MACC Holds ADN Pinning Ceremony
The Moberly Area Community College Associate Degree Nursing Pinning Ceremony was held on May 16, 2014, at the MACC Auditorium. Administrators presented pins to 35 nursing graduates.
The ADN program is an intensive, two-year commitment. MACC has agreements with area hospitals and clinics that allow ADN students to work alongside practicing nurses for 16 hours each week during the semester. Graduates are eligible to sit for national licensing exams and, upon passing, are qualified as Registered Nurses. The exam pass rate for MACC graduates is consistently over 90%.
This year's graduates were Erin Blaise, Nikki Chinn, Julie Cluver, Elizabeth Crews, Weiping Dai, Pam Early, Samantha Flynn, Karisa Friday, Brittanie Frost, Lindsey Gander, Robin Gwinner, Ryan Hansen, Monica Hinerman, Robynn Ingebritson, Samantha Ingebritson, Amanda Ingersoll, Zach Mace, Kelly McKernan, Anna McKie, April Montgomery, Emma Moore, Ashley Morrison, Dara Poppe, Hope Rodgers, Elizabeth Schleicher, Stefanie Schleicher, Crystal Schumann, Michelle Sisk, Valerie Smith, Amy Stone, Kerri Stoner, Charity Summers, Lori Watson, and Emily Wood.
MACC President Dr. Jeff Lashley welcomed the graduates and attendees to the ceremony. Elizabeth Crews, Nurse Practitioner at St. Louis-based Med Group SSM Health Care, gave a motivational address. Ruth Jones, Director of Nursing and Allied Health, and MACC Dean of Career and Technical Education Jo Fey presented awards.
Anna McKie received the Academic Excellence Award. Samantha Flynn received the Clinical Excellence award. Weiping Dai received the Tom & Fern Swetnam Memorial Nurse Scholarship. Samantha Ingebritson received the Chris Burger Cancer Foundation scholarship.
A reception for friends and family followed the ceremony.