Newman University honors graduating nurses

May 18, 2011

Clearwater graduate earns top nursing award

Newman University recognized 27 candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the annual Nurses’ Pinning ceremony held May 13, 2011 on the Newman campus.

The event is a tradition in the nursing discipline that dates back approximately 130 years in the United States. At Newman, Bernadette Fetterolf, Ph.D., director of the School of Nursing and Allied Health, places nursing pins on graduate candidates’ lapels as a symbol of their completion of the baccalaureate of science in nursing (BSN) program. The Newman pin is unique to the university, and was designed by the first graduating BSN class at what was then Kansas Newman College.

Spring 2011 Distinguished BSN Award
Jenna McCulley of Clearwater, Kan., center, received the Spring 2011 Distinguished BSN Graduate Award during the Nurses Pinning ceremony May 13, 2011. With McCulley are NU Director of the School of Nursing and Allied Health Bernadette Fetterolf, Ph.D., left, and Newman President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D.

The ceremony concluded with the naming of the Distinguished BSN Graduate Award. The award is given to a graduating nursing student who has a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average and demonstrates an exceptional commitment to the nursing profession and involvement in the Newman and greater Wichita communities. The Spring 2011 award was bestowed upon Jenna McCulley of Clearwater, Kan.







The BSN graduates for Spring and Summer 2011 are:

Yvonne Acton
Chalese Araiza
Amy Borland
Ashley Britson*
Jessica Butler
Joseph Camp-Bell*
Barbara Cheek-Reeves*
Tina Dinh
Natalie Garcia
Serina Hertel*
Tiffany Iuen*
Esther Mwangi
Bethany Rathbun
Madlyne Roberts
Lauren Rorebeck
Margo Stuckert
Shanda Zimmerman

Jenna McCulley

Conway Springs
Megan Silvers

Andrea Braun*

Ashlynn Zerger*

Candace Wright*

Mount Hope
Jason Robben

Resa Dowell

Oklahoma City, Okla.
Andrea Fluke

Shawnee, Okla.
Hadley Freeman*

Enumclaw, Wash.
Shannon Pahlow

* denotes Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society inductee