GMU Colleagues Honored for Media Projects

Posted: January 26, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings

The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing recently recognized two members of the Mason community for their electronic media project. Jeanne Sorrell, faculty member and coordinator of the nursing doctoral program in the College of Nursing and Health Science, and Jerry Drake, faculty support specialist in the Division of Instructional Improvement and Instructional Technologies, were honored for “Stories of Quality Lives: Ethics in the Care of Persons with Alzheimer’s.”

Sorrell also received an award for her print media project, “Beveled Edges – A Portrait of Caring.” The regional competition was open to society members in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.

Sorrell plans to market the “Quality Lives” video documentary nationally to nursing schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and home health care agencies. She also will use it as a teaching tool in her own classes. “Beveled Edges” is a collection of essays and stories written by Sorrell’s graduate students. The students wrote, edited, illustrated, and marketed the publication. It is available for sale online at A portion of the proceeds goes to a scholarship fund for George Mason nursing students.

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