The Regina Russo Hammel ’41 Recent Graduate Award honors a recent graduate, not more than 10 years ago, who has exhibited professional achievement and/or contributions to community life and who had demonstrated loyalty to the University.

In 1999, The Regina Hammel ’41 Outstanding Recent Graduate Award was created by Gary and Laura Hammel Dicovitsky in honor of Mrs. Dicovitsky’s mother.

2022 Award Winner

Lyndsay Rehak

Lyndsay Rehak '19 M’22

Lyndsay Rehak is a certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse and Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at Notre Dame. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May, 2019 and her passion for teaching nursing inspired her to obtain a Master of Science in Nursing Education in May 2022 at Notre Dame of Maryland University. She currently teaches the Fundamentals and Adult Health courses within the traditional and accelerated baccalaureate nursing programs at Notre Dame. She maintains her bedside nursing practice on a part time basis at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, where she was most recently awarded Nurse of the Year in May 2022.

Past Winners
Year Winner
1999 Milda Motekaitis DeVoe ’90
2000 Theresa Giardina Wiseman ’90
2001 Theresa O’Keefe Armiger ’90, M’98
2002 Wendy Tribaldos – DePuy ’92
2003 Marianna Russell C’94
2004 Elizabeth Higgins Frost ’97
2005 Colleen Manley Sisolak ’96
2006 Roxanne Gladden Miller W’99
2007 Michelle Lizardo Kuntz ’97
2008 Veronique Gugliucciello ’98
2009 Julie Kline Rybczynski ’99
2010 Christina Hood Gray ’00, M’01
2011 Pamela Walters ’01, M’03
2012 La Vida Cooper ’03
2013 Lorna K. Hanley M'06
2014 Lauren Ackerman '08
2015 Nicole Kotulak '09 Ph.D.
2016 Monique L. Turner '03, PharmD. '15
2017 Lori Anderson Pollack '08
2018 Erin Smyth Tielsch '09
2019 Queenstar Akrong '14
2020 John G. Boyle M'16
2021 Kirby Gaddy ’13
2022 Lyndsay Rehak '19 M’22