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Ancilla Honors Newly Pinned Nurses

May 22, 2018
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Ancilla_Nurses pinning2018_1The annual Nursing Professional Pinning ceremony for Ancilla College Nursing graduates was held Sunday, May 20, in the Ancilla Domini Chapel. Though traditionally held in a smaller chapel at the Center at Donaldson, due to the large number of nursing graduates, the ceremony had to be moved to accommodate the group. Patty Moore, nursing instructor, gave the invocation. Liz King, Director of Nursing and Health Sciences at Ancilla College, welcomed everyone to the ceremony. “Traditionally, pins are presented by registered nurses and this is our way of welcoming graduating nursing students to our profession,” said King.

Ancilla_nurses pinning2018_2Students then approached to receive their pins. Student nursing graduates in attendance who received their Ancilla College nursing pin were: Angela Biddings (Gary), Venus Grice (Harvey, IL), Shawniece Black (Merriville), Brittney Harper-Martens (La Porte), Linsey Brewer (Culver), Amanda Haynes (Akron), Joshua Brown (Plymouth), Jacqueline Herrera (Chicago, IL), Nashira Brown (Bloomington), Emily Hopple (Plymouth), Katie Carlson (South Bend), Hanna Hough (North Liberty), Stephanie Crist (Winamac), Melinda Hurford (Culver), Jennifer Cruce (North Judson), Amorette Jackson (Mishawaka), Taylor Davis (San Pierre), Angela Marquardt (Plymouth), Stephanie Eckard (Plymouth), Aaron Mishler (Elkhart), Travis Edmonds (Lansing, IL), Jessica Norris (Monterey), Monica Flores (Delphi), Karen O’Connor (Plymouth), Jerry Fredette (Justice, IL), Teshon Ogundele (Gary), Cassandra Gatewood (Merrillville), Austin Ruth (Knox), Tanya Gibson (North Judson), Sheyanne Scheffer (Rochester), and Jane Sheets (Culver).

Ancilla_Nurses pinning2018_3After the pinning, all graduates gave the Florence Nightingale pledge. The Benediction was delivered by nursing instructor, Lori Huffman.

In closing, King stated, “It is my hope that you now realize all the power you have to change someone’s life by just showing kindness, dependability, and caring.”

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