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Community Leadership Award

Juanita Hunter, EdD ’83, MS ’74, BS ’71
Professor Hunter, who retired in 1998 after teaching for 20 years in the School of Nursing, has worked in numerous health-care settings. 

An advocate for affordable and effective health-care for all, Hunter was project director for the nationally recognized UB Nursing Center for the Homeless, which provides treatment at several Buffalo shelters. She was the first African American elected president of the New York State Nursing Association, and has received numerous awards and honors, including being the first UB nursing school professor to be named a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.  Hunter recently assisted undergraduates with area screenings for UB Nursing’s Million Hearts program, an initiative in the Buffalo church community that aims to prevent heart attacks and strokes. 

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Community Leadership Award

The Community Leadership Award is presented in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in making our university community a better place to live and work. Anyone who has made either outstanding contributions to the community or a single remarkable contribution is eligible.