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Future nurses lauded at induction ceremony

August 23, 2017

KOKOMO, Ind. —  Fifty-one future health care professionals took the first step in their journey to becoming nurses with induction into the Indiana University Kokomo School of Nursing.

Faculty honored their hard work and academic excellence that led to their selection for the program. Each student received a certificate, and the Class of December 2020 recited the Nightingale Pledge, a statement of the ethics and principles of the nursing profession, named for Florence Nightingale. 

Mary Bourke, interim dean, noted that many have sacrificed time with family and friends in order to earn the grades to be chosen from hundreds of applicants.

“The induction ceremony is our way of celebrating these special students as they begin their journey from novice student to professional nurse,” she said. “This journey is exciting, challenging, and will forever change their lives.”

Students inducted are listed by hometown:

Arcadia

Shelby Hoover

Avon

Jacqueline Paul

Bunker Hill

Ashley Collins

Carmel

Nicholas Stark

Delphi

Victoria Fehrholz

Denver

Alyssa Bishop

Fairmount

Mallori Havens

Kelsey Shields

Fishers

Lori Ann Summers

Frankfort

Taylor Dillingham

Galveston

Sarah Franklin

Greentown

Addison Powell

Hartford City

Darci Robertson

Hillsboro

Lauren Bowling

Kokomo

Chelsea Bagley

Abbagail Burns

Taylor Coram

Kia Curtiss

Joshua Dunson

Sarah Holder

Sieara Langley

Samantha Murphy

Kelly Myers

Devon Orbaugh

Theresa Thieleke

Lafayette

Israel Rivera

Logansport

Madison Christensen

Hunter Clark

Brenda Flores

Taylor Hinkle

Haley Lopez

Kyla Pine

Marion

Samantha Pierson

Michigantown

Chelsea McDaniel

Monticello

Erin McLoughlin

Noblesville

Courtney Beaver

Rebekah Forsee

North Manchester

Ali Casper

Orestes

Robyn Lawhorn

Russiaville

Brooke Benner

Kelsey Jackson

Peru

Bailey Jenkins

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Jessica Della Guardia

Swayzee

April Studebaker

Wabash

Maddie Decker

Allie Enyeart

Walton

Victoria Powell

Westfield

Olesya Nurmamatova

Wheatfield

Alex Martakis

Windfall

Abby Strunk

Zionsville

Taylor Yeary

Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.

Last updated: 08/29/2017