Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital Holds 103rd Annual Commencement Ceremony

Pomeroy College of Nursing Class of 2018

The Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital recognized graduates during its 103rd annual commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 24, in Hendricks Chapel on the Syracuse University campus.
Keynote Speaker was Margaret Wells, Ph.D., ANP-BC, Dean of the Le Moyne College Purcell School of Professional Studies.

Greetings were delivered to the graduates by Crouse Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Boynton and Chief Nursing and Clinical Services Officer Betty O’Connor. Graduate Ethan Seidl spoke on behalf of the graduating class.

The day began with a Convocation breakfast and ceremony. David Nguyen spoke on behalf of the May 2018 graduates and Elizabeth Chase spoke on behalf of the June 2018 graduates, who are the first cohort of the evening/weekend program. Closing remarks were delivered by David Falci, Assistant Dean for Faculty.

The DAISY Faculty Award was presented to Eileen Sharp, and the Exemplary Staff Award was given to Chrystal Hoyt from 4 South Irving.

May 2018 Graduates
Shawn Andrews, Syracuse, NY
Erin Barclay, Syracuse, NY
Brianna Brizuela, Watertown, NY
Melissa Castellino, Syracuse, NY
Melissa Cefaliello, Baldwinsville, NY Suma Cum Laude
Marcelyn Cook, Baldwinsville, NY
Julia Davidson, Bridgeport, NY
Jaelyn Del Biondo, Clay, NY
Marisa DeSalvo, Cicero, NY Cum Laude
Amanda Dina, East Syracuse, NY
Alicia Durkee, Fulton, NY
Kayla Earl, Marcellus, NY
Madeline Eberl, Liverpool, NY
Michelle Flood, Syracuse, NY
Carlie Fredette, Minetto, NY
Aimee French, Manlius, NY
Michael Hall, Syracuse, NY
Renata Huggler, Camillus, NY
Caitlinn Jones, Liverpool, NY
Meghan Kelly, Syracuse, NY
Jessica Kline, Syracuse, NY Cum Laude
Kristina Konfederat, Camillus, NY
Marissa Lembo, Cicero, NY
Holly Marsh, Canastota, NY
Mary McGlynn, Syracuse, NY
Veronica Metz, Liverpool, NY
Lauren More, Syracuse, NY
Kim Neilly, Liverpool, NY
Samantha Neuser, Cicero, NY
David Nguyen, Syracuse, NY
Irina Onufriychuk, Camillus, NY Magna Cum Laude
Adrianna Quig, Brewerton, NY
Ekaterina Rindfleisch, Liverpool, NY
Lucy Rombough , Oswego, NY
Steffan Saxby, Syracuse, NY
Ethan Seidl, Cochecton, NY
Kevin Shannon, Syracuse, NY
Christina Silvernail, Syracuse, NY
Melissa Stephens, Chittenango, NY
Ashlyn Swanka, Preble, NY
Andrea Wilson, Baldwinsville Magna Cum Laude

December 2017 Graduates
Brittany Anthony, Chittenango, NY
Tara Aprill, Manlius, NY
Jennifer Becker, Liverpool, NY
Rebecca Christman, Liverpool, NY Cum Laude
Hannah Clarke, Baldwinsville, NY Cum Laude
Julia Davis, Baldwinsville, NY
Melissa Domroe, Baldwinsville, NY Cum Laude
Christina Duverger, Liverpool, NY
Tabiatha Esperon, Syracuse, NY
Corryn Fernandez, Pulaski, NY
Amanda Fiorentino, Clay, NY
Sarah Fleury, Liverpool, NY Cum Laude
Breanna Foster, Tully, NY
Maggie Gallagher, West Monroe, NY
Carlton Gates, Syracuse, NY Cum Laude
Kathryn Giarrusso, Jamesville, NY
Emily Gray, Dryden, NY
Edward Halpin, Syracuse, NY
Jennie Hasto, Liverpool, NY
Amy Heath, Dewitt, NY
Alison Hoyer, Baldwinsville, NY and Easley, SC
Megan James, Baldwinsville, NY
Mackenzie King , Oswego, NY and Florence, SC
Kaitlyn LaChance, Clay, NY
Jessica Meier, Liverpool, NY
Jamie Melancon, Liverpool, NY Cum Laude
Kimberly Morris , Liverpool, NY Magna Cum Laude
Jessie Murray, Oswego, NY
Alina Ninemire, Syracuse, NY
Sarah Olson, Syracuse, NY
Sarah Padgett, Constantia, NY
Ivy Parker, Syracuse, NY
Rachel Sayre, Marcellus, NY
Molly Schaefer, Clay, NY
Roxanne Schell, Syracuse, NY and Corneilleus, NC Cum Laude
Alayna Slayton, Auburn, NY and Raleigh, NC
Patti Smith, Marcellus, NY
Sarah Steinberg , Cicero, NY Cum Laude
Mirela Subasic, Jamesville, NY Cum Laude
Samantha Susice, Syracuse, NY
AnnMarie Tagliareni, Mexico, NY
Michelle Tramonte, Cicero, NY
Kevin Vaughan, Freeville, NY
Andrew Vernon , Orwell , NY
Shannon Wagner, Liverpool, NY
Maria Weimar, Minoa, NY
Kara Williams, Williamstown, NY

Anticipated June 2018 Graduates
Morgan Adams, Central Square, NY
Chrystal Behm, Port Byron, NY
Pamela Byrne, Liverpool, NY
Elizabeth Chase, Liverpool, NY
Jacqueline Colling, Liverpool, NY
Ashley Cushing, East Syracuse, NY
Heather Ganoung, Cortland, NY
Kristin Harosia, Bridgeport, NY
Carissa Jackson, Liverpool, NY
Kaley Merritt, Clay, NY
Jacquelyn Ortiz, Whitesboro, NY
Sabrina Paulino, Chittenango, NY
Senada Sahman, Syracuse, NY
Paula Sanz, Syracuse, NY
Jessica Scott, Solvay, NY
Jason Wolinski, Richland, NY

The following graduates are members of the Alpha Delta Mu Honor Society:
Chrsyal Behm
Brianna Brizuela
Melissa Cafaliello
Elizabeth Chase
Jacqueline Colling
Marcelyn Cook
Julia Davidson
Marisa DeSalvo
Alicia Durkee
Kristin Harosia
Jessica Kline
Marissa Lembo
Mary Kathryn McGlynn
Irina Onufriychuk
Jacqueline Ortiz
Sabrina Paulino
Adrianna Quig
Senada Sahman
Paula Sanz
Steffan Saxby
Jessica Scott
Melissa Stephens
Jason Wolinski

Graduation Awards
Award of Excellence presented to the student(s) who demonstrates excellence in academics and who has made significant contributions to the school and the nursing profession.
• Melissa Cefaliello

Clinical Excellence Awards for excellence in clinical practice.
• Kimberly Morris (Decemer 2017 Grad)
• Julia Davidson

Student Leadership Award is given to a student who exhibits leadership qualities in student activities as well as in their clinical practice.
• Ethan Seidl

Crouse Hospital Nurses Alumni Award for an outstanding student continuing on with nursing education.
• Irina Onufriychuk

Ann Wiles Life Long Learner Award for graduate who exibits the same qualities and spirit for life long learning as retired Crouse Hospital College of Nursing Faculty member Ann Wiles.
• Carlton Gates

Spirit of Nursing Award for a graduate in her final semester of nursing school who stands out among her peers for both her academics and personal conduct. It also recognizes the student’s ability to balance the demands of family and school.
• Chrystal Behm

Central New York Nurse’s Association Outstanding Nursing Student Award
This award recognizes students who exemplify passion, leadership skills and commitment to service.
• Julia Davidson

Four awards presented by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation
The Pomeroy Carepassion Award for Outstanding Progress
• Kim Neilly
The Pomeroy Carepassion Award for Exemplary Leadership
• Shawn Andrews
The Pomeroy Carepassion Award for Remarkable Determination
• Kristin Harosia

The Bill and Sandra Pomeroy Head, Hands and Heart Scholarships
These scholarships assist exceptional Pomeroy College of Nursing graduates with the initial costs of achieving a Bachelor of Nursing Degree.
• Marcelyn Cook
• Melissa Cefaliello

The Sue Wood Excellence Award
This award is presented in the memory of Sue Wood, a long-time member of the Crouse family. The award recognizes and exemplifies the caring, compassion, and humility that were the cornerstones of Sue’s nursing practice and an inspiration to all nurses.
• Ashlyn Swanka

Congratulations to all our graduates!