nursing pinning ceremony

CAC Recognizes 62nd Nursing Pinning Class

By Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing

Twenty-six Central Arizona College students were recognized as graduates of the 62nd Nursing Division for completing the college’s nursing program this spring.

The pinning ceremony, a time-honored tradition of nursing schools across the country, signifies a student’s completion of one of the most challenging curricula offered in higher education.

Pam ChonWebb received the Academician award in recognition of her academic excellence. The Outstanding Clinical Student award was presented to Maverick Oviedo for his outstanding clinical performance during the program.

Rebecca Montoya and Rikki Pine were selected class speakers by their peers. They each reflected upon their journey throughout the program and encouraged their colleagues to make a difference.

The evening concluded with a candle lighting ceremony and the graduates taking the Florence Nightingale Pledge. The pledge, an adaption of the physician’s Hippocratic Oath, was written in 1893 by Mrs. Lystra E. Gretter and the Farrand Training School for Nurses in Detroit.

The following students received their pins and will receive an associate of applied science degree.

Emily Briggs

Jennifer Campbell*

Gabriela Canter*

Boumma ChonWebb

Jassy Darras*

Patience Fenteng

Taylor Fowler*

Joseph Gagliano

Shannon Greathouse

Vashti Harer

Ann Hatch

Patricia Hughes*

Judith Kirkbride

Alyssa McHenry*

Adriana Moncada*

Rebecca Montoya

Joann O’Hare*

Maria O’Hare*

Maverick Oviedo

Rikki Pine

Christy Romero

Allison Tucker*

Claudia Urtuzuastegui

Luz Villegas

Katherine Wallis*

Savannah Willis*

*Concurrent Enrollment with ASU or NAU for a BA degree in Nursing