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Bottom row: (l-r) Mia M. Farrell-Ramirez, Calcium, Angelica Amber Souther, Evans Mills, Carla Ann Brown, Henderson, Shannon L. Moss, Fort Drum, Lindsey Mae Lockerbie, Adams, Eva Holly Jane Brower, Theresa, Lauren Elizabeth Stone, Watertown
Second row: (l-r) Lindsay Lee Sedler, Pulaski, Calie Raye Fulmer, Dexter, Christian Patrick Colvard, Carthage
Third row: (l-r) Stephanie Jean Nadelen, Rodman, Breanna Elizabeth Knapp, Calcium, Nichole Lynn Sweeny, Carthage, Kasandra Leahanna Keene, Watertown, Amanda Lynn Matthews, Clayton
Top row: (l-r) Casey George Oryan Haughton, Clayton, Janelle Ashley Carlton, Cape Vincent, Olin Lee Warren, Watertown, Lindsey Jean Cougler-Bouchey, Heuvelton
Jefferson Community College (JCC) held its annual Pinning Ceremony for weekend option graduates of the College’s nursing program on Monday, December 19, 2022. The ceremony was held in the Robert R. and Jean S. Sturtz Theater and livestreamed on the College’s website. Nineteen candidates for the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in nursing were eligible to take part in the pinning ceremony.
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.
During the Pinning Ceremony, JCC nursing students were honored for their outstanding achievements with the presentation of various awards.
Lindsey Jean Cougler-Bouchey, Heuvelton, is the recipient of the Donald and Madalyne Hess Excellence in Nursing Award. This award is bestowed upon a graduating senior of the Weekend Scholar Nursing Program who demonstrated excellence in both the classroom and clinical area and will continue to hold the standards of the profession in high regard and be committed to providing excellent patient care.
The Mercy Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Award, established to honor a senior nursing student who exemplifies excellence in caring and providing service to the sick, was awarded to Lindsey Mae Lockerbie, Adams.
Eva Holly Jane Brower, Theresa, is the recipient of the Samaritan Medical Center HEART Award which recognizes a student who consistently incorporates compassion and comfort measures during their care for patients.
The Marion Brennan Personal Growth in Nursing Award, bestowed upon an individual who consistently strives to continue his/her education in nursing while meeting many challenges of personal stressors nevertheless persevering in the nursing program, was awarded to Casey George Oryan Haughton, Clayton.
Featured Honors Program Student Asia Rutherford
Asia J. Rutherford, Watertown, is the featured Jefferson Community College (JCC) Honors Program student for the month of February 2023.