Distinguished Alumni Award: School of Nursing

Cheryl May-Gore, BA '77, BS '77.

May-Gore is an accomplished health care leader, published author and advocate for the advancement of nursing and better patient care.

Cheryl May-Gore, BA ’77, BS ‘77, is an accomplished health care leader and advocate for the advancement of nursing and better patient care. Throughout her distinguished career, she has worked in multiple health care environments, including cardiology, community case management, physician recruitment, utilization review, ambulatory administration and clinical research phases III and IV for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. May-Gore also was the director of the Children’s National Medical Center Magnet Recognition Program, director of professional practice and Magnet© at Georgetown University and senior policy analyst with the American Nurses Association during the 104th Congress. In addition, Cheryl was director of Magnet© and Accreditation at the American Credentialing Nursing Association. She was a part of the national speakers’ circuit for 12 years in Washington, and published the book, Ready, Set, Magnet! in addition to numerous articles. She continues to support a highly educated nursing workforce to develop nurses into health care leaders and to ensure our nation has access to high-quality patient-centered care.