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Local News: MVCC Nursing Students Celebrated at Pinning Ceremony

On Thursday, May 12, Mohawk Valley Community College celebrated its graduating Nursing students with a Pinning Ceremony, an annual tradition with historical roots in the 12th century which honors the students as they complete their coursework and clinicals. Individual student awards also were distributed during the ceremony.

The ceremony included remarks from MVCC President Randall J. VanWagoner, MVCC Vice President of Learning and Academic Affairs Lew Kahler, MVCC Dean of the School of Health Sciences Melissa Copperwheat, and Class Speaker and President of the Student Nurses’ Organization (SNO) De’Jah Smith.

Graduating nurses include:

  • Stephanie A. Alexander
  • Shanique Barrant
  • Zoe Bartholomew
  • James R. Bilesimo
  • Catrease D. Bowens
  • Madison N. Brown
  • Yelena Brutskaya
  • Angela Carolla
  • Tiffany A. Carter
  • Mindy S. Cover
  • Sacha A. Del Ra
  • Ervin Dizdarevic
  • Gianna N. Filletti
  • Liliana J. Freytag
  • Crystal L. Girouard
  • Randolph T. Grant
  • Daniel Gutko
  • Jade M. Howard
  • Ashley B. Huening
  • Erica L. Hunt
  • Victoria M. Janes
  • Rachael E. Joseph
  • Wilniadah M. Joseph
  • Rylee E. Kolek
  • Joyce McKissick
  • Yassa A. Monlouis
  • Justin J. Monroe
  • Eric O. Osei
  • Kelsey J. Perrigo
  • Jonathan Rodda
  • Angela Sayo
  • David F. Sislima Torres
  • Adrienne L. Smith
  • De’Jah M. Smith
  • Sarah E. Stevens
  • Kristiana T. Stockton
  • Nedoh Striker
  • Janna L. Sykora
  • Adedamola E. Tijani
  • Miranda Tyo
  • Tyler A. Whiteman
  • Tatum Zumpano

Mohawk Valley Community College, established in 1946, is New York State’s first community college with a mission to provide accessible, high-quality educational opportunities for everyone. As the community’s college, MVCC is committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment. With campuses in Utica and Rome, MVCC is the region’s primary provider of college education, offering 90 degree and certificate options for its enrollment of 6,000 full- and part-time students. MVCC also serves an additional 6,000 people through its corporate and community education programs, and its campuses welcome more than 50,000 people annually for community events. To learn more about MVCC and its programs, visit www.mvcc.edu.  

Mark Ziobro
Mark Ziobrohttps://uticaphoenixnet.wpcomstaging.com
Mark is the current Managing Editor for The Utica Phoenix, and a Central New York Native.
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