Kent State Salem Holds Nursing Convocation, Pinning Ceremony

BSN Graduates receiving nursing pins during ceremonies for the Kent State Salem Campus


Kent State at Salem held its annual nursing convocation and pinning ceremony during which 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.

Nursing faculty and staff at the 2019 BSN Pinning Kent State University at Salem

Dr. Mary Lou Ferranto, coordinator of the BSN program at Salem, presented the 2019 class of graduates, while nursing faculty members presented various awards and the students’ pins. 

Several students were recognized for their academic and leadership achievements. Emily Ehrenberg received the Award for Academic Performance; Brian Cochran received the Award for Clinical Excellence; Amber Stutzman and Nicole Smith each received the Spirit of Nursing Award; and Hope LeBourgeios and Sarah Simballa each received the Community Service Award.

The Kent State Salem BSN class of 2019 includes:

May Graduates

  • Sarah Baker
  • Grace Bates
  • Holly Betts
  • Erika Cash
  • Brian Cochran
  • Emily Ehrenberg
  • Aubrey Leone
  • Gina Moreland
  • Ricardo Perez
  • Samantha Reedy
  • Amber Stutzman
  • Courtney Wagoner
  • Taylor Young

August Graduates

  • Kylie Chaffin
  • Pavin Heath
  • Chelsea Jarvis
  • Haley McIlvain
  • Nicole Stevens
  • Samantha Telshaw

December Graduates

  • Ryan Dowling
  • Kevin Hall
  • Hope LeBourgeois
  • Michelle Santini
  • Sarah Simballa
  • Nicole Smith
  • Rebecca Soliday

Photo A: Receiving nursing pins during ceremonies for the Kent State Salem Campus were (from left): Samantha Reedy, Sarah Simballa, Erika Cash, Pavin Heath, Hope LeBourgeois, Nicole Smith, Amber Stutzman, Brian Cochran, Holly Betts, Ryan Dowling, Gina Moreland, Ricardo Perez, Emily Ehrenberg, Grace Bates, Taylor Young, Kylie Chaffin, Sarah Baker, Aubrey Leone, Samantha Telshaw, Anthony Mazzochi, Courtney Wagoner, Chelsea Jarvis, Haley McIlvain. 

Photo B: Nursing faculty and staff (from left) Sarah Pierce Brown, Sherry DeWitt (secretary), Diane Hill, Mary Lou Ferranto, Cheryl Brady, Phyllis DeFiore-Golden, Melissa DuVall, Krista Hawkins, Lorene Martin

POSTED: Friday, May 17, 2019 08:10 AM
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