Beebe School of Nursing Celebrated Class of 2005 Graduation
The Beebe School of Nursing recently celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2005 at Eagles Nest Fellowship Church in Milton.
Dr. Marge White, Vice President of Patient Care Services was the honored commencement speaker, challenging the 21 graduates to tell their story and to love what they do. Nicole Fisher, president of the class of 2005, shared class reflections and thanks, and Class Vice President Kenna Murray paid tribute to family and friends, using video presentations to capture these memories and appreciation. Dana Neal, Vice President of the First Year Class, shared their congratulations and best wishes.
Joseph Hudson, President of Beebe Medical Center's Board of Directors, presented the Board of Directors Award for the highest academic achievement to Linda Masten. The Happy Harry's award for the second-highest academic achievement was presented to Rebekah Moore. The Alumni Award, given for Medical-Surgical clinical excellence in District Nursing, was presented to Heather Floyd. The Patient Care Director's Leadership Award was presented to Kimberly Moore.
Erica Webb received the Maternal Child Award, given by Eleanor Cordrey in memory of her sister Virginia Cottingham to the graduate demonstrating an interest and ability in maternal-child nursing. The Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary Award, honoring the graduate demonstrating academic and clinical excellence and school and community commitment, was presented to Kenna Murray. Laura Lovette received the Dr. David Howard Memorial Award. The Bayside Health Association Award honoring the memory and characteristics of Alison Trout was presented to Jamie Ogden. Kimberly Moore was honored with the Faculty Award recognizing the attributes of diploma education. Natasha McCoy was the recipient of the newly initiated Pat Smith Leadership Award, honoring the memory and attributes of our colleague, leader and friend.
Reverend Kevin Gillespie presented the Invocation and Benediction. Graduates carried an arrangement of their class flower, spring bouquet.
Connie Bushey, Director, with Class Advisor, Virginia Rickards, as well as other graduates' family and friends who had been an inspiration to their achievement, participated in presenting the School Pin. Mr. Jeffrey Fried, President of Beebe Medical Center, awarded the diplomas. A reception honoring the graduates was held following the ceremony in the Eagles Nest Fellowship Church Cafeteria. Diane Erhart, sister of graduate Linda Masten, played the piano during the ceremony.