Saddleback College to Recognize 53 Nursing Graduates at Pinning Ceremony

For Immediate Release: 
May 4, 2016
The Saddleback College Nursing Program will honor 53 graduating nursing students in a symbolic candle lighting and pinning ceremony to be held on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 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 Diane Pestolesi, 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 Dillon Scherr and Ramer Syquia. Professor Christina Bowles will then present the spring 2016 graduating class.
 
Each graduate will receive a symbolic pin from Professors Esther Gravis and Carrie Danko. The class pledge will be read by graduate Lacey Trytten. Graduating student Jenifer Chacon will give the farewell address to her fellow classmates. Graduate Tanya Villegas will read a message while Dr. Pat McGinley and Professor Phillis Kucharski take part in the lighting of the candles, symbolizing the “passing of the flame” from Florence Nightingale to each nurse.
 
Acknowledgements of a class gift will be presented by graduating student Christine Thompson, on behalf of the class of spring 2016. Professor Jodi Caggiano will formally bid farewell to the class.
 
The Graduating Class of Spring 2016 includes:
 
(All listed in alphabetical order)  
 
1. Cayla Alexander - Dove Canyon
2. Brittany Anzlovar - Dana Point
3. Kellie Atkins - Mission Viejo
4. Alison Baker - Irvine
5. Lauren Bendon - Irvine
6. Elizabeth Hope Bright - Trabuco Canyon
7. Julie Calkins - Irvine
8. Lauren Carlos - Irvine
9. Jennifer Chacon - Laguna Hills
10. Nicole Christ - Silverado
11. Bailey Christopher - Rancho Santa Margarita
12. Kayleigh Dawe - Laguna Beach
13. Alejandra Doughty-Vilchez - La Mirada
14. Ashley Finiguerra - Dana Point
15. Hannah Huebscher - Rancho Santa Margarita
16. Marin Jensen - Irvine
17. Sarah Jun - Mission Viejo
18. Alexander Kathy - Aliso Viejo
19. Angelica Keene - Orange
20. Julianna Kimbrell - Costa Mesa
21. Katie Knowles - Costa Mesa
22. Lauren Kornbluth - Costa Mesa
23. Rachel Lang - Capo Beach
24. Joslyn Lapira - Chula Vista
25. Alexis Loos - Dana Point
26. Margarita Lopez - San Juan Capistrano
27. Bao Ly - Garden Grove
28. Jesus Martinez - Lake Forest
29. April Mendoza - Garden Grove
30. Monica Mendoza - Orange
31. Genevieve Miranda - San Clemente
32. Chloe Nguyen - Irvine
33. Jessica Ochoa - Mission Viejo
34. Maria Ojeda-Guzman - Tustin
35. Malorie Ortiz - Newport Beach
36. Stephanie Patton - Laguna Nigel
37. Shannon Pink - Costa Mesa
38. Kimberly Pruitt - Mission Viejo
39. Heidi Rice - San Clemente
40. Taylor Saddington - Aliso Viejo
 41. Dillon Scherr - Laguna Hills
 42. Matt Simms - Foothill Ranch
 43. Julie Soria - Costa Mesa
 44. Jordana Spangler - San Clemente
 45. Ramer Syquia - Fullerton
 46. Christine Thompson - Laguna Hills
 47. Nicole Tomasso - San Clemente
 48. Lacey Trytten - Rancho Santa Margarita
 49. Tanya Villegas - Irvine
 50. Breanna Walker - Aliso Viejo
 51. Rebekah Wells - San Clemente
 52. Tiffany White - Tustin
 53. Edith Zepeda - Anaheim