SONHS Fall 2012 Graduates…WELL DONE!

December 13, 2012 — Coral Gables, FL — The School of Nursing & Health Studies commends all of our Fall 2012 Graduates - the celebrations kicked off at the Awards Ceremony which took place on Wed, December 12th at the Bank United Center's Fieldhouse, where the school paid tribute to the 178 new graduates set to receive their BSN, BSHS, MSN, DNP, and PhD degrees. The school also recognized Academic and Clinical Excellence by presenting special awards - see below; a special thank you to Mr. John Repique from Jackson Health Systems and Nancy Auster from VITAS Healthcare, for joining us and for their continued support. Today the students were joined by their families at the University of Miami's Commencement Ceremony, followed by the SONHS Commencement Reception - where along with family, friends and, SONHS Faculty and Staff, the students celebrated their special day.

We acknowledge our graduates' tremendous accomplishments and extend our very best wishes to this next generation of healthcare leaders...Congratulations!!

SONHS Fall 2012 Awards Ceremony

Award Recipients


SONHS Excellence in Academic & Clinical Performance Award
Leah M. Moore

SONHS Excellence in Leadership Award
Michelle Diaz

SONHS Alumni Award
Hakimah A. Bankston

SONHS Acute Care/Adult Nurse Practitioner, Excellence in Academic & Clinical Performance Award
Kelly R. Van Assche

SONHS Nurse Anesthesia, Agatha Hodgins Awards - Outstanding Nurse Anesthesia Student
Joseph Knapich

SONHS BSHS Academic Excellence Awards
Dennis Barbon

BAPTIST Health of South Florida, Service Excellence Award
Jessica C. Bachiochi

JACKSON Health Systems, Academic Excellence Award
Douglas J. Carollo

MIAMI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL Pediatric Excellence Award
Stacy L. Feemster

UMH Clinical Performance & Service Excellence Awards
Mattie D. White

VITAS Innovative Hospice, Compassionate Heart Award
Yessica P. Salazar












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