19 graduates

Dick Osborne of NHTI sent this photo to us. He wrote: New Hampshire Technical Institute held a traditional pinning ceremony on Jan. 11 for 19 new graduates of its Practical Nursing program. The graduates, who finished their 12-month program of study in December, are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses, passage of which earns them the professional title of Licensed Practical Nurse.

The Class of 2006 was represented by the presentations of class speakers Candy Gottschalk and Maureen Nelson, and a slideshow highlighting the year, produced by graduate Karen Hadlock. Class member Christine Thibeault was presented with the Award of Excellence for her outstanding academic and clinical performance.

Following the presentation of the pins and recitation of the International Code for Nurses by the 19 graduates, a reception was held in the rotunda of the Student Center. According to Program Coordinator and Professor of Nursing Susan Kenna, every member of the Class of 2006 already has a job in nursing, and several members of the class are planning to continue their education by transferring into the NHTI LPN to AND (Associate Degree in Nursing) Upward Mobility Option.

Congratulations to all 19 of the graduates: Hilary Brown of Antrim, Joanne Buck of Pembroke, Brad Chandler of Manchester, Trisha Crawford of Hillsboro, Maryanne Drouin of Hillsboro, Deanna Elwood of Londonderry, Candy Gottschalk of Laconia, Karen Hadlock of Hudson, Kathleen Holland of Tilton, Marie LaBier of Boscawen, Yunhee Lachapelle of Tilton, Doreen Moore of Wolfeboro, Augustin Muhizi of Concord, Maureen Nelson of Rochester, Nina Perez of Portsmouth, Amy Ricard of Loudon, Jessica Scordo of Henniker, Michele Taillon of Pittsfield and Christine Thibeault of Epping

All of the graduates will be invited back to campus to march in the 2007 NHTI Commencement Ceremony on May 18.