This award was established by Deborah Yoder, Class of 1973, to recognize a member(s) of the graduating class of the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences – Nursing Program, Reading, Pennsylvania, who have demonstrated compassionate nursing care. It was established to honor the memory of Beth Lynn Negley Manweiler of the 1973 graduating class. Beth was universally admired and respected for her lifelong dedication and compassion for others. In 2010, the fund was transferred to Berks County Community Foundation for administration.

The recipient(s) of the award must be a senior nursing student at The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences – Nursing Program who will be graduating with his/her graduating class. This award will recognize that senior student(s) who consistently demonstrated compassionate nursing care during his/her enrollment in the Nursing Program. This should be that senior student(s) who is the nurse “you want to take care of you when you are a patient” and has the “heart of a nurse.” This award is not based on academics.

No application is needed. Award recipients will be selected by the classmates.