NU Nursing Students Participate in Blessing & Pinning Ceremony

May 12, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

  • Nurse blessing ceremony

“Lord, give success to the work of your hands in the lives of these nurses. Bless these hands for they do the work of your hands. We pray this through Christ our Lord.”

That was the prayer recited by the Rev. Vincent O’Malley, C.M., as 89 newly graduated nurses held their hands in front of them, a symbolic welcoming into the nursing profession.

This year’s ceremony took place Friday, May 12, in Niagara’s Gallagher Center.

Following a homily by Father O’Malley, the graduates were presented with pins signifying academic achievement, scholarly learning, professional dedication and Christian commitment. The pins, received by graduates to acknowledge entry into the nursing profession, are unique to Niagara University’s nursing tradition.

Congratulations to the following graduates:

  • Andrew Allan
  • Taylor Anderson
  • Alexa Andolina
  • Maame Antwiadjei
  • Conor Atkins
  • Kara Barke
  • Emily Baumgarden
  • Elizabeth Beebe
  • Geri Lynn Berard
  • Kevin Black
  • Cheryl Burg
  • Patrick Cannon
  • Julie Caruso
  • Allie Cavagnaro
  • Sarah Celia
  • Felicia Chandler
  • Amanda Collins
  • Madison Cournoyer
  • Grace Coyle
  • Morgan Crisco
  • Erin Dowd
  • Sarah Dowd
  • Emilia Federice
  • Samantha Fedyshyn
  • Katherine Filipski
  • Amanda Gallo
  • Elizabeth Gawronski
  • Jennifer Gayle
  • Erin Geen
  • Bridget Gormley
  • Abigail Grieble
  • Dawn Hayek
  • Peter-Gaye Henry
  • Bridget Hogan
  • Melanie Hovland
  • Concetta Iannello
  • Caroline Jackson
  • Jennifer Karcz
  • Sydney Kligys
  • Melinda Knoodle
  • Kelsey Kobza
  • Danielle Krebs
  • Marymeaghan La Sala
  • Geena Lawatsch
  • Margaret Lawler
  • Donald Learn
  • Renee LeBlanc
  • Erin Leppien
  • Danielle Lewis
  • Therese Marchand
  • Lauren Marilley
  • McKenna Marley-Hill
  • Cynthia Minnick
  • Lisa Morin
  • Theresa Newell
  • Ashley Page
  • Christina Palumbo
  • Julia Pavio
  • Morgan Penepent
  • Emily Phillips
  • James Purkiss
  • Shellee Anne Quaglia
  • Nelson Ramos
  • Alexandra Romig
  • Allison Rung
  • Alijandro Sanchez
  • Jamie Schuh
  • Jennifer Shriver
  • Robert Sicoli
  • Emma Smith
  • Mary Spanbauer
  • Nicole Terrana
  • Danielle Tombak
  • Quan Tran
  • Anh Tran
  • Hilary Trew
  • Kaitlyn Vail
  • Savannah Van Son
  • Sarah Vargas
  • Rebecca Warner
  • Stacey Wekenmann
  • Madison Welch
  • Kelsey Welch
  • Emily Wesolowski
  • Robin Williams
  • Taylor Wolf
  • Olivia Wood
  • Amanda Yavorek
  • Sarah Young

Niagara University’s School of Nursing is accredited by the New York State Department of Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The School of Nursing offers three different degree programs: bachelor of science (B.S.) in nursing (four-year degree), RN-to-B.S. completion program (post-associate degree), and an accelerated B.S. in nursing (one-year post-baccalaureate degree).

For more information on Niagara University’s nursing programs, please visit www.niagara.edu/nursing.