May 14, 2014
UTICA -- The St. Elizabeth College of Nursing graduated 51 new nurses on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Of the 51 graduates, 41 attended Weekday classes and 10 attended the Weekend Program. The 108th graduation was held at the Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Utica, following a procession across Genesee Street from the College.
The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing was presented to Weekday and Weekend graduates by Mrs. Marian Kovatchitch, President of the College, and Mrs. Elaine F. Brown, Dean of Academic Affairs. Weekday classes are held Monday through Friday and the Evening/Weekend Program, which meets weekends and on Wednesday evenings, allows employed individuals the ability to attend the College on a part-time basis.
The St. Elizabeth College of Nursing pin was presented by Mrs. Beverly Plante, MS, RN, CNE, and Ms. Stephanie Bouck, MS, RN, class advisors.
Mr. Scott Perra, FACHE, President/CEO of Mohawk Valley Health System, welcomed the graduates, faculty, staff and participants. The commencement address was given by Barbara Zittel, PhD, RN, International Nursing Consultant, and Retired Executive Secretary to the State Board for Nursing, New York State Education Department.
The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., and registered by the New York State Education Department.
Graduates by hometown are:
Jennifer Le Guelaff