Moon Twp., PA (June 14, 2010) —Heritage Valley Sewickley School of Nursing’s Class of 2010 held commencement ceremonies on Sunday, June 13 at the Edgeworth Club. The ceremony featured keynote speaker Dr. Paul J. Friday, chief clinical psychologist at UPMC Shadyside.
Marilu Piotrowski, director, School of Nursing presented the students their nursing pins as Laura Vassamillet, the chairperson of the Heritage Valley Health System board of directors and Norman Mitry, Heritage Valley president and CEO, distributed the diplomas. The class of 2010 was presented by Rosemary Nolan, chief operating officer, and Dr. Allen Wolfert, president, Heritage Valley Sewickley medical staff, offered congratulatory remarks. The students were presented with the traditional graduate rose by Patricia Hefner, faculty member at the school.
Honors were given to various graduates during the ceremony. Alison Bergeson received the Faculty Award for the highest academic achievement with a 4.0 QPA. Amanda Burford was awarded the Ruth V. Myers Alumni Award for the greatest progress in the program while Katherine Arbuckle received the Flora Guthrie Applegate Award for outstanding nursing care.
There are forty-one students in the 2010 graduating class. The graduates are: Katherine Arbuckle, Mars; Rachel Armstrong, Coraopolis; Edie Barbarino, Cranberry Township; Tammy Bates, Industry; Charity Beegle, Beaver Falls; Alison Bergeson, Sewickley; Tracey Blair, Moon Township; Lindsay Bosley, Ellwood City; Amanda Burford, Valencia; Jim Burggren, Coraopolis; Jessica Carpenter, Zelienople; Melinda Crawford, Evans City; Cecilia Cummings, Beaver Falls; Ryan Curry, Ellwood City; Genna Doernberger, Pittsburgh; Caitlyn Domitrovich, Aliquippa; Nichole Fennell, Wexford; Julie Ference, Canonsburg; Elizabeth Gilarno, Beaver Falls; Angela Harb, Coraopolis; Eileen Harrison, Zelienople; Kimberly Henzler, Aliquippa; Danielle Hoover, Beaver Falls; Debbie James, McDonald; Erica Kuntz, Moon Township; Geneva Lester, Oakdale; Kirk Lombard, Moon Township; Barbara Lopez, Ellwood City; Rebecca Lorusso, Aliquippa; Matthew Lyons, Baden; Amberly Mason, Aliquippa; Danielle Matsook, Rochester; Tyler Mazzant, Freedom; Jennifer Murdock, Moon Township; Glenda Pacheco, Aliquippa; April Sankey, Ellwood City; Lisa Stacey, Ellwood City; Janette Steigerwald, Wexford; Cami Stockman, Beaver Falls; Breonna Tomon, Fombell; and Sandra Wilson, Rochester;
The Heritage Valley Sewickley School of Nursing is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission. The program combines course credits from La Roche College with a wide range of clinical nursing courses, including experiences in medical-surgical, maternity, pediatric, critical care, surgery and recovery room, psychiatric, cardiology, oncology, mental health and rehabilitation nursing. Nursing courses begin in the first term of the full-time program. Credits are transferable to a BSN program providing students with educational mobility.
Heritage Valley Sewickley School of Nursing Graduates Class of 2010
Forty-one students from the Heritage Valley Sewickley School of Nursing’s Class of 2010 graduated in commencement ceremonies held at the Edgeworth Club on Sunday, June 13. The graduating students are: (front row, left to right) Debbie James of McDonald, Glenda Pacheco of Aliquippa, Genna Doernberger of Pittsburgh, Amberly Mason of Aliquippa, Melinda Crawford of Evans City, Jessica Carpenter of Zelienople, Tammy Bates of Industry, Danielle Hoover of Beaver Falls, Breonna Tomon of Fombell, Cecilia Cummings of Beaver Falls (second row, left to right) Alison Bergeson of Sewickley, Elizabeth Gilarno of Beaver Falls, Danielle Matsook of Rochester, April Sankey of Ellwood City, Sandra Wilson of Rochester, Janette Steigerwald of Wexford, Nichole Fennell of Wexford, Caitlyn Domitrovich of Aliquippa, Barbara Lopez of Ellwood City, Charity Beegle of Beaver Falls (third row, left to right) Katherine Arbuckle of Mars, Tracey Blair of Moon Township, Erica Kuntz of Moon Township, Kimberly Henzler of Aliquippa, Angela Harb of Coraopolis, Jennifer Murdock of Moon Township, Julie Ference of Canonsburg, Rachel Armstrong of Coraopolis, Edie Barbarino of Cranberry Township, Lindsay Bosley of Ellwood City, Rebecca Lorusso of Aliquippa (fourth row, left to right) Kirk Lombard of Moon Township, Tyler Mazzant of Freedom, Eileen Harrison of Zelienople, Ryan Curry of Ellwood City, Geneva Lester of Oakdale, Jim Burggren of Coraopolis, Cami Stockman of Beaver Falls, Amanda Burford of Valencia, Matthew Lyons of Baden and Lisa Stacey of Ellwood City.