Practical nursing program graduates 13 students – GantNews.com

CLEARFIELD — The 84th class of the Clearfield County Career and Technology Center’s (CCCTC) practical nursing program graduated 13 students on July 22.

CCCTC Executive Director Fred Redden and Nursing Program Director Tonya Saggese welcomed the public to the event.

Abigale Kramer, graduate in nursing, introduced the keynote speaker: Brittany Rougeux, LPN, director of nursing.

Academic awards were presented by Saggese to the three students with the highest grade point averages in the class: Mallory Smith, Katelyn Coulter and Jerrica Strong.

NTHS Advisor Heather Williams introduced the graduates who had been inducted into the National Technical Honor Society: Jada Bumbarger, Katelyn Coulter, Molly Ertmer, Alpha Longoria, Mallory Smith and Jerrica Strong.

Degrees were awarded by Redden, Tiffany Cover, Senior Director/Assistant Director, and Saggese. Graduates were presented for graduation by Cheryl Krieg, former director of practical nursing, and nurse pins were awarded by Alene Homan, nursing educator.

Nursing educator Jessica Lash led the graduates in reciting the Practical Nursing Pledge. Morgan Smith, a nursing graduate, delivered the valedictory address.

Front row, from left, are: Evette Shaw, Laura Lanager, Cheryl Reitz-Cuneo and Alpha Longoria.

In the second row are: Morgan Smith, Lindsey Bickle and Jerrica Strong. In the third row are: Abigale Kramer, Katelyn Coulter and Jada Bumbarger.

In fourth row are: Tyler Walker, Paige Krepps, Molly Ertmer and Mallory Smith.

The nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education Inc. and the Pennsylvania Department of Education and approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

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