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Graduates of JCC’s Nursing Program Pinned

Jefferson Community College (JCC) held its annual Pinning Ceremony for graduates of the College’s nursing program on May 20, 2010 in the College’s Sturtz Theater. Twenty-nine candidates for the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in nursing were eligible to take part in this special program.

The “Pinning Ceremony” is a time-honored tradition at all institutions of higher education that offer degrees in Nursing. The ceremony is symbolic of the transition from a student to entry into Nursing as a profession. The pin is designed to be unique to each school of nursing. After being “pinned,” each student recites Florence Nightingale’s pledge.

Video of the ceremony (requires iTunes) is available on DVD in the JCC Bookstore for $10.

First row (l–r): Heather L. Bender, Lowville; Erica R. Amyx, Harrison, Ohio; Karen B. Olsen, Fort Drum; Jamie S. McCune, Black River; Pia A. Luedecke, Glen Park; Katherine M. Quiles, Watertown; Rovianne F. Dela Cruz, Calcium; Aileen J. Vasquez, Watertown; Kristine N. Simon, Watertown; Maria A. Moski, Watertown.

Middle row (l–r): Chelan M. Keeter, Watertown; Sara E. Clark, Adams; Tiffany M. Horn, Alta Loma, California; Leanne N. Kocian, Calcium; Jenny M. Scudder, Clayton; Carson F. Fanning, Richland; Laura K. Paye, Pulaski; Christa M. Whitfield, Watertown; Steven L. Andrews, Watertown; Rachel A. Champ, Beaver Falls; Theresa E. Cammack, Carthage.

Top row (l–r): Michael T. Smith, II, Watertown; Hannah E. Booth, Watertown; Nicole M. Evans, LaFargeville; Janeé M. Rodriguez, Fort Drum; Nicole M. Marconi, Watertown; Kirk R. Steele, Pierrepont Manor; Rachelle C. Price, Brownville; Rebekah E. Conklin, LaFargeville.

Photo compliments of Burns Photography, Watertown.