clipperBonnie Clipper, of Austin, Texas, will be recognized by Winona State University with the Distinguished Alumni Award Friday, Sept. 25 as a part of the university’s Homecoming celebration.

Bonnie Clipper graduated from Winona State University in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She went on to earn a master of arts in health and human services administration from Saint Mary’s University in 1991, master of business administration in health care from Lewis University in 1995, and doctor of nursing practice in executive leadership from Texas Tech University in 2012. Clipper currently works as an independent consultant, based in Austin, Texas. In 2014, she was selected as one of 20 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows, a highly-selective three-year leadership development program. Clipper previously served as vice president and chief nursing officer at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Col., chief nurse executive at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas, and RUSH-Oak Park Hospital in Oak Park, Ill. She was awarded the American Organization of Nurse Executives Mentor award in 2013. Clipper is the author of The Nurse Manager’s Guide to an Intergenerational Workforce and creator of She has traveled with her family on medical mission trips to Mexico and taught schoolchildren in Costa Rica.