The Lake Land College 2011 practical nursing graduates received their pins during a ceremony in August in the Field House.
Andrea Davis, Strasburg, received the Marilyn Fuqua Thompson Nursing Award. This award is given each year to a graduating student who is considered to be the all-around best student in class. The student must be professionally superior and morally responsible, capable of making wise decisions, compassionate and caring, dedicated, involved, possess common sense, possess strong scientific knowledge and technical skills, possess superior communication skills and work well under pressure. Her name will be engraved on a plaque located in the nursing skills lab in Neal Hall.
John Slifer, Jr. of Mason received the Kluthe Center for Higher Education and Technology Practical Nursing Peer Award. Courtney Nichols of Findlay received the Western Region Center Peer award and Elizabeth Huffman of Neoga received the Lake Land College Campus Peer Award. The award was given in each of the locations where the practical nursing program is taught - the Western Region Center, the Kluthe Center for Higher Education and Technology and the Lake Land College campus.
The Peer Award, which is voted on by the students, is given each year to one student from each location. The recipient of this award is chosen because of his or her clinical and scholastic performance and his or her willingness to help other students develop professionalism, maturity and spirit.