Molly Anixt Receives Philip Derf Service Award

Author: Staff
May 21, 2021
Molly Anixt
Photo Credit: Arthur Koch

Philip Derf was a student in our nursing program at SF State from 1990-1994 who was known as an extraordinary asset to his fellow classmates. His commitment to public service touched many of the faculty and students. Sadly, he passed away before completing the program. In his memory, it has become a tradition SF State School of Nursing that each graduating class chooses one classmate from amongst its ranks to receive the honorary award aptly titled the Philip Derf Award.

This Spring 2021 semester recipient is Molly Anixt (BSN). Larry Vitale, Community Public Health lecturer, presented the award during virtual Pinning Ceremony on May 21, "Molly, you have earned the respect of your classmates and instructors: throughout the past two years, as a class leader and active Nursing Student Association Officer, as Vice President. You have been a tireless advocate, not only for your own cohort, but for all the students in the School of Nursing. You have been involved with nearly every activity I can think of. Your classmates have recognized this and voted that you should receive this award. I know I can speak for all the faculty and staff that we are very proud of you and are confident that we will be in touch as you support our Alumni Association."

Please join us in congratulating Molly!

Watch Spring 2021 pinning ceremony.

Philip Derf

Philip Derf