OBU Recognizes Nursing Graduates During Pinning Ceremony May 17

May 18, 2018

Oklahoma Baptist University honored 32 graduating nurses during the College of Nursing’s Pinning and Lamp Lighting Ceremony Thursday, May 17, at 3 p.m. The ceremony took place in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee.

Jennifer Sharma, assistant professor of nursing, led the invocation. OBU President Dr. David W. Whitlock welcomed the graduates and their guests.

Next, Megan Smith, assistant professor of nursing, discussed the significance of the ceremony. Then, Dr. Lepaine Sharp-McHenry, dean of the OBU College of Nursing, made introductions and greeted the graduates as well as their guests.

Dr. Deborah Trautman, president and chief executive officer of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), delivered the address to graduates.

Graduating nurses then received their pins from McHenry, including Lauren Elizabeth Baustert, Sand Springs, Oklahoma; Marina Rose Berkley, Overland Park, Kansas; Natalie Katherine Buzan, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Whitney Lynn Carmichael, Wichita, Kansas; Blake Paul Compton, Shawnee, Oklahoma; Olivia Marie Curry, Oklahoma City; Marsha Davidson, Deerfield, New Hampshire; Krysten Raye Denney, Midland, Texas; Jared Michael Fink, Dewey, Oklahoma; Landry Danielle Forth, Sand Springs; Hannah Ruth Gordon, Evergreen, Colorado; Miranda Danielle Granger, Newcastle, Oklahoma; Ashleigh Jeanne Gruns, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Anna Lynne Hollingshead-King, Denton, Texas; Meaghon Denise Hollyfield, Vidor, Texas; Katrina Ladell Horner, Norman, Oklahoma; Sarah Elizabeth Klerekoper, Longview, Texas; Ciera Marline Knapp, Mountain View, Oklahoma; Ellen Kristine Magar, Shawnee; Kaitlyn Danielle Malaske, Harrah, Oklahoma; Aleksandra Miletic, Belgrade, Serbia; Ashley Nichole Morris, Oklahoma City; Cayla Michelle Munroe, Moore, Oklahoma; Katrina Nguyen, Shawnee; Gregory Austin Orr, Paden, Oklahoma; Sarah Elizabeth Pruitt, Flower Mound, Texas; Kyle Spencer Reich, Lewisville, Texas; Chelsea Jo Sehorn, Choctaw, Oklahoma; Maysn Ungerer, Roseville, California; Alexandra Vestal, Melissa, Texas; Sydney Elizabeth Ward, Edmond, Oklahoma; and Cacy McKinley Wyatt, Lodi, Virginia.

Dawn Westbrook, assistant professor of nursing, delivered the charge to the graduates while Dr. Nichole Jackson, assistant professor of nursing, led the benediction.

For more information about the OBU College of Nursing, visit www.okbu.edu/nursing.