67th division nursing graduates

CAC Recognizes 67th Nursing Pinning Class

By Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing

Twenty-one Central Arizona College students were recognized as graduates of the 67th Nursing Division for completing the college’s nursing program this fall.

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.

Jessica Hathcock received the Academician award in recognition of her academic excellence. The Outstanding Clinical Student award was presented to Shayla Hauptman for outstanding clinical performance during the program. Savanna Armstrong 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 adaptation 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.

Savanna Armstrong

Makenna Box*

Brittany Burch

Hazel Cowart

Cassie Jane Foster

Yolanda Fay Gauna

Paloma Gonzalez Abundiz

Lana Guerena

Jessica Hathcock*

Shayla Hauptman

Gina Jensen

Jessica Jensen*

Andrea Jewett*

Diana Maribel Melchor*

Crystal Odya

Jose Olivarez*

Obed Pelissier

Brenda M. Sandoval

Wynonna Tesoro-Ressa

Shea Webster


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