A student speaks at Worcester State College's 2010 Nurse Pinning ceremony.

Nursing Students Given Message of Hope at Pinning Ceremony

May 17, 2010
By: WSU News

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*

Seania Lugo

*Denotes Sigma Theta Tau Inductees


Academic Achievement:

Lindsay Meyler

Clinical Excellence in the
Art and Science of Nursing

Diana Ferrante

Lillian Goodman Award:
Mary Kalmanovitch, RN

Florence Nightingale Award:
Janet Mbugua

Spirit of Nursing Award:
Veronica Farrell

Maureen McDermont Sorge Award for Clinical
Excellence in Maternity/Pediatric Care:
Annalecia Benvenuto

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