Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing awarded degrees to 76 students who earned their Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, 20 students who earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing, with three students awarded a Post Graduate Certificate during the May graduation ceremony.
The first Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees earned at the College of Nursing were awarded to three students.
DNP graduates, along with their hometowns are:
East Peoria: Sue Behrens
Peoria: Phillis Dewitt, Crystal Slaughter
MSN program students graduating with distinction:
Eureka: Marie Lehman
Germantown Hills: Najeebe Geagea
Magnolia: Michelle Rolando
Morton: Ann Neavor, Amy Zimmerman
Normal: Jennifer Berkley
Pekin: Mary Beth Reese
Peoria: Sarah Allen, Anna Cicciarelli, Jessica-Lynn Fulton, Jesse Henneberg
San Diego, CA: Jeanette Geagea
St. Louis, MO: Meghan McDannald
Others receiving MSN degrees:
Henry: Angela Russell
Pekin: Ashley Doering
Peoria: Jessica Verplaetse
San Jose: Trisha Griffin
Boone, NC: Mary Louise Hodges
Washington: Kara Marino, Kristine Papis
The Sister M. Ludgera Memorial Award was presented to Marie Lehman of Eureka.
Post Graduate Certificate awarded to:
Carbondale: Jennifer Campos
Granville: Anna Bruch
Lexington: Shannon Laesch
Masters graduates are considered for this award based on leadership as demonstrated by outstanding nursing practice based on clinical judgments; caring patient interactions; and problem solving abilities; or outstanding teaching abilities as evidenced by the ability to meet teaching objectives; providing excellent classroom organization; use of a variety of teaching methods; and, incorporating active learning.
BSN students graduating Summa Cum Laude:
Canton: Renee Carl, R.N.
Dunlap: Mary Hartmann, R.N.
Eureka: Amy Funk
Fairview: Kari Endres, R.N.
Peoria: Rebecca Bollinger, Karla Dinh, R.N.
BSN students graduating Magna Cum Laude:
Arrowsmith: Donna Sandage, R.N.
Chillicothe: Jane Welch
Lincoln: Sarah Jacob
Morton: Brittany Carius
Pekin: Krista Seaman
Peoria: Elizabeth Wlodarski
BSN students graduating Cum Laude:
Bartonville: Rachel Fehl
Bloomington: Brittany Demont
East Peoria: Tamarra Lamprecht
Lincoln: Christina Schonauer
Peoria: Jennifer Mills, R.N., Jillian Tockes
The Excellence in Nursing Award given to Amy Funk of Eureka.
Nominees must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average and are considered on the basis of involvement and contribution to the College, community, and profession in relation to the following criteria: dependability, accountability, enthusiasm, leadership, caring, positive attitude, and professional role model.
The Nursing Achievement Award was presented to Renee Carl, R.N. of Canton.
The Nursing Achievement Award recognizes an RN graduate with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on the basis of involvement and contribution to the College, community, and profession in relation to the following criteria: dependability, accountability, enthusiasm, leadership, caring, positive attitude, and professional role model.
Other students receiving BSN degrees:
Batavia: Marjorie Lulling
Bloomington: Jamie Burroughs, Kaley Kindred, Tracy Lochenour
Canton: Kimberly Brown
Chicago: Jasmine Lukose, Liesel Pflederer
Chillicothe: Chelsi Moser, Chelsey Steiger
Clinton: Alison Henderson, Marni Wooldridge
Dwight: Theresa Kallas
Edwards: Samantha Welch
Evergreen Park: Amanda McGinnis
Germantown Hills: Kelsie Groff
Granville: Katie Migliorini
Havana: Kyle McCarthy
Kewanee: Samantha Daniels, Haley Nelson, Stephanie Rusk
Lacon: Kayla Sutsser
Mahomet: Kaitlyn Tellschow
Morton: Ashley Brewer, Whitney Dill, Megan Fischer
Naperville: Brittany Kromphardt
Normal: Victoria Washington
Pekin: Jolene Massaglia, Chelsea McCoy
Peoria: Lauren Bessler, Christine Bousek, Daniel Brune, Jessica Frazier, Michelle Genovese, Tiara Grafelman, Laini Jackson, Stephanie Livengood, Alonzo Lucas, Amanda Miklavcic, Amanda Pauli, Shanell Reynolds, Jennifer Streitmatter, Jessica Wade, Cynthia Walden, Anne Wanless, Alexis Washington, Joe Zentko
Putnam: Jocelyn Louis
Rockford: Delana Harris, Stephanie Keefer
Spring Bay: Amber Atherton, Shannon Lowder
Washington: Kimberly DeLaval, Stephanie Haungs
Watson: Ashley Wendt
Waynesville: Autumn Lee
Miami, FL: Tiffany Trask
Nairobi, Kenya: Lilian Chemngorem