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88 Students Honored At Crouse School Of Nursing Commencement


Crouse Hospital School of Nursing recently recognized 88 graduates at its 95th annual commencement ceremony on May 27 at Hendricks Chapel on the Syracuse University campus. With their nursing degrees, these graduates are all immediately employable within the healthcare field and are able to matriculate into an advanced degree program.

The hospital’s School of Nursing ranks among the top RN programs in New York State and nationwide. Students participate in a two-year associate’s degree program featuring classroom, clinical, laboratory and computer-assisted study within a state-of-the-art teaching environment. Unparalleled clinical opportunities, innovative program design and affordable tuition are among the school’s strengths and contribute to the success of each individual. Clinical training components combine classroom theory with actual nursing practice so that learning has immediate relevance for students. The program offers the most hands-on training available in Central New York, with diverse clinical experiences in hospital and community settings.

Below are listed the names of graduates honored during commencement, with their hometowns and special awards noted:


May 2010 Graduates
Martha Adsit Baldwinsville  
Shana Collins Baldwinsville  
Mary Joyce Brant Lake  
Amal Hamdan Brooklyn  
Kyle Choquette Canastota  
Leah Schultz Cazenovia  
Brandon Crandall Central Square  
Crystal White Central Square  
Carrie Blake Cicero High Honors
Christine Smith Cicero  
Erika Smith Fulton  
Nicole Tompkins Fulton  
Melinda Casselmon Hastings  
Shane Gudlin Jamesville  
Stephanie Coglitore Liverpool  
Amy Dederich Liverpool  
Erika Miller Liverpool  
Jennifer Nickels Liverpool Honors
Emily Smith Liverpool  
Molly Napier Marcellus  
Amanda Studer Mattydale Honors
Ashley Dullen Memphis  
Jessica Rice Mexico  
Allison Sweet North Syracuse  
Dana Storm Novi, Michigan  
Patricia Chipman Oswego  
Erica Connors Oswego Honors
Laura Roberts Oswego  
Kira Deiderio Seneca Falls  
Jachin Bender Syracuse  
Allison Bousquet Syracuse  
Ashley Brown Syracuse  
Carrie Burian Syracuse  
Jacqueline Dardano Syracuse  
Robert Grossman Syracuse  
Christol Hamilton Syracuse  
Alison Hough Syracuse  
Amy Luchsinger Syracuse High Honors
Gloria Myers Syracuse High Honors
John Pototsky Syracuse  
Kelley Serens Syracuse  
Erin Sexton Syracuse  
Kimberly Thomas Syracuse  

December 2009 Graduates
Christine Willard Binghamton  
Heather Kelly Cicero  
Jillian Russo Clay  
Heather George Fulton  
Erina Myagkota Jamesville  
Chelsea Nelson Liverpool  
Melissa Ryan Mattydale  
Kristen Adams Middletown  
Stephanie Lyke North Syracuse  
Meredith Pritchard Oswego  
Heather McCampbell Phoenix  
Robyn LaVeck Pulaski  
Elizabeth Jones Sacketts Harbor  
Jennier O’Hara Skaneateles  
Yvonne Cedeno Syracuse  
Deidre Dyer Syracuse  
Kathy Griffin Syracuse Honors
Jennifer Kozlowski Syracuse  
Cynthia Labelle Syracuse  
Jade Lawton Syracuse  
Jeanne O’Leary Syracuse  
Kristina Reid Syracuse  
Stacie Wilbur Syracuse
Andrew Wong Rochester Honors

October 2009 Graduates
Deborah Burgan Bridgeport  
Jacinta Mallery East Syracuse  
Christan Daley DeRuyter  
LeShonda Brown Fulton  
Nicole D’Elena-DeMarco Glen Aubrey  
Amy Bartlett Liverpool  
Heather Daniels Liverpool  
Susan Welch Liverpool  
Sharon Barron Skaneateles  
Theresa Bulone Syracuse  
Allison Bonetti Syracuse  
Amanda Fiori Syracuse  
Terri Harrington Syracuse  
Mimi Mead Syracuse Honors
Beth O’Shell Syracuse  
Ellen Owens Syracuse Honors
Carla Ray Syracuse  
Deborah Sheer Syracuse  
Tonika Simmons Syracuse  
Tina Porter Tully  
Shannon Seelman West Monroe  

Graduation Awards

Award of Excellence presented to the student who demonstrates excellence in academics and who has made significant contributions to the school and the nursing profession.

  • Kari Blake of Cicero

Clinical Excellence Award for excellence in clinical practice

  • Andrew Wong of Rochester

Suzanne Spaulding-Gherke Memorial Scholarship Award honoring past director of CHSON.

  • Jacqueline Dardano of Syracuse

Crouse Hospital Nurses Alumni Award for a student continuing on with her nursing education.

  • Amy Dederich of Liverpool

Ann Wiles Life Long Learner Award for graduate who exibits the same qualities and spirit as retired Crouse Hospital Schol of Nursing Faculty member Ann Wiles.

  • Ellen Owens of Syracuse

Cheryl Abrams
Crouse Hospital
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