Sioux City, IA - St. Luke’s College – UnityPoint Health held its commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10th at the Sioux City Convention Center for the Spring Class of 2013. Sixty-one students participated in the ceremony after successfully completing one of the College’s professional programs in Radiologic Technology, Registered Nursing, or Respiratory Therapy. The graduates are eligible to take the national licensure examinations in their respective field.
The Graduation Ceremony began with an invocation given by Chaplain Jon Millen, Chairperson, Department of Clinical Pastoral Education at the College. Welcome comments were given by Lynn Wold, Chief Operating Officer at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center. Tom Elsen Chairperson of St. Luke’s College Board of Directors delivered the commencement address to the graduating class.
Diplomas were presented by Michael Stiles, Chancellor of St. Luke’s College, Tom Elsen and Dr. Richard Ayi, the College’s Executive Dean and Chief Academic Officer. The classes were presented by Jodi Kolar, Department of Nursing Education; Dr. Dan Jensen, Department of Radiology Education, and Allen Barbaro, Department of Respiratory Care Education.
Graduating Summa Cum Laude (GPA of 3.90 to 4.0) from the class were; Shelby Birocci, Dustin Boll, Bessie Buryanek, Sandra Chavez, Kimberlee Engeltjes, Tanner Foxhoven, Molly Gangestad, Hollie Harris, Tyler Heitman, Jayna Hilbert, Gwendolyn Hildebrand, Stacie Kammerer, Rebecca Luebbert, Barry Martinson, Matthew Robertson, Adam Skow, and Alex Van Beek. Graduating Magna Cum Laude (GPA of 3.71 to 3.89) were Christina Baack, Chance Colvin, Veronica Gonzalez, Kathryn Heynen, Tyler Nolan, Alison Marie Prostrollo, Michelle Schiltz, Elizabeth Sharpe, Shelby Steichen, and Angela Sweet. Graduating Cum Laude (GPA of 3.50 to 3.70) were Khanh Bui, Jessica Kramer, Angelica Ramirez and Lyonell Surratt.
Students receiving Associate of Science degrees in Nursing:
,P> Stephanie Ahrenholz, Bryan Bender, Jocelyn Bousema, Khanh Bui, Anita Buiter, Bessie Buryanek, Sarah Byron, Ashley Conover, Ambre Domingues, Lindy Engelsma, Kimberlee Engeltjes, Danielle Franje, Wilmar Garcia, Montana Haggerty, Kathryn Heynen, Gwendolyn Hildebrand, Ashtyn Hoekstra, Stacia Johnson, Stacie Kammerer, Johnna Klohs, Alexandria Kohn, Victoria Kok, Dana Longlee, Kelli Miller, Alison Prostrollo, Brittany Rens, Elizabeth Roberts, Matthew Robertson, Michelle Schiltz, Kelsey Tillema, Alex Van Beek, and Sara Van der Giessen.
Students receiving Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology:
Christina Baack, Shelby Birocci, Sandra Chavez, Chance Colvin, Tanner Foxhoven, Molly Gangestad, Veronica Gonzalez, Tyler Heitman, Jayna Hilbert, Jessica Kramer, Rebecca Luebbert, Barry Martinson, Farrah Navarrete, Tyler Nolen, Alexandria Radtke, Angelica Ramirez, Shelby Steichen, and Angela Sweet.
Students receiving Associate of Science degrees in Respiratory Care:
Dustin Boll, Barbara Collins, Hollie Harris, Shawleen Irizarry, Amanda Phommavong, Eliana Ramirez, Elizabeth Sharpe, Adam Skow, Melissa Smith, Andrew Stangohr, and Lyonell Surratt.
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About UnityPoint Health – Sioux City:
As part of UnityPoint Health – Sioux City which includes UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s offers a vast network of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals committed to coordinating care to meet the individual needs of our patients. UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s is one of the region’s most patient and family-centered hospitals, delivering innovative care to communities in the tri-state area including Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. St. Luke’s treats more than 77,000 patients annually, coordinating care from the doctor’s office to the hospital and back home through St. Luke’s, UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home.
Using a team approach, the physicians and specialists of UnityPoint Clinic are committed to helping patients manage their health. Through more than 48,000 patient visits annually and with services including family practice, general and vascular surgery, pulmonary and critical care, occupational medicine, nephrology and cardiology, UnityPoint Clinic is focused on getting patients healthy sooner and keeping them healthy.
For patients who need additional care at home, UnityPoint at Home provides services and equipment including nursing care, infusion therapy, respiratory therapy, rehabilitation, home medical equipment and supplies. The UnityPoint at Home team, which includes registered nurses certified in chronic care management, work with each patient to find the right home care solution based on their unique needs.
Through our mission to improve the lives of the people of Siouxland, UnityPoint Health– St. Luke’s, UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home work together to ensure the best outcome for every patient, every time.
For more information, visit www.unitypoint.org.