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Nursing pins awarded to 31 at Frederick Community College

January 27, 2008

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Community College Nursing Program recently pinned 31 students who completed their studies with the Fall 2007 semester.

The new graduates have earned their associate in science degree and are now eligible to take the registered nurses licensing exam. Many plan to continue their education and pursue bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing. The nursing pin is a symbol of having successfully completed a nursing education program and the graduate's readiness to enter the profession as an educated practitioner.

According to Jane Garvin, director of Nursing Education at FCC, most of the new nurses are Frederick County residents. Graduates of FCC's Nursing Program for Fall 2007 include:

Amy K. Andrews, Mollie E. Averill, Brian Breeden, Louisa Chabala, Andrea B. Craig, Sana Fattah, Christina A. Ferraro, Rocky Dominic Gallamoza, Mari E. Grider, Michelle Hartley, Megan Hauk Breeden, Stephanie Hensley, Jenifer Renee Hipkins.

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Rochelle Ivill, Julie Jones, Ashley Jordan, Evelyn Kwofie, Tammy Main, Mimi Martin, Lara McKnew, Nicki Myers, Robyn Namendorf, Judi Norfolk, Nedra Roberts, Ingrid Saavedra, Heather Walsh, Sarah B. White, Saran Wight, Caryn Lynn Willard, Kim Williamson and Dongmei Xie.

Four students were recognized for exemplary accomplishments. The Frederick County Medical Society Award for Academic Excellence in Clinical Nursing was awarded to Heather Walsh. The Frederick Memorial Hospital Board of Directors' Award for the nursing student with the highest academic average went to Andre Craig. The Director's Award, which recognizes perseverance, determination, courage, and strength in meeting the challenge of becoming a registered nurse, went to Ingrid Saavedra. The Excellence in Leadership Award was given to Lara Mc-Knew as the graduate who most exemplifies strong leadership qualities.

For more information, contact Garvin, professor and director of FCC's Nursing Education program, at 301-846-2525.

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