Community College conferred associate degrees in nursing on 18
graduating students in a January ceremony. Presiding over the
event was Diane Hilker, MCCC Interim Dean of Science and Allied
Health. Also participating were MCCC President, Dr. Robert Rose,
who challenged the graduates to utilize their knowledge by serving
the community with skill and compassion, and Vice President of
Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. Thomas Wilfrid, who encouraged
the graduates to continue to seek education and develop professionally.
Nursing Program Director Beth Perkins introduced the nursing staff.
that the shortage of nurses in the region has created a high demand
for MCCC grads. “Enrollment in the Nursing program is at
capacity. These graduates will play an important role in addressing
the community need. We wish them all well.”
to Elizabeth Radice, who graduated with high honors and served
as valedictorian of the class. Also receiving their degrees were:
Yvonne Brittingham, Andrea Epstein, honors graduate Catherine
Fecak, Melissa Figueroa, Vanessa Flesh, Susan Gaul, Maria Gilli,
Andrea Gwynn, Erin Hering, Brittany Laxa, Marie Paul, Rosemarie
Schindewolf, Maria Troiani, honors graduate Debra Vanfleet, honors
graduate Camisha Wedderburn, Danielle Williams and Tonya Williams.
graduation ceremony concluded with a candle lighting
and recitation of the International Pledge for Nurses.
MCCC nurses are: (back row, left to right) Vanessa Flesh, Cathy
Fecak, Tonya Williams, Brittany Laxa, Susan Gaul, Andrea Epstein,
Marie Paul, Rosemarie Schindewolf and Andrea Gwynn;
(front row, left to right) Debra Vanfleet, Camisha Wedderburn,
Yvonne Brittingham, Maria Troiani, Elizabeth Radice, Maria Gill,
Melissa Figueroa and Erin Hering. Not pictured: Danielle Williams.
congratulations to Elizabeth Radice, who graduated
with high honors, served as valedictorian for the class.