St. Luke’s College Graduates 28 in Winter Graduation Ceremony
Sioux City, IA - St. Luke’s College held its winter commencement ceremony on Friday, December 14th at the Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City, Iowa for the Class of 2012. Twenty-eight students graduated after successfully completing the College’s two-year professional program in nursing. The graduates are eligible to take the national licensure examination to become a registered nurse.
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 Medical Center. Sharon Wellendorf, Chief Nursing Officer at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove; and Member of St. Luke’s College Board of Directors, delivered the commencement address to the graduating class.
Graduating Summa Cum Laude were Janie Boon, Danica Hoffman and Nicole Low. Graduating Cum Laude were Laura Dykstra, Sandra Moerman, Amanda Sturgeon, Rachel Van der Waal, and Elizabeth Vereen.
Students receiving Associate of Science degrees in Nursing:
Ana Anguiano, Sioux City, Iowa
Janie Boon, Rock Valley, Iowa
Larissa Burgers, Hull, Iowa
Laura Dykstra, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Stephanie Fynaardt, Pella, Iowa
Kimberly Gray, Onawa, Iowa
Kaysha Heese, Harlan, Iowa
Danica Hoffman, Dakota Dunes, South Dakota
Jueun Kim, South Korea
Christina Kooiker, Sheldon, Iowa
Ellen La Bouef, Vero Beach, Florida
Jerri Leal, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Nicole Low, Des Moines, Iowa
Sandra Moerman, Worthing, South Dakota
Kimberly Nohava, LeMars, Iowa
Lindy Pedersen, Cleghorn, Iowa
Nichole Rohde, Ponca, Nebraska
Jorge Romero Hernandez, Sioux City, Iowa
Alyssa Sandbulte, Maurice, Iowa
Kristen Schouten, Orange City, Iowa
Makayla Smith, Jefferson, South Dakota
Judith Spath, Sioux City, Iowa
Amanda Sturgeon, Sioux City, Iowa
Nicole Tate, Worthing, South Dakota
Rachel Van der Waal, Boyden, Iowa
Brianna Vanderveen, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Elizabeth Vereen, Sioux City, Iowa
Kaleigh Yantz, Sioux City, Iowa
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About St. Luke’s:
St. Luke's Regional Medical Center is part of St. Luke's Health System, serving the tri-state Siouxland area. Our focus is - and will always be - patient-centered care to improve the health of the people of Siouxland. With 1,200 employees and nearly 85,000 patients cared for annually, St. Luke’s is an anchor of support for the Siouxland community.
St. Luke's offers full-service healthcare with a range of inpatient and outpatient services, specialty and family healthcare clinics, and healthcare screenings and community benefit programs. St. Luke's is also planning for the future of healthcare through its affiliation with St. Luke’s College. With a strong focus on safety and quality, St. Luke’s has built a long-standing reputation of improving lives through advanced treatment and health education.
For more information, visit www.stlukes.org.