Dr. Jane Rothrock Receives 2012 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA, May 4, 2012)—Delaware County Community College is pleased to announce that Dr. Jane Rothrock, Professor of Allied Health and Director of the Perioperative Nursing, RN First Assistant and Surgical Technology programs, is the 2012 recipient of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award.

An integral member of the College for more than 20 years, Rothrock was selected for the award because of her commitment to maintaining high quality standards within the programs she oversees, evidenced by her ability to acquire and sustain accreditation. In addition, her capacity to stimulate students’ creative abilities and faculty loyalty to the programs she coordinates is a testament to her personal attributes of kindness and her sense of humor and compassion. Dr. Rothrock’s student, administrative and peer evaluations have always been exemplary. 

Renowned as an expert and pioneer in the field of perioperative nursing education, Rothrock has been officially recognized by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) for her contributions.  In 2000, she received the AORN Jerry G. Peers Distinguished Service award, and is a past president of AORN. She’s also received a Recognition Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice from the Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania. Rothrock speaks both nationally and internationally on educational topics on perioperative nursing and surgical technology and is the author of three books—Alexander’s Care of the Patient in Surgery, Tea and Toast for the Perioperative Nurse’s Spirit, and Assisting in Surgery: Patient Centered Care. She holds a doctorate in Nursing from Widener University and a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania.

Since 1961, the Lindback Award has been recognizing outstanding faculty members at 52 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Individuals are nominated based on their commitment to the intellectual and social development of students. Their approach to teaching should be intellectually challenging, stimulating, and accessible, and their efforts should extend beyond the classroom.

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