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Butler recognizes 60 Nursing graduates

The ADN/BSN graduates are: (left to right 1st row) Tracy Trinh, Amy Zastrow, Summer Hinnen, Jordan Weseloh, Hallie Yeubanks; and (left to right 2nd row) Shelby Hamel, Dalton Blubaugh, Kristina Clark, Emma Young
The ADN/BSN graduates are: (left to right 1st row) Tracy Trinh, Amy Zastrow, Summer Hinnen, Jordan Weseloh, Hallie Yeubanks; and (left to right 2nd row) Shelby Hamel, Dalton Blubaugh, Kristina Clark, Emma Young
Published: Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Nine students earn BSN degrees from KU simultaneously

Emma Young of Leon and Cameron Stouky of Goddard had much to celebrate last week. Afterall, they both earned their Nursing degree from Butler Community College. Both of their mothers were especially proud having walked across the same nursing stage just a few years earlier in 2016 and 2019 respectively. And to top it off, both aren't even 21 yet. Making them the two youngest of Butler’s nursing class of 2022.

Two years ago, Young and Stouky graduated from Butler’s Early College Academy in Health Sciences as high school seniors. They were then accepted into Butler’s Nursing program. Fast forward and, while they cannot legally drink, they are fully equipped to save lives as nurses.

They joined 58 others on Thursday May 12, who entered the nursing ranks during Butler Community College’s nurses pinning ceremony held on the college’s campus in El Dorado.

“Thank you for making a commitment to this profession,” said Butler President Kim Krull, Ph.D. “You stand, all of you, on the verge of being amazing leaders and innovators in your profession. . .We’re proud of all your personal and professional accomplishments today and I know that you’re going to find great success in all that you choose to do. Congratulations to every one of you.”

Among the 60 nurses, nine students graduated with degrees from both Butler and the University of Kansas through a special nursing partnership. Receiving hands-on training at Butler and online instruction through the KU Nursing Program, these graduates earned their KU BSN and Butler ADN degrees simultaneously. The 2022 dual degree class includes Dalton Blubaugh of Augusta, Hallie Yeubanks and Summer Hinnen of El Dorado, Emma Young of Leon, Amy Zastrow of North Newton, Shelby Hamel of Wellington, Kristina Clark and Tracy Trinh of Wichita, and Jordan Weseloh of Yates Center.  

Nursing graduates by hometown: (all awards denoted, see award legend below)

Legend

(KU) – Butler ASN graduate and KU Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduate

(BSNA) – Butler Student Nursing Association Officers

(ECA) – Early College Academy Graduate

Andover

Amanda Campbell, Elizabeth McCully, Jessica Adams (BSNA), Olubanke Bamidele

Augusta

Dalton Blubaugh (KU), Jordynne Mosier, Samantha Shipman, Tammy Piper

Derby

Lioudmila Jefferson, Megan Hutchinson (BSNA), Sarah Robbins (BSNA)  

El Dorado

Hallie Yeubanks (KU), Presley Idleman, Summer Hinnen (KU)

Eureka

Taylor Mead

Goddard

Chalese Slate, Heather Curle, Kristen Richardson, Natalie Ewy

Leon

Emma Young (KU) (ECA)

Maize

Taylor Scarbrough

McPherson

Tevin Rose

North Newton

Amy Zastrow (KU)

Rose Hill

Jordan Curry

Salina

Kaylee Mathews

Udall

Hannah Hoffman

Valley Center

Blaine Hedges

Wellington

Daci Preedin-Caine, Latrice Cook, Shelby Hamel (KU)

Wichita  

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Madeline Hope Dougherty

67205

Davina Nguyen

67206

Martha Ngalawa, Rebecca Lingg, Stephanie Kaufman

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Mary Schwindt

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Brian Anderson, Karina Fabela, Nayetka Reyes

67212

Amber Hempe, Cameron Stouky (ECA), Elizabeth Megee, Kayla Apuan, Lauren Villarreal, Lydia Holden, Sayre Lindow

67217

Christina Chanthaboury, Sumal Jayawarna, Whitney Swim

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Cheyenne Jurado

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April Coble, George Githechi, Kristina Clark (KU), Savannah Buchanan

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Cristina Picazo, Jennifer Jordan, Patricia Carpenter, Tracy Trinh (KU)

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Catherine Winn

Yates Center

Jordan Weseloh (KU)