Saddleback College to Recognize 51 Nursing Graduates at Pinning Ceremony

For Immediate Release: 
May 5, 2015

The Saddleback College Nursing Program will honor 51 graduating nursing students in a symbolic candle lighting and pinning ceremony to be held on Tuesday, May 12th at 7:00 pm in the McKinney Theatre. Each graduate will receive a time-honored pin, a symbol of a nurse’s service to others, and their induction into the nursing profession.

Nursing Program Director Tamera Rice, MSN, RN, CNE, will welcome the graduating students, their family members and friends, dignitaries from the South Orange County Community College Board of Trustees and the Chancellor’s office, college administrators, faculty members, and staff. A “Remember When” speech will be delivered by graduating students Brian Le and Anthony Wilkinson. Professor Christina Bowles, MSN, RN will then present the spring 2015 graduating class.

Each graduate will receive a symbolic pin from Professors Esther Gravis, MSN, RN, and Linda Gleason, MSN, RN, FNP, CNE. The class pledge will be read by graduate Melanie Tongren. Graduating students Emily Bateman and Jordan VanDurme will give the “Farewell to Class speech. Professors Candy Nelson, MSN, RN, and Loretta Niccola, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, and graduate Michelle Saldana will assist in the lighting of the individual candles, symbolizing the “passing of the flame” from Florence Nightingale to each nurse. The Class of Spring 2015 will be formally dismissed by Professor Diane Pestolesi, DNP, RN, CCRN, CNE.

The Graduating Class of Spring 2015 includes:

(All listed in alphabetical order) 

1.     Basal Assaf                             Mission Viejo

2.     Karin Barrow                           Mission Viejo

3.     Emily Bateman                        Trabuco Canyon

4.     Kristine Bisceglia                     Mission Viejo

5.     Maya Bowe                             Mission Viejo

6.     Dianne Bruck                           Irvine

7.     Danielle Carman                     Aliso Viejo

8.     Jennifer Conzone                   Irvine

9.     Mariel de Guia                        Placentia

10.  Morissa Garrett                       Lake Forest

11.  Danielle Gavin                         Dana Point

12.  Suzanne Graham                    Lake Forest

13.  Jeremy Halbmaier                   Cypress

14.  Corinne Hoelscher                  Oceanside

15.  Amy Houlihan                         San Clemente

16.  Tanecia Hunn                         Dana Point

17.  Nino Ketskhoveli                     Laguna Hills

18.  Brian Le                                  Orange

19.  Rebecca Margeson                Laguna Hills

20.  Jennifer Miller                         Laguna Beach

21.  Korey Moritz                           Mission Viejo

22.  Kindel Noel                             Laguna Niguel

23.  Ariel Pamulaklakin                  Santa Ana

24.  Kristina Pearson                     Ladera Ranch

25.  Tanya Perez                           Aliso Viejo

26.  Jill Polfer                                 Dana Point

27.  Alyssa Prestel                         Lake Forest

28.  Sue Prosser                            Mission Viejo

29.  Casey Raring                          San Juan Capistrano

30.  Tannaz Razavi                        Mission Viejo

31.  Nazly Reyes                            Lake Forest

32.  Alexandra Rider                      Carlsbad

33.  Suzanne Rodriguez                Ladera Ranch

34.  Jennifer Roecker                    Trabuco Canyon

35.  Michelle Saldana                    Lake Forest

36.  Leslie A. Sandoval                  Lake Forest

37.  Chad Sheppard                      Newport Beach

38.  Michelle Speetzen                  Mission Viejo

39.  Landa Tan                              Laguna Hills

40.  Eunice Tapia                           Mission Viejo

41.  Melanie Tongren                    Irvine

42.  Josephine Trueblood             Lake Forest

43.  Crystal Turner                        Camp Pendleton

44.  Jordan Van Durme                 Laguna Beach

45.  Wendy Velez                          Orange

46.  John Vitasa                             Irvine

47.  Thomas Ward                         Dana Point

48.  Anthony Wilkinson                  Mission Viejo

49.  Tané L. Wise                          San Juan Capistrano

50.  Allison Wiseman                     Trabuco Canyon

51.  Katherine Yoshida                  Trabuco Canyon