CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Twenty-three students graduated from Penn State Lehigh Valley's Practical Nursing Program during a ceremony held at 11 a.m., Sept. 6, at the campus in Center Valley. Paula Robinson, a member of the program’s advisory board, provided the keynote address.
Practical Nursing Class of 2014
In addition to receiving certificates, pins, and Florence Nightingale lamps, seven students were recognized with awards in the following categories:
Academic Achievement (presented to the student earning the highest overall grade) – Casey Slade
Chancellor's Award for Leadership (recognizes outstanding leadership and professionalism during the nursing education process) – Lisa Reilly and Marquis Douglas
Excellence in Clinical Practice (granted to the nursing student who best displays a high regard for clinical care and clinical aptitude) – Jahaira Melendez
Most Inspiring (recognizes students who overcome tough challenges and excel despite incredible odds) – Sharon Boddie, Maria Casillas, and Astra Souliotis