Bio: Schmidt, Luellyn (Nursing Graduate – Jun 1968)
Surnames: Jarocki, Nied, Schmidt, Lis, Bartosic, Agnew, River, Kieffer, Brunclik, Olsen, Reyes, Plank
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 27 Jun 1968
Misses Barbara Nied, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Nied, Thorp; Patricia, Lis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lis, Thorp; Luellyn Schmidt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Schmidt, Thorp, and Virginia Jarocki, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Jarocki, Withee, received their diplomas from St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing, June 16th, 1968.
There were forty-three nurses in their class, the largest ever graduated from the school.
Prior to the graduation exercises, Mass was celebrated in the Hospital Chapel by the Rev. John Agnew. The school pins were blessed and distributed to the graduates.
The commencement address was given by Miss Mary Bartosic, R.N. Educational Administrator of Winnebago State Hospital, Winnebago, Wis. . Following her talk , Mrs. Lila Kieffer, Assistant Instructor at the School of Nursing, sang "No Man Is an Island."
George L. River, M.D., Chief of the Medical Staff of St. Joseph's Hospital, acted as Master of Ceremonies for the conferring of diplomas. The nurse graduates received their diplomas from Helen L. Brunclik, R.N., Educational Administrator of the School. Dr. Cesar Reyes and Dr. Thomas Olsen presented the diplomas to the Laboratory technicians and radiologic technicians. The nursing graduates then repeated the Nightingale Pledge in unison.
Dr. River presented special awards to nursing students who earned highest academic honors. Following the benediction, the new graduates left the auditorium as the recessional was played by Mr. Maldon Plank.
A reception for graduates, families and friends was held in the Tea room at the Nurses Residence immediately following the ceremony.
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