Thirty Moraine Valley Community College students were recognized at the Nursing Recognition Ceremony.

After four tireless semesters of grinding work, 30 Moraine Valley Community College students were celebrated at the Nursing Recognition Ceremony on Dec. 14.

This ceremony recognized fall graduates with a pinning while also acknowledging 13 students who were inducted into the Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society, the Gamma Pi chapter for associate degree nurses.

Moraine Valley president Dr. Sylvia Jenkins addressed the students clad in white before some graduates discussed their community project working at Elsie’s Pantry in Palos Hills. The ceremony was highlighted by the nursing faculty pinning their students.

“After a very competitive and challenging program, this is a symbolic welcoming into nursing,” said LoShay Willis, assistant dean of Career Programs. “Now they can sit for the board exams, which they have to pass to earn the registered nurse credential.”