Beebe School of Nursing Celebrates the Graduation of 15 Students
The Beebe School of Nursing recently celebrated the graduation of 15 graduates, the Class of 2009, at Eagle's Nest Fellowship Church in Milton.
Barbara Starr, Beebe School of Nursing faculty, was the commencement speaker. Stephen Rayne, member of the Class of 2010, presented congratulations to the graduates. Jessica Johnson, President of the Class of 2009, shared class reflections, and introduced a video tribute to family, friends, and 2009 graduates.
Mrs. Janet B. McCarty, Chair of Beebe Medical Center's Board of Directors, presented the Board of Directors Award for the highest academic achievement to Tania Jenkins. The Beebe Medical Center Medical Staff sponsored the Salutatorian award for the second-highest academic achievement, which was presented to Elizabeth DeMusz. The Alumni Award, given for Medical-Surgical Clinical Excellence in District Nursing, was presented to Melissa Blades. The Patient Care Director's Leadership Award was presented to Jessica Johnson.
Tara Bower 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 presented its annual Florence Wingate Memorial Award honoring the memory of a long time trusted and devoted member and treasurer of the Auxiliary to Lindsay Hardt. The award honors the graduate demonstrating academic and clinical excellence and school and community commitment.
Tracey Grossman received the Dr. David Howard Memorial Award. The Bayside Health Association Award honoring the memory and characteristics of Alison Trout was presented to Jessica Rementer. Ashley Hufford was honored with the Faculty Award recognizing the attributes of diploma education. Elizabeth DeMusz received the Pat Smith Leadership Award, which honors the memory and attributes of our colleague, leader, and friend.
Pastor Richard Blades presented the Invocation and Benediction.
Connie E. Bushey, RN, BSN, Med, Director of Beebe School of Nursing, together with Class Advisors Tracy Bell, RN and Terri Wyatt, RN presented the graduates with their School Pin. Jeffrey M. Fried, FACHE, President and CEO of Beebe Medical Center, presented the diplomas.
Member of the Class of 2009 are: Melissa Blades, Dover, DE; Tara Bower, Dover,DE; Tricia Crowe, North Wildwood, NJ; Elizabeth DeMusz, Cape May, NJ; Annamaria Gilligan, Salisbury, MD; Tracey Grossman, Magnloia, DE; Lindsay Hardt, Dagsboro, DE; Ashley Hufford, Smyrna, DE; Tania Jenkins, Delmar, DE; Jessica Johnson, Georgetown, DE; Michelle McGowan, Millsboro, DE; Jessica Rementer, Seaford, DE; Erin Shannon, Wilmington, DE; Michelle Shores, New Castle, DE; Rebecca Sweet, Dover, DE.
Reception and fellowship was shared following the graduation in the Eagle's Nest Fellowship Church cafeteria.
The Beebe School of Nursing, based at Beebe Medical Center, is the only hospital-based nursing program in Delaware, and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The diploma in Nursing is awarded at the completion of the curriculum, qualifying Beebe graduates to be eligible for National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCLEX examination, leading to licensure. Beebe graduates have one of the highest NCLEX pass rates in the state and can complete a Bachelors in Nursing degree at Wilmington University through an articulation agreement with one additional year of study.
Caption: Back row (left to right): Connie Bushey, Director; Terri Wyatt, Class Advisor; Erin Shannon; Jessica Rementer; Tracey Grossman; Tricia Crowe; Annamaria Gilligan; Lindsay Hardt; Jessica Johnson; Michelle McGowan; Tracy Bell, Class Advisor; Barbara Starr, commencement speaker. Front row (left to right): Michelle Shores, Tania Jenkins, Tara Bower, Rebecca Sweet, Elizabeth DeMusz, Melissa Blades, Ashley Hufford.
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health with the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us online at www.beebemed.org