Dean Marion E. Broome recently received the Office of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve Patriot Award. This award is given to individual supervisors and bosses for support provided directly to service members and their families. The award reflects the efforts made to support Citizen Warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.
Dr. Brigit Carter, associate professor and director of the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, nominated Broome for the award. Carter has more than 26 years of U.S. Navy service including nine on active duty. She is currently serving in the rank of Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves.