Congratulations to the 43 graduates of Wagner College's Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing second-degree baccalaureate program. These new BSNs were pinned in a ceremony in the Main Hall auditorium on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.
Wagner College President Richard Guarasci congratulated the Spiro School of Nursing for being named a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education this year. In addition to President Guarasci, guest speakers included Provost Lily McNair, bicycle safety advocate Laura Barlament, and Nancy Tillman, mother of the late nursing student R.J. Tillman. R.J. would have graduated with this class but was killed in a cycling accident early this year. Graduate Aimee Marin gave a history of the nursing pin, followed by student speakers Courtney Killard and Tara Pisano.
Members of the Class of 2012 were: Virgen Ayala, Danielle Bensimhon, Jessica Carbone, Margarita Chang, Kristen Costello, Alison Pamela Dray, Eryka Eikeseth, Angela Fernandez, Yvonne Ferrara, Thomas Garrity, Regina Geraci, Donnamarie Giustino, Monika Hlinka, Deana Ingrassellino, Kristopher Johnson, Julie Kane, Julia Kaplan, Courtney Killard, Cristina Klimasz, Anna Lando, Amanda Louisa, Rachel Mahony, Aimee Marin, Jessica McCusker, Joelle Meeks, Elizabeth Pesce, Tara Pisano, Yuliya Poliivets, Eugene Raygorodsky, Kristy Ricetti, Victoria Sangimino, Michelle Steiner, Sylwia Surowiec, Rachael Thomas, Sharleen Thomas, Suzanne Trainer, Julia Tuleneva, Heather Walling, Tisha Willacy-Parris, Sheree Wu, Jeannette Yim, Elizabeth Zicherman and Igor Zilberman.
Below, you will find a slideshow of the photos taken at the pinning ceremony. To download any of the photos, clicking on the picture will take you to our Flickr page. There, select the ORIGINAL size and copy the photo to your hard drive.
Below the slideshow, you will find the video of the complete pinning ceremony.