Carolyn Snyder

Carolyn Snyder, left, accepts a State Health Commissioner Award for Excellence in Public Health Thursday from State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box in Greenwood.

Lifelong Crawfordsville resident Carolyn Snyder was honored by Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box at the Indiana Immunization Coalition’s year-end meeting in Greenwood on Dec. 13. Snyder was presented with the State Health Commissioner Award for Excellence in Public Health.

Snyder retires this month after many years serving as executive director for the Indiana Association of School Nurses. She is known throughout Indiana as a tremendous advocate for children’s health.

Snyder has dedicated her life to public health, starting as a school nurse for North Montgomery Schools early in her career. She was a founder of Christian Nursing Service in 1968. CNS has become the Dr. Mary Ludwig Free Clinic, which still provides health and dental care to Montgomery County residents today. Snyder continues to volunteer there, coordinating the clinical volunteers.

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