On Tuesday, May 15th at 7:00 p.m., 52 graduates of the Saddleback College nursing program will be honored with a traditional candlelight pinning ceremony held at McKinney Theatre at Saddleback College.
The ceremony will begin with a welcome from Tammy Rice, assistant dean of health sciences and human services and director of the college’s nursing program. Graduating student Ed Page will give the “Remember When” speech. Professor Diane Pestolesi will then formally present the class. Professors Phillis Kucharski and Pat McGinley will honor each graduate with the time-honored nursing pin, a symbol of a nurse’s service to others, and their induction into the nursing profession.
Graduating student Emily Crick will present the class pledge, which will be followed by acknowledgements from Rice. Graduating student Barbara Wright will give the Farewell Address to represent the end of their journey as students and the beginning of their journeys as nurses.
Saddleback College Professors Betsy Brewington and Janine O’Buchon, together with graduating student Tasha Gates, will preside over a candle lighting ceremony, which has symbolized the passing of knowledge from one generation to the next since Florence Nightingale first brought enlightenment to the nursing profession in the 19th century.
The graduating class of Spring 2012 is proud to include:
(All listed in alphabetical order with their city)
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Amy Antimone, San Clemente; Teri Basil, San Diego; Heather Browning, Aliso Viejo; Jeanette Burridge, Costa Mesa; Ann Cardoza, Dana Point; Tiffany Cohrs, Irvine; Elizabeth Collé, Irvine & Westminster; Ji Constan, Aliso Viejo; Emily Crick, Santa Barbara; Gina Crone, Wausau, WI; Sarah Constantino Diamsay , Mission Viejo; Casey Randall Duvall, Huntington Beach; Kasey Flavin, Huntington Beach; Nadia Garcia, Long Beach; Tasha Gates, Corona Del Mar; Michelle Grondorf, Murrieta; Khanh Hager, Laguna Hills; Rebecca Mary Handley, Anaheim; Aliona Telechi Hefferan, Laguna Beach; Darci Iverson, San Diego; Janelle Lamas, Mission Viejo; Kelli Liniger, Huntington Beach; Callie Lippard, Cypress; Danielle McGowen, Mission Viejo; Elizabeth Moore, Anaheim; Maureen Linehan, Rossmoor; Sarah Nakawaki, Costa Mesa; Karen Nicholas, Santa Rosa; David Ochoa, Menifee; Irene Ontiveros, Laguna Hills; Ed Page, Carlsbad; Tom Pham, Aliso Viejo; Amanda Phillips, Kirkland, WA; Danielle Reaves, Yorba Linda; Gwynne Reid, Malone, NY; Andy Rubio, Long Beach; Eden Grace Ruiz, Orange; Johanna Savage, San Clemente; Julia Schrofer, San Clemente; Shannon H. Sicat, Santa Ana; Kimberly Stidd, Rancho Santa Margarita; Erinn Stine, Claremont; Lisa Michelle Suemnick, Orange; Laura Swope, Newport News, VA; Anna Thai, Orange; Elaine Trinidad, Laguna Niguel; Christopher John L. Ty, Chino Hills; Kate Vachirawongsakorn, Ladera Ranch; Lisa Valentincic, Westminster; Monica Warrick, Costa Mesa; Jennifer Williams, Montclair, VA; Barbara Wright, Dove Canyon.