2017 Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pinning and Convocation

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Salem Nursing Convocation, Pinning Ceremony

Kent State at Salem held its annual nursing convocation and pinning ceremony during which 41 students received their nursing pins and recited the nursing pledge. All are receiving degrees this year through the Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) program on the Salem campus.

Dr. Mary Lou Ferranto, coordinator of the BSN program at Salem, presented the 2017 class of graduates, while nursing faculty members presented various awards and the students’ pins. Special guests included Dr. David Dees, dean of the Kent State Salem Campus; Dr. Celeste Oprean, assistant dean; and Dr. Barbara Broome, dean of the Kent State University College of Nursing.

Six students were recognized for their academic and leadership achievements. Meredith Polen received the Award for Academic Performance; Mackenzie Mulligan received the Award for Clinical Excellence; Caitlyn Coler received the Spirit of Nursing Award; Candace Hernandez and Carlye Hernandez each received the Community Service Award; and Ashley Mesmer received the Nursing Leadership Award.

The Kent State Salem BSN class of 2017 includes May and August graduates.

May graduates are Skilar Andrews, John Baker, Hunter Black, Caitlyn Coler, Ryan Haupt, Candace Hernandez, Carlye Hernandez, Cristin Hyland, Shannon Jurjavic, Rachel Mansfield, Stacie McMannis, Ashley Mesmer, Sarah Morrell, Mackenzie Mulligan, Megan Pearce, Meredith Polen, Noelle Poole, Erica Sanor, Amber Shrigley, Alexis Volino and Cassidy Yoder.

August graduates include Kathleen Adkins, Gabriella Alvarez, Maria Bush, Mackenzie Dolhun, Megan Gibbons, Kayla Handy, Chelsea Hunter, Austin Jeffers, Anthony Koch, Kathleen Liga, Allison Oliver, Chandler Ott, Charmi Patel, Diandra Pavelko, Brittany Sano, Caitlyn Seskey, Erika Thomas, Ciara Williams, Connor Yeagley and Sara Zura.

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PHOTO: Receiving nursing pins during ceremonies for the Kent State Salem Campus were (in no order): Kathleen Adkins, Gabriella Alvarez, Skilar Andrews, John Baker, Hunter Black, Maria Bush, Caitlyn Coler, Mackenzie Dolhun, Megan Gibbons, Kayla Handy, Ryan Haupt, Candace Hernandez, Carlye Hernandez, Chelsea Hunter, Cristin Hyland, Austin Jeffers, Shannon Jurjavic, Anthony Koch, Kathleen Liga, Rachel Mansfield, Stacie McMannis, Ashley Mesmer, Sarah Morrell, Mackenzie Mulligan, Allison Oliver, Chandler Ott, Charmi Patel, Diandra Pavelko, Megan Pearce, Meredith Polen,Kent State at Salem held its annual nursing convocation and pinning ceremony during which 41 students received their nursing pins and recited the nursing pledge. All are receiving degrees this year through the Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) program on the Salem campus.

POSTED: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 2:43pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 2:43pm