Clarion University–Venango Campus proudly acknowledged the achievements of their RN nursing graduates on Friday, May 11th in the Robert W. Rhoades Gymnasium, with the time honored tradition of the Nursing Pinning Ceremony. This special ceremony honors graduating nurses with the receiving of a pin recognizing their nursing position. Members of the nursing faculty are present to encourage their graduates as they enter the exciting and challenging nursing field. Hundreds of family members and friends attended, and Venango nursing students were invited to choose the individual who would bestow them with their pin. The graduating nurses were also given a Florence Nightingale lamp to honor that special person whose career in nursing influenced a dramatic change for the better in nursing practice education. Those nursing students in attendance at the Pinning Ceremony included:
Veronica Arblaster, Amy Lynn Bahurinsky, Thomas M. Barr, Julia A. Becker, Jessica Brown, Doris Byham, Laurisa N. Chamberlain, Tiffany L. Copley, Charity Nicole Crawford, Tamara Curry, Kathryn Fleischer, Tammy S. Ganoe, Erica Lynn Garbarino, Leah Renee Gatesman, Jessica L. Grams, Nicole Hanna, Sarah M. Heckathorn, Lorri A. Hinton, Ashley L. Hollis, Krista Leigh Houk, Colby Hunsberger, Rachel Janosik, Matthew A. Jennings, Kala Rae Joseph, Julie Lynn Karns, Sarah M. Koleck, Tonya N. Langworthy, Terry Lynn Leatherman, Tammy Luster, Amanda Elizabeth Marie, Heather N. Marlowe, Amanda Lee McLaughlin, Amanda K. Miller, Brenda Bacon Miller, Jennifer Morrissey, Joe Obermeier, Brittany A. Olszowka, Kelly Peterson, Autumn M. Pratt, Cindi L. Rodgers, Amber R. Ruth, Joseph Schell, Renee M. Shacklock, Clyde R. Smith II, Jennifer Stein, Valarie Thompson, Rita Walker, Jessyka Wassum, Christina M. Watkins, Sara E. Wolbert, and Kristy Nicole Wolfe.