Nursing Students At WLU Celebrate Accomplishment

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University nursing students marked their graduation in a special way recently with a professional nursing pinning ceremony recently held in Kelly Theatre.

Opening remarks were delivered by WLU President Stephen Greiner.

The class of 2018 of nursing graduates earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree include: Priscilla Bacus, Sydney Banks, Kimber Boord, Mikaela Britton, Emily Clark, Samantha Criswell, Jennifer Crowe, Gregory Fahnestock, Rose Frashure, Taylor Jones, Amanda McGary, Sydney Scherer, Brittany Shuba, Kaleigh Sikora, Hannah Wilson.

Graduates earning the R.N. to B.S.N. degree include: Allison Broski, Megan Griffith, Beth Heck, Laikyne Marling, Melissa O’Donnell and Brittany Schrader.

The pinning ceremony was led by Margy Bowman, associate professor of nursing All graduates also recited the official professional nurse’s pledge and awards were presented to several seniors, listed below:

∫ OVMC Nightingale Award, Sydney Scherer of Brookeville, Ohio, and Brittany Shuba of Wheeling.

∫ Wheeling Hospital Sally Eberhard Award, Kimber Boord of Wheeling.

∫ Eastern Star Award, Allison Broski of West Alexander.

WLU’s nursing program is under the direction of Rose Kutlenios, Ph.D. R.N. For more information, visit or call the nursing department at 304-336-8108.