Nursing Faculty Member Honored with John L. Earl III Award for Service

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Pictured at the presentation of The University of Scranton annual John L. Earl III Award, from left, are: Harold Baillie, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs; Pauline Earl, wife of the late John Earl, Ph.D.; Marian Farrell, Ph.D., Earl Award recipient, professor of nursing; University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; and Kevin Nordberg, Ph.D., past Earl Award recipient and professor of philosophy.

Marian L. Farrell, Ph.D., professor of nursing, was awarded The University of Scranton’s John L. Earl III Award for service to the University, faculty and wider community. This award is presented annually to a member of the University community who demonstrates the spirit of generosity and dedication that the late Dr. Earl, a distinguished professor of history, exemplified during his years at Scranton from 1964 to 1996.

An educator for more than 30 years, Dr. Farrell joined the nursing faculty at the University in 1990. She was awarded the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) Nursing Education Award in 2009. The prestigious award recognizes a member of PSNA who contributes to the advancement of nursing education and demonstrates strength of character, commitment and competence. Her areas of research include healing experiences of abused women, relationships of abused women and young adult women, and the impact of mentoring in young adult women. She is co-author of the textbook “Quick Look Nutrition.”

Dr. Farrell has served on numerous committees during her tenure at the University, including as parliamentarian for the Faculty Senate and as a faculty liaison for the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence. She served as the president, vice president and board member of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeastern Pennsylvania affiliate. She is a member of several professional nursing organizations at the local, state and national level and has served as the past president and board member of District 4 of the PSNA. She also serves in private psychiatric practice as a nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist

A resident of Clarks Summit, Dr. Farrell earned her doctorate in nursing from Adelphi University. She earned a master’s degree from Syracuse University and a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in nursing from Misericordia University. She earned a post-master’s certificate in psychiatric mental health nursing as a nurse practitioner from Drexel University and a post-master’s certificate in healthcare of women as a nurse practitioner from the University of Pennsylvania. 

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