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Local students graduate from Practical Nursing Program

2011 LPN Graduates Group Photo
9/21/2011 —

Twenty-three students graduated from Penn State Lehigh Valley's Practical Nursing Program during a ceremony held at 6 p.m., Sept. 15  at the campus in Center Valley. Gary Guldin, R.N., MSN, Ed.M., director of nursing at Phoebe Home Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Allentown, provided the keynote address.

 

Practical Nursing Class of 2011

 

Allentown

April Azubuike

Laura Figueroa

Madelyn Hernandez

Catherine Houck

Michele Miller

 

Bethlehem

Ana Bernabel

Diane Ensley

Taneah Hampton

Nancy Nemchik

Heather Yost

 

Bath

Mary Jane Schaffer

 

Easton

Deborah Brown

Benjamin Lifschutz

Lisa Lipyanic

April Sims

 

New Tripoli

Heather Keen

 

Quakertown

Danielle Saglimbeni

 

Palmer

Melissa Muzac

 

Palmerton

Lisa Young

Pen Argyl

Chrysa Wassel

 

Pocono Summit

Zorena Jagnandan

 

Slatington

Amanda Andrews

Susan Maikits

 

In addition to receiving certificates and pins, four students were recognized with awards in the following categories:

 

Academic Achievement (presented to the student earning the highest overall grade-point average) – Nancy Nemchik

 

Chancellor's Award for Leadership (recognizes outstanding leadership and professionalism during the nursing education process) – Benjamin Lifschutz and Mary Jane Schaffer

 

Excellence in Clinical Practice (granted to the nursing student who best displays a high regard for clinical care and clinical aptitude) – Heather Keen

 

Most Compassionate (presented to the student who displays exceptional emotional capacities of empathy and sympathy for others) – Nancy Nemchik

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