64th class of nursing student graduates

CAC Recognizes 64th Nursing Pinning Class

By Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing

Twenty-four Central Arizona College students were recognized as graduates of the 64th 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.

Teresia Koinange received the Academician award in recognition of her academic excellence. The Outstanding Clinical Student award was presented to Jaysie Hall-Williams for outstanding clinical performance during the program. Karen Moroyoqui was selected as the class speaker by her peers.

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.

  • Megan Andersen*
  • Veronica Calderon*
  • Teresa Flores
  • Aquera Forquer*
  • Kaycee Graham
  • Angelica Martin
  • Jaysie Hall-Williams
  • Molly Jolley *
  • Heidi Jordan*
  • Teresia Koinange
  • Jose Luis Manzo
  • Ashley Martinez
  • Katie Miller
  • Karen Moroyoqui*
  • Angela Murillo*
  • Jasmine Nava*
  • Darrick Parton
  • Hannah Rodriguez    
  • Krystal Rodriguez*
  • Zuleyma Tapia-Mollinedo
  • Melissa Tiemann
  • Ana Trejo*
  • Quinton Tucker
  • Kelsey Winquist*

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