Twenty-four students completing Northwest State Community College’s registered nursing associate degree program were recently recognized during spring Commencement. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam and enter directly into the workforce, or they may transfer their credits into a bachelor’s degree program.
In a separate ceremony, the College recognized ten students for induction into the Alpha Delta Chapter of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society. In order to qualify, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average, with at least a B in all nursing classes. One student, Brittany Opsomer of Deshler, also earned the prestigious Award of Merit.
Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society aims to recognize the academic excellence of associate degree nursing students and encourage students to pursue advanced nursing degrees. Award of Merit recipients are chosen by faculty from the respective divisions based on leadership involvement, special talents or abilities in their academic field, and significant contributions to Northwest State.
The following graduates were recognized during the ceremony:
Defiance County: Chelsea Benecke (Defiance), Cody Brown (Defiance), Elizabeth Huffman* (Defiance), Aubrey Kemerer* (Hicksville), Courtney Polce* (Defiance), Michal Troyer (Hicksville) and Sheila Worthington* (Ney)
DeKalb County: Brooke Greathouse (Auburn)
Fulton County: Cherese Bussing (Wauseon), Andrea Hernandez* (Wauseon), Aubrey Knierim* (Wauseon) and Elliet Rupp (Archbold)
Greene County: Montgomery Irvine (Xenia)
Henry County: Jared Mullins (Napoleon), Brittany Opsomer* (Deshler), Leah Vandenberghe (Napoleon) and Sarah Ward (Napoleon)
Paulding County: Julie Brown* (Grover Hill) and Katherine Murphy* (Cecil)
Van Wert County: Cameron Lautzenheiser* (Van Wert) and Bethany Roberts (Convoy)
Williams County: Shayla Coffman (West Unity), Paul Diaz (Bryan) and Malorie Heer (Bryan)
*Indicate students who were also inducted in to the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society.