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489 new UNMC students participate in White Coat ceremonies

 

The University of Nebraska Medical Center held White Coat ceremonies in Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney, Scottsbluff and Norfolk in August to recognize 489 new students in pharmacy, nursing, medicine and dentistry. In a symbolic ceremony, students donned white coats signifying the beginning of their health career and took an oath of professionalism.
 
The UNMC College of Medicine held its White Coat ceremony for 132 students in Omaha.
The UNMC College of Nursing held its Nightingale White Coat ceremony for 243 students at its locations in Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney, Scottsbluff and Norfolk.
The UNMC College of Dentistry held its ceremony for 71 new dental and dental hygiene students in Lincoln.
The UNMC College of Pharmacy held its White Coat ceremony for 43 students in Omaha.
 
The School of Allied Health Professions will hold ceremonies in the fall and winter.
 
The white coats were paid for in part with donations from UNMC alumni and faculty, the University of Nebraska Foundation and the College of Dentistry Development Fund.
 
Below are the colleges, hometowns and names of the students.
 
College of Dentistry (Lincoln)
Dentistry students
Beatrice – Charlotte Church
Coleridge – Zackery Krei
Elkhorn – Kathryn Kramer
Fairfield – Sara Kluver
Grand Island – Brandon Mizner, Christopher Stec, Jacob Stines
Gretna – Benjamin Iske
Hastings – Brian Hohlen
Imperial – Aaron Fuehrer
Kearney – Jared Loschen
Kimball – Raymond Rawlings
Lincoln – David Corwin, Casey Filbert, Paul Johnson, Trevor Madden, Daniel Nguyen, Vinh Nguyen, Jessica Poeschl, James Trexel, Tate Vanicek, Danielle Wasielewski
Louisville – Jesse Roberts
Minden – Kori Underwood
Norfolk – Jenna Hatfield
Omaha – Kelsey Cochran, James Howe, Abby Locke, Benjamin Peters, Thomas Sanders
St. Edward – Anthony Olson
Scottsblluff – Jason Zitterkopf
 
Bird City, KS – Kelly Antholz O'Hara
Brookings, SD – Emily Tschetter
Cheyenne, WY – Adam Milmont, Megan Tobin
Colorado Springs, CO – Katherine Colvin, Anthony George
Dakota Dunes, SD – Ashley Farwell
Thermopolis, WY – Mary Brown
New Holland, SD – Trevor Holleman
Orr, MN – Christina Carter
Overland Park, KS – Malika Mebarek
Pittsburg, KS – Brandon Mendez
Rochester, MN – James Watson
Sioux Falls, SD – Mallory Peck
Torrington, WY – Britton Marsh
 
College of Dentistry (Lincoln)
Dental hygiene students
Amherest – Melanie Shafto
Bertrand – Kacy Secrest
Burwell – Ashley Gurney
Columbus – Kara Bogus
Lincoln – Molly Asbjornson, Amanda Clark, Chaza Hofmeister, Brittni Likes, Savannah Quinn
Morse Bluff – Lindsey Hull
North Platte – Mikaela Baxter
St. Edward – Clarissa Babb
South Sioux City – Rachel Leitt
Stromsburg – Ashley Westring
Schuyler – Jaleesa Pernicek
Omaha – Inna Carbone, Kellie Fender, Ashley Van Winkle
Wahoo – Bret Frohner
Waverly – Shelbie Halvorsen
Valparaiso – Mallory Shanahan
 
Loveland, CO – Erin Krause
Towson, MD – Holly Kohout
Witchita, KS – Jordan Henning
 
College of Pharmacy (Omaha)
Amherst -- Joshua Bauer
Battle Creek -- Anton Anderson
Chambers -- Valarie Hoffman
Culbertson -- Corin Hartzer
Dorchester -- Janelle Weber
Elgin -- Wade Hoefer
Gibbon -- Matthew Nielsen
Grand Island -- Leah Benson, Allyn Komorowski
Hastings -- Brody Crowe, Matthew Folcik
Lincoln -- Thu-Hong Bui, Evan Gahan, Elizabeth Higgins, Casey Koch, Daniel Le, Hien Le, Ryan Linscott, Michael Schmidt, Michael Seim, Kendra Schomer, Travis Kuchar
Omaha -- Craig Ecabert, Adam Felber, Ashley Kenkel, Megan Kenkel, Jared Knoell, Nadir Maaiah, Gina Paletta, Brian Robinson, Anna Schreck, Jennifer Yee
O'Neill -- Sloane Schneider
Shelton -- Shayla Wrage
 
Phoenix, AZ -- Brittany Ernst
Palmdale, CA -- Jennifer Kim
Santa Ana, CA -- Hoainam Vo
Lakewood, CO -- Ronda Stede
Orange Park, FL -- Jennifer Gallanger
Sheffield, IA -- Zhan Ge
Austin, MN -- Michael Dibble
Rochester, MN -- Deeko Hassan
Charlotte, NC -- Rory Sallach
 
College of Medicine (Omaha)
Ainsworth -- Kirstin Sholes
Ansley – Kelsey Watts
Auburn -- Andrew Ensz
Aurora -- Evan Janzen
Beatrice -- Katherine Gloor, Logan McGuffey
Bellevue -- Margaret Orr, Joseph Wheeler
Benkelman -- Naomi Matthews
Blair -- Stephanie Harris, Heidi Hausmann
Brock -- Sahara Cathcart
Callaway -- Chelsea Keeney
Cambridge -- Brittany Brown
Ceresco -- Chad Daniel
Chadron -- Raymond Stetson
Chester -- Amanda Gehle
Coleridge -- Bryce Hansen
Columbus -- Daniel Recek, Lucas Seiler
Creighton -- Jon DeMuth
Elkhorn -- Christopher Park
Fremont -- Matthew Maslonka, Janae Rise, Karisa Stover-Wooldridge, Kilie Stover-Wooldridge
Gering -- Joshua Sloan
Gothenburg -- Jonathan Blecha, Stephanie Larson
Grand Island -- Laura Heuermann, Caleb Schmid, Jason Shuda
Gretna -- Jon Kroenke
Hastings -- Amanda Gydesen, Mackenzie Hemje
Kearney -- Andrew Baumgartner
Lincoln -- Jason Cole, Nathan Coleman, Erin Fosnaugh, Kirsten Foster, Meghen Friesen, Wesley Hiser, Stephen Krumland; Nicholas Molacek; Stephanie Sutton; Cassandra Wehling; Brett Wergin
Malcolm -- Quinn Willet
McCook -- Stephen Grove; Jeffrey Klug
Mead -- Adam Rasmussen; Alicia Virgl
Minden -- Katrina Chavez
Neligh -- Kendra Timm
Norfolk -- Andrew Smith
North Platte -- Bradley Hall
Oakland -- Grant Wallace
Omaha -- Rajeev Anchan; Patrick Anderl; Rishi Batra; Christopher Brawner; Thomas Brush; Kimberly Butts; Laura-Catherine Christensen; Jason Dinsmoor; Jennifer Dwyer; Corey Georgesen; Elizabeth Glismann; Megan Goeser; Rachel Hansen; Bradley Hertzler; Jessie Jenkins; Joseph Kent; Beau Kildow; Anna Kolbeck; Chelsea Kropp; Eric Nagengast; Matthew Nestander; Steven Osborn; Sheeva Parbhu; Katheryn Paulsen; Austin Person; Francies Wen Li Phang; Austin Rupp; Rachel Schultz; Joshua Stopak; Kunal Sualy; Jason Vitek; Kristin Wakin; Brenda Weidner
Osmond -- Jacqueline Blunck
Papillion -- Jeremy Hosein; Benjamin Monson; Matthew Varon
Plattsmouth -- Christopher Anderson
Schuyler -- John Guynan
Scottsbluff -- Ashley Bauer; Sarah Juliet Garvin; Kortany Schultz
Seward -- Joshua Sypal
South Sioux City -- Humera Ahmad
Spencer -- Mikaela Miller
Upland -- Benjamin Grams
Valentine -- Heather Doyle
Wallace -- Tiffany Harris
Waterloo -- Margaret Schellen
 
Anaheim, CA -- Andrew Dale
Denver, CO -- Marshall Lee Davis
Glenwood Springs, CO -- Luther Seible
Chicago, IL -- David Taylor
Park Ridge, IL -- Amanda Swanson
Des Moines, IA -- Robert Schneider
Sergeant Bluff, IA -- Michael Bokemper
Leawood, KS -- Spencer Harrison
Minneapolis, MN -- Peter Pellegrino
Hettinger, ND -- Laura Willoughby
Cleveland, OH -- Alicia Scott
Salem, OR -- Jared Houck
Sioux Falls, SD -- Matthew Dale
Willow Lake, SD -- Luke Cypher
Yankton, SD -- Joshua Bies; Bryce Somer
Nashville, TN -- Richard Hankins
Paris, TX -- DeAndre Bluitt
Wichita Falls, TX -- Kimberly Huhmann
Newport News, VA -- Bryan Spells
Seattle, WA -- Cindy Chou
 
Kabul -- Afghanistan -- Mahmud Sahaq
Islamabad, Pakistan -- Amir Ali Khan
Szczecin, Poland -- Magdalena Skiba
Taipei, Taiwan -- Tiffany Tsai
Hue, Vietnam -- Luong Van Doan
 
College of Nursing (Omaha)
Bellevue -- Lindsay Dunn, Meera Patel, and Mica Velasquez
Columbus -- Eric Epp and Elizabeth Hadland
Crofton -- Kelsey Custer
Grand Island -- Brooke Valenzuela
Kearney -- Allison Bean, Cierra Pedersen, and Ann Schaaf
Lincoln -- Shannon Anderson, Kelsey Crowder, Luke Goedert, Justin Graham, Bailie Moore, Jennifer Pazderka, and Paula Peterson
Omaha -- Hannah Baldwin, Margaret Baumann, Anna Becker, Lauren Bergin, Meghan Burns, Emily Cunningham, Pallav Deka, Jessica Elliott, Renee Hall, Kiran Hapke, Molly Hedberg, Timothy Horton, Kayla Jansen, Mahiolaelua Kaimikaua, Kassandra Kingsbury, Patricia Kolar, Mary Lausten, Wakilongo Lwesso, Emily Nachreiner, Cynthia North, Mirian Pelicionisordo, Hayley Phillips, Kathryn Pollick, Augustine Prodjinotho, Erik Sandberg, Brandon Scholtes, Adia Sikyta, Karli Small, Aubrey Smith, Carrie Smith, Morgan Stivers, Amber Straw, Marcus Tippery, Sarah Urbanec, Rebecca Vanwinkle, Whitney Wittler
Ord -- Kristin Glaubke
Papillion -- Shelby Fox, Ruth Steadman
Peru -- Samantha Sutton
Plymouth -- Erica Freese
 
Santa Paula, CA -- Kirsten Kennedy
Panama City, FL -- Sarah Taliaferro
Carroll, IA -- Kayla Knobbe
Crescent, IA -- Brandie Rastede
Neola, IA -- Lisa Minahan
Pocatello, ID -- Chealse Miller
Manhattan, KS -- Sarah Taphorn
Knoxville, TN -- Aimee Boer
Mt. Horeb, WI -- Shari Eberhardt
 
College of Nursing Lincoln Division
Atkinson -- Jamie Rossman
Aurora -- Amy Jobman
Beatrice -- Danielle Quackenbush
Beaver Crossing -- Anna Wambold
Carroll -- Michaela Staub
Columbus -- Jessica Evans
Dalton -- Danielle Ernest
Denton -- Morgan Mowery
Grand Island -- Jessica Berry
Hartington -- Alyssa Fischer
Hastings -- Alyssa Coble
Hebron -- Cassandra Meyer
Hickman -- Julie Martin
Homer -- Haley Eckert
Lincoln -- Barbara Bakenhus, Jason Beach, Traci Bloss, Brandi Dolezal, Megan Fehringer, Christine Harring, Kathleen Hecker, Kayla Hochstein, Cairo Isley, Jaclyn Nordell, Breanna Phillips, Glenda Schnase, Kayla Schumann, David Hergenrader, Lisa Vance, Jenna Walbridge, and Nathan Warner
Malcolm -- Nicole Smathers
Martell -- Jill Deschaine
McCook -- Lindsey Hazlitt
Norfolk -- Megan Mitchell
North Platte -- Benjamin Rawalt and Kelly Thompson
Omaha -- Laura Chambers, Patricia Cobb, Katherine Herman, Paul Jackman, Joanna Luebbert, Courtney Nix, and Kirsten Wallace
Papillion -- Gloria Lush
Pender -- Shane Pearson
Ralston -- Nicholas McKay
Seward -- Elizabeth Hubbard and Regina Roebke
Steele City -- Shawna Coen
Superior -- Courtney Aksamit
Valparaiso -- Kara Hoffbauer
Weeping Water -- Rachel Randall
 
Sacramento, CA -- Elena Weber
Antioch, IL -- Kaitlin Fox
Minden, LA -- Theresa Ballard
Hartland, MN -- Abby Phillips
St Paul, MN -- Rebekah Manz
Jackson, MO -- Alisha Craft
Canton, SD -- Spencer Borns
Watertown, SD -- Alexi Pickrel
Yankton, SD -- Lucas Frohreich
Keller, TX -- Katherine Beck
Kenosha, WI -- Anna Carlson
 
UNMC College of Nursing Kearney Division
Atkinson -- Ross McClanahan
Alma -- Sara Sindt
Beatrice -- Jamie Rudder
Callaway -- Jenna Spangler
Cambridge -- Jenna Dietz
Cairo -- Tiffany Sultenfuss
Cozad -- Emily Andres
Davenport -- Theresa Elting
Elwood -- Austin Gydsen
Eustis -- Lindsey Ferrell
Franklin -- Jennifer Arehart
Grand Island -- Lauren Moul
Grant -- Julie Kuskie
Haigler -- Brianna Woods
Hastings -- David Bruce, Scott Micek
Holyoke -- Brittany Young
Kearney -- Jarek Patterson, Wanda Thein, Jenna Epley, Daniel Girard, Anne Hauschild, Heather Karg,
Anne Nau, Kelsey Nutzman
Lexington -- Sara Price
Lincoln -- Stephanie Onyeforo, Michaela Jameson
Malcom -- Dexton Skolnik
McCook -- Lauren Pankonin
North Platte -- Shanae Pacheco
Ogallala -- Mary Keller
Omaha -- Catherine Peterson, Daniele Rooney, Cassandra Carlton, Mary Goetz
Oshkosh -- Marguerite Berg, Taya O'Brien
Ravenna -- Kelsie Mingus
Schuyler -- Ricardo Sanabria
Seward -- Dani Albrecht
Tecumseh -- Derek Wolken
Wayne -- Kaitlyn Centrone
Wood River -- Janel Tiarks
 
St. Francis, KS- Jami Pevler
Cheyenne, WY- Melanie Zobell
 
UNMC College of Nursing West Nebraska Division (Scottsbluff)
Alliance – Joni Bolek, Jessica Mulhern
Ainsworth – Katie Zacharias
Bayard – Brittany Billingsley
Bellevue – Sarah Moran
Chadron – Angela Waugh
Chappell – Megan Akeson, Sarah Counts
Columbus – Stephanie Powell
Crawford – Shane Norman
Gering – Janelle Bahr, Jessica Brumbaugh, Samantha Buhr, Tonya DeMott, David Rupp, Jeffery Zimmerman
Omaha – Arielle Donner
O’Neill – Amber Baseggio
Scottsbluff – Stephanie Burns, Manuel Torres Quintana
 
Broomfield, CO – Brittany Shaheen
Castle rock, CO – Krista Hovde
Denver, CO – Briana Pichon
Fort Collins, CO – Holli Richardson, Ja’Neice Redfearn
Hugo, CO – Rachel Messer
Littleton, CO – Jaclyn Wiese
Lake Odessa, MI – Paul Adams
Duluth, MN – Kearsty Cordle
Cheyenne, WY – Ryan Rohla
Guernsey, WY – Charla Romero
Torrington, WY – Taylor Moore, Alyssa Webster
 
UNMC College of Nursing Northern Division (Norfolk)
Atkinson -- Riley Ohde
Battle Creek -- Brittney Finkral, Natalie Schott
Bellevue -- Lisa Kinney
Benkelman -- Cade Burrell
Columbus -- Kayla Grint, Tracy Johnson
Crete -- Stacy Edwards
Elgin -- Julie Henn
Hartington -- Rebecca Dreesen
Hastings -- Caitlin Philippi
Howells -- Ashley Pokorny
Humphrey -- Giselle Baumgart
Kearney -- Madeline Mawby
Lincoln -- Chuol Deng Dak, Stacy Hugo
Norfolk -- Laura Hines, Sheryl Houston, Erin Kirkpatrick, MeLeaha Viergutz, Brione Walters
Prague -- Kaleigh Kaspar
Ralston -- Jamie Rankin
Randolph -- Jennifer Lemmons
Stanton -- Whitney Oertwich
Sterling -- Madeline Daehling
Stuart -- Jami Dvorak
Tilden -- Katelyn Knight
 
Aurelia, IA -- Suzanne Lux
Saint Francis, KS -- Lauren Ross
Wichita, KS -- Seth Chadick
Rapid City, SD -- Jessie Ashley
 
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