Honorees Include First Graduates of the College's Whitewood Satellite Campus
Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) is helping to fill the great need for more nurses. In honor of their WDTC Practical Nursing program completion, 32 students received pins during a special ceremony at the college on Friday, Dec. 17.
Twenty-four of the students attended college on the WDTC Rapid City campus. Eight students took their Practical Nursing courses on the WDTC Whitewood satellite campus and are the first to complete the program from the new location. WDTC began offering Practical Nursing courses in Whitewood in Spring Semester 2021.
Receiving pins is a traditional symbolic welcoming of nursing graduates into the nursing field.
Three nursing students received surprise Nursing Program awards during the ceremony as follows:
Academic Excellence Award
- – Julianne Blakeman. (Awarded for program overall regardless of campus attended.)
- Rapid City Campus – Alex Spencer.
- Whitewood Campus – Madelyn Sather.
Michele Aguiar - Rapid City
Jessica Archambeau - Hot Springs
Noelle Beug - Hot Springs
Minna Biehl - Bell Fourche
Joshua Blackham - Philip
Julianne Blakeman - Black Hawk
Shari Bradstream - Box Elder
Hugo Castaneda - Rapid City
Carley Christianson - Rapid City
Denee Daniels - Sturgis
Zetadell Depositario - Hot Springs
Jasmine Derby - Kyle
Sydney Engesser - Rapid City
Denielle Gallardo - Rapid City
Stefani Girton - Hot Springs
Karisa Hamann - Spearfish
Alyssa Houser - Newcastle, Wyo.
Kalyn Houser - Newcastle, Wyo.
Heather Jorgensen - Rapid City
Shantelle Komorous - Rapid City
Makenzie LeBlanc - Box Elder
Darilyn Leclaire - Rapid City
Alexandrea Leetch - Rapid City
Hannah Luedtke - Rapid City
Amanda Munroe - Sturgis
Amanda Osburn - Box Elder
Paige Poulsen - Rapid City
Bella Reid - Spearfish
Madelyn Sather - Gillette, Wyo.
Alex Spencer - Rapid City
Alexandria Waller - Ellsworth AFB
Lexi Wiebe - Rapid City
Learn more about Western Dakota Technical College's Practical Nursing Program here: wdt.edu/degree-programs/practical-nursing/.
Additional photos are available on WDTC's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/westerndakotatech/posts/101586643020313
About Western Dakota Technical College
Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) was established in 1968 and is the only technical college serving the western South Dakota region.
WDTC offers programs in a variety of fields, including Business and Computers, Construction and Manufacturing, Energy and Environmental Technologies, Health Sciences, Legal and Public Services, and Transportation Technologies.
Ninety-eight percent of Western Dakota Tech's most recent graduates are working, continuing their education, or are enlisted in the military. [*Placement information is derived from graduate surveys, faculty-collected data, placement surveys started six months after graduation, and the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation. Overall placement rate is figured by: (responding graduates employed, continuing education, or in military service)/(responding graduates who are seeking employment). The number of program graduates are unduplicated by CIP code.]
Western Dakota Technical College faculty, staff, and administration focus their efforts on helping students gain the skills and experiences they need to succeed. Through hands-on learning, internships, and industry partnerships, Western Dakota Tech students graduate ready to make a real and immediate contribution to their employers and to their communities.
For information about WDTC, call (800) 544-8765 or (605) 718-2565 or send an email to Admissions@wdt.edu. Visit us on the web at wdt.edu.