GCC’s Nursing Class of 2013 Pinning Ceremony Slated for May 17

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Nursing Program at Gateway Community College (GCC) will hold the Class of 2013 Pinning Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 17 at Gateway Community College (GCC) in the Community Room, North Building, N100. The ceremony marks the transition from student to professional for 54 graduates.

A time-honored tradition, pinning ceremonies trace their origins to nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, who received the Cross of St. George from Britain’s Queen Victoria in 1855 for her service in caring for injured British soldiers. When special nursing schools were later founded using Nightingale’s principles and practices, the awarding of pins and medals to outstanding graduates became increasingly common until it was eventually established as a rite of passage from student to practitioner.

The following students are in the Nursing Class of 2013:

  • Ansonia residents Cheryl Miller and Joseph Perrotti
  • Branford residents Ashley Biondello, Stephen Buckley, Matthew Evans, Kristina Selander, and Alianna Williams
  • Bridgeport resident Claudia Medina
  • Bristol resident Ana Linda Albrecht
  • Derby resident Katelyn Dure
  • East Haven residents Frank Cinque, Carolyn Downey, Teresa Testa, and Jamie Wortman
  • Guilford residents Annunziata Germana, and Karen Sousa
  • Hamden residents Gaia Mwabuki, and Steve Yee
  • Meriden residents Alicia Riley, and Kathryn Solis
  • Middletown resident Loreta Brewer
  • Milford resident Samantha SaNogueira
  • Milldale residents Charles Chua, and Christian Chua
  • Mount Carmel resident Joanna Danielewicz
  • New Haven residents Anita Obidigbo, Claudia Ramos, Heather Renckowski, Alyssa Serra, Saood Shaikh, and Redonna Welcome
  • North Haven residents Terra Ferraro, and Tracy Fusco
  • Old Lyme resident Arlene Touranjoe
  • Orange resident Eleanor Hylinski
  • Plainville resident Tamara Vasquez
  • Portland resident Lisa Baars
  • Prospect resident Susanna Bennett
  • Rocky Hill resident Devoshri Mukharjee
  • Seymour residents Hassan Messaoudi, and Joy Vars
  • Shelton resident Shay Brophy
  • Southington resident Erin Butler
  • Stratford resident Geeta Sharma
  • Wallingford residents Andrea Cariglio, Nichole Dellaselva, Marybeth Fisher, and Melissa Miranda
  • West Haven residents Shannon Carmody, John Davis, Cindy Godfrey, Annette Limauro, Ashley Nuzzo Gosselin, and Carissa Teta