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Nursing Students Celebrate Graduation With Special Ceremony

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 (The Bronx, NY) - Hostos recognized 47 graduates during the Class of 2012 Registered Nursing Program and License Practical Nursing Program Pinning  and Candle Lighting Ceremony held in the Repertory Theater on May 23.

Hostos President Félix Matos Rodríguez attended the special event and Nursing Professor Hamide Laucer served as Mistress of Ceremonies.

The theater was filled with family and friends who cheered on the 32 Registered Nursing (RN) and 15 Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) graduates as they received their pins from different faculty. A video montage featuring the graduates allowed them to bid farewell and say thanks as they discussed their struggles, sacrifices and triumphs on the big screen.

The candle lighting ceremony honored Florence Nightingale, who took care of patients before the age of electricity.

The following were award recipients at the nursing pinning ceremony:

Registered Nursing Academic awards to:
Adaly Acosta - Gold Medal for highest academic honors
Abdullah Gali - Silver Award - second highest academic award
Karen García - Bronze Award - third highest academic award

Nightingale Award:  Derrick Adusei
Community Award: Merna Bain
Computer Award: Karen García
González Tubman Award: Seamus Hanley
Phoenix Award: Allan a. Paz
Probity Award: Elizabeth Vargas

Licensed Practical Nursing Academic Awards:
Michael Medina - Gold Award
Amy Nguyen - Silver Award
Nicholas Lacovino - Bronze Award

Nightingale Award:  Gloria Quintero
Community Award: Patricia Marte
Computer Award: Abraham Enahoro
González Tubman Award: Natasia Scott
Phoenix Award: Marquetta Williams
Probidity Award: Imesha Smith

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, part of The City University of New York (CUNY) system, was founded in 1968.  In addition to associate degree programs that facilitate easy transfer to CUNY’s four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions, Hostos also has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies that offers courses for professional development and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. In four decades, Hostos has grown from a class of 623 in the fall of 1970 to the spring 2012 enrollment of over 7,000 students.  The college also serves an additional 10,000 students through its Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies. For more news and stories about Hostos Community College, visit www.hostos.cuny.edu.

Media Contact:
Soldanela Rivera - srlopez@hostos.cuny.edu
Rich Pietras – rpietras@hostos.cuny.edu

Phone: 718-518-6872 or 917-627-9097 or 718-518-6513

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