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Lake Land College welcomes new nurses to the field at annual pinning

May 27, 2014
At the 2014 Lake Land College associate degree in nursing pinning ceremony, 49 graduating nurses received their pins.  
Shelby R. Overbeck, Effingham, received both the Marilyn Fuqua Thompson Nursing Award and the Associate Degree Nursing Peer Award. 
The Marilyn Fuqua Thompson Nursing Award is given each year to a graduating student who is considered to be the all-around best student in the class.  The student must be professionally superior and morally responsible, be capable of making wise decisions, be compassionate and caring, be dedicated and possess common sense and a strong scientific knowledge base, demonstrate superior technical skills, possess superior communication skills and composure, often in crises situations. Overbeck’s name will be engraved on a plaque that is located in the nursing skills lab in Neal Hall.
The recipient of the Associate Degree Nursing Peer Award is chosen because of his or her clinical and scholastic performance, willingness to help other students, professionalism, maturity and spirit.  The award is characterized by a true team player who also is considered a leader. The recipient of this award was chosen by fellow nursing students. 
During the ceremony, the following were honored:
Dusty Baylis, Herrick
Debra Beam, Effingham
Anita Bierman, Effingham
Penny Black, Paris
Amanda Blickensderfer, Sullivan
Dawn Brazzell, Charleston
Erica Bushue, Mattoon
Christina Carter, Greenup
Deanna Collier, Effingham
Courtney Croy, Charleston
April N.  Dinger, Sullivan
Amanda Ealy, Kansas
Ryan Fisher, Mattoon
Leslie Francis, Mattoon
Chase Gillmore, Effingham
Brandi L.  Hanley, Sullivan
Morgan Hays, Lovington
Richelle Hildebrand, Charleston
Brittni L.  Hoel, Oakland
Michelle Homann-Kersey, Neoga
Norah Hopkins, Lovington
Kristen Jansen, Neoga
Jessica Krutsinger, Findlay
Nancy Lefever, Casey
Amanda Light Craig, Toledo
Bailey Marten, Altamont
Heather McDowell, Mattoon
Craig Minor, Effingham
Michelle “Mickey” Monts, Atwood
Kari B.  Moody, Sullivan
Beverly Notaro, Oakland
Megan K.  O’Brien, Charleston
Shelby R.  Overbeck, Effingham
Rachel Porter, Mattoon
Tara Pruemer, Dieterich
Jennifer M.  Roberts, Casey
Cynthia Schmitz, Pana
Christine Shoemaker, Effingham
Megan Smith, Effingham
Halli Smith, Pana
Candace Spence, Charleston
Jen Star, Sullivan
Krysta Tish, St. Elmo
Jennifer Tresslar, Charleston
Kimberly D.  Weishaar, Effingham
Dana Westendorf, Teutopolis
Johanna Wienke, Tuscola
KoDee  Wilhelms, Freeport
Danielle Will, Teutopolis
Cutline:  Lake Land College welcomed nearly 50 new nurses to the field at the 2014 Lake Land College associate degree in nursing pinning ceremony. Shelby R. Overbeck, Effingham, received both the Associate Degree Nursing Peer Award and the Marilyn Fuqua Thompson Nursing Award. She is pictured here with Deborah Hutti, associate vice president for educational services, who presented the awards. 

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