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FC Career and Technology Center Holds Graduation for Nursing Program

The Franklin County Career Technology Center-Practical Nursing Program (FCCTC-PNP) held graduation ceremonies for the March 2022-2023 class at St. Paul United Methodist Church (Chambersburg) on Thursday, March 2, 2023. A total of nine students completed the required one year program to earn their diplomas in Practical Nursing.

The March 2022-2023 Practical Nursing Program (PNP) graduates are Kayla Berman (Shippensburg), Lawrence Cherutich (Mechanicsburg), Rebecca Kline (Shippensburg), Madison Miller (Chambersburg), Delainy Muir (Mercersburg), Bobbie Price (Chambersburg), Jennifer Shaffer (Dillsburg), Brooke Sheppard (Chambersburg), and Sara Elizabeth Smith (Newville). Since its inception, the PNP has graduated more than 3,000 students.

Said Nursing Administrator Kathleen Rundquist, “we congratulate all our students for their successful completion of the Practical Nursing Program. These students will be adding their skills, compassion, and service to area medical facilities that are in great need. I wish them much luck as they prepare for licensing and their new nursing careers.”

The following special recognitions were awarded:

Rebecca Kline, the Florence Nightingale Award, for exemplifying the true spirit of nursing.

Sara Elizabeth Smith, the Clara Barton Award, for most demonstrating caring and positive impacts in others and a Perfect Attendance Award.

Brooke Sheppard, the Scholastic Award, for the highest scholastic average and a Perfect Attendance Award.

March 2022-2023 Graduation

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Lawrence Cherutich, the Geriatric Nursing Award, for excelling in Geriatric Nursing.

Kayla Berman, the Perfect Attendance Award.

Sara Elizabeth Smith, the Perfect Attendance Award.

FCCTC Administrative Director Terry Miller gave the Welcome Address and FCCTC JOC Chair Ed Norcross presented the diplomas. The Commencement Address was given by Deb Millhouse, risk manager from Keystone Rural Health Center. Additional thanks go to organist Jody Hartman and soloist Emily Bailey.

Pictured: The March 2023 PNP Graduating Class: (Front row, left to right) Madison Miller, Jennifer Shaffer, Bobbi Price, and Delainy Muir. (Back row, left to right) Sara Elizabeth Smith, Kayla Berman, Becca Kline, Brooke Sheppard, and Lawrence Cherutich.

About FCCTC-PNP: The Practical Nursing Program was established in 1958 and serves under the direction of the FCCTC. The program is approved by the PA Department of Education and PA State Board of Nursing, accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and is a member of the National League for Nursing. For more information, please visit or call 717-263-5667.


Patricia M Campbell 1932-2024

Pat graduated from Fannett Township High School in 1950 and received her BA in Education from, known then as, Shippensburg State Teachers College. .

James Patrick McNally III 1947-2024

James was known for his dedication and excellence in his professional career, where he made lasting contributions and built strong relationships with his colleagues.

Brenda Jackson Liu 1945-2024

Upon retirement, Brenda worked as a part-time nurse at the Migrant Health in Gettysburg. During this time she traveled to migrant camps all over Pennsylvania.

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