Dr. Audwin Fletcher, a Kosciusko native and UMMC professor of nursing, is recipient of the 2020 Presidential Award of Honor from 100 Black Men of Jackson.
“I am honored to be recognized by 100 Black Men of Jackson, an organization that I’ve been proud to serve for the past 15 years,” Fletcher said.
Fletcher has served on the organization’s national Health and Wellness Committee. Locally, he has served as health and wellness chair, lead mentor/coordinator for Hardy Middle School in Jackson, public speaking coordinator for youth and member of the Board of Directors.
For the last 10 years, Fletcher has co-chaired 100 Black Men of Jackson’s annual Scholarship/Awards Banquet, which was virtual this year. He has a Ph.D. in nursing and is an advanced practice Registered Nurse, a board-certified family nurse practitioner and a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
A 30-year employee of UMMC, Fletcher began his career in the Medical Center’s Adult Emergency Department. He has taught students in the School of Nursing for the last 22 years, first in the undergraduate program, then in the graduate program after he gained graduate faculty status. He has been director of the Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Tracks since 2014. Before that, he was the School of Nursing’s Director for Multicultural Affairs.
Dr. Julie Sanford, School of Nursing dean, praised Fletcher’s contributions to the Medical Center and to the community.
“Congratulations to Dr. Fletcher for his generous contributions of time and mentoring the next generation,” Sanford said. “His leadership and service in the community make us all proud and demonstrate the mission of the School of Nursing and UMMC at its best.”