Midland College pinning ceremonies honor spring 2022 Respiratory Care and Associate Degree Nursing graduates

Midland College pinning ceremonies honor spring 2022 Respiratory Care and Associate Degree Nursing graduatesMay 09, 2022

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On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, May 10 and 11, Midland College recognizes spring 2022 associate degree graduates of the Respiratory Care and Associate Degree Nursing programs.  

The Respiratory Care pining and candle lighting ceremony will occur at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, in the Allison Fine Arts Building Wagner & Brown Auditorium.

On Wednesday, May 11, spring 2022 graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program are honored with their own pinning and candle lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the Al G. Langford Chaparral Center.  

“Becoming a healthcare professional is one of the most selfless acts a person can undertake,” Midland College President Dr. Steve Thomas said. “These students have worked hard to get to this point and now join the ranks of West Texas heroes who administer healthcare to all of us.  Not only are they well prepared in their skills, but also are dedicated to be nurturing, sympathetic caregivers.”

Spring 2022 Respiratory Care graduates are Esperanza Balerio, Jordan Cadiz, Ray Courtney, Joanna Maynez, Rosie Padilla, Katelyn Palumbo, Yvette Paredes and Elizabeth Van Schalkwyk.  These students are now prepared to take licensure exams to become certified and registered respiratory therapists.  During the past two years, respiratory therapists have been noted for being on the front lines administering healthcare to COVID patients.

Spring 2022 Associate Degree Nursing graduates completing the two-year associate degree program are Babajide Akisanya, Maria Alvarez, Tonya Anderson, Paula Bernal, Kylie Brown, Oliva Dent, Briana Dominguez, Chantal Escochea, Kaden Kalt, Haydee Marquez, Courtney Martin, Adamaris Molina, Roxanna Roberts, Elizabeth Schrag, Alexis Smith, Glenn Tadena, Roslyn Uranga, Maria Velasco, Juliet Villa and Anna Whitehead.  Students who are vocational nurses and have now completed the Associate Degree Nursing transition program are Dana Bowers, Claudia Gonzalez, Shenewqua Howard, Kristi Koch, Jessica Lopez, Maleri Pena, Jana Villarreal, Taylor Franco and Ruby Fuentez.  All of these graduates are now prepared to take the national licensure exam to become registered nurses.

Photo:  Associate Degree Nursing spring 2022 graduates (left side) and Respiratory Care spring 2022 graduates (right side)

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