The weekend of May 6 was a time to celebrate for more than 260 graduates, along with their families, friends, and MCCN faculty and staff.

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On April 20, 2016, MCCN inducted 70 charter members to the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta national honor society. Started at MCCN thanks to Katheryn Fernandez, PhD, RN, associate professor, Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) is an honor society for students who have maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA and are in the top 20 percent of their class during their first year or term of higher education.

Convocation will be held Monday, August 8, at 4 p.m. The event will again take place at Holy Family Catholic Church located at 584 West Broad Street. Faculty: please plan to arrive by 3:30 p.m. to robe in your regalia.

Maggie Miller-Rea

As part of our ongoing series of profiles of faculty, staff and student representatives, this month we feature Records & Registration coordinator, Maggie Miller-Rea.

Name: Maggie Miller-Rea

Hometown: West Liberty, WV

Alma Mater: Wheeling Park High School

I can’t live without: my dogs

As part of our ongoing series of profiles of faculty, staff and student representatives, this month we feature senior student, Emily Ellis.

Name: Emily Ellis

Nickname: Em

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

I can’t live without: Netflix and coffee.

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Peggy Shaw, MSN/ED, BSN, RN, OCN, assistant professor and RN-BSN Online Program Admissions Advisor & Academic Advisor, was honored by the Ohio League for Nursing (OLN) at the April 8, 2016, OLN Education Summit 2016: Transforming the Landscape of Nursing Education. The meeting was held at the Embassy Suites in Dublin, Ohio. Peggy, who is assistant professor in the Online RN-BSN Program as well as admissions advisor and academic advisor, was nominated by Miriam Abbott, MA. Peggy received the Innovation in Nursing Award for creating two new teaching platforms for MCCN students.

Mid-Ohio District Nurses Association (MODNA) member Katheryn Fernandez, PhD, RN, associate professor and Ohio Nurses Association consultant to the Ohio Student Nurses Association (OhSNA), and several members of OhSNA's executive leadership team were on hand during the Ohio Nurses Foundation Nurse's Choice Awards luncheon to be recognized for their recent award. During their recent national Student Nurses Association convention, Ildiko Yuryev, OhSNA president, accepted the Superior Association Leadership and Strengthening the Voices of the Student Nurses in Ohio.

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Heidi Frymier, MSN, RN, CPN, instructor, and her Nursing 407 clinical group recently had the opportunity to visit the Ronald McDonald House, where they cooked for and served families. The group toured the facility and spoke with parents experiencing extended hospitalizations of their children. The students said their service was enriching and a highlight of the course.

91%: 2015 NCLEX pass rate