Kishwaukee College nursing students were honored by faculty, administration and staff
during a pinning ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 15. Thirty-four students were recognized
for their successful completion of Kish’s Registered Nursing program and were presented
with a special pin during the ceremony before family and friends.
The registered nursing graduating class of Fall 2021 are:
Anton Barton, Rebecca Brucks, Leticia Castaneda, Caroline Clasen, Samantha Collin,
Angel Davis, Ashley Del Real, Allison Dillingham, Jessica Espinoza, Nohely Espinosa,
Mary Fiedler, Jennifer Guymon, Susan Kinsey, Kassandra Klotz, Lekeia Knight, Katelyn
Kovacs, Kelso Kuipers, Laura Lopez, Meijiao Lyons, Shanice Mallett, Tamara Mason,
Meaghan McFatridge, Kyesha Means, Avery Mertz, Mya Millard, Karina Mora, Lilian Ndicu,
Diana Penaran, Haley Puffenbarger, Lindsey Robertson, Jessica Snow, Janette Solis,
Mallory Thies and Rachel Wesbrock.
Brucks, Clasen, Kovacs, Mertz, Millard, Penaran, Puffenbarger, Thies and Wesbrock
were recognized as members of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honors Society. Lilian Ndicu
was the Fall 2021 class’s nomination for the Nursing Program’s Outstanding Student.
“I am forever grateful to my kind instructors for sharing their knowledge with me.
I experienced kindness and love at Kishwaukee College. I enjoyed my journey of hard
work, and I hope other students will experience the same,” Ndicu said. “The most important
thing I have learned is to be patient-centered — to see, feel and listen to my patients
as I give them evidence-based quality care.”
The ceremony included an address from Jud Curry, Dean of Office of Instruction, and
Angela Delmont, Director of Nursing. Delmont emphasized the importance of graduates
entering the nursing field during the ongoing pandemic.
“Right now, it is more important than ever that we are graduating nurses who are able
to be on those front lines, caring for the patients and their families who have been
affected by COVID-19,” she said.
During the ceremony, each graduate was pinned individually by a friend or family member
who had supported the student or acted as a mentor while completing the program.
The Registered Nursing program at Kishwaukee College prepares students to become fully
licensed registered nurses in the state of Illinois. For more information on nursing
at Kishwaukee College, visit www.kish.edu/nursing.