Dr. Eileen Terrill, director of Graduate Entry Pathway UMass Worcester Graduate School of Nursing, gave a message of hope at the 2010 Nurse Pinning Ceremony. Despite the down economy, she reminded the audience that the nursing shortage will peak in 2020 and job vacancies are just around the corner. “Please be mindful that there is a lot of hope and you are poised to fill these positions,” she said.
The pinning ceremony was planned and organized by the 2010 senior nursing officers including President Linda Wambach, Vice President Christopher Cheonga, Secretary Jo Elle Ward, Treasurer Linda Caruso, Curriculum Representatives Heidi Noland and Veronica Farrell, and Class Advisors Dr. Barbara Giguere and Caitlin Stover.
Stover graduated cum laude from Boston College School of Nursing in December of 1997 and since has worked as a nurse in several different agencies including the Department of Corrections and Norwood Hospital. She joined Worcester State in 2006 as a graduate assistant and adjunct faculty member, and was appointed last year to a full time faculty position and graduated last May with a master’s degree in Community Health Nursing from Worcester State College. She was awarded a gold medallion for having the highest GPA in the program.
Giguere has been a professor here at Worcester State since 1980. She received her R.N. from Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing, her Bachelor of Science from Worcester State College, her master’s from the University of Connecticut and her doctorate from UMass Amherst. Giguere has registered nurse experience in areas such as medical surgical nursing, intensive care, cardiac care, and in the emergency room. She designed the WSC nursing curriculum with the beliefs of the legendary nursing theorist, Florence Nightingale in mind.
Loren Baranaukas* Adrianna Mazzotta*
Katelyn Barros Janet Mbugua
Annalecia Benvenuto* Tiffany McCarthy
Amy Bergstrom Marianne McKenna*
Sara Berthiaum Lindsay Meyler*
Bridgett Burgoyne Laura Murphy
Bridgett Burns Heidi Noland
Linda Caruso* Cassandra Rivers
Christopher Cheonga* Angela Robert*
Tara Davis Jessica Ryba
Veronica Farrell* Lindsey Sarja
Diana Ferrante* Agata Sporna*
Adrienne Fisher* Spenser Steeves
Brianne Flanders* Ruth Thuo
Stefanie Iddings Megan Tuite
Lindsey Keegan Angelica Vaccaro
Rebecca Kniss Jennifer Varey*
Danielle Lehman Linda Wambach
Kelly Linnehan JoElle Ward
Susan Baraklilis Patricia Moran
Anne Bosma Adeline Otsin*
Marlene Goodale Linda Potvin*
Jennifer Hall Ann Marie Reynolds-Lynch*
Mary Kalmanovitch* Damaris Santiago
Jessica Kennedy Jacquelyne Saulnier
Elizabeth Kinzali* Obiageli Ugoh*
*Denotes Sigma Theta Tau Inductees
Clinical Excellence in the
Art and Science of Nursing:
Lillian Goodman Award:
Mary Kalmanovitch, RN
Florence Nightingale Award:
Spirit of Nursing Award:
Maureen McDermont Sorge Award for Clinical
Excellence in Maternity/Pediatric Care:
WSC to Recognize Paul Lacava for Community Service
Worcester State College will honor alumnus Paul V. LaCava, with its 2010 Community Service Award at its Commencement Ceremonies, Sunday May 16, at the DCU Center at 1:00 p.m. A 1975 graduate of . . .