Richey graduates from Butler University

Stacy Richey, of Linwood, was among 717 graduates to receive diplomas from Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind., during spring 2013 Commencement on May 11, earning a degree in health sciences.

Local nursing graduates in Nightingale Ceremony

Ellen Jacobs and Devin Weesner, both of Northfield, participated when Widener University's School of Nursing held a Nightingale Ceremony, a traditional pinning ceremony for graduating nursing students, reflecting the values and traditions of the profession, on May 17.

While holding a lit candle to honor the late Florence Nightingale, who made late-night, solitary rounds in a Crimean military hospital to care for wounded soldiers by candlelight, all students will recite the Nightingale Pledge, written by the International Council of Nurses, and vow to uphold the integrity of the profession. The burning candle flame symbolizes the human spirit that is at the core of healing both now and then.

McKeone graduates

Jacqueline A. McKeone, of Northfield, graduated with a B.S. degree in civil engineering when Bucknell University conferred bachelor's and master's degrees to students who completed their graduation requirements during this past spring semester. Degrees were awarded May 19 for studies in liberal arts and professional programs in engineering, education, management and music.

Atlantic Cape pins 62 new nurses

Atlantic Cape Community College awarded nursing pins to 62 new nursing graduates at its annual Nurses Pinning Ceremony, May 22. The pins signify the completion of the nursing degree program at Atlantic Cape. The pinning ceremony was held at the George L. Hess Educational Complex in Mays Landing. Graduates include: Laurie Crane and Gregory Wolownik, of Linwood; King Carey Jr., of Northfield; Jamie Lee, Gregory DeMari and Angelina Dixon, of Somers Point; and Brittany Scalia, of Ventnor.

Hash speaks at La Salle

William Hash, of Ventnor, recently graduated with honors from La Salle University's MBA Program and was selected to deliver student remarks at La Salle's Graduate Commencement on May 17.

La Salle has a tradition of letting students submit a speech and audition to deliver remarks at graduation, instead of a valedictorian.

O'Neil wins scholarship

The family of the late Scott E. Monk, DO, of Cherry Hill, recently presented the Scott E. Monk, DO, Memorial Scholarship Award to Sarah O'Neil, RN, of Northfield, during AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's 15th annual Trauma Symposium at Bally's Atlantic City Hotel and Casino.

The Monk family established the yearly $5,000 scholarship to honor the life and teachings of the former medical director of the Harrah's Regional Trauma Center at ARMC. It is open to AtlantiCare employees and their dependents. O'Neil, a registered nurse at the Trauma Center, is attending the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey's School of Graduate and Continuing Studies, seeking a master's degree with a goal of becoming a nurse practitioner.

Wardlow named Employee of Month

Jana Wardlow, RN, of Somers Point, has been named Shore Medical Center's May 2013 Employee of the Month, for consistently delivering outstanding, patient-centered service and embodying the center's mission, vision and values, the center said.

Wardlow joined Shore in December 2011 and works in the Surgical Services Department as an operating room nurse.