board of directors.

Contact: Kay Chafey (406) 994-4493 or kchafey@montana.edu