Ancilla College Nursing Department Celebrates A Decade of Honoring Graduates With Pinning Ceremony

The Ancilla College Nursing department has officially been honoring the hard work, dedication and professionalism of their graduating nurses with pinning ceremonies for a decade. The tenth professional pinning ceremony took place on Sunday, May 31 at the Catherine Kasper Life Center Chapel.

Berniece Umbaugh, a registered nurse with 70 years of nursing experience served as the honored guest speaker. Tiffany Addington of Walkerton, Melissa Barenie of Rochester, Shelly Day of Knox and Angela Leary of Plymouth were the four nurses pinned during this year’s ceremony.

Nursing Division Chair, Ann Fitzgerald, described the pin as distinctly unique to the Ancilla Nursing Program. She said many nurses go on to proudly wear their pins daily as they administer care to patients in their future positions.