Lehigh Valley students graduate from Practical Nursing Program

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Twenty-six students graduated from Penn State Lehigh Valley's Practical Nursing Program during a ceremony held March 2, at the campus in Center Valley. Judith Chermansky, a classroom and clinical faculty member for the program, provided the keynote address.

Practical Nursing Class of 2013

PENNSYLVANIA

Albrightsville

Richard Saldan

Alburtis

Valerie T. Szakonyi

Allentown

Samanta Diaz

Shirley A. Eli

Elize P. Felicien

Gloria Gisell Hunt

Amanda Lyrae Lewis

Ashley E. Ostrander

Lissette Rosario

Bath

Laurie Ann Kirkpatrick

Bethlehem

Dana L. Peluso

Yacelyn Lizette Roman

Catasauqua

Geraldine Squires

East Stroudsburg

Melvis Ijeoma Azubuike

Easton

Kenyon M. De Lorenzo

Robin E. Fontan

Shenika Chontel Gaddy

Neici A. Talavera

Hellertown

Desiree E. Siegfried

Macungie

Brian Eli Flickinger

Jennifer L. Smith

Quakertown

Kamaria Ashani Tisa Johnson

Ericka Ann Modzel

Saylorsburg

Lori A. Moore

Whitehall

Mary Atieno Okoth

NEW YORK

Brooklyn

Tanisha Sylvia Adams

Class of 2013 Award Winners

In addition to receiving certificates, pins and Florence Nightingale lamps, seven students were recognized with awards in the following categories:

Academic Achievement (presented to the student earning the highest overall grade) – Shirley A. Eli

Chancellor's Award for Leadership (recognizes outstanding leadership and professionalism during the nursing education process) – Valerie T. Szakonyi

Excellence in Clinical Practice (granted to the nursing student who best displays a high regard for clinical care and clinical aptitude) – Elize P. Felicien

Most Inspiring (recognizes students who overcome tough challenges and excel despite incredible odds) – Robin E. Fontan, Amanda Lyrae Lewis, Mary Atieno Okoth and Geraldine Squires

Contacts: 

Allison Goodin

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610-285-5067
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Assistant Director of University Relations, Penn State Lehigh Valley

Last Updated March 13, 2013