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Bethel College School of Nursing 2013 Pinning and Awards Recognition

The Bethel College School of Nursing pinned one hundred sixteen graduates during a ceremony held on May 4, 2013 in the Everest-Rohrer Auditorium.  A slide show presentation created by Chelsea Thompson and musical arrangements by pianist Vicky Warkentien, Associate Professor of Music, preceded the processional which was led by Steven Cramer, PhD, President of Bethel College and Deborah Gillum, PhD, Dean of Nursing.  William Klempay, father of ADN graduate JoAnne Jester, read the invocation.  A scripture reading was shared by BSN graduate Laura Hickox and the song, “We Are” was sung by Nicole Beguin, ADN graduate.   Dr. Gillum introduced the speaker, Robert Laurent, PhD, Vice President for College Relations.  Dr. Bob, as he is known on campus, presented “Why Bethel Nurses Are the Best”.  He stated that he thinks a very appropriate bumper sticker would read “I’m a Bethel nurse.  I fight the Angel of Death every day. What do you do for a living?”  A primary reason he feels Bethel nurses are the best is because they include Jesus in the care they provide to people.  Following the address, members of the faculty blessed the hands of each graduating nursing student.  “Take My Life” was sung by BSN students Michelle Busse, Chelsea Davidson, and Jewel Kitsos and musical selections were performed by Anna Klassen, BSN student, and Lydia Klassen.  The symbolism of the nursing cap and the nursing pin was explained by Dr. Gillum.  The members of the nursing class of 2013 were presented by Nursing Professor Sally Erdel, MS and received their pins from members of the nursing faculty and a flower from Dr. Gillum.  Nurses in the audience were invited by Nursing Professor Kathleen Hoffer, MS to join the graduates in reading the International Pledge for Nurses.  Closing remarks were offered by Barbara Bellefeuille, EdD, Vice President for Academic Services.  Blair Carlstrom and Zion Carlstrom, spouse and daughter of ADN graduate Tracy Carlstrom , gave the benediction.

In separate ceremonies held recently, several nursing students were recognized with scholarships and awards.

Sally Torrance Memorial Scholarship………………………………Amy Wildman
Middleton Advanced Degree Awards ………………………Adriana Pineda-Luna, Angie Shirk           

Outstanding Student Awards………………………………………Ellen Day, Anna Tinklenberg           

Inglett Scholarships…………………………………………Michelle Suen, Anna Tinklenberg

Cushing Scholarships………………………………………Darcy Brenneman, Suzanne Caudill, 
Christine DeLand, Stanton Hinson, Valerie Kerns, Anna Klassen, Mckenzie Mallo,
Anne Pulling, Amy Wildman

Nursing Student Affairs Awards for Altruism…………………Tracy Carlstrom, Gwen Craven,
Jennifer Jbouri, Miriam Mast, Angie Shirk, Kimberly Wasserman

2013 Nursing Graduates

BSN Class

Andrea Arias*+
Maria Bangcong*+
Erin Burkett
Michelle Busse*+
Breanna Champagne*+
Katherine Davey
Chelsea Davidson
Courtney Davis

Ellen Deja
Kayla Dirst
Dominique Dvojacki
Kristen Eden
Kristin Forbes
Michelle Friesen
Shaina Glantz
Stephanie Glass

Kayla Grove*+
Rodney Halberda
Laura Hickox*+
Jennifer Jbouri*+
Abigail Johnson*
Jewel Kitsos*+
Jeffrey Kviz
Claire Lyons

April Maurer*
Andrea Miller*+
Regina Miller*+
Landon Oyer
Grace Schlatter*
Jessica Steensma
Jordan Taylor
Anna Tinklenberg*+
Michelle Wilcoxen

ADN Class

Tonya Abshire
Amanda Austin
Amy Barhydt
Brooklyn Bradshaw
Tamia Bridgeman
Tracy Carlstrom
Stephanie Catalino
Brandie Clarke
Christopher Gildea
Erin Goddard*
Sarah Golden
Kelly Goodzey*
Kelly Hattery

Brianne Hershberger*
Melissa Hooley
Jennifer Horn
JoAnne Jester
Pauline Kagimbi
Amber Krause
Sara Kupke
Casey Kurdys
Delida Martin
Melinda Martz
Katy Mauro
Duncan Nganga
Lilian Nhenga

Amanda Nielsen
Kelli Reynolds
Carla Rhodes*
Christine Simpson
Michelle Suen*
Heather Thomas
Smita Timothy*
Nachelle Williams
Ryan Yoder
Sherry Younger

Marla Barber
Nicole Beguin

Ashley Crawford
Ellen Day*
Charity Dragoo
Rachael Emery*
Rachelle Himes
Kimberly Hollopeter
Tyler Peterson
Adriana Pineda-Luna
Angela Shirk
Amanda Stiver
Christopher Valentine
Mariah Weaver*

BSN Completion Class

Sherry Alwine
Gwendolyn Craven*
Susan Devereaux*
Jenny Greenlee*
Hannah Hatch*+
Jean Morrison*
Amy Osborn

Neil Shorb*
Loreena Storer
Kellie Swartz*
Amanda Thomas*
Allison Trundle
Kallan White
Lindsey Barclay*+

Sara Cuthbert*
Cheryle Davis*
Darlene Downs*+
Amy Lubbert*+
Jolene Marvin*
Melissa McIver*
Misty Morris*+

Helen Richards*
Heidi Ruthsatz*+
Erica Stroud*+
Kimberly Turner*+
Kimberly Wasserman*
Theresa Woerdehoff*

MSN Class

Laurie Beck*
Jane Ewald*

 

*GPA 3.5 or above
+Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing 
Honor Society Inductee

Angela Gatto*+
LeAnna LaLime*+

Miriam Mast*+
Katherine Szymanski*