College of Nursing and Health Sciences Recognizes Students for Degree Completion

December 16, 2014

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The College of Nursing and Health Sciences held its Recognition Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 12, in the Island Hall Gym to honor 95 students for their achievements and earning their degrees during the Fall 2014 semester.

The ceremony included the hooding of seven master’s degree students and a pinning ceremony for 88 undergraduate nursing students who earned their degrees. The ceremony not only recognized the students’ degree completion, but also recognized their family, friends, and educators for supporting the graduates during their journey to success.

The following students were recognized at the ceremony:

Students receiving degrees were:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Alexaundria L. Abercia, Jennifer G. Allen, Rebecca A. Anderson, Diamantina Arrona, Jamira P. Baniqued, Jesse L. Battleson, Mary C. Bedynek, Brittany C. Bolton, Adriana N. Cantu, Myranda Casanova, Charlotte K. Clark, Ashley R. Dague, Patricia De Los Santos, Monica Delgado, Leslie N. Dillon, Derek J. Dimas, Kristen L. Dishman, Ashley C. Dominguez, Katherine A. Duncan, Monique L. Edwards, Kristen Eichenseer, Leslie M. Esquivel, Nicole M. Flores, Jennifer S. Foster, Elizabeth Garza, Julia A. Garza, Veronica R. Garza, Scott D. Gorrie, Patricia J. Grady, Rodolfo Grande Jr, Brittanie M. Green, Ashley N. Grieder, Melissa Haffter Von Heide, Marcy Halterman-Cox, Rebbeca Hammond, Arlene M. Higueros, Wendy M. Holbach, Cerita R. Hunt, Anthony Kelly, Jordan A. Laird, Tahera D. Lloyd, Pilar S. Longoria, Shelby K. Lyda, Lee A. Mcmillan, Melissa A. Moreno, Liza Naranjo, Hilary N. Nguyen, Noelia Perez, Omar F. Perez, Loren A. Pineda, Megan Pinkerton, Stormi L. Preiss, Jaclin R. Rehring, Mayra P. Rendon, Beronica D. Reyes, Lindsey N. Riddle, Aricela Rodriguez, Brittany N. Ruddick, Candice M. Rule, Jordan C. Ruppe, Jennifer F. Sessum, Jessica M. Sol, Stephanie M. Sutton, Deanna Trevino, Leonardo Trevino,Collin R. Valis, Jacqueline M. Vela,  Kelly A. Walker, Susan R. Wynn, Michelle R. Zdansky

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences: Stephanie L. Adams, Michael A. Bowman, Alexcia M. Harris, Ashleigh M. Holder, Ashley N. Holmes, Alyssa L. Hughes Cerita R. Hunt, Shyqeri Kuqi,  Daniliz Marrero, Cindy Y. Marroquin, Priscilla R. Medina, , Brianna Padron, Joshua L. Rios, Mellissa N. Santos, Cody J. Stephens, Samantha N. Torres, Tamara L. Vasquez, Russell Vaughan

Masters of Science in Nursing: Jennifer L. Ashcraft, Louis A. Doubleday, Jennifer L. Gonzales, Lisa M. Jones, Tamara L. Rutherford, Camille Sheldon, Ida Terry

Post Master’s Certificate: Dinorah G. Martinez-Anderson

Other award winners were:                                                                   

Outstanding Graduating BSN Nursing Student: Jaclin Rehring, Kristen Dishman                     

Outstanding Graduating BSN eLine Nursing Student: Marcy Halterman-Cox

O’Neil Award for Caring: Jennifer Foster and Jacqueline Vela

Outstanding Graduating Health Science Student: Joshua Rios

Health Sciences Leadership Award: Stephanie Adams

Outstanding Graduate Student: Jennifer Ashcraft

Graduate Research Award: Camille Sheldon

 The hooding part of the ceremony has historic roots. By placing the hood over the students’ heads, professors symbolically welcome them as fellow scholars. Today, the hood’s colors represent a graduate’s university and major. The COHNS hoods are apricot in color.