News Release

Published on Monday, May 02, 2005

Western Wisconsin Technical College will honor 47 graduates from the Nursing-Associate Degree (ADN) program during the traditional Pinning Ceremony Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kumm Center Cafeteria on the La Crosse campus. Wisconsin Senator Judy Robson will be the special keynote speaker for the event.

A time-honored tradition in the field of nursing dating back to the days of Florence Nightingale, the Pinning Ceremony is symbolic of a student nurse’s transition into the profession. During the ceremony, students are recognized for their accomplishments and receive the nursing pin. Each school of nursing has a distinctive pin that nurses have traditionally worn to identify the school from which they graduated. Typically, the student is pinned by a family member or a nurse who has served as a mentor or role model during their education.

Family members and friends of the graduates are requested to attend by invitation only due to space limitations. A reception is scheduled to follow the event.

The ADN program at WWTC prepares students to become part of a team dedicated to managing and providing health care. Students are taught how to communicate effectively, collaborate with others to manage and coordinate health care and mobilize resources to promote, maintain, and restore health.

To learn more about this event or about additional WWTC programs and services, please call 608.785.9200 or visit the WWTC Web site at