Alumni Awards

Award Winners

NAA Award Winners

The Nurses' Alumni Association is excited to congratulate the 2017 award winners. These awards were presented during Homecoming Weekend October 20-22, 2017.

Marilyn Margolis MN, RN, NEA-BC has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Emory Johns Creek Hospital since September 2014. Margolis has extensive experience leading quality initiative teams throughout the Emory Healthcare system in areas such as Emergency Services and ICU at Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. She has also worked with teams to develop operational changes with patient flow and transfer services. Margolis is a champion for patient and family centered care. Marilyn is the recipient of the Nursing Management's Visionary Leader award in 2007 and the Georgia Hospital Association's 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. Margolis received a master in nursing administration degree from the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. She also has completed post graduate work at Harvard Business School and the Woodruff Leadership Academy.
Linda Grabbe PhD, APRN-BC is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, where she teaches undergraduate psychiatric clinical education. Grabbe has devoted her entire nursing career to serving vulnerable populations, particularly homeless women, children, teens, and young adults. Her dedication to underserved populations in Atlanta is remarkable. A nurse for 30 years, Grabbe has worked at Emory since 2005. Before she came to Emory, Grabbe worked all over the globe including hospitals, universities, and organizations in Georgia, North Carolina, Washington, D.C., Hawaii and Massachusetts. Grabbe has also served as a Peace Corps medical officer in Kazakhstan and as U.S. embassy nurse practitioner in West Africa. Grabbe is the 2016 recipient of the Emory School of Nursing Faculty Excellence Award for Social Responsibility.
Ida Curtis MSN, RN is currently an Emergency Nurse Practitioner practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner for Peachtree Immediate Care in Acworth and with Apollo MD. Curtis is dedicated to ensuring all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. She has advanced programming to help reduce disparities and promote culturally-sensitive and quality care for the LGBTQ community and migrant farmworkers and continues to do so as an urgent care clinic provider. She was recognized with the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing Silver Bowl Award in 2014, the highest award bestowed upon a student and the Excellence in Social Responsibility Award in 2016. She is also a member of the Omarion Delta Kappa International Leadership Honor Society for the Emory chapter. She currently serves as a preceptor for Emory FNP and ENP students and continues to practice by the values of leadership, scholarship and social responsibility in the community.