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Franklin County Career Tech Center awards diplomas to practical nursing program graduates

August 21, 2013

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Graduation for the students of the August class of Franklin County Career and Technology Center’s practical nursing program was held Aug. 8 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chambersburg.

It was the 109th graduating class of the nursing program, which has served the citizens of the area for more than 54 years.

Welcoming comments were given by Keith Yohn, administrative director of Career Tech.

The graduation address was given by Dr. Paul Orange, who challenged the graduates to make full use of their senses — light, hearing and smell — to better understand a patient. He said listening carefully and truly hearing what the person is saying will provide a clear focus for the most effective treatment and outcome.

Janyce Collier, the nurse administrator, presented the class to Larry Funk, chairman of Career Tech-Joint Operating Committee, stating that the graduates had successfully completed the 230 day, 1,610-hour program and were eligible to receive their diplomas.

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Faculty members Lisa Mentzer and Deborah Coombs presented the graduates with school pins and lamps.
Awards were presented by faculty member Deb Ramer.

Tomalee Brown of Carlisle, Pa., received the Florence Nightingale award, sponsored by Dr. Orange and Menno-Haven Inc.

The Clinical Practice award, sponsored by Professional and Business Women’s Club of Chambersburg, was presented to Anna Litten of Hagerstown and Angela Roach of Shippensburg, Pa.

Roach also received the Scholastic award, sponsored by Psychological Services Bureau in memory of Anna S. Evans.

The Geriatric award was given to Jessica Rodgers of East Berlin, Pa., and the Leadership award was given to Jessica Kuhs of Mont Alto, Pa. The two awards were sponsored by Sandra Offutt.

Nurse leaders from Chambersburg Hospital and Falling Spring  Nursing and Rehabilitation Center attended the ceremony and were thanked for their support of the program.

The Career Tech’s practical nursing program, on the campus of Wilson College, is a one-year program that provides the theory and clinical learning experience to prepare graduates for eligibility to take the licensing exam to practice nursing.

The program is accredited by the Commission for Education of Nurses Inc., which is the gold standard for accreditation of nursing programs.

It is approved by the Veterans Administration and the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Graduates

Danielle Baughman, Shermansdale, Pa.; Christina Bird, Waynesboro, Pa.; Tomalee Brown, Carlisle, Pa.; Michael Buffington, Camp Hill, Pa.; Misty Butler, Shippensburg, Pa.; Leslie Callahan, Shippensburg, Pa.; Jessica Kuhs, Mont  Alto, Pa.; Anna Litten, Hagerstown; Kathy Miller, Newville, Pa.; Autumn Minzie, Chambersburg, Pa.; Latina Moorer, Hagerstown; Margaret Moser, Carlisle, Pa.; Elizabeth Reitz, Chambersburg, Pa.; Angela Roach, Shippensburg, Pa.; Jessica Rodgers, East Berlin, Pa.; Michelle Schmitz, Orrtanna, Pa.; Nicole Shafer, Gettysburg, Pa.; Hannah Wagaman, St. Thomas, Pa.; Ryan Yost, Greencastle, Pa.; Ashley Zeger, Greencastle, Pa.

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