KOKOMO, Ind. – The Indiana University Kokomo School of Nursing accepted more than 50 future nurses to the profession during its traditional induction ceremony.
The event signals welcome not only into the school, but to the profession of nursing, according to Dean Susan Hendricks.
“As we greeted our newest students, I could not help but be honored to consider the part our faculty play in building the future of our profession,” she said. “We aspire to create a caring community in which each student, faculty, and staff member feels a sense of belonging. We work to create an environment that values our diverse student body, and in which everyone contributes to nursing excellence.”
Dressed in IU red scrubs, 55 students crossed the Havens Auditorium stage, accepting certificates of achievement, as well as applause and cheers from their supportive families. The ceremony ended with the recitation of the nursing pledge, a statement of the ethics and principals of the nursing profession.
Students honored are listed by hometown. They include:
Akron: Alexia Durkes
Atlanta: Adriana Castro
Bringhurst: Morgan Thompson
Carmel: Claudia Shelbourn
Converse: Madeline Nall
Cutler: Madison Wade
Delphi: Darci Huffman
Frankfort: Jessica Munoz, Alexis Schrimsher
Gas City: Mackenzie Skeens
Goldsmith: Melynda Boes
Greentown: Sara Hughes
Kokomo: Nakia Brigham, Cailie Brown, Ashley Cone, Camryn Goodin, Salem Hanawalt, Patrick Harris, Cassidy Hoppes, Shalae Lane, Maryam Lawal, Monique Mabona Kanoha Wessi, Kaitlyn Sanders, Matthew Snell, Destiny Wasson
Lapel: Kimberly Joest
LaPorte: Kirsta Greer
Logansport: Jordyn Campbell, Nicole Houk, Gretchen Hunt, Lillith Jay, Erika Mullins, Elba Munoz-Diaz, Mellenie Pearson
Noblesville: Meghan Bartelson, Lindsey Weaver, Lily Welch
Peru: Cindy Cornelius, Ayris Gilbertson, Abby Jewell, Julia Petzold
Rochester: Ayah Abdallah, Amanda Sayger, Bailey VanMeter
Russiaville: Alivia Kirk
Tipton: Kyla Hall, Rachel Majors, Jacob Teuscher
Wabash: Morgan Owens, MaKayla Proffitt, Alicyn Sheets
Westfield: Katie Goldstein, Benjamin Walker
Westpoint: Grace Roberts
Winamac: Christiana Smith
Indiana University Kokomo celebrates 75 years as north central Indiana’s choice for higher education.