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College of Nursing Graduates 89 New Nurses

Monday, May 16th, 2016

The St. Elizabeth College of Nursing (SECON) graduated 89 new nurses on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Of the 89 graduates, 75 attended weekday classes and 14 participated in the evening/weekend program. The 110th graduation ceremony was held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Utica, following a procession across Genesee Street.

College President Varinya Sheppard, MS, RN, and Christine Menard, MS, RN, and Beverly Plant, MS, RN, CNE, deans of Student and Faculty Development, presented the graduates with their associate in Applied Science degrees. Senior class advisors Lara Belfiore, MS, RN, and Jessica Eldred, MS, RN, FNP, presented them with the SECON pin.

Scott Perra, FACHE, president/ CEO of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), welcomed the graduates, faculty, staff and participants. The commencement address was given by the Honorable Norman I. Siegel, chairman of the MVHS Board of Directors.

The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., and registered by the New York State Education Department. 

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