On Tuesday, May 13th, fifty-three graduates of the Saddleback College Nursing program will be honored in a symbolic candle lighting and pinning ceremony to be held at 7:00 p.m. in McKinney Theatre at Saddleback College. Each graduate will receive a time-honored pin, a symbol of a nurse’s service to others, and their induction into the nursing profession.
The welcoming address will be presented by Tamera Rice, director of the nursing program. Renée Cox, a graduate, will deliver a speech entitled “Remember When,” and Professor Christina Bowles will present the spring 2014 graduating class.
The students will receive their symbolic pins from Professors Diane Pestolesi and Linda Gleason, and the class pledge will be led by graduate Allison Kerns. A message will be read by graduating student Amy Buisker, while Professors Pat McGinley and Betsy Brewington assist in the lighting of the individual candles, symbolizing the “passing of the flame” from Florence Nightingale to each nurse. Graduates Sharon Epstein and Gillian Levy will give a farewell address to their fellow classmates, and Professor Jennifer Forouzesh will formally bid farewell to the class.
The graduating class of spring 2014 is proud to include:
(All listed in alphabetical order)
Kelly Brianne Flynn-Bacon, Dana Point; Shaun M. Betts, Dana Point; Amy Buisker, San Juan Capistrano; Samantha Cardenas, Anaheim; Cerasela Casapu, Aliso Viejo; Briana Alison Clark, Laguna Hills; Amber Cloward, Laguna Niguel; Renée Cox, San Clemente; Jackie Leigh B. DeGuzman, Orange; Michelle De Vries, Irvine; Deanna Margaret Der, Laguna Hills; Danielle Dunkin, Irvine; Alicia Marie Dzandzara, Mission Viejo; Natasha Dzandzara, Mission Viejo; Sharon Epstein, Whittier; Jennifer Moon Hurlbet, Dana Point; Travis K. Jensen, Huntington Beach; Raquel Karstens, Thousand Palms; Tonya Katz, Mission Viejo; Sherry Kemper, Huntington Beach; Allison Kerns, Rancho Santa Margarita; Ashlee Francene Krol, Huntington Beach; Kimberly Kruger, San Clemente; Sandra Kudza, San Juan Capistrano; Helene A. La Westminster; Tammy N. Le Stanton; Gillian Levy, Mission Viejo; Lynn Marie Lidie, Lake Forest; Sandra Matheny, Mission Viejo; Barbara Nackerud, San Clemente; Jennifer Thuy Nguyen, Westminster; Sandra D. Nguyen, Westminster; Tommy Nguyen, Santa Ana; Shawn Nichols, Newport Beach; Jacki Nobakht, Mission Viejo; Susanne Palmer, Dana Point; Anthony Palmieri, Irvine; Monica Penilla, Long Beach; Annette Rodriguez, Laguna Hills; Anne Kathreane Angel Ebol Shewmaker, Ladera Ranch; Gina Shioji, Laguna Niguel; Brittany Sloggy, San Clemente; Jennifer Michelle Smith, Mission Viejo; Holly Stamps,Laguna Beach; Kristin Stich, San Juan Capistrano; Dewi Susanti, Lake Forest; Devon Tallman, Trabuco Canyon; Joanna Tang, Irvine; Julie Townsend, San Juan Capistrano; Morie Vahdati, Laguna Niguel; Veronica Valentincic, Westminster; Tiffany Washington, Irvine; Lauren Zenovka, Huntington Beach.