School of Nursing Fall 2020 Celebration

Congratulations Class of 2020!

Orvis School of Nursing

You did it!

Congratulations on reaching your graduation! We know this road has not been easy, especially over the last year. We recognize your resilience, flexibility, and hard work. The world needs you now, more than ever before and we know you're ready to take on the challenges that lie ahead. 

Meet the Class of 2020

Our graduates by the numbers

62 BSN DEGREES
Orvis school of nursing students wearing masks
THE FIRST ASBSN COHORT
Group of graduating nursing students
9 RN TO BSN DEGREES
Orvis school of nursing students wearing masks
20 DNP AND MSN DEGREES
Group of graduating nursing students

Student and Faculty Awards

Congratulations to the following students for their achievements and recognitions.

  • Air Force Outstanding Student Salute Award

    BSN Recipient: Kathleen Shaner
    ASBSN Recipient: Kelsey Harriman

    This award is presented to a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities in community relations and campus activities, academic excellence in nursing, outstanding professional potential, and excellence in student clinical practice.

  • The United States Army Nursing Excellence Award

    BSN Recipient: Monika Moe
    ASBSN Recipient: Elizabeth (Lizz) Melchionno

    This award is given to an undergraduate student who, in spite of considerable odds or difficulties, was able to demonstrate a commitment that culminated in the ability to fulfill the responsibilities of being a nursing student while maintaining a positive attitude.

  • Arthur and Mae Orvis Outstanding RN/BSN Student Award

    Recipient: Jenna Packard

    This award is given to a student that consistently demonstrated educational excellence, leadership ability, commitment to the advancement of the nursing profession and has potential for obtaining an advanced degree in nursing.

  • The United States Navy Dedication to Nursing Award

    BSN Recipient: Taylor Lawson
    ASBSN Recipient: Valerie DiPonio
    Graduate Recipient: Megan Rumzie

    This award is given to a student who has promoted a positive image of nursing through academic and clinical excellence, community service, and leadership…and who has functioned as a role model for fellow students by maintaining a positive attitude, endless enthusiasm and a willingness to help others.

  • Orvis Student Nursing Association Service Award

    Recipient: Monika Moe

    This award is given to the graduating senior who has demonstrated self-initiative, is committed to community service and promotes nursing. The recipient of this award is selected by his or her fellow nursing students in both the junior and senior classes in the Orvis School of Nursing.

  • Outstanding Baccalaureate Student Award

    Recipient: Monika Moe

    This award is nominated and voted on by the members of the senior class and is given to an individual who contributes time to promote nursing during his/her junior and senior years, demonstrates leadership throughout the nursing program, integrates professionalism in interactions with faculty and peers, and demonstrates a positive attitude.

  • Outstanding ASBSN Student Award

    Recipient: Ardith Solis Wood

    This award is given to a student who contributes time to promote nursing during his/her time in school, demonstrates leadership throughout the nursing program, integrates professionalism in interactions with faculty and peers, and demonstrates a positive attitude.

  • The Orvis School of Nursing Dean’s Award

    BSN: Alexandria Roussel
    RN-BSN Recipient: Irina Elliott
    ASBSN Recipient: Ardith Solis Wood
    DNP Recipient: Jessica Grote
    MSN Recipient: Megan Rumzie

    This award is given to a student or students in each of our degree programs with the highest grade point average in the semesters of his/her nursing program just prior to the semester of graduation.

  • Most Inspirational Faculty Award

    Recipient: Shannon Richard

    Shannon Richard

    Each semester, the undergraduate students select a faculty member to receive the Most Inspirational Faculty Award. This is award is given to a faculty member who demonstrates leadership and professionalism, acts as a mentor to students, recognizes and promotes students’ strengths, and shows enthusiasm for the future of nursing.