Practical Nursing Certificates awarded June 20

June 23, 2014

Greenfield Community College Practical Nursing Program students will be graduating in a special ceremony to be held 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Main Campus, Dining Commons, Greenfield, MA.  This is the twenty-second graduating class of the program which prepares students to become Licensed Practical Nurses.

Many in the class are non-traditional students who have balanced family and work responsibilities to successfully complete the program.  Some are pursuing an opportunity for second careers; others are furthering their education in the nursing profession.

It is the fifteenth year the Practical Nursing Program has been at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  Classes are held at the Medical Center and clinical experiences take place several local hospitals and nursing homes in Hampshire and Hampden Counties.

Graduates have successfully completed a full-time ten month program administered by Greenfield Community College.  They are now eligible to complete a state licensure examination and to attain their goal of becoming licensed practical nurses.

Once licensed, graduates are eligible for nursing positions in long-term care facilities, physicians’ offices and clinics, schools, correctional facilities and psychiatric settings.

The graduation program will include the awarding of certificates, a pinning ceremony, guest speakers and the presentation of awards in academic and clinical excellence.

Dr. Robert L. Pura, President of Greenfield Community College, will give the commencement address and award certificates.  Student speaker is Francisco Santiago.  Commencement  Speaker is Tom Morin, L.P.N.  Class of ’93.

CLASS of 2014

Derek Matthew Apodaca Greenfield
Christine Chamberlin Turners Falls
Elizabeth A. Desmond South Deerfield
Lucas M. Gary Greenfield
Maureen Johnson Erving
Holly Elizabeth McElligott Greenfield
Christina Faith Millett Greenfield
Sheri Potts Greenfield
Sarah Ann Robbins Greenfield
Francisco Javier Santiago Greenfield
Nicole Talbot Deerfield
Dawa Tsering Sunderland
Kelsey E Waldron Bernardston
Kyle Thomas Nelson Holyoke
Hilary Nicole Piquette Granby
Rhonda M. Stefanelli Chicopee
Margaret Kibugi Ludlow
Veronica A. Mayberry Westfield
Claire Mockler Miraglia Ashfield
Mauleverer Murray Leverett
Monica Rumierz Belchertown
Heather M. Pedersen Northampton
Toni L. LaRochelle Amherst
Anne Marie Lisella West Springfield

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