June 30, 2014


CONTACT: Donna Oracion, 624-7403



Peggy Harelson,Assistant Coordinator, American Heart Association Training Center at ENMU-Roswell, has been selected and awarded the Regional Faculty Exemplary Service Award for Basic Life Support (BLS) in the New Mexico Region for fiscal year 2013-2014. This award is a peer-nominated award for one regional faculty per discipline in each region.  The award recognizes exceptional regional faculty who go above and beyond in providing outstanding educational guidance and service to the Training Network and the community, in support of the mission of the American Heart Association. Harelson was nominated by her peers and these nominations were then reviewed and measured against standardized criteria by a group of national faculty who eagerly volunteered to serve on the award committee.


Harelson will receive the award at the next Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) meeting in September.  The awardees of the Regional Faculty Exemplary Service Award from across the nation will also be posted on the Regional Volunteer website on July 1. The awardees will also be featured in the July edition of the ECC Beat, which is published mid-month.