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College of Nursing Graduates 81 New Nurses

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

The St. Elizabeth College of Nursing (SECON) graduated 81 new nurses on Saturday, May 12, 2019. The 113th graduation ceremony was held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Utica, following a procession across Genesee Street.

College President Varinya Sheppard, DNP, RN, CENP, Jessica Eldred, MS, RN, FNP, and Beverly Plante, MS, RN, CNE, Deans of Student and Faculty Development, presented the graduates with their associate in Applied Science degrees. Senior class advisors Lauren Fallon, MS, RN, and Michelle Wolff, MS, RN, presented them with the SECON pin.

Darlene Stromstad, FACHE, president/ CEO of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), welcomed the graduates, faculty, staff and participants. The commencement address was given by Rev. Joseph Salerno, Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., and registered by the New York State Education Department. 

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