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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



April Azubuike

Laura Figueroa

Madelyn Hernandez

Catherine Houck

Michele Miller



Ana Bernabel

Diane Ensley

Taneah Hampton

Nancy Nemchik

Heather Yost



Mary Jane Schaffer



Deborah Brown

Benjamin Lifschutz

Lisa Lipyanic

April Sims


New Tripoli

Heather Keen



Danielle Saglimbeni



Melissa Muzac



Lisa Young

Pen Argyl

Chrysa Wassel


Pocono Summit

Zorena Jagnandan



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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