ELIZABETH — The May 2012 graduates of the Trinitas School of Nursing, were awarded their diplomas and their associate degrees at a ceremony held recently at the main campus of Union County College.
In the culturally diverse class, 44 graduates hail from New Jersey, 10 from New York, and one from Pennsylvania. The class which includes nine 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 – 2015.
The following graduates were awarded their diplomas and degrees: Joy Anoruoh of Newark; Kevin R. Bayot of Jersey City; Jeremiah Bonifacio of Nutley; Melissa Bonnet of Old Bridge; Alexandra Bronis of Staten Island, NY; Matthew Brooks of Hillside; Yheller Virginia Cano of Edison; Yazmin Cardona of Bloomfield; Katherine Casas- Zegarra of Harrison; Geraldine M. Chagnon of Staten Island, NY; Lucio DaSilva Barreto of Elizabeth; Djenie F. Dauphin-Ferjuste of Lancaster, PA; Jenise Ebony DeCasseres of Plainfield; Rachna Deep of Middlesex; MaryGrace Dumol of Staten Island, NY; Clairese Amanda Emerson of Hillside; Daina L. Forde of Union; Lana Gogoberidze of Staten Island, NY; Hannah A. Javier of Union; Katy Jeri of Elizabeth; Valerie Johnson of Carteret; Jean Joseph of Elizabeth; Tiffany Kamal of Irvington; Navdeep Kaur of Roselle; Selami Koch of Carteret; Koffi Kouaka of Bronx, NY; Karoline Krieger of Staten Island, NY; Jackielou F. Labbao of Belleville; Theresa Ann Lannino of Millburn; Yuliya Malitska of Linden; Melanie D. Manlapig of Belleville; Aida Matos of Elizabeth; Tania M. Matos of Rahway; Krystle A. McGrane of Fords; Taheerah D. McGriff of Irvington; Kandis McLean of Brooklyn, NY; Heidi Miltun-Gokan of Summit; Lucy Morcos of East Brunswick; Joanne Neto of Elizabeth; Purificacion Novoa of Newark; Julianne Panek of Staten Island, NY; Aeduk Park of Fanwood; Anne Pingor of Clark; Sharon Susan Pistone of Hillside; Shaakira Abdul Razzaq of Roselle; Karla-Louise Roman of Roselle Park; Stephanie Salinas of Elizabeth, New Jersey; Anna Sankowska of East Brunswick; Danielle Sastre of North Bergen; Carol R. Solis of Rahway; Alena Aleksaevna Surayeva of Springfield; Stanislav Tokarev of Linden; Edric R. Torres of Staten Island, NY; Jennifer Waterbury of Staten Island, NY, and Valentina Zalevska of Phillipsburg.
Those who graduated with Nursing High Honors include: Lucio DaSilva Barreto of Elizabeth and Heidi Miltun-Gokan of Summit. Those with Nursing Honors include: Alexandra Bronis of Staten Island, NY; Matthew Brooks of Hillside; Katherine Casas-Zegarra of Harrison; Theresa Ann Lannino of Millburn; Yuliya Malitska of Linden; Aida Matos of Elizabeth; Julianne Panek of Staten Island, NY; Carol R. Solis of Rahway and Stanislav Tokarev of Linden.