ELIZABETH, NJ – Four Roselle and Three Roselle Park residents were among the 88 students who received their Associates in Science Degrees at the Trinitas School of Nursing Convocation Ceremony held recently at Union County College (UCC).

TSON has been in continuous operation since it was first established as the Elizabeth General Hospital School of Nursing in 1891. The class of January, 2017 is the 157th class to graduate from the school. Included in the class are 23 graduates who entered the nursing program as Licensed Practical Nurses. As part of the cooperative nursing program, the graduates also received a Diploma in Nursing from Trinitas Regional Medical Center.

President & CEO of Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Gary S. Horan, FACHE, addressed the January 2017 graduating class with a few words of wisdom. “Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars and change the world, and I think this class will do just that!”

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Vanessa Sousa of Elizabeth was among the graduates who received Nursing High Honors. Others were Jennifer Garcia, Newark,  and Amy Orsini, Beverly, New Jersey. Gennette Lorenzo of Elizabeth, was among those who received Nursing Honors that included Nyesha Barksdale, Linden, Jaida Blackwell, Roselle, Hallie Erica Byer, Berkeley Heights, Dornell Darby Maplewood, John C. De Guzman, West Orange,  Desiree Hendricks, Laurence Harbor, Danilyn Henson, Union,  Natalya Korpusova, Summit,  Sandra Lebrõn, Clark,  Caryll S. San Luis, Bound Brook, Diana J. Varela Linden, NJ, and Oscar Manuel Zubieta Rodriguez, South Plainfield.

Elizabeth residents Maheen Bakhtyar,  Angie V. Cestona, Lydia Diana Col︢õn, Amanda L. Crumpler, Guerlyne Erasme, Ada M. Cubillas Ginart, Emilce Londono, Christopher F. Pygeol, Kristine Rodriguez, Leslie Romero, Elham Seliman, and Fanny Eugenia Tamay Morocho were among the graduates from the School of Nursing. The others are Sebastian Acevedo, Union, Eduvijes Acosta North Brunswick, Jessica Adeyin, Hillside, Patrick Albano, Clark,  K. Ambubuyog, Jersey City, Anyiateh P. Asong, Linden, Yadira Avila, Harrison,  Amina D. Beyruti, Union City, Melissa Cairo, Matawan,  Alexandra Jacqueline Carranza, Staten Island, Jianna Castillo, Port Reading, Debbie-Ann Chin-Beckford, Sewaren, Helen Cummings, Parlin,  Cassandra Depina-Veiga, Roselle, Kimberly A. Edwards, Newark, Shonna Erving, Roselle, Angela I. Estela, Newark, Marie A. Fequiere, Roselle, Flutra Gaxha, Roselle Park, Raizza Jean P. Gonzales, Union, Patricia Hash, Union, Naomi Mae Hatulan, Union, Idarobong Okon Inyang, Orange, Erin Ivanitski, Sayreville, Shirlene Joseph, Beverly,  Jessica Jusino, Linden,  Karen Lindo-Brown, Newark, Fanny Loor, Rahway, Janet J. Becerra Lopez, Chatham,  Rosa Helena Maione, Parsippany, Andreia Marques, Hillside, Sashauna Minott, Roselle Park, Dorothy Momanyi, Union,  Sheenu Mariam Nelson, Staten Island, Cristiane Oliveira, Clark, Meaghan Marie Oliver, Roselle Park, Johanna Orellana-Lopez, Plainfield, Thresiam Padinjaraveetil, Jersey City, Amanda Palladino, Staten Island, Erika Parra, Dover, Woodline Pierre, Linden, Vimal Preet K Puri, Cranbury, Valerie Quiah, Staten Island, Angela F. Riscinti, Rahway, Harley Romelus, Brooklyn,  Melissa J. Rosero, Linden, Cinderella Sablan, Linden,  Sheba Saint-Fleur, Union, Ives Guevarra Santos, Jersey City, Alyssa M. Saraceno, Union, Cherry Shiomura, Lodi, Yvette Sparrow, Somerset, John D. Tapia, Jersey City, Udana Timberlake, Linden, Djemila Traore, Clifton, Robert A. Vargas, Linden, Christal Verdiner, Union, Nicole M. Vieira, Union, Chanell S. Williams, Rahway, and Maria F. Yepez, Hillside.

For more information about the nursing school, go to www.trinitasschoolofnursing.org for more detailed information.