Kent East Liverpool Holds Nursing Pinning Ceremony
Kent State University at East Liverpool held its annual nursing pinning ceremony May 11, during which 27 students were recognized for receiving degrees through the associate degree in nursing (ADN) program.
Dr. Carol Hrusovsky, academic program director of the ADN program, presented student awards, including the Ohio Nurses Association District 3 Lori Grenich Student Nurse Award to Alexandria Harman. This award recognizes excellence in clinical nursing and professional awareness.
Latasha Merchant received the ADN Academic Award for highest GPA; Lauren Plunkett received the ADN Service Award and Jordan McGuire received the Outstanding ADN Student Award.
Merchant was also inducted into the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society by Marvine’ Brown, associate lecturer and faculty advisor.
The Student Nurses Association officers included Carsyn Hoppel, Mason Morris, Lauren Plunkett and Brittany Soltis.
The Kent State East Liverpool ADN class of 2023 includes Matthew Armstrong, Racquel Dennis, Antoinette Fitzgerald, Alexandria Harman, Jennifer Haynes, Carsyn Hoppel, Billie Householder, Britney Hughes, Marissah Mahouski, Jordan McGuire, Latasha Merchant, Mason Morris, Gail Petersen, Lauren Plunkett, Emmelea Powell, Amber Salafatinos-Barger, Brooke Sauerwein, Hannah Shaffer, Kaden Smith, Taryn Smith, Brittany Soltis, Samantha Stenger, Amanda Swope, Tracey Tatar, Breanna Westling, Nicole Worsencroft, Sierra Zarnosky
Cutline A: ADN students gathered before the 2023 pinning ceremony
Cutline B: Faculty Advisor Marvine’ Brown (left) inducted Latasha Merchant into the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society.
Cutline C: The SNA officers and advisors (from left) Brittany Soltis, Mason Morris, Carsyn Hoppel, faculty advisor Angela Douglass, Program Director Dr. Carol Hrusovsky and Lauren Plunkett.