Skip to Content


Briar Cliff University Recognizes 89 Nursing Majors



May 17, 2013 Bookmark and Share


05.17.13 Nursing PinningPHOTO: Nursing major Teresa Fritz receives her pin during Briar Cliff University's 24th annual Commitment to Professional Nursing and Pinning Ceremony.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Briar Cliff University’s Department of Nursing recognized 89 nursing majors during the 24'th Annual Commitment to Professional Nursing and Pinning Ceremony, held recently on campus.

Among honored students were the following 2013 graduates from Briar Cliff University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), who received their pins and master’s hoods: Sarah Evangel Cam, Sioux Center, Iowa; Dee Ann Dorsett, Sioux City; Joey John Hoefling, Odebolt, Iowa; Amanda Lynn Hogan, Sioux City; Tana Rae Kass, Le Mars, Iowa; Tonya Kay Krueger, Moville, Iowa; Alissa Renae Kruger, Sheldon, Iowa; Amanda Jean Kuchenreuther, Rockwell City, Iowa; Elizabeth Kemper Lavelle, Minot, N.D.; Carole Grace LeFlore, Sac City, Iowa; Kristen Rae Morrow, Viborg, S.D.; Regina Reńe Reilly, Sergeant Bluffs, Iowa; Meredith Elaine Schleis, Hospers, Iowa; Tara L. Schroeder, Yankton, S.D.; Kimberly Stowe, Westfield, Iowa; Holli Marie Surber, Laurel, Neb; Abby Jo Tentinger, Cleghorn, Iowa; John Maxwell Timmons III, Sioux City; and Nichole C. Vetter, Yankton, S.D.

In addition, these BCU Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates were recognized: Dawn Anderson, Hawarden, Iowa; Paul William Blanchard, Hayfield, Minn.; Clazina Marie Blom, Doon, Iowa, summa cum laude; Melinda R. Brosh, Glidden, Iowa; Karen Lynn Brown, Sioux City, summa cum laude; Amber Dawn Bynes, Hull, Iowa, summa cum laude; Emily Rebecca Campbell, Overland Park, Kan.; Tara M. Cockerill, Spalding, Neb.; Kelsi  L. Crawford, Le Mars, Iowa; Catelyn Marie Frey, Inwood, Iowa; Teresa Lynn Fritz, Murdock, Neb., cum laude; Ronda L. Gawtry, Fort Dodge, Iowa, magna cum laude; Becky Nicole Gros, Maurice, Iowa, summa cum laude; Elizabeth Helen Harms, Algona, Iowa, summa cum laude; Natalia Harrington, Fort Dodge, Iowa, magna cum laude; Brittany Noel Hausman, Onawa, Iowa; Marsha Anne Hegdahl, Hospers, Iowa, magna cum laude; Bailey Jo Huls, Manilla, Iowa; Kally Iedema, Sibley, Iowa; Jessica Faith Jacobsen, Sioux City, summa cum laude; Hali A. Jennelle, West Point, Neb.; Dorcas Kamau, Le Mars, Iowa, cum laude; Jennifer Marie Kirschbaum, Spirit Lake, Iowa Tiffany Anne Kitley, Kanawha, Iowa; Kaylee Rae Langel, Le Mars, Iowa; Carla Larson, Hospers, Iowa, summa cum laude; Cari A. Lawler, Fort Dodge, Iowa; Theresa J. Lederer, South Sioux City, Neb., summa cum laude; April Leigh, Sioux City, summa cum laude; Alisoun Brianne Luckey, Columbus, Neb.; Danielle Merchant, Sioux City, cum laude; Toni Nicks, Lake Park, Iowa, summa cum laude; Shannon O’Connell-Persaud, Dakota Dunes, S.D., cum laude; Fatuma Abdulkadir Omar, Mankato, Minn.; Ricardo Osorio, Sioux City; Abbie Jo Ostrihonsky, Sioux City; Alysia Marie Peterson, Sioux City; Rachel Ann Robinson, Omaha, Neb.; Robbie L. Robinson, Akron, Iowa, magna cum laude; Susan R. Roemen, Cherokee, Iowa, summa cum laude; Rosalyn M. Rosenbrook, Spirit Lake, Iowa; Samantha Leigh Rozeboom, Inwood, Iowa, summa cum laude; Ashley R. Runyon, Sheldon, N.D.; Bethany Sailer, Moville, Iowa; Brianna L. Steiner, Lincoln, Neb.; Danielle Renae Sudbeck, Kingsley, Iowa; Donna Louise Sweet, Sioux City; Darci Tiedemann, Melvin, Iowa, summa cum laude; Jennifer D. Vought, Dakota City, Iowa; Jacque Rae Wagner, Burt, Iowa; Veronica Irene Warren, Salix, Iowa; Pamela L. Weyen, Sloan, Iowa; Barry G. Wheelock, Sioux City; and Erika Elizabeth Ziegelmaier, Remsen, Iowa.

Sophomore nursing majors received Certificates of Commitment at the event, including: Kiley Core, Guthrie Center, Iowa; Michelle Erickson, Lincoln, Neb.; Angela Himes, Sioux City; Crystal Hines, Sioux City; Ashley Housman, Sioux City; Danna Hurtado, Sioux City; Nicole Krammer, Spencer, Iowa; Raymond (Drew) Loberg, Wayne, Neb.; Erica LoVan, Sioux City; Ethan    Neff, Treynor, Iowa; Alyssa  Rector, South Sioux City, Neb.; Sarah Roseblade, Cypress, Calif.; Amanda Rossi, Sioux City; Lora Shoup, Dakota Dunes, S.D.; Katelyn Worley, Decatur, Neb.; and Kabo Xiong, Sioux City.

Keynote speaker at the event was Briar Cliff graduate Carol Lewallen, BSN, MSFNP, a family nurse practitioner who founded, co-owns and practices at Spencer Convenient Healthcare in Spencer, Iowa.

Tags: Campus, Alumni, Academics, Nursing

FOLLOW BCU ON TWITTER