SMC pins 23-member nursing class
Graduates include: Dawn Carr, Edwardsburg; Krista Cerny, Watervliet; Mary Clayton, Benton Harbor; Dawn Cook, Stevensville; Angela Debartolo, Cassopolis; Heaven Draper, Niles; Paige Francis, Dowagiac; Elyce Hans, Edwardsburg; Joanne Hetrick-Roder, Kalamazoo; Deuanesay Inthivong, Goshen; Skyelar Jenkins, Granger; Jurnee Johnson, Cassopolis; Kristen Jones, Portage; Trevor Jones, Niles; Larissa Ludman, Dowagiac; Samantha Mulder, Vandalia; Abigail Newberry, Edwardsburg; Ashley Nieder, Kalamazoo; Jay Roder, Kalamazoo; Justine Rogge, Niles; Whitney Tacket, Berrien Springs; Elizabeth Williams, Niles; and Reyna Zamora, Watervliet.
Dean Rebecca Jellison of the School of Nursing and Health Services presented Hetrick-Roder with the Florence Nightingale Award, which embodies selflessness, compassion, thoughtfulness, team play, dependability, generosity and humility, as voted by her classmates.
“This person should have a huge heart and is always there to offer a hand in any situation,” Jellison said.
Faculty members Dr. Debra Green, Department Chair; April Chew, RN, MSN; Jodi Tidey, RN, MSN; Dr. Melissa Kennedy, RN, DNP; Rona Goodrich, RN, MSN; Jeanie Mitchel, RN, MSN, MA; and Amber Villwock, RN, MSN, presented graduates with their certificates and pins.