The Wesley College Department of Nursing held its annual Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pinning Ceremony on May 5 at the Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover.

During the ceremony, 28 students received pins to symbolize completion of their formal nursing program.

In addition, awards were presented during the ceremony. Teledalase A. Ogundipe received the Keeper of the Light Award. This award is presented to the student whom their peers feel demonstrates the characteristics of professionalism, altruism, accountability, excellence, duty and honor.

Monica Singleton received the Nightingale Award, presented to the student who represents qualities of Florence Nightingale, founder of modern day nursing. BreA’na Morganfield received the Spirit of Nursing Award. This award is presented to the graduate who exemplifies the spirit of nursing through community and professional involvement, leadership and academic excellence.

Keri Kempton was awarded the Wesley College Department of Nursing Award for academic scholarship, dedication and discipline as emulated by the founders of Wesley College.

The keynote speaker was Director of Campus Learning Resources Shari Tenner. Class of 2017 representatives Alysia Welsh and Elizabeth Moyna also spoke. After the lighting of the lamps ceremony, students recited the International Council of Nurses’ pledge.