Thirty-one Northwestern nursing students honored at pinning ceremony

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Thirty-one Northwestern nursing students honored at pinning ceremony

May 17, 2012 

 2012 Nursing Graduates
Following the traditional nurses’ pinning ceremony at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 31 nursing students gathered for a group photo in celebration of their accomplishments. Pictured are: First row: Cindy Wood, Tasha Schaffer, Sarah Beth McGuire, Mariela Hamm, Sierra Elsey, Vickie Bright, Holly Cunningham, Meagan Allen; Second row: Cale Myers, Haley Sturgeon, Shawna Stewart, Revenna Mattingly, Kristin Castle, Samantha Blubaugh, Bethany Duhon, Carrie Abbott; Third row: Dawn Randolph, Rachel Meloy, Kari Knouse, Rebecca Smith-Glenn, Cayla Bynum,Kelsie Blanton, Abebe Aduna; Top row: Cassey Thompson, Raeanna DeBoard Means, Chen Kelly Li, Grant Frownfelter, Brandi Fisher, Christine Diltz, Nicholas Atumah; Not pictured: Todd Felder.

Thirty-one nursing students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University were honored with a traditional pinning ceremony on May 4, the day before their graduation.

Keynote speaker was Pamela Lake, a faculty member with the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Texas, Tyler.

Dr. Carole McKenzie, chair of the Division of Nursing, presented each graduate with a pin and single red rose.
The new nurses and their families also were guests at a reception in the ballroom following the ceremony.

Those completing their studies are Carrie Abbott, Kiowa, Kan.; Abebe Aduna, Wichita Falls, Texas; Meagan Allen, Lakeland, Fla.; Nicholas Atumah, Denison, Texas; Kelsie Blanton, Pawhuska; Samantha Blubaugh, Medford; Vickie Bright, Enid; Cayla Bynum, Enid; Kristin Castle, Jet; Holly Cunningham, Enid; Christine Diltz, Woodward; Bethany Duhon, Enid; Sierra Elsey, Mooreland; Todd Felder, Okeene; Brandi Fisher, Mooreland; Grant Frownfelter, Reno, Nev.; Rebecca Glenn, Crystal Beach, Texas; Mariela Hamm, Enid (originally Brazil); Kari Knouse, Covington; Chen Kelly Li, Alva (originally China); Revena Mattingly, Buffalo; Sarah-Beth McGuire, Blackwell; Rae Anna Means, Enid; Rachel Meloy, Hennessey; Cale Myers, Kingfisher; Dawnita Randolph, Woodward; Tasha Schaffer, Enid; Shawna Stewart, Woodward; Haley Sturgeon, Helena; Cassey Thompson, Enid; and Cindy Wood, Columbia, Mo.