Fort Kent native receives award from UMFK Nursing Division
May 16, 2011
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Nursing Division presented Daryl Boucher with the Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award at its Nursing Pinning Ceremony held on May 5.
The Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award is bestowed upon a nursing graduate of the UMFK Bachelor of Science Nursing program who displays accomplishment in the nursing profession, as well as a commitment to his/her community through volunteer service and humanitarian efforts.
Boucher began his career at UMFK in 1988. He is a graduate of the class of 1992. He has an impressive and distinguished career in nursing education and practice that spans more than 18 years.
Boucher is best known for his dedicated service as an exemplary nursing instructor to Northern Maine Community College. He received the Northern Maine Community College President’s Award in 2006, in recognition of his talents. In that year, he also received the Maine Council of Associate Degree Nursing Programs (Educator of the Year). In 2009, he was honored with the Northern Maine Community College Instructor of the Year Award, for his teaching effectiveness, nursing program enhancement efforts, and for developing new and innovative curricular initiatives.
As an adjunct instructor for St. Joseph’s College, he also was recognized for his contributions to increasing access to nursing education across the state of Maine and awarded the St. Joseph’s College Distance Education Instructor Award in 2007.
The consistent theme across Boucher’s work is that he is a leader of integrity-recognized by his peers for community relationship building. He is a highly-dedicated, energetic, respected leader with the ability to quickly adapt to changing needs. He has proven ability to motivate staff, manage finances, and develop and direct policy change.
What makes this award particularly fitting is his professional, civic, and humanitarian contributions to the community in emergency management services, and emergency and nursing education.
He has served as a consultant and presenter, a local dispatcher for the Fort Kent Police Department in 1988, a paramedic, a staff member and critical care flight nurse at The Aroostook Medical Center, a member and medical rescue volunteer leader for the Maine Winter Sports Center, a first-responder to one of his students who suffered a heart attack, and a volunteer for Special Olympics.
Boucher is married to Stacey Voisine. The couple lives in Presque Isle, where they are raising two beautiful girls.
Boucher currently is pursuing a doctoral degree at Capella University School of Education in Educational Leadership and Management with an anticipated date of completion of spring 2012.