May 8, 2004
20 graduate from Sharon Regional School of Nursing
Twenty students graduated Friday evening, May 7, from Sharon Regional Health System's School of Nursing during ceremonies at the Penn State University-Shenango campus in Sharon. Sandra L. Scarmack, of Farrell, earned the Nursing Proficiency Award, which faculty presents to the student who best exemplifies growth during the 16-month program.
Mrs. Scarmack demonstrates characteristics needed to be a competent and caring clinical practitioner. She was a journalist for 17 years, including 15 years with The Herald, Sharon, PA, as a page designer/copy editor. Mrs. Scarmack graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in journalism. Her husband, James Scarmack, is a 1996 graduate of Sharon Regional's School of Nursing.
Other members of the Class of 2004 include: Rachel Dickey, from Hermitage; Bryan Morrison and Karen Zoccole, from Sharpsville: Cheryl Bence, Marcia Adkins, and Brenda Nespor, from Greenville; Lisa Krivosh, from Farrell; Megan Becker, from Hadley; Megan Reimold, from Transfer; Lisa Burns, Jennifer Engelhardt, and Martha Marmion, from Masury, Ohio; Michael Malloy, from Boardman, Ohio; James Basista, from Niles, Ohio; Mauro Mariani, from Warren, Ohio; Essie Richard, from Youngstown, Ohio; Gino DeChellis and Michael Smith, from Poland, Ohio; and Nicole Sample, from Hubbard, Ohio.
George C. Garrow, M.D., medical oncologist and medical director for oncology at Sharon Regional's Cancer Care Center, gave the graduation address. Nora E. Bennett, MSN, RN, Director of the School of Nursing, presented pins, and Sherry L. Greenburg, MSN, RNC, Assistant Director of the School of Nursing, presented the Proficiency Award and Honor Cords.
James Feeney, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Sharon Regional, presented diplomas. Mary Fish, BSN, RN, a school instructor, read student's personal notes of thanks.
Graduate Brenda Nespor gave the Florence Nightingale Pledge and read the class thank-you letter. John Davidson, Vice-President for Human Resources, was Master of Ceremonies.