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COTC Recognizes Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing Graduates at Newark Campus

December 21, 2015 – Newark, OHCentral Ohio Technical College (COTC) held a pinning ceremony to honor graduates of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing Technology and the Practical Nursing certificate.  The following graduates received pins on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at COTC's Newark campus.* 

Nursing Graduates

Kelly, Adams, Dresden

Darlena Bartley, Obetz
Faith Bordenkircher, Heath
Jodi Boring, Coshocton
Korina Borland, Thornville
Mary Bowers, Athens
Emmaline Buckmaster, Reynoldsburg
Anatoliy Cherneta, Galloway
Vita Cherneta, Galloway
Lacey Clifford, West Lafayette
Brittany Craker, Centerburg
Kristian Darby, Frazeysburg
Jackqueline Darnes, Heath
Benjamin Denman, Columbus
Randi Dennison, Newark
Lauren Dierks, Newark
Christina Semones Elzey, Ashville
Brittany Estevez, Newark
Jeanette Evans, Gahanna
Matthew Everitt, Pataskala
Serina Felicetti, Lancaster
Katelyn Gohring, Grove City
Kelsey Gosser, Coshocton
Eric Grady, Westerville
Heather Griffith, Mount Vernon
Sarah Griffith, Columbus
Percella Gualtieri, Newark
Elizabeth Hamann, Newark
Samantha Harper, Reynoldsburg
Lauren Hayward, Newark
Chelsea Jackson, Pickerington
Jocelyn Keaton, Gahanna
Kyleen King, Warsaw
Tiffany Linkous, Croton
Chelsea Long, Newark
Jolanda Mason, Utica
Alissa McConnell, Newark
Tara McFarland, Warsaw
Samantha McLain, Pataskala
Amanda Meacham, Danville
Felipe Mejia Miranda, Galloway
Steven Miller, Heath
Katie Millspaugh, Galena

Tizita Molla, Columbus

Tara Murray, Coshocton
Amanda Myers, Baltimore
Cody Napier, Wooster
Rebekah Norman, Newark
Cori Offinger, Dresden
Stacy Paden, Kimbolton
Evan, Payton, New Albany
Daryl Perkins, Newark
Yana Peshko, Galloway
Iris Phim, New Albany
Laxmi Rasaily, Columbus
Litha Ray, Columbus
Elizabeth Reisdorf, Gahanna
Brittani Roberts, Columbus
Ashley Rossiter, Thornville
Ezekiel Ruto, Columbus
Asma Saleh, Columbus
Stacee Sheridan, Columbus
Alexis Show, Newark
Marjorie Simmerman, Port Washington
Richard Sinsel, Howard
Justin Smith, Newark
Brittney Sword, Pickerington
Kalina Tapealava, Newark
Kari Tomlinson, Newark
Elise Trumpower, Pataskala
Brittni Vensil, Frazeysburg
Sharrie Vivanco, Mount Vernon
Cindy West, Johnstown
Lauren Whitley, Reynoldsburg
Kelsey Williams, Hebron
Sheila Wright, Columbus​

Practical Nursing Graduates

Tyler Dartt, Gahanna

Ashley Davis, Crooksville
Ashley Finney, Newark

Nicole Huston, Dresden

Crystal Isner, Newark
Nicole Untied, Newark

*Only graduates who have granted COTC permission to release their names to the public are listed.

The pinning ceremony is a long-held tradition marking the passage of student to the ranks of professional nursing. The ceremony originated in the 1860s at London's Nightingale School of Nursing. Florence Nightingale, who had recently been awarded the Red Cross of St. George for her selfless service to the injured and dying in the Crimean War, chose to extend this honor to outstanding nursing graduates by presenting each of them with a medal for excellence.​

Central Ohio Technical College is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs, as well as encouraging the professional development of students, staff, faculty and administrators to assist them in achieving their maximum potential.  COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.