Event Date

May 23, 2011

Hold Traditional Pinning Ceremony

Nursing Graduates Celebrate Success

Western Nevada College honored 37 associate degree nursing graduates during a traditional nurse pinning ceremony, Sunday, May 22, at the Carson Nugget in Carson City.

Several graduates were recognized with achievement awards, including Rachael Clark, Academic Award and Nevada Student Nurse of Achievement Award; Teresa Collier, WNC Spirit of Nursing Award; Rachelle Pakes and Sarah Thompson, Associated Students of Western Nevada Outstanding Student of the Year-Nursing Award; and Courtney Wilson and Laureen T.C. Mesa, National Student Nursing Association Outstanding Student Award.

Graduates acknowledged those who supported them while they were students, emphasizing that the time and effort it takes to achieve a nursing degree is made possible through the encouragement of family and friends.

Courtney Wilson expressed her appreciation saying, "Today marks the end of a very important journey in my life, one that I couldn't have made it through with out the love and support of my family and friends."

Twenty-one of the graduates will enter directly into the northern Nevada work force at Carson Tahoe Medical Center, Sierra Surgery, Renown Health, or Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. Thirty of the graduates plan to pursue a bachelor's degree and/or master's degree in nursing.

2011 Nursing Graduates
Shiva Adham, Melissa Artzer, Amy Aspenleiter, Victoria Bennett, Jessica Bowman, Jamie Bravo, Kelly Brown, Keith Carlson, Laura Carmona, Rachael Clark, Megan Clemmer, Teresa Collier, Sara Escobedo, Sara Horat, Jamee Jackson, Yvonne Jadrnicek, Bethany Kell, Jessica Largent, Sara Lombardi, Jessica Manskie, Jesse Marcotte, Marjorie Masters, Laureen Mesa, Shaelynn Morris, Rachelle Pakes, Marianne Seymour, Lisa Shapiro, Riley Smith, Jr., Leah Southern, Patricia St. George, Victoria Stone, Sarah Thompson, Jamie Ucci, Brenda Wells, Brenda Whittington, Courtney Wilson, Kendra Yates

Press Release: May 26, 2011


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