UNMC graduation ceremonies include many panhandle residents

The University of Nebraska Medical Center began its series of 5 spring commencement ceremonies Friday in Norfolk and Kearney for the College of Nursing's Northern and Kearney Divisions.

963 students are receiving degrees, 48 of them from the Panhandle including 10 from Scottsbluff, 9 from Alliance, 6 from Gering, 3 from Gordon, and 2 each from Sidney, Kimball, and Gordon. Lewellen, Bayard, Mitchell, and Morrill are all represented by 1 graduate.

Friday ceremonies were held in Lincoln for all the UNMC divisions based there, and ceremonies wwere scheduled Saturday morning in Omaha for the divisions based on the main campus.

The last commencement will be Saturday afternoon at 4:00 in the Gering Civic Center for the College of Nursing West Nebraska Division and the West Division of the UNMC College of Dentistry Dental Hygiene Program...both based in Scottsbluff.

45 students...27 of them from Nebraska, 18 from the Panhandle, and 2 from Torrington...will be receiving Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees at the Gering ceremonies.

There will also be 3 Masters of Science in Nursing degrees...2 of them going to Panhandle residents...and one of 4 Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degrees being handed out tomorrow in Gering will also be being to a Panhandle resident.

Panhandle and immediate area students receiving UNMC degrees this weekend

UNMC College of Nursing Lincoln Division
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Alliance -- Katherine Berglund
Gering -- Brooke Sloan
Lewellen -- Jessie Bolton (With Distinction)
Rushville -- Brittany Pengra

UNMC College of Nursing (Omaha)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bayard -- Amber Kistler
Gering -- Shanon Dunovan (With Distinction)
Sidney -- Melissa Perez
Rapid City, SD -- Kelcy Schoenfelder

UNMC College of Nursing West Nebraska Division (Scottsbluff)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Alliance -- Alison Green, Rahne Kunzman (With Highest Distinction), Jessica Mattox, Amber O'Leary Schulze
Gering -- Amber Brock, Alan Moore, David Rupp
Gordon -- Hannah Christian (With High Distinction)
Mitchell -- Heidi Pedersen
Morrill -- Brenna Clyncke (With High Distinction), Laura Reisig
Rushville -- Kristin Mitzel
Scottsbluff -- Rebecca Guerrero, Sallie Lucke Janis, Nichole Sandine, Manuel Torres Quintana, Ava Vardell
Sidney -- Marcene Wiegand
Torrington, WY -- Libby Childs, Laura Patterson Gill

UNMC College of Nursing Kearney Division
Master of Science in Nursing
Kimball -- Jill Stevenson

UNMC College of Nursing (Omaha)
Master of Science in Nursing
Alliance -- Kelly Vaughn

UNMC College of Nursing West Nebraska Division (Scottsbluff)
Master of Science in Nursing
Gering -- Jessica Conn
Scottsbluff -- Alicia Gonzales-Longoria

UNMC College of Dentistry (Lincoln)
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Gordon -- Stephen Johndreau
Scottsbluff -- John Chain

UNMC College of Dentistry (Scottsbluff)
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
Scottsbluff -- Emily McMann

UNMC College of Medicine (Omaha)
Doctor of Medicine
Alliance -- Danita Curtiss Velasco
Gordon -- Kyle Schmidt
Kimball -- Rustin Rawlings
Scottsbluff -- Keegan Harkins, Brittany Schultz

UNMC College of Pharmacy (Omaha)
Doctor of Pharmacy
Alliance -- Zachariah Davis

Dr. Of Physical Therapy.... Brandon Deeds from Scottsbluff and Kelsey Gregory from Bayard

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