CLEARFIELD – The 77th class of the Clearfield County Career & Technology Center’s (CCCTC) Practical Nursing Program graduated 32 students on July 25.
Elizabeth Frankhouser, CCCTC executive director, welcomed the audience to the event. James McDonald, nursing student, introduced the commencement speaker, Lori Jamison, RN, NHA, executive director at DuBois Nursing Home.
Academic awards were presented by Cheryl Krieg, nursing program director, to the three students with the highest grade point averages in the class: Caroline Stevens, Lynn Moore and April Gardner. Certificates of perfect attendance were awarded to Josie Eamigh and Samantha Yarger.
Three graduates were recognized as members of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS): Lynn Moore, Amber Shephard and Caroline Stevens.
April Gardner, nursing student, presented donations from the graduating class to the families of Allison Colna and Brody Lanich. Diplomas were awarded by Dr. Gregg Paladina, superintendent of record, and Frankhouser.
Graduates were presented for graduation by Tonya Saggese, nursing instructor, and nursing pins were awarded by Alene Homan, nursing instructor.
Barbara Smith, nursing instructor, led the graduates in reciting the Practical Nursing Pledge. Sara McClafferty and Brittany Rougeux, nursing students, provided the farewell address.
In the front row, from left, are: Natasha Kirk, Amanda Czar, Savannah Farley, Geri Bressler, Emily Callahan and Savannah Graham.
In the second row, from left, are: Michelle Peoples, Amber Shephard, Nicole Patrick, Jenny Peters and Samantha Yarger.
In the third row, from left, are: Ashley Good, Rebecca Cortina, Amanda Caskey, Sara McClaffety and Olivia Cline.
In the fourth row, from left, are: Savannah Johnson, BaileyAnn Keith, Josie Eamigh, Kayla Zerby and Katie Ward.
In the fifth row, from left, are: Caroline Stevens, Mia Guy, April Gardner, Lindsey Price and Lynn Moore.
In the sixth row, from left, are: Christina Esposti, Brittany Rougeux, Doug Belgin, James McDonald, Chad McHenry and Brittany Lansberry.
The nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc. and Pennsylvania Department of Education and approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.