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OJC Press Release ID: 2527

Friday, May 27, 2016

OJC Non-Traditional sophomore nursing student pinning

OJC’s Non-Traditional Evening and Weekends (NEW) program sophomore students will hold their pinning ceremony on June 4 at 10:00 a.m. in the Ed Stafford Theater in the Humanities Center at Otero Junior College.

The 2016 graduates of the program, who have received their Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing are:
Christianah Olaleye and Rayni Frye of La Junta; Susan Townsend of Lamar; Robin Bachicha, Chelsea Fontes (Walls), Karli French, Randi Harshman, Melissa Lujan, Kate Meyer and Abe Sanchez of Pueblo; Stephani Addison-Brown of Wheat Ridge; and Nicole Corbett-Lippard of Washington D.C.

The pinning ceremony is a time-honored nursing school tradition; signifying the official initiation into the brotherhood and sisterhood of nursing. The pinning ceremony is open to the public.

Otero Junior College’s Evening and Weekend Nursing program is designed to provide non-traditional students a means to maintain employment and home lives while completing a nursing program. Students in this program attended Tuesday and Thursday evening classes and up to 10 weekends per semester to meet all the requirements of their program. 
OJC congratulates them on their accomplishments and wishes them well in their future endeavors.

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Graduates from the 2016 Non-Traditional Evening and Weekends RN program are: Top row left to right- Melissa Lujan, Karli French, Rayni Frye, and Chelsea Fontes (Walls). Bottom row left to right: Christie Jackson, faculty, Susan Townsend, Stephani Addison-Brown, Randi Harshman, Robin Bachicha, Kate Meyer, Abe Sanchez, Christine Wooters, faculty, and Denise Root, chair of Nursing and Health Occupations. Not pictured: Christianah Olaleye and Nicole Corbett-Lippard.