Practical Nursing Students Recognized at Pinning Ceremony

May 16, 2017

Donnelly College Practical Nursing students at the spring Pinning Ceremony on Saturday, May 13 at the Savior Pastoral Center.

Donnelly College Practical Nursing students at the spring Pinning Ceremony on Saturday, May 13 at the Savior Pastoral Center.

Recent graduates of Donnelly College's Practical Nursing (PN) program were recognized in a pinning ceremony on Saturday, May 13 at the Savior Pastoral Center in Kansas City, Kansas. The 25 students joined in a pinning ceremony, which is a traditional rite of passage for nursing school graduates across the country.

The ceremony was led by Director of Nursing Patty Palmietto, who congratulated graduates for their many accomplishments during the 16-month program.

Graduates were pinned by a nursing faculty or a nursing friend from the community who inspired them to pursue and finish the PN program. Donnelly’s PN graduates lit their lamps and recited the traditional Florence Nightingale pledge to close the ceremony.

View photos from the pinning ceremony here.


2017 Practical Nursing Grads:

Mann Mohamed Akil +
Victoria Amoako-Boateng
Rachel Boahemah Adjei +
Trimond Epps +
Eunora W. Griddine
Constantine Jeptoo +
D'Eisha Johnson +
Ruth Kabue +
Line M. Kamtio-Tchouchidjoum +
Sophie Grace Kilonzo* +
Kimwele Constasia Wangari +
Bernard Ikaba Kingori +
Francis Katui Kioko +
Philister Jebet Kitur +
Magdaline Muthoni +
Ndungu James Biringi +
Esther Wangari Njoroge +
Stephen Nnyumba +
Ifeoma Okolo +
Zainab Shemsu Semane +
Ashley Lynn Slater +
Luke Kankam Subin
Mebrat Atanaw Tiruneh +
Alaina Danielle VanderVoort +
Elana Viveros +

* Member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society
+ First-generation college student

Note: We apologize for any
omissions due to deadlines.
This release should not be
used as an official record

of 2017 graduates. Please
contact 
Donnelly College's
Office of 
the Registrar for
official 
graduate records.