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Mount Marty Nurse Pinning Held


Published Date5\22\2012
The Mount Marty College nursing program held a Pinning Ceremony for May and December graduating nursing students on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the college's Marian Auditorium.

Established in 1986, Mount Marty's Pinning Ceremony acknowledges the achievement of the graduating seniors and their transition from a student role to a professional role. The nurse's pin represents the philosophy of the school and of the nursing program, and its presentation signifies a sending forth or commissioning of the students to begin their nursing careers as graduates of MMC.

Tradition defines that the nursing pin is unique to the nursing program from which the student graduates. In the past, a nurse's cap and pin represented the school from which he or she attended. Today, Mount Marty’s pin remains as the lone symbol of their education.

Each element of the MMC nursing pin represents an aspect of the nurse’s dedication. Mount Marty's pin is a black shield on gold with a white cross embedded on the shield. The modified Benedictine cross represents a crossroads of ideas and also depicts the ultimate aim of the college: to form persons in the Spirit of Christ with apostolic zeal for the world-wide work of restoring all things for Christ.

Mount Marty College Nursing Program is proud to acknowledge this year's May nursing graduates: April Barrett, Vermillion, SD; Jacqueline Barritt, Norfolk, NE; Emily Bartunek, Avon, SD; Amanda Beehler, Delmont, SD; Kathryn Breuer, Madison, SD; Brittany Bruns, Elko, NV; Jennifer Duff, Clearwater, NE; James Fillaus, Yankton, SD; Rachel Frickel, Atkinson, NE; Kristen Grassa, Tea, SD; Theresa Hendrickson, Flandreau, SD; Jenna Hernandez Lucas, Mission, SD; Jennifer Jerdee, Sioux City, IA; Jodi Johnson, Oxford, NE; Jessica Jurgensen, Vermillion, SD; Kaylea Karst, Castlewood, SD; Emily Kelley, Norfolk, NE; Kristin Keszler, Sturgis, SD; Titus Kosgei, Eldoref, Africa; Alexandra Mika, Yankton, SD; Morgan Miralles, Crofton, NE; Jarod Myer, Yankton, SD; Alicia Pick, Sioux City, IA; Megan Poppe, Avon, SD; Paige Rechtenbaugh, Hartford, SD; Diane Reiman, Verdigre, NE; Ashley Ruhaak, Vermillion, SD; JoAnn Sahagun, Bloomfield, NE; Sally Schwedhelm, Hoskins, NE; Atlanta Sechser, Hartford, SD; Audra Smith, Yankton, SD; Maria Stelter, Yankton, SD; Amanda Uthe, Madison, SD; Jenna Van Heek, Crofton, NE; Jami Vander Broek, Canton, SD; Jessica Weitgenant, Worthington, MN; Debra Williams, Yankton, SD.

Mount Marty College Nursing Program is proud to acknowledge this year's December nursing graduates: Alexis Campbell, Yankton, SD; Melanie Pinkerton, Yankton, SD.

For more information on the Mount Marty College nursing program please visit our MMC Nursing site.