Nursing Graduates Receive Awards

May 25, 2021 |

East Central College nursing graduates were presented with Student Ambassador and Outstanding Nursing Student awards at the May 15 pinning ceremony for program graduates.

ECC Outstanding Nursing Students

The 2021 East Central College Outstanding Nursing Students are Union graduate Lisa Heimos and Rolla graduate Summer Thorp-Lancaster.

To be considered for the Outstanding Nursing Student award, ECC must have made a difference in the life of the student. For many award recipients, they most likely would not have realized the dream of becoming a nurse had ECC not been in their community.

The award winners must also display success in the classroom and the clinical setting.

Lisa Heimos

East Central College in Union nursing graduate Lisa Heimos is the recipient of a 2021 ECC Outstanding Nursing Student Award. Pictured, from left, are, ECC Union nursing faculty members Jessica Van Leer and Dr. Connie Wissbaum; Heimos; and ECC Union nursing faculty members Judy Bieker and Brittany Yoakum.

Summer Thorp-Lancaster

East Central College in Rolla nursing graduate Summer Thorp-Lancaster is the recipient of a 2021 ECC Outstanding Nursing Student Award. Pictured, from left, are, ECC Rolla nursing faculty member Joannie Blakely, Thorp-Lancaster; and Rolla nursing faculty members Courtney Brandt and Julie Chirban.

Missouri League for Nursing Student Ambassador Award 

There were two Missouri League for Nursing Student Ambassador Awards presented to ECC nursing graduates.

To be considered for the award, students must show leadership potential by being active in student organizations or active in organizing activities for the class; exhibit interpersonal skills, by working cooperatively with faculty, other students, and agency staff; and continuing professional growth by showing an interest in learning beyond graduation.

ECC Union nursing graduate Christine West received one of the Missouri League for Nursing Student Ambassador Awards.

A second Missouri League for Nursing Student Ambassador Award was presented to ECC Rolla graduate Shannon Herode.

To learn more about the ECC Nursing and Allied Health program, visit https://www.eastcentral.edu/nursing/, or contact Mitchell at Nancy.Mitchell@eastcentral.edu.

Christine West

East Central College in Union nursing graduate Christine West is a recipient of a Missouri League for Nursing Student Ambassador Award. Pictured, from left, are, ECC Union nursing faculty members Jessica Van Leer and Dr. Connie Wissbaum; West; and Union nursing faculty members Judy Bieker and Brittany Yoakum.

Shannon Herode

East Central College in Rolla nursing graduate Shannon Herode is a recipient of a Missouri League for Nursing Student Ambassador Award. Pictured, from left, are, ECC Rolla nursing faculty member Joannie Blakely, Herode; and Rolla nursing faculty members Courtney Brandt and Julie Chirban.