ELIZABETH — The January 2012 class of graduates of the Trinitas School of Nursing, one of the largest in the school’s history, were awarded their diplomas and their associate degrees at a ceremony held recently at the main campus of Union County College.
The culturally diverse class boasts 64 graduates from New Jersey, 11 from New York, and one from Pennsylvania. The class, which includes six male nurses, is the latest to complete the nursing/associate degree program offered at the school which is recognized as one of the largest nursing schools in the nation.
The Trinitas School of Nursing recently received a renewal of its designation as a Center of Nursing Education Excellence for its commitment to nursing education excellence among its faculty and student body from the National League for Nursing. The certification initially received for the years 2008 – 2011 has been extended to span 2012 – 2017.
The following graduates were awarded their diplomas and degrees: Bronx, NY resident, Jennifer Aponte; Brooklyn, NY residents Misterline Marie Parkes and Diane Robley; Carteret resident Navdeep Kaur; Clifton resident Tatiana Raymundo who was all awarded Nursing Honors; Colonia resident Jolanta Bubliene; Clark resident Laura C. Makras, who was also awarded Nursing Honors; Cranford residents Mirna Gomez and Rosangela Pavezzi; East Newark resident Mabel Rodriguez; East Stroudsburg, PA resident Shidenies Morton; Elizabeth residents Elena Kholina, Elizabeth Lancaster, who was also awarded Nursing Honors, Natalia Lecolant, who was also awarded Nursing Honors, Stefany Morales-Rodriguez, Verah K. Motari, who was also awarded Nursing Honors, Lydia Nait Achour, Collete Nyanaro, who was also awarded Nursing Honors, Ana Maria Ocampo, Cecilia Romero, Clarivel E. Salas-Jimenez, Marta Santos, who was also awarded Nursing High Honors, and Makensy Similhomme, who was alos awarded Nursing High Honors; Fanwood residents Keila Guzman, and Lillian Iheme-Duru; Hillside residents Michelle K. David, Maida Mendez, Chi Nguyen, and Amanda L. Smith; Jersey City, NY residents Justine Ann M. Bantilan and Regina N. Inokon; Linden residents Victoria S. Cassiba, who was also awarded Nursing Honors, Jennifer Cuco, Micah Hatulan, Manjinder Kaur, and Albina Ostaeva; Millington resident Angelika Komolibio; Newark residents Julia Huchtemann, Juliana Ribeiro, and Marta Santos, who was also awarded Nursing Honors; Parlin resident Phyllis Corley, who was also awarded Nursing Honors; Perth Amboy resident Milagros Ofray; Piscataway Resident Audrey McCary; Plainfield residents Rosa A. Lowe and Stacie Walters, who was also awarded Nursing Honors; Rahway residents Ann Marie Henderson, Kathleen Lavelle, and Andrea Nagy; Roselle residents Kikelomo Aiyegbo and Olena Melnyk; Roselle Park resident Agnieszka Hass, who was also awarded Nursing Honors; Scotch Plains resident Jurgita Katkauskaite; South Plainfield resident IIda Flores; Staten Island, NY residents Nicole Byrne, Christine M. De Santis, Sherri Franceschini, Terry Hosie, Stephanie Lagana, Dextina Lincoln, Carrie Ann Ramos and Svetlana Veltman, who was also awarded Nursing Honors; Stirling resident Yelena Myasnikova; Summit residents Sandra Paola Marina, who was also awarded Nursing Honors, and Andreza P.A. Oliveira; Union residents Peteray Bennett, Frantz Jedonne, Dale J. Liquori, Pauline C. Mangilaya, Bunette Nazaire, Helen Oladele, Emmanuel Pilao, Joshua Skulitz, Ethel Urbina, and Jill Wojciechowski; Vauxhall resident Sherry Carpenter; West Orange resident James Baptiste and Woodbridge resident Christine Gonzalez, who was also awarded Nursing Honors.
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