Press Release

 

Fort Morgan, CO. 05/24/18.  Morgan Community College (MCC) held Pinning Ceremonies for its Radiologic Technology and Nursing students on May 4, 2018, marking the

MCC Nursing students share a moment after their pinning ceremony held in the Fort Morgan High School auditorium. (L to R): Jennifer Seaman, Juanita Hernandez, Garry Reed, and Alaina Thayer

MCC Nursing students share a moment after their pinning ceremony held in the Fort Morgan High School auditorium. (L to R): Jennifer Seaman, Juanita Hernandez, Garry Reed, and Alaina Thayer

successful completion of the programs by forty students.  Pinning ceremonies are a long-held tradition among healthcare programs, whereby students are ceremoniously provided a symbolic pin for their completion of their rigorous programs of study.  During MCC’s events, family and friends selected by the students joined them on stage to place the pins. 

The next day, nine Radiologic Technology students received their Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Radiologic Technology degrees and thirty-one Nursing students received their Associate Degrees in Nursing (ADN) during MCC’s commencement ceremony in Fort Morgan on May 5, 2018.

“Radiologic Technology and Nursing are crucial programs at MCC that develop a high-quality pipeline of graduates to enter the healthcare workforce,” stated MCC President, Dr. Curt Freed.  MCC students enjoy an average 21.8% return on their investment in college, equivalent to an $8.30 return for every $1.00 spent on their education. “Choosing to pursue a degree at MCC is an investment that pays off for students, their families, and their communities,” noted Dr. Freed. 

The 2018 MCC Radiologic Technology graduates are Darlene Aguilar-Pena, Magdalena Cavaleri, Cinthia Enriquez Tarango, Selena Rocha, Hanna Schaefer, Jennifer Trevizo, Paige Volesky, Megan Walters, and Elliot Wunsch.

Nursing students who received their ADN are Johannah Anderson, Ross Benham, Darchanna Berkheimer, Hope Blakely, Stephanie Bridge, Jennifer Bruno, Sheila Carlmark, Monique Contreras, Jessye Craton, Olivia Elliott, Danielle Gossett, Cheryl Grady, Grace Hansen, Jennifer Hernandez, Juanita Hernandez, Ivy Holler, Caroline Josh, Tessa Kehm, Genevieve Larbi, Cheryl Mahugh, Irma Munoz, Heather Otero Romero, Ashley Overman, Cortney Perez, Garry Reed, Ashlyn Schulder, Jennifer Seaman, Oluwaseyi Taiwo, Alaina Thayer, Hanna White, and Gale Wyckoff.

To learn more about the wide range of programs available at Morgan Community College, visit www.morgancc.edu. For specific information about health occupations programs, including Nursing and Radiologic Technology, call Gwen Steffen at 970-542-3224.

Additional information about MCC’s economic impact is available in the report, “Morgan Community College – A Great Investment,” at https://www.morgancc.edu/download/2015-16-summary-for-web.pdf.