Penn State Fayette celebrates graduates at 2019 Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Penn State Fayette 2019 Nursing Pinning

Penn State Fayette 2019 Nursing Pinning Ceremony.

Credit: Penn State Fayette

LEMONT FURNACE, Pa. — Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, honored 30 graduates from the second cohort of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program on May 3 in an annual pinning ceremony.

Penn State Fayette enrolled the first cohort of the BSN program in the fall of 2014, following the discontinuation of the Associate Degree in Nursing program.

The traditional pinning ceremony invites each student’s honored guest to place an official pin on the graduate's lapel while their personal statement of gratitude is read.

Rebecca Ambrosini served as keynote speaker. Ambrosini holds a master of science in nursing and received the 2019 Outstanding Alumna award from Penn State Fayette. She is a member of Penn State's College of Nursing and the Dean’s Advisory and Development Committee.

Kayla Bonus and Abigail Wade were selected by their classmates as student representatives for the event.

“I am so proud to be a member of this graduating class," said Bonus. "I have seen each of my classmates demonstrate empathy, compassion, leadership, and teamwork during clinical and in the classroom. Many of us have already accepted RN jobs in the surrounding areas to continue to spread the incredible, compassionate nursing care Penn State has taught us.”

Participants included:

  • Sarah Anderson
  • Kayla Bonus
  • Nicole Carnes
  • Kayla David
  • Hannah Dreistadt
  • Cassandra Federer
  • Cody Grimm
  • Terry Grimm
  • Taylor Howell
  • Savannah Johns
  • Taylor Kuykendall
  • Nicole Lembo
  • Miranda Lynn
  • Christian McNeish
  • Laura Mitchell
  • Austin Morton
  • Kristin Nedley
  • Alyssa Orndorff
  • Haley Peck
  • Brennan Rummell
  • Maura Rusch
  • Megan Shondelmyer
  • Alexandria Siba
  • Tiffany Templeton
  • Amber Thompson
  • Erica Umbel
  • Summer Volansky
  • Abigail Wade
  • Geriann Wesolowsky
  • Holly Williams