WNC recognizes 41 nursing grads, 10 award winners

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Graduates wave to family and friends as they file in for the 2018 Western Nevada College Commencement ceremony, in Carson City, Nev., on Monday, May 21, 2018. 539 students graduated with 571 degrees including 84 Jump Start students.
Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Momentum

Courtesy Steve Yingling, Western Nevada College

Western Nevada College recognized 41 associate degree nursing graduates during the nursing program’s traditional pinning ceremony on May 21 at the Carson City Community Center.

In addition, WNC’s nursing program honored 10 students for their academic excellence:

Alyssa Buchanan, Anna Craig, Alexis Weaver, Kylee West-Woodford and Nicole Williams received the National Student Nursing Association Outstanding Student Award; Buchanan and Marjorie von Nordeck were presented with the Nurse of Achievement Award; Craig, Hillary Arnaud and Alannah Bradley shared the Spirit of Nursing Award; Daniel Lear took home the Top Academic Student Award; and West-Woodford and Megan Martinez received the Associated Students of Western Nevada Outstanding Student of the Year Nursing Award.

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Lear was also recognized for being named the recipient of the Regents’ Scholar Award earlier in the year.

Graduates included:

Carson City

Kaitlyn Barrett, Annie Butler, Carolyn Carlson, Alexandra Dodge, Maria Elieff, Brenda Luquin, Omar Maldonado, Katia Perez

Dayton

Alannah Bradley, Alfredo Dominguez, Amanda Pace, Shawna Stanford, Nicole Williams

Fallon

Precious Achuff, Desiree Reeves, Rayanne Sorensen, Marjorie von Nordeck, Heather Weatherford

Fernley

Shawna Craig

Gardnerville

Hillary Arnaud, Anna Craig, Doran Cushing, Amelia Edwards, Daniel Lear, Megan Martinez, Daron Overturf, Holly Sentell, Carly Talia

Incline Village

Michelle Harrington

Minden

Michelle Clarke, Tatiana Parker, Alexis Weaver

Reno

Alyssa Buchanan, Victoria Green, Rochelle Mikkelson, Paige Soares, Kylee West-Woodford

Virginia City

David Laine

Washoe Valley

Brettanie Drapeau

Yerington

Hailey Loll

Zephyr Cove

Steve Baranek

Images from the 2018 Western Nevada College Commencement ceremony, in Carson City, Nev., on Monday, May 21, 2018. 539 students graduated with 571 degrees including 84 Jump Start students.
Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Momentum
Nursing graduate Amelia Edwards celebrates after receiving her diploma during the 2018 Western Nevada College Commencement ceremony, in Carson City, Nev., on Monday, May 21, 2018.
Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Momentum

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