Dr. Lolita B. Bryant, DNP, MSN-NE, Receives Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award.

February 09, 2022
Lolita Bryant

Dr. Lolita Bryant’s contributions to UNCW go beyond her role as an alumna and faculty member in the College of Health and Human Services School of Nursing. She has also supported fellow Seahawks as a mentor and donor.

Recently, she established the Dr. Lolita B. Bryant, Abram Bishop and Family Endowed Scholarship for Diversity in Nursing to honor her great-great-grandfather, Abram Bishop. His former homestead was once located where UNCW’s Trask Coliseum now stands.

Dr. Bryant received the UNCW School of Nursing Outstanding Alumni of the Year Award in 2010 for her commitment and contributions to the university. In 2011, she received the UNCW Graduate Student Achievement Award. She was recognized by the Gardner-Webb University Hunt School of Nursing during its celebration of National Nurses Month in 2020.

Her volunteer service includes past member of the UNCW Alumni Board of Directors, past president of the UNCW African American Graduate Association and past chair of the Alumni Scholarship and Awards committee. Dr. Bryant serves on the Postpartum Depression Task Force, is the coordinator for Postpartum Support International for New Hanover and Brunswick Counties and is a member of the Cape Fear Garden Club, where she has served on the diversity and inclusion, “Birds and Butterflies” and scholarship committees. She has also served on numerous committees at Novant-New Hanover Regional Medical Center during her 38-year tenure at the hospital.

Dr. Bryant is a clinical instructor in UNCW’s School of Nursing and a patient safety coordinator at Novant-NHRMC. She received her associate’s degree in nursing from James Sprunt Community College and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from UNCW. In 2020, she completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Gardner-Webb University.

Congratulations Dr. Bryant!