190 Students Graduate from No. 1 Nursing School in the Country

May 29, 2015

190 nursing students from the nation’s no. 1 nursing school in the country (College Atlas Encyclopedia of Higher Education) walked across the stage at Jesse Auditorium to finish out their careers as student. They were awarded their degrees from the University of MIssouri Sinclair School of Nursing (SSON).

There were 53 traditional BSN, 47 accelerated, 38 RN-BSN, 28 MS, 23 DNP, and 1 PhD. Of the undergraduates, 26 graduated with honors: 7 cum laude, 8 magna cum laude and 8 summa cum laude.

Dean Judith Fitzgerald Miller presided over the ceremony and gave the main address. MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin also addressed the crowd and conferred the degrees. Student addresses were given by Joseph Riojas, BSN candidate; Kirsten Wilford, Accelerated BSN candidate; Abbie Bredeman, MS(N) candidate. Each graduate also received a rose from the Nursing Alumni Organization that was handed out by Donna Otto.

Special faculty and student awards were given during the ceremony:

  • Nursing Student Council Outstanding Clinical Teaching Faculty Award
    • Hillary Claunch
  • Nursing Student Council Oustanding Classroom Teaching Faculty Award
    • Sherri Ulbrich
  • Nursing Student Council Outstanding Student Award
    • Emily Blocker
    • John Marrin
  • Janet ‘Joy’ Thompson Undergraduate Student Award
    • Jade Summerville
  • Geriatric Excellence Undergraduate Student Award
    • Shannon Keith

As students go in their spearate directions, the SSON knows they are well prepared to handle whatever is thrown at them. When people read that they graduated from the SSON, they know they’re not just a nurse, but a MIZZOU NURSE!

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