Nursing Department Bestows Pins on 55 Program Graduates

May 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

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Fifty-five men and women stood in place, palms outstretched, as nursing professor Carol Winkler recited a prayer to bless their hands.

“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.”

With that, members of the class of 2014 joined the alumni of Niagara University’s nursing program. The annual Mass and Blessing Ceremony took place Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Niagara’s Alumni Chapel.

Following a homily by the Rev. Vincent O’Malley, C.M., the graduates were presented with pins symbolizing academic achievement, scholarly learning, professional dedication and Christian commitment. The pins, received by graduates to acknowledge completion of the program, are designed to be unique to the institution where they are attained.

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Congratulations to the following graduates:

  • Yanisleidy Acea
  • Deborah Adejoro
  • Alexandrea Agnello
  • Amy Baker
  • Payitavi Baskaralingam
  • Jenna Borelli
  • Johanna Boyd
  • Grace Burley
  • Mary Buyer
  • Lauren Caruso
  • Christine Clark
  • Dawn Coleman
  • John Colosi
  • Rebecca Cordero
  • Jennifer Cox
  • Sara Cutlip
  • Tracy Dankanich
  • Caitlin DeCicco
  • Nicole Faulkner
  • Catherine Freeman
  • Courtney Grier
  • Laura Harter
  • Amy Highway
  • Lori Hinca
  • Louise Hines
  • Emily Hughes
  • Stacey Imel
  • Kelly Judge
  • Manvir Kaur
  • Kelly Kennelly
  • Lorraine Kochanowski-Sutter
  • Laurie Laugeman
  • Julie Len
  • Katie Malstrom
  • Nikolaos Moraros
  • Tracy Myers
  • Lorna Mruk
  • Jenevieve Nablo
  • Brenda Nebelecky
  • Brenna Pierson
  • Raymond Priester
  • Brenda Ripple
  • Khristen Rodgers
  • Shannon Seager
  • Jennefer Seifert
  • Jennifer Smith
  • Jenny Stephens-Moulton
  • Roberta Tubridy
  • Megan Upton
  • Deanna Viccica
  • Kathleen Walsh
  • Tricia Witter
  • Gail Wittmer
  • Michele Yeates
  • Belinda Young

The most recent graduates of NU’s highly regarded nursing curriculum celebrated their achievement during a post-event reception at the Castellani Art Museum.

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