Class of 2018 Merritt ADN Nursing Graduation
Team Member: Giorgia Ruscelli
EVENT DATE Jun 16, 2018
Gloria Curling wrote -
This is an opportunity for you to help us celebrate the 57th graduating class of Merritt College, the class of 2018! In September of 1961, 36 students were admitted to the first class. Mrs. Gingrich, the first coordinator of professional nursing, said, “In this responsibility of making nursing education a part of the whole educational community, Oakland City College joins... other junior colleges in California, to provide an increased opportunity to prepare qualified persons who will help to meet the growing need for professional nursing care.”
The name Oakland City College has since been changed to the present Merritt College, but the tradition of making nursing education a part of the educational community remains the same. The accessibility of community college allows this group of amazing students to be here but it also means that we have to fundraise for our own graduation.
The class of 2018 is an exceptional group of nursing students who are going to make a huge difference in the world of nursing and thier local communities. This group has overcome many hardships and personal losses in order to achieve this dream. Over the course of this fundraiser you will see their stories shared on this website. We thank you for your support in helping us celebrate this achievement as we look forward to improving the health of all of our communities.