37 Nursing Students Honored in March 12 Pinning Ceremony at SCC

March 18, 2011

Graduates of the 2011 Practical Nursing program at St. Charles Community College were honored Saturday, March 12, in a pinning ceremony celebrating the culmination of their nursing education.

37 Nursing Students Honored in March 12 Pinning Ceremony at SCC

Anne Muchunu (middle) of St. Louis gets help from her fellow nursing graduates as they prepare for their pinning ceremony at SCC on Saturday, March 12.

The pinning is a symbolic welcoming into the profession.  At the ceremony, graduates were given the opportunity to dedicate their successes to their friends and family, instructors and classmates.  They also recited as a class the Florence Nightingale Pledge.

St. Charles graduates were Humphrey Kiama, LaTonya Long, Cindy Smith, Angela Warren and Crystal Wilson. St. Peters graduates were Ellen Costanza-Valiente, Ashley Gegg, Kelly Gowen, Shirley Moore, Becca Prinsen, Tonya Remick and Marcus Stevens. St. Louis graduates were Tarra Green, Alicia Howard, Patricia Kabambe, Lucy Karimi, Amos Macharia, Jay Mehta, Anne Muchunu, Kennedy Phiri, Lala Supuni and Tameka Young Johnson. Florissant graduates were Joseph Gathitu, John Kinoro, Lucy Mwangi, Michael Mwangi and Dainah Nduthu. Other graduates include Maryanne Chege of Bridgeton, Jaimie Escudero of Wright City, Phyllis Gachii of Overland, Geniece Hughes of West Alton, Olga Lorenz of O’Fallon, Zipporah Macharia of Overland, Krystal Mikuleza of Granite City, Agnes Nduthu of St. Ann, Lynn Tonioli-Taylor of Wentzville, and Susan Wanyoike of St. Ann.

The Practical Nursing Program at SCC prepares licensed practical nurses to administer safe, patient-centered nursing care in beginning staff nurse roles in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, doctor's offices and other health care facilities and home settings. Graduates are awarded a certificate of achievement in practical nursing and are eligible to apply for the Practical Nurse Licensing Examination.  For more information about the program, contact Russlyn St. John at 636-922-8287.

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.

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