NEWS RELEASE

September 24, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - University of New Mexico College of Nursing (UNM CoN) faculty member Carolyn Montoya has been honored with the 2007 Yale School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni award for demonstrating exemplary leadership within nurse practitioner organizations, both within the state of New Mexico and nationally.

Montoya is the coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) concentrations at UNM. She has been active with the New Mexico Nurse Practitioner Council for several years, serving two terms as president of council, and most recently serving on the board of directors.

On a national level, Montoya has served as president of the American College of Nurse Practitioners and was elected President of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners for 2007.

Montoya received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at UNM and her Master of Science in Nursing from Yale University. Her area of specialty is as a PNP. Montoya maintains national certification through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and continues to practice clinically.