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College of Nursing Graduates 68 New Nurses

Monday, May 15th, 2017

The St. Elizabeth College of Nursing (SECON) graduated 68 new nurses on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Of the 68 graduates, 49 attended weekday classes and 19 participated in the evening/weekend program. The 111th graduation ceremony was held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Utica, following a procession across Genesee Street.

College President Varinya Sheppard, DNP, RN, CENP, Shannon Holtslag, MS, RN, and Beverly Plante, MS, RN, CNE, deans of Student and Faculty Development, presented the graduates with their associate in Applied Science degrees. Senior class advisors Kim Panko, MS, RN, and Lisa Streeter, MS, RN, CNE, 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 W. Anthony Mandour, MD, member of the SECON 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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