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Waubonsee Nursing Program Graduates 22 Students in July

Twenty-two more nursing candidates became eligible to join the ranks of health care professionals after graduating from Waubonsee Community College’s Nursing program during a pinning ceremony on July 10.

The July pinning was one of four such ceremonies that will take place at Waubonsee in 2014, when the program is scheduled to graduate a total of 80-90 nurses.

Nursing graduates are now eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam.

July graduates included: Andrea Bucio, Mayra Garcia, Angelle Griffin, Monica Timke, Isaura Valadez and Monyca Wells, all of Aurora; Elizabeth Makula and Erin Votava, of Batavia; Sarah VanBuskirk, of Big Rock; Cody Crook, of Elburn; Christine Maughan, of Geneva; Brandon Felker, Kristen Gendusa and Michelle Polizzi, of Montgomery; Marci Sullivan, of North Aurora; Ashley Jacunski, of Oswego; Olugbenga (Isaac) Ajiboye and Liliana Larios, of Plano; Veronica Sanchez, of Sandwich; and James Rufer, of Yorkville.+ 

In addition to classroom learning, Waubonsee nursing graduates performed clinical education at local health care facilities, including Rush-Copley Medical Center and Presence Mercy Medical Center, both in Aurora; Cadence Delnor Hospital in Geneva; and Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

Participants in the July pinning ceremony heard from class speaker Makula, as well as Dr. Jess Toussaint, Dean for Health Professions and Public Service at Waubonsee, and Suzette Murray, Waubonsee’s Assistant Vice President of Career and Technical Education.

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