Western Nevada College’s nursing program celebrated 52 associate degree nursing graduates during the traditional pinning ceremony on Monday, May 20 at the Carson City Community Center.
The nursing program also recognized 10 graduates for their academic excellence in the program: Amber Hohenstein, Niki Perry and David Owens received the National Student Nursing Association Outstanding Student Awards; Owens and Crystal Hornby were presented with the Nurse of Achievement Award; Sydney Howard, Carlos Rojas, Emily Hannel and Sydney Fuselier shared the Spirit of Nursing Award; Kelsi Kinkel earned the Top Academic Student Award; the Regents’ Scholar Award nominee went to Priyanka Khosla; and Owens received the Associated Students of Western Nevada Outstanding Student of the Year Nursing Award.
WNC President Dr. Vincent Solis and Nevada System of Higher Education Regent Cathy McAdoo provided welcoming remarks, WNC Nursing & Allied Health founding member and retired director Sable Shaw provided the keynote address and WNC Nursing/Allied Health Director Dr. Judith Cordia delivered introductions and a welcoming speech. Class President Kaelin Mejia also spoke to the grads and attendees.
Silvia Arreguin-Garcia, Kayla Nicole Butta, Christa Michelle Cooper, Kristen Danielle Davis-Lange, Marcela Garcia-Baltierra, Emily Ashley Hannel, Kaelin Ashley Mejia, Brianna Eileen Millett, Nicole Jeanette Gail Perry, Zha Zha Jane Purvis, Kevin Remus, Maureen Renee Reynaga, Claudia Elizabeth Rodriguez, Tara Lori Jean Spurlock
Hugh Francis Fonzo, Kelsi Ann Kinkel, Nichole Marie Rogacs
Kayla Rae Braun, Jerri Crandall, Ricardo de la Cruz, Crystal Dayle Hornby, Sydney Layne Howard, Marysol Murillo-Kidd
Sabrina A. Buist, Misty Blue Young Bear
Priyanka Khosla, Danielle Osborn, Amanda L. Sweet
Erica Lyn Baker, Michelle Rose Dermo, Amber Marlene Hohenstein, Gayle Marie Marsella, Bianca Palacios
Jonathan Blea, Elizabeth Drake, Sydney Caitlin Fuselier, Claudia Monique Hernandez, Quentin D. Knowles, Kelsey Chiemi Koyanagi, Logan McClinton, David Bryan Owens, Kalyn Joy Tyler, LaKeya Lynn Washington, Joseph Yeargan
Rebekah M. Henderson
South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
Jasmin Dawn Carlucci, Korrina Lynn Klimek, Carlos Rojas, Tabitha B. Tripp, Sara Winter