Nurse Pinning Ceremony Held on January 12

Associate Degree Nursing students recite the Florence Nightingale pledge during the pinning ceremony posted on Thursday, January 13, 2022 in  College News

WATERLOO–Eight Practical Nursing and 24 Associate Degree Nursing graduates were honored during a pinning ceremony held Wednesday, January 12, 2022, in Tama Hall.

All were December 2021 graduates of Hawkeye's Nursing program. Each graduate received a pin and a traditional Nightingale lamp, a symbol of the nursing profession that originated with Florence Nightingale.

Student speakers were Associate Degree Nursing graduates Kaity Klotzbach and Julie Schwickerath, who also lead the Student Nursing Association. Faculty speakers were Teresa Culpepper and Catherine Ewers.

Each graduate was allowed to invite a friend or family member to assist with their formal pinning, after which all graduates recited their respective pledges.

Practical Nursing graduates recognized at this pinning ceremony included:

  • Lauren Bedard-Abbas
  • Lauren Durham
  • Allison Flaharty
  • Madison Larsen
  • Camrin Moore
  • Isabel Rivera
  • Gabrielle Scott
  • Alexis Trimble

Associate Degree Nursing graduates recognized at this pinning ceremony included:

  • Mikayla Aylsworth
  • Anna Barry
  • Lori Betz
  • Megan DeHaven
  • Jaci Donath
  • Amber Dugan
  • Neko Dunham
  • Amanda Gruber
  • Bela Hafermann
  • Jasmina Halkic
  • Lenora Herman
  • Dzulijeta Ibricic
  • Abigail Klemp
  • Kaity Klotzbach
  • Claire Kruse
  • Samantha Lester
  • Aubrey Norman
  • Cassandra Patava
  • Jessica Powers
  • Dana Schmitz
  • Julie Schwickerath
  • Sara Seehase
  • Hannah Southall
  • Kayleigh Stamp

See additional photos from the ceremony on the Hawkeye Community College Facebook page.


  1. Associate Degree Nursing
  2. Graduation
  3. Nursing
  4. Pinning Ceremony
  5. Practical Nursing
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