With the beginning of the 2015-16 academic year quickly approaching, Donnelly College students, faculty, staff and their families paused to celebrate 13 Practical Nursing students.
A July 30 ceremony recognized everyone from the cohort, who completed the necessary requirements and received nursing pins in a traditional rite of passage.
Student Candice Cruz spoke on behalf of her cohort, thanking Donnelly faculty, family and friends for supporting these students along the way.
"Today, we are where we belong," Cruz told classmates. "Together we've laughed; together we've cried. Most importantly, together, we have made it. I have never been more proud of myself or the other 12 members of my school."
Donnelly's Practical Nursing program begins each January and August; applications for the August start are due April 1, and applications for the January start are due October 1. Learn more and apply now.