News Release


Mount Marty College Recognizes New Nursing Students

Published Date1\31\2013
The Mount Marty College Nursing Program hosted a Pledging Ceremony for its newly-admitted BSN Nursing Class of 2015 and Practical Nursing Class of 2013 on January 28, 2013, in the Bishop Marty Chapel. BSN and Practical nursing students pledged their commitment to the nursing profession - a life of work and dedication.

This year's BSN nursing student pledges include: Zachary Bauman, Sioux Falls, SD; Alexander Bayse, Polk City, IA; Tiffany Bergeson, Yankton, SD; Amanda Bernard, Madison, SD; Kristen Boyle, Norfolk, NE; Bryton Carlson, St. Michael, MN; Jillian Dickerson, Yankton, SD; Sarah Donovan, Gretna, NE; Paul Foss, Yankton, SD; Brittany Healy, Harrisburg, SD; Samantha Huber, Sioux Falls, SD; Angel Johnston, Wakonda, SD; Sarah Kokesh, Wagner, SD; Nick Kummer, Parkston, SD; Ashle Lais, Yankton, SD; Raegen Layher, Douglas, WY; Megan Leader, Crofton, NE; Gina Ludens, Springfield, SD; Sara Means, Granville, IA; Courtney Miller, Mitchell, SD; Lauren Orwig, Norfolk, NE; Ashley Riibe, Yankton, SD; Carissa Scherschligt, Mitchell, SD; Christin Slemp, Yankton, SD; Kaitlyn Smelker, Stratten, CO; Jessica Tant, Volin, SD; Kristie Tessmer, St. Michael, MN; Megan Turner, Sioux City, IA; Heather Weber, Watertown, SD; and Rebecca Zimmerman, Utica, NE.

Practical nursing student pledges include: Toni Haberman, Fordyce, NE; Laura Hays, Yankton, SD; Ashleigh Koehler, Groton, SD; Miranda Kuhl, Omaha, NE; Garett Lohff, Yankton, SD; Alexis Luger, Bloomfield, NE; Sherry Maddox, Yankton, SD; Hillary Perez, Wagner, SD; Dorothy Schumacher, Hudson, SD; Andrea Van Osdel, Yankton, SD; and Jeffrey Veen, Yankton, SD.

The Pledging ceremony is one of commitment to uphold the standards of the nursing profession. It celebrated the beginning of each nursing student's career as a student and then as a professional nurse. During the ceremony, the MMC nursing faculty reviewed the responsibilities professional nurses assume in their practice and the students took a vow indicating their dedication to the profession of nursing.

Dr. Joseph Benoit, MMC President, and faculty members of the Mount Marty College Nursing Program participated in the pledging ceremony. Dr. Benoit and Shelly Luger, Chair and Director, Division of Nursing, welcomed the BSN and Practical nursing students, family, and friends. Readings were provided by Katie Huff, Instructor of Nursing, and S. Sharon Ann Haas, Assistant Professor, while Instructor Carol Stewart presented both nursing classes. Sister Kathy Burt, Assistant Professor of Nursing, and Sister Corinne Lemmer, Professor of Nursing, anointed the students' hands as a symbol of their responsibility to use them conscientiously. Instructor Michelle Rohde led the students in a Nurses' Prayer before the ceremony concluded.