Harford Community College Holds Pinning Ceremony for Spring Nursing Graduates

Harford Community College Nursing Graduates May 2024 photographed by Commercial Photographer, Robin Sommer of MidAtlantic Photographic LLC

The Spring 2024 Nursing Class Pinning Ceremony for Harford Community College’s associate degree nursing graduates was held on Tuesday, May 21 in the Amoss Center in Bel Air. There were 69 graduates from the program in spring 2024.

The event was hosted by the College’s Division of Nursing and Allied Health Professions with Dr. Rebecca Diaz, Director for Nursing Education, and Dr. Ashley Meisel, Dean for Nursing and Allied Health Professions. 

Congratulatory remarks were offered by Harford Community College President Dr. Theresa B. Felder. Full-time Nursing faculty Alicia Gainey, MSN, RN, and Deanna Garza, MSN, RN, CNS, presented the pins, and Brandi Robinson, MSN, RN, and Dr. Faith Andrews, DNP, RN, CNE, handed the lamps to the graduates. Full-time Nursing faculty Gretchen Mirabile, MSN, RN, CPEN, read the names of the graduates. Full-time Nursing faculty Galen Ziegler, MS, RN, CMSRN, CNE, led the graduates and all RNs in the audience as they recited the International Council of Nurses’ Pledge. Clinical Nursing Faculty Reza Ostadali, MSN, RN, CCRN and Laura Schenk, DNP, RN, CNE presented roses to the graduates. Audrey Dick was the graduating class speaker. Nursing student Megan Ruzek made the closing remarks.

In addition to nursing uniforms worn by all graduates, members of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society and the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society wore special cords to designate their membership. Three students received recognition awards: Nicole Turner received the Maryland District 7 Leadership Award; Bryan Pruner received the Spalding Leadership Award – Art of Nursing; and Katie Mehring received the Spalding Leadership Award – Science of Nursing.

The nursing students who were pinned during the ceremony included Sarah Abdelwahab, Tyona Alston, Angel Lynn Alvez, Julianna Andrus, Hannah Ball, Summer Bell, Ilham Benmaachi, Zachary Blessing, Olivia Borkowski-Johnson, Crystal Buckson, Alyssa (Allie) Carroll, Lauren Caudill, Katelyn Cogar, Aryamar Colón-Pappaterra, Kyra Confer, Mary Crue, Michaela Elise Crue, Drew Davis, Natalie Yotsawadee Dey, Audrey Dick, Brittany Dieren, David Donovan, Victoria R. Ellis, Rilee Fazenbaker, Rachel Freeland, Isabella Maria Glorioso, Nicole Govan, Kaley Haggerty, Majesty Harris, Hannah Hatfield, Blake Hayward, Ashley Henry, Brittany Hester, Britney Hufham, Symone Huston, Brittany Kay Jones, Jasmin Jones, Keirstin Lake, Dee Fraser-Lancaster, Mattison Landry, Ayesha Lane, Valeria Magandi, Jenna McQuay, Monica B. Medina, Kate Mehring, Ryan Messer, Shannon Ey, Zachary Musselman, Christina Nelson, Tabitha Marie Nichols, Reilly Nickel, Cameron Niles, Tabitha Elizabeth Palmer, Tiesha “Tye” Patton, Jessica Patton, Corey Lynn Poferl, Michelle N. Prieto, Bryan Pruner, Dominic Puleo, Sabrina Quinlin, Brandon Reynolds, Macy Rhodes, Megan Elizabeth Ruzek, Kasey Nicole Schlerf, Savannah Six, Jourdan Stallknecht, Lauren Taylor, Nicole Turner, and Nekoda Williams.

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