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WNC Nursing Students Honored at Pinning Ceremony

WNC Nursing graduates at graduation ceremonies included L-R, Anna Alauria, Brittney Allen-class…
WNC Nursing graduates at graduation ceremonies included L-R, Anna Alauria, Brittney Allen-class president, and Jennifer Evans-class treasurer)

Western Nevada College recognized 39 associate degree nursing graduates during its traditional pinning ceremony on Monday, May 18, at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center in Gardnerville.

Besides to the traditional pinning ceremony, WNC recognized students for their achievements in the program.

Receiving the Top Academic Student Award was Bethany Hinchliffe. Other award winners were Melissa Trubitsky and Jose Zepeda Barrios, Spirit of Nursing Award; Brittney Allen, Northern Nevada Nurse of Achievement Award; Hinchliffe, Allen, Janelle Martin, Jesseca Pacheco Larios and Heather Palmer, National Student Nurses’ Association outstanding students; Aaron Kanow, Faculty/Student Liaison Award; and Hinchliffe and Keana Grover, Associated Students of Western Nevada outstanding students.

Nurse of Distinction honors went to Cassidy Jost (presented by Michelle Meyer), Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center; Sandi Ellis (presented by Hinchliffe), Renown Regional Medical Center; and Natalie Walther (Pacheco Larios), St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

A scholarship was established in memory of the late faculty member, Sherry Neil-Urban. The Keep Calm and Carry On scholarship will be presented to first-year nursing students in the future.

Dr. Judith Cordia, WNC Nursing and Allied Health director and division chair, delivered the opening statements. WNC President Chester Burton provided welcoming remarks. Award presenters included Anna Anders, M.S.N. and R.N., vice president and chief operating officer at Carson Tahoe Health; Lisa Dunkelberg, M.S.N. and R.N.; Edda Gibson, M.S. and R.N.; Elizabeth Cordero, M.B.A and R.N.; Debi Ingraffia-Strong, M.S.N. and R.N.; and Catherine Fuller, M.S.N. and A.P.R.N.

Graduates include:
Carson City
Brittney Allen, Elena Crandell, Jennifer R. Evans, James L. Hewitt, Danielle A. Jones, Jennifer L. McCoun, Heather N. Palmer, Amanda N. Peachay, Daniel Perez, Marina O. Vyshutina, Cynthia A. Yenter

Dayton
Della G. Morron, Melissa A. Trubitsky

Fallon
Kimberly S. Dela Vega, Stacy M. Wallace

Gardnerville
Tonya S. Ciofffi, Elizabeth A. Eubanks, Hannah L. Gonzales, Stephanie N. Pruitt, Sarah D. Rollins, Suzanne G. Thompson

Markleeville, Calif.
Bethany Hinchliffe

Minden
Janelle M. Martin, Michelle M. Meyer, Jesseca Pacheco Larios, Kathryn J. Schaller

Reno
Anna L. Alauria, Keana M. Grover, Christian M. Jensen, Aaron T. Kanow, Laura M. Kruse, Esther Wegner, Sheri L. West

Sparks
Bryce M. Becker, Jose D. Zepeda Barrios

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
Michelle S. Flury, Lavon C. Shay, Jennifer D. Webb

Zephyr Cove
Maureen S. McDermott

For additional information, please contact:
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Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-3234
Fax: 775-445-3198
E-mail: info_desk@wnc.edu


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