Annual Nursing Dedication Ceremony

Sixty-one Bethel College nursing students recently were dedicated to the profession of nursing during a candlelight ceremony in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel Fine Arts Center Auditorium. The January 24 event marked the students' successful completion of the first intensive course in nursing, Nursing Fundamentals. The group included both Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students from Bethel's Mishawaka campus and from the off-site campus at Ancilla College in Donaldson, IN.  Participating were 12 BSN students and 32 ADN students from the Bethel campus and 17 ADN students from the Ancilla campus, who will graduate in 2005 and 2006.

The president of Bethel College, Dr. Norman Bridges, initiated the proceedings.  Kathy Hoffer, RN, MS, nursing professor was the keynote speaker, presenting, "Who Made the Footprints?"

Those students who were recognized and their hometowns are as follows:

Associate Degree in Nursing Class of 2005

INDIANA
Argos              
Amber Buchanan

Bourbon            
Abby Mangun

Bremen          
Imelda Godbold, Doug Houser,

Bristol          
Marie Newman

Claypool          
Gwendolyn Deneve

Culver            
Brandi Richard

Elkhart            
Paula Beachey, Paul Kuria, Victoria Lung,
Jennifer Rose, Carla Virrill

Etna Green          
Angela Rice

Fort Wayne          
April Bleijerveld

Goshen              
Rachael Beaver, Marcia Putz, Jill Rohrer

Granger            
Madeline Brown, Marianne Costin          

Knox              
Dawn Thompson

Lakeville          
Tina Roach, Jamie Van Rassen

Mishawaka          
Roger Gower, Wanita Graber,
Mary Maguire, Kathleen Zavin

Osceola            
Kelly Breden

Pierceton          
Amanda Zajicek

Plymouth            
Kizzy Isom, Janelle Johnson,
Kalin Lunetta, Angela Vegso

Rochester          
Rachel Rogers

South Bend          
Jennifer Abrahams, Shalaunda Jones,
Flora Mashibe, Dorcas Muiru, Jennifer O'Blenis,
Marsha Reaves, Cheri Sarasin, Holly Stock

Tippecanoe          
Angela Oldham

Warsaw              
Jamie Sumwalt, Melissa Willard

Winamac            
Paula Boisvert            
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Buchanan            
Darnise Vaughn

Edwardsburg        
Cynthia Jackson

Niles              
Heather Gregor

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Class of 2006

INDIANA
Bremen              
Erica Root

Fairland            
Natalie Brown

Goshen              
Hannah Singley, Molly Wade

Kokomo            
Derek Yoder

Madison            
Janelle Yoder

Osceola          
Tina Cable

South Bend          
Daniel Njenga, Lori Whaley

Other States
Clark, SD          
Heather Bowers

Other Countries
Quito, Ecuador      
Eileen Marx

Les Mureaux, France
Simeon Heckman