23 New Graduates Earn Nursing Pins from Gateway

The Nursing and Allied Health Division of Gateway Community and Technical College presented nursing pins to 23 soon-to-be graduates of the associate degree and practical nursing programs in a special pinning ceremony Tuesday at Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills.

Toni Schklar, a registered nurse and manager of St. Elizabeth Healthcares holistic health and women's heart centers, welcomed the graduates into the profession. The semi-annual nurse pinning ceremony is a longstanding tradition among healthcare professionals and marks their formal entry into the profession.

Students in the associate degree nursing program who received pins are:

Jamie L. Beagle, Burlington
Amy L. Carpenter, Independence
Justine N. Cherutich, Erlanger
Crystal M. Como, Cincinnati
Janice J. Frost, Fort Thomas
Bridget C. Gemmer, Burlington
Stacey N. Gripshover, Verona
Laura M. Handy, Erlanger
Rachel N. Hardin, Dayton, Ky.
Charlene R. Herzog, Covington
Julie A. LaFollette, Dry Ridge
Jennifer A. Meyer, Walton
Christine M. Mize, Falmouth
Stacey L. Moorhead, Moorhead
Shannon M. Schawe, Independence
Amber D. Steele, Hebron
Kimberly A. Thomas, Edgewood
Nancy A. Wagner, Florence
Kellie R. Worley, Covington

Four students who will graduate Thursday with diplomas in practical nursing received pins, including:

Amanda N. Black , Alexandria
Robyn M. Stamper , Hebron
Alisa N. Turner, Florence
Nikki L. Tuttle, Erlanger