Nursing Pinning 2007

Alfred State College nursing students celebrated their accomplishments the night before commencement by attending the annual nurses' pinning ceremony. During the ceremony, the Florence Nightingale Candle is lighted, honoring the founder of modern nursing. The pinning ceremony is the culmination of the years of study and hard work graduating nursing students have invested in preparation for their chosen career.

Nursing Pinning CermoneyPictured here, l-r, graduating nursing students Brandy Nolder, Olean; Anna Shults, Hornell: Beth Cooke, Wellsville; and Crystal Culbert, Wellsville, are welcomed into the profession by Mary Smith, professor of Nursing, and Cynthie Luehman, far right, professor and chair of the Nursing Department at Alfred State College, who presides over the ceremony.