At the 2017 Lake Land College Associate Degree in Nursing Pinning Ceremony, graduating nurses received their pins.
Brennan Debenham, Effingham, received the Marilyn Fuqua Thompson Nursing Award, which is given each year to a graduating student who is considered to be the all-around best student in the class and is voted on by faculty. The student must be professionally superior and morally responsible, be capable of making wise decisions, be compassionate and caring, be dedicated and possess common sense and a strong scientific knowledge base, demonstrate superior technical skills, possess superior communication skills and composure, often in crises situations. Debenham’s name will be engraved on a plaque that is located in the nursing skills lab in Neal Hall.
Christine Martin, Toledo and Jeremiah Roberts, Effingham, received the Associate Degree Nursing Peer Award. These students are chosen because of their clinical and scholastic performance, willingness to help other students, professionalism, maturity and spirit. The award is characterized by a true team player, who also is considered a leader. The recipients of this award were chosen by fellow nursing students.
During the ceremony, the following were honored:
Kasey Fitzgerald-Tower Hill
Kristen Perry Lebube-Charleston
Haley Fasnacht-St. Elmo
Mary Lou Markwell-Jewett