Nursing Program Celebrates 36 Graduates
County Community College's Nursing Program celebrated the graduations
of 36 Nursing students on May 16 at a ceremony at Kelsey Theatre.
valedictorian, Jordana LeBlanc, scored the highest class average,
a GPA of 3.9. With a B.A. in history, she completed her studies
in nursing while raising three children. She said the 9-11 tragedy
"made me realize I wanted to help people."
May 2007 graduates numbered 36, bringing the number of graduates
for the year to 78.
Nursing students raised $1,400 through a cookie sale. They purchased
flowers for their graduation ceremony. They also donated eight scholarships
of $100 each to classmates who needed help paying for their Nursing
licensure preparation class. The balance was donated to Mercer's Nursing
May's Nursing graduates bring the year's total to 78. In addition to
its own Nursing program, Mercer works with Capital Health System and
St. Francis Medical Center in cooperative programs.
Thomas Bonacci, left, worked for 30 years as a truck mechanic before
pursuing his Nursing degree. He is pictured with Dr. Edwin Martinez,
Dean of Science and Health Professions.
MCCC's Nursing program
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