USF pins graduating nursing classes in Fort Wayne


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News release from the University of Saint Francis:

USF Pins Graduating Nursing Classes in Fort Wayne

(January 27, 2015) — The University of Saint Francis held a pinning ceremony for its graduating nurses on December 11, 2014, at the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center.

24 Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates, 13 RN to Bachelor of Science graduates, and 20 Associate of Science in Nursing graduates received their pins before a crowd of 500 family members and friends. Mr. Timm Reed, Assistant Professor of Nursing, addressed the graduates and Sister Gayle Rusbasan OSF, Campus Minister, conducted the Blessing of the Hands. Also attending were Dr. Loraine Frank-Lightfoot, Chief Nursing Officer of Parkview Regional Medical Center and Ms. Jan Biddle, Nursing Administrative Coordinator of Lutheran Health Network, who presented selected students with Parkview Health Awards and Lutheran Hospital Nursing Excellence Awards.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates: Amanda Connelley, Kevin Dirksen, Grace Frankewich, Kelsey Giant, Tatum Kelham, Brandon McIntire, Taylor Morken, Shelby Tapp, Jennifer Crager, Roni Draper, Anna Garner, Anicia Howard, Stacey Klein, Jessica Miller, Emily Park, Melissa Terry, Eric Craun, Gabrielle Evans, Jessica German, Abby Hunt, Amanda Matten, Heather Mitchel, Jacob Shaffer, Alyssa Westrick

Associate of Science in Nursing graduates: Christina Armstrong, Mary Crandall, Denise Hunsche, Toby Lamp, Kyndall Prichard, Kelly Shelburne, Jessica Stuckey, Melissa Balfour, Karla Graber, Kristen Keitzer, Nicole Paine, Melissa Roberts, Heather Sommers, Erin Swain, Johanna Blaettner, Aeli Hartmann, Kelli Kilgore, Shannon Parks, Rose Romich, Alyssa Stout

RN to Bachelor of Science Degree graduates: Brandi Acosta, Christena Ferry, Anne Janson, Kimberly Ottenweller, Michelle Thomas, Melinda Bauer, Victoria Fox, Courtney Khanhphane, Natalie Schipper, Lindsey Edwards, Nichole Fry, Rhonda Metzger, Sarah Spies


About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curriculum for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point, and online. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.


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