Mount Marty College Nurse Pinning Held
The Mount Marty College nursing program held a Pinning Ceremony for May graduating nursing students on Friday, May 9 at 6:30 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 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: Andrea Adema, Elk Point, SD; Nichole Boyle, Creighton, NE; Emily Jo Bronemann, Harrold, SD; Chelsey Burbach, Wynot, NE; Allison De Kam, Castelwood, SD; Kaylee Fly, Omaha, NE; Lisa Foley, Wagner, SD; Andrea Franks, Yankton, SD; Sara Hills, Crooks, SD; Alison Hoffman, Crofton, NE; Jill James, Yankton, SD; Jamie Jungemann, Yankton, SD; Amanda Klein, Hartford, SD; Kimberly Kokesh, Wagner, SD; Patricia Lafrentz, Crofton, NE; Kelsey Lammers, Hartington, NE; Samuel Lopez, Brawley, CA; Shelby Mushitz Geddes, SD; Elizabeth Oestreich, Yankton, SD; Kari Peterson, Omaha, NE; Deanna Poppe, Crofton, NE; Chelsey Reiner, Yankton, SD; Erica Reiners, Crofton, SD; Caitlyn Roth, Delmont, SD; Emily Schreur, Alcester, SD; Ryan Selchert, Brandon, SD; Heidi Sutera, Yankton, SD; Piper Wegener, Humphrey, NE; and Megan Wortmann, Norfolk, NE.
For more information on the Mount Marty College nursing program please visit www.mtmc.edu/nursing.