The sound of bagpipes announced a new tradition for Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) on Thursday, August 14, as our new President and Dean Christine Wynd, PhD, RN, led the colorful Convocation 2014 procession along Broad Street to Holy Family Church, where the ceremony was held.

Faculty members in full regalia and members of the class of 2018 created a buzz as they followed Dr. Wynd and a traditionally dressed bagpipe player to the ceremony that concludes day one of the two-day SmartStart Orientation.

The colorful Convocation 2014 marked the 111th year of nursing education, which notes a milestone year in the history of the college: this is MCCN’s first, formal welcome to Dr. Wynd who succeeds President/Dean Emeritus Ann Schiele, PhD, RN, as the College’s second president.

See more photos and read additional details later this year in the Fall 2014 edition of the Lamp.

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The 149 traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students who make up the Class of 2018 are bright, eager and hold great potential to continue MCCN’s reputation for nursing excellence!

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