The Annual Nurses’ Day Celebration was held May 6, 2014 in the SCC Automotive Showroom. Guest speakers at this year’s event “Nurses: Leading the Way” included Pius Mbithi, RN, MSN who is a graduate of the SCC Nursing Program along with SCC Retired Nursing Faculty member, Hermien Watkins, MN, RN, WHNP.
The event included the announcement of Nursing Scholarship Recipients. In addition to anouncement of awards from the American Legions 40 and 8 to seven nursing students, the SCC Foundation awarded 18 nursing scholarships totaling $22,250 for the 2014-2015 school year.
Tammi O’Brien Shanks was a graduate of the SCC School of Nursing in 1996. Tammi’s family and friends established the SCC Foundation Tammi O’Brien Shanks Memorial Nursing Scholarship in her memory after her passing from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Tammi’s mother, Pat Slusser was present to meet this year’s recipient, Julie Keating.
Recipients present at this year’s Celebration included: Emily Miller, Julie Keating, Jordan Galbraith, Jill Morrill, Anh Phan, Veerpal Kaur and Emiko Tanaka. Other recipients of SCC Foundation Nursing scholarships who could not attend were: Joyce Dizon, Na-Young Park, Gina Carossino and Chelsea Collum.
Congratulations to all these hard working Nursing students!