75 Graduates from Class of May 2015 Accept Jobs with St. Joseph’s
Syracuse, NY (May 29, 2015) – St. Joseph’s College of Nursing at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center held a graduation ceremony and awards brunch for its May 2015 graduates on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY. The associate degree in applied science with a major in nursing was conferred on 83 graduates, who also received the college pin.
St. Joseph’s also offered an unprecedented 75 jobs to its College of Nursing graduates, and every offer was accepted. As St. Joseph’s continues to grow, the healthcare system – which is the only Magnet designated hospital in Central New York – is recruiting nurses from across Syracuse, as well as across the country.
The following awards were given during the ceremony:
- Sister Antonia/Angel of Mercy Award – Awarded to: Joshua Purcell
- James H. Abbott Award – Awarded to: Gabriela Caruso
- Rita Hanover Berdan Memorial Award – Awarded to: Kristen Kelly
- Dubnoff Award for Leadership – Awarded to: Joshua Purcell
- Dubnoff Award for Inspiration – Awarded to: Jennifer Camero
- Karen A. Loveland Payment Award – Awarded to: Elizabeth Denee
- Theodore Pasinski Award – Awarded to: John Flanagan
- Sherwood Finn Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to: Kaylyn Woodrick
- Stella Sroka Award – Awarded to: Blaze Kravec
- ANA-New York Future Nurse Leader Award – Awarded to: Joshua Purcell
Complete list of May 2015 graduates:
|Kayla Van Wormer
Patricia E. Drea, RN, BSN, MPA ’69, Chief Operating Officer, Visiting Angels was the graduation speaker. Joshua Purcell, May 2015 graduate, addressed his class. Ann Marie Walker-Czyz, RN, Ed.D., Sr. Vice President for Operations, COO/CNO, addressed the graduates on behalf of the hospital administration.
Above photo: Members of St. Joseph’s College of Nursing 2015 graduating class.
St. Joseph’s College of Nursing is accredited by its professional nursing accreditor, the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. For more information, visit www.sjhcon.org or call 315-448-5040.