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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 9, 2012

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing Graduates Receive Degrees

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing awarded Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees to 62 students, Master of Science in nursing degrees to 13 students during its December graduation ceremony.

 

MSN program students graduating with distinction, along with their hometowns:

 

Chillicothe: Melissa Duhs, Theresa Temborius

Dunlap: Edward Etherton

East Peoria: Stefanie Manley

Morton: Elizabeth Hayes, Lori Wagner

Pekin: Melanie Reeves

Peoria: Diana France, Holly Swisher

Washington: Linda Cooper, Richard Ellis

 

Others receiving MSN degrees:

Glasford: Stacy Wilson

East Peoria: Erin Ziegle

  

The Sister M. Ludgera Memorial Award was presented to Linda Cooper of Washington.

Masters graduates are considered for this award based on leadership as demonstrated by outstanding nursing practice based on clinical judgments; caring patient interactions; and problem solving abilities; or outstanding teaching abilities as evidenced by the ability to meet teaching objectives; providing excellent classroom organization; use of a variety of teaching methods; and, incorporating active learning.

 

BSN students graduating Summa Cum Laude:

Buda: Angela Bickett

East Peoria: Brandy Schierer

Lowpoint: Amy Durst

Morton: Amanda Steffen

Pekin: Jaclyn Kelly

Peoria: Terri Schaber, RN

Irvine, CA: Melinda Leyden

 

BSN students graduating Magna Cum Laude:

Flanagan: Tyler Detwiler

Morton: Robin Strange

Woodhull: Kaitlin Holt

 

BSN students graduating Cum Laude:

Elmwood: Jenny Smiles

Peoria: Tracie Markey, RN

 

The Excellence in Nursing Award given to Robin Strange of Morton.

Nominees must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average and are considered on the basis of involvement and contribution to the College, community, and profession in relation to the following criteria: dependability, accountability, enthusiasm, leadership, caring, positive attitude, and professional role model.

The Nursing Achievement Award was presented to Tracie Markey, RN, of Peoria. The Nursing Achievement Award recognizes an RN graduate with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on the basis of involvement and contribution to the College, community, and profession in relation to the following criteria: dependability, accountability, enthusiasm, leadership, caring, positive attitude, and professional role model.

 

 

Other students receiving BSN degrees:

Bartonville: Karen Reaktenwalt

Bloomington: Danielle Campbell, Rokhia Doumbia-Fortney

Bradford: Meghan Odell

Brimfield: Elizabeth Blane

Canton: Alesa Smick

Cazenovia: Reta Kacir

Chicago: Elenmor Umali Achurra, Kaitlyn Hacker-Williams

Chillicothe: Paula Baize, Cody Gibbs     

Downs: Brittany Roop

East Peoria: Rebecca Griffin, Nicole Hurd

Elmwood: Jarrod Grimm, Justin Grimm

Farmington: Mallorie Menold

Glasford: Bianca Junker

Havana: Madison Donaho

Hudson: Laura King  

Lewistown: Cassi Sweet, Caitlyn Welker

Macomb: Kamie McKee

Metamora: Carly Hill, Ryan Reliford

Morrison: Sydnee Ivey

Normal: Jill McConnell, Kathleen Smith

Northbrook: Shayna Schwartzman

Peoria: Emily Clark, Janie Cobb, Michele Dudley, Britney Durst, Susan Hughes, Nicole McEnroe, Elaine Meritt, George Mullen, III; Mindy Stickling, Rachal Waldschmidt, Jada Warmick

 

Princeville: Sandra Bender

Washington: Ashley Aeschliman, Michelle Armstrong, Hailey Fairfield, Kayla Fussner, Ada Oguejiofor, Robert Roy

West Peoria: Elena Contreras

 

Delphi, IN: Lindsey Sullivan

Lakeville, MN: Anna Davidson

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Shelli Dankoff / Media Relations Specialist
(309) 655-3897