Donnelly Awards Pins to 26 Practical Nursing Students

Donnelly Awards Pins to 26 Practical Nursing Students

Class president Addie Linebaugh being pinned at the Pinning Ceremony.

Twenty six Practical Nursing (PN) students received their nursing pins Saturday, May 9, in a pinning ceremony, which is a traditional rite of passage for nursing school graduates across the country.

The standing-room-only ceremony was lead by Director of Health Occupations Sister Mary Teresa Morris, OSB, 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 had 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.

2015 Practical Nursing Graduates:

  • Amanda Danielle Burks
    Carla A. Cantualla
    Brandy Michelle Lee Coonce
    Sarah Dill
    Shante Ford
    Rochelle Harvey-Acker
    Leandra Kay Hill
    Ronald Gene Johnson
    Ruth Kaboe
    Penny M. Lewis
    Kimberly Lindsey
    Addie Linebaugh
    Mistre Mekonnen
    Na-Keshia M. Mitchell
    Candyce Moore
    Mary Wanjeri Mwangi
    Lucy Nganga
    Eunice Mwikali Ngao
    Josiah Oyaro
    Cecilia Ndanu Paul
    Evelyn M. Smith
    Josephine Chepkoech Suge
    Jennifer Teasley
    Cynthia Valles
    Malythip Molly Vongphrachanh
    Selam Wondimu

Note: We apologize for any omissions due to deadlines. This release should not be used as an official record of 2015 graduates. Please contact Donnelly College's Office of the Registrar for official graduate records.