Kish College recognizes 23 nursing students during Spring 2024 pinning ceremony

Kishwaukee College Registered Nursing graduates pose for a photo at Kish’s Spring 2024 Nursing Pinning Ceremony. Graduates were presented with a special pin before family and friends during the ceremony, which recognized the successful completion of the program.

Kishwaukee College nursing students were honored during a pinning ceremony on Wednesday, May 15, at the College. Kish recognized 23 students for completing the Registered Nursing program and presented each graduate with a special pin before family and friends during the ceremony.

The registered nursing graduates of Spring 2024 are:

Marvellous Ajibare, Bettina Banda, Chloe Block, Alexis Carr, Ranzy Collins, Odalys Galarza, Perla Gonzales, Leah Harrolle, Ebuwa Igbinovia, Molly Isham, Miriam James, Britney Medina, Kayleigh Quinn, Marcella Schultz, Jessica Schumacher, Sherita Sims, Jessica Solis, Humberto Valdez, Cierra Thomas, Alaina Thompson, Karli Warner, Ella Yarman and Celia Valle.

Block, Collins, Galarza, Gonzales, Harrolle, Igbinovia, Isham, James, Medina, Schultz, Schumacher, Valdez, Thomas, Warner and Yarman were recognized as Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honors Society members. Karli Warner was named the Spring 2024 Outstanding Student. Warner provided an address reflecting on the challenges and benefits of pursuing a career in nursing.

“As a mother, embarking on the journey of nursing school has been uniquely rewarding. It has been rewarding to expand my skill set and to make an impact on the lives of others. It has been rewarding to have my daughters see and admire the hard work and dedication — to hear them tell people, ‘My mommy is going to be a nurse,’” Warner said.

The ceremony included an address from Dr. Laurie Borowicz, President of Kishwaukee College, and Angela Delmont, Director of Nursing. Delmont shared the history and symbolism of pinning ceremonies as the graduates take the next step in their college or career journeys.

“Today, as you receive nursing pins, you not only wear a symbol of an esteemed profession but carry with you the values that define nursing, which are compassion, empathy, integrity, and an unrelenting pursuit of excellence in patient care,” Delmont said.

During the ceremony, each graduate was pinned 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 Illinois. For more information on nursing at Kishwaukee College, visit