Highland Community College Awards Nursing Degreespublished August 13, 2019
Highland Community College held commencement exercises for the nursing program on August 9, 2019, in Culbertson Auditorium on the Highland campus. At the commencement and pinning ceremony Deborah Fox, President of Highland Community College awarded 21 degrees to students from the Highland Community College Technical Center in Atchison.
Two students were honored with special accolades at the ceremony: Jamie Ping received the Excellence in Leadership Award and Samantha Holm received the Nightingale Award.
Carina Agnew, Student Representative and speaker from the class told her fellow students, “Go into the world; do well, and do good.” She also replayed the nursing school experience for classmates, friends and family relating that they were the reason for the work and success.
Students read the Nightingale Pledge by candlelight, led by Highland Community College Director of Nursing, Dr. Jane Zaccardi, after receiving their nursing pin. The pinning ceremony is an honored tradition, signifying the student’s induction into the profession of nursing.
Deborah Fox, President of Highland Community College, presented diplomas to the following students:
Carina Ariel Agnew* - Atchison, Kansas
Juana Antonia Aguirre – Hiawatha, Kansas
Kristin Michelle Dickson - Atchison, Kansas
Danielle Marie Galley – Valley Falls, Kansas
Lacey Yvonne Gorman – Fairview, Kansas
Michelle Renee' Gwinn – St. Joseph, Missouri
Samantha Nichole Holm – Bolckow, Missouri
Brittany Nycolle Jones-Dunlap, Kansas City, Missouri
Sarah Jane Layfield - Atchison, Kansas
Brett Daniel Lamar – Onega, Kansas
Sarah Lucinda Ling – Easton, Kansas
Mckenzie Mougey Mason - Atchison, Kansas
Brandi Jo Messman – Bonner Springs, Kansas
Paige Nicole Munk – Kansas City, Missouri
Destiny Lynn O'Donnell* - Troy, Kansas
Kayla Nichole Page – Nortonville, Kansas
Jamie Kayleen Ping – St. Joseph, Missouri
Margaret Grace Porter - Atchison, Kansas
Blake Megan Spiker – Circleville, Kansas
Natasha Lynn Wymer – Hiawatha, Kansas
Daniel Manuel Zuniga - Atchison, Kansas
* Indicates student was on the President’s List with a 4.0 GPA.