Bethel Nursing Professor Receives Prestigeous Award

Deborah Gillum, associate dean of the Bethel College School of Nursing, recently received the Golden Lamp Award at the Rush University Medical Center. This prestigious award is presented by the Golden Lamp Society, Rush University Nursing Alumni Association, to merit scholars. It is awarded to Ph.D. students who are at the dissertation stage of their studies who show promise in developing a career in nursing research. Gillum has also been presented with the Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Phi chapter Judy Jezak Award for outstanding doctoral work. She has presented the results of her pilot study at the Rush Research Forum on The Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease and Associated Risk Factors in the Old Order Amish of Northern Indiana. Her poster presentation was awarded the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society Award.

Gillum received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Anderson University; Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ball State University; and Master of Science from Indiana University. She is also an RN and an adult and family nurse practitioner, having practiced in both Indiana and Arizona.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,000 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 20 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.