Marie Hastings-Tolsma, PhD, CNM, College of Nursing, has received notice that she has been selected to receive a Fulbright Award for South Africa for 2012-2013 by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

“This is a wonderful accomplishment and recognition for Dr. H-T,” said colleague Nancy Lowe, CNM, PhD, FACNM, FAAN; professor and chair, Division of Women, Children and Family Health in the College of Nursing.

The Fulbright Prize honors the largest and most significant educational and cultural exchange program in history, as well as the career and spirit of its creator, the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The prize recognizes and rewards outstanding contributions toward bringing peoples, cultures, or nations to greater understanding of others.

Hastings-Tolsma teaches in the nurse midwifery and doctoral nursing programs, as well as practices in the faculty nurse midwifery full-scope practice. Her research examines nurse midwifery outcomes and, in particular, alternative therapies used in cervical ripening.

Just last year, Hastings-Tolsma was honored as a Faculty Fellow by the American College of Nurse Midwives.