MSJC's Pinning Ceremony Welcomes Graduates into the Nursing Profession

December 20, 2013

Graduates from Riverside and San Bernardino counties participated in the Dec. 20, 2013 ceremony
More than 20 students participated in the Mt. San Jacinto College Registered Nursing Unit Pinning Ceremony on Dec. 20, 2013.
During the Pinning Ceremony, newly graduating nurses receive a pin that symbolizes a welcome into the profession. 
Faculty member Donivee Jones, a registered nurse, welcomed the students and their family members. Dr. Kathleen Winston, dean of Nursing and Allied Health and also a registered nurse, provided introductions. Dr. Patrick Schwerdtfeger, vice president of Instruction, was the guest speaker. 
Student speakers Samantha Schultz and Shelly Toon offered their reflections and Rae Brooks, faculty member and registered nurse, presented the graduates with their pins.
Dr. Peter Zografos, an assistant director in Nursing & Allied Health, provided the ceremonies closing by reading the Nursing Pledge.
The graduates are:

Tammy Atyim, of Vista
Jarred Breazeale, of Hemet
Olena Bueno, of San Diego
Idiana Chavez, of Corona
Beatriz Clary, of Lake Elsinore
Lauren Docherty, of Romoland
Jesse Ely, of Joshua Tree
Jessica Fenton, of Cherry  Valley
Quyen Le, of Murrieta
Alethea Lenning, of San Jacinto
Kristin Mungarro, of Menifee
Ryan Sanchez, of Murrieta
Samantha Schultz, of Winchester
Irene Shevchenko, of Temecula
Zachariah Stewart, of Lake Elsinore
Mary Suetos, of Temecula
Courtney Thrasher, of Menifee
Shelly Toon, of Perris
Jonelyn Umadhay, of San Bernardino
Natalie Williams, of Temecula
Meagan Wylie, of Murrieta
MSJC Nursing & Allied Health offers programs that lead to Nursing and Allied Health degrees, certificates, and employment concentrations. There are also several programs that prepare students for a number of health care careers in a short period of time. For instance, the Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aid (CNA/HHA), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Programs take a qualified applicant only one or two semesters to complete.
Nursing programs take longer to complete, but bring with them the benefits and challenges of a rapidly changing profession.
For more information on the MSJC nursing program, please visit or call 951-639-5577.
Left–Right: Ryan Sanchez of Murrieta, Jonelyn Umadhay of San Bernardino and Jarred Breazeale of Hemet graduated from Mt. San Jacinto College’s nursing program on Dec. 20.
Dr. Kathleen Winston, dean of Mt. San Jacinto College’s Nursing & Allied Health program, congratulates the students graduating from the program on Dec. 20.