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100 new nurses to enter field after Lake Superior College pinning ceremony

100 new nurses to enter field after Lake Superior College pinning ceremony
100 new nurses to enter field after Lake Superior College pinning ceremony(Lukas KBJR 6/CBS 3)
Published: May. 16, 2022 at 4:49 PM CDT
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DULUTH, MN -- More than 100 new nurses are eager to fill much-needed jobs after Lake Superior College’s pinning ceremony Monday morning.

Steven Lewis graduated after several semesters in the program and is now a registered nurse.

He said his time as an army medic inspired him to pursue nursing.

“Whenever I deployed to Afghanistan, that’s what really made me fall in love with nursing and the medical field,” Lewis said. “I was able to treat local villagers there and change their lives a little bit just by education.”

Lake Superior College also held its general commencement ceremony Monday.

About 814 grads made the 2021-2022 class the largest graduating class since 2019.

Lake Superior College President Patricia Rogers was excited to host the ceremonies in person again this year.

“Lake Superior College students have come though these challenging past couple of years with impressive determination in order to graduate. More than 800 degrees, diplomas, and certificates will be awarded to the resilient class of 2022,” said LSC President Patricia L. Rogers. “We are so proud of and grateful for our students, faculty and staff in pulling together to help make this special moment possible. We are so proud of our graduates, who now become LSC alumni, and will go on to contribute to workforce needs throughout our region and continue their educational and/or personal journeys.”

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