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Schc 18 TUESDAY, JUNE 17 - THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2008 & Education Cape Gazette I Beebe School of Nursing holds graduation ceremony The Beebe School of Nursing recently celebrated the gradua- tion of 24 graduates, the class of 2008, at Eagle's Nest Fellowship Church in Milton. Jennifer L Hargreaves BA, RN, Beebe Medical Center's clinical education specialist, was the commencement speaker. Tricia Crowe, member of the class of 2009, presented congratulations to the graduates. Barbara Lee, president of the class of 2008, shared class reflections, and in- troduced a video tribute to fami- ly, friends and 2008 graduates. lanet McCarty, chair of Beebe Medical Center's board of direc- tors, presented the Board of Di- rectors Award for the highest ac- ademic achievement to Kimberly Willoughby. The Beebe Medical Center medical staff sponsored the Salutatorian Award for the second-highest academic achievement, which was pre- sented to Barbara Lee. The Alumni Award, given for med- ical-surgical clinical excellence in district nursing, was presented to Kaylynn Gland. The Patient Care Director's Leadership Award was presented to Barbara Lee. Heather Rudd received the Maternal Child Award, given by Eleanor Cordrey in memory of her sister Virginia Cottingham, to the graduate demonstrating an interest and ability in maternal- child nursing. The Beebe Med- ical Center Auxiliary presented its annual Florence Wingate Memorial Award honoring the memory of a longtime trusted and devoted member and treas- urer of the Auxiliary to Jenna Riddle and Lindsey Thomas. The award honors the graduate demonstrating academic and clinical excellence and school and community commitment. Rosanna Long received the Dr. David Howard Memorial Award. The Bayside Health Association Award honoring the memory and characteristics of Alison Trout was presented to April Hufford. Gaff Mesa was honored with the Faculty Award recognizing the attributes of diploma educa- tion. Heather O'Day received the Pat Smith Leadership Award, which honors the memory and attributes of a colleague, leader and friend. Pastor Danny Tice presented the invocation and benediction. Constance E. Bushey RN, BSN, MEd, director of Beebe School of Nursing, together with class ad- SUBMITTED PHOTO TIlE 8EEBE SCHOOL OF NURSING CLASS OF 2008 recently graduated during a ceremony at Eagle's Nest Church. Shown in back are (I-r) are Rosanna Long; Dana Waiters; Kimberly Faust; Gall Mesa; Karl Thomas; Kimberly Willoughby; Nicole Lytle; Kristie Mitchell; Heather O)ay;, Jenna Riddle; Jaime Busby; Lisa Morrissey, Karen Magee, and commencement speaker Jen- nifer Hargreaves. In front are Constance E. Bushey, director; Barbara Lee; Lindsey Thomas, Stacy ce; Nancy Wilson; April Huf- ford; Patrice Ballard; Kelly Thomas; Victoria Lord; Kayiynn Gland; Petagay Waiters; Heather Rudd. visers Joy Bartell MSN, RN, OCN and Barbara Starr MS, RNC, CPN, presented the graduates with their sschool pin. Jeffrey M. Fried, FACHE, president and CEO of Beebe Medical Center, presented the diplomas. Members of the class of 2008 are Patrice Ballard, Dime Busby, Kimberly Faust, Kaylyrm Gland, April Hufford, Barbara Lee, Rosanna Long, Victoria Lord, Nicole Lytle, Karen Magee, Gall Mesa, Kristie Mitchell, Lisa Mor- rissey, Heather O' Day, Jenna Riddle, Heather Rudd, Karl Thomas, Kelly Thomas, Lindsey Thomas, Stacy Tice, Dana Wai- ters, Petagay Waiters, Kimberly Willoughby and Nancy Wilson. A reception and fellowship was shared following the cere- mony in the Eagle's Nest Fellow- ship Church cafeteria. Beebe School of Nursing, based at Beebe Medical Center, is the only hospital-based nurs- ing program in Delaware, and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The diploma in nursing is awarded at the completion of the curriculum, qualifying Beebe graduates to be eligible for Na- tional Council of State Boards of Nursing NCLEX examination, leading to licensure. Beebe graduates have one of the highest NCLEX pass rates in the state and can complete a bachelor's in nursing degree at Wilmington University through an articulation agreement with one additional year of study. S'I'EVEN BILLUPS PHOTOS EPWORTH PRESCHOOL HOLDS GRADUATION STUDENTS AT El)WORTH l)RESCHOOL in Rehoboth Beach performed their summer program and graduation May 21, in the church's new sanctuary on Holland Glade Road. Shown above singing"Rise and Shine" are Carson Kammerer, left, and Mason Kosc from the 3-year-old Goldfish class. Below, 3-year-olds (I-r) Brett Harringlon, Jay Briedis and Lucas Schanz from the Turtle class sing "Sunshine Day." Above, flowers and butterflies from the play "The World God Made" are (I-r) Lyndsey Smailer, Adam Gorecki, Emily Monigle and Molly Lingo. At left, 3-year-olds Swain Lee and Ella Rishko pay attention as they prepare to sing "Jesus Loves the Little Children."