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Fifty Students to be Inducted into the BSU Nursing Program

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Feb. 17, 2012) - Fifty students will be inducted into the Bemidji State University nursing program on Feb. 18. The induction will be held in the Beaux Arts Ballroom in Bemidji State’s Hobson Memorial Union at 2 p.m.  Students will receive their nursing nametags and be formally admitted into the profession as a student nurse.

Jeanine Gangeness, registered nurse and professor of nursing at Bemidji State University, commented on what an accomplishment it is to be inducted into the nursing program.

“Nursing programs are highly competitive to get admitted into and each of these students has achieved the first major step in their career to become a professional nurse,” Gangeness said.

The students will have the opportunity to give tours of the Clinical Resource Center (nursing lab) after the ceremony.

For more information please contact Jeanine Gangeness at 218-755-3870 or

Students being inducted are listed below by hometown.


Bemidji |56601| Jenise Ropp, special

Bemidji |56601| Josephine Dolo, sophomore

Bemidji |56601| Miranda Mathiowetz, sophomore


Alexandria |56308| Elizabeth Rindy, junior

Andover |55304| Danielle Herlofsky, sophomore

Babbitt |55706| Leah Bissonette, sophomore

Bagley |56621| Amber Wendorff, junior

Bigfork |56628| Nikki Jones, junior

Big Lake |55309| Jessica Dullinger, freshman

Big Lake |55309| Elizabeth Gindele sophomore

Brainerd |56401| Karey Jay, junior

Burtrum |56318| Gabrielle Drill, junior

Clearwater |55320| Jill Pribyl, sophomore

Coon Rapids |55448| Valerie Jacobson, sophomore

Deer River |56636| Kimberly Velishek, freshman

East Grand Forks |56721| Kathleen Warmack, sophomore

Effie |56639| Ashley Wendt, sophomore

Evansville |56326| Amber Alstead, sophomore

Fergus falls |56537| Kayla Konickson, junior

Grand Rapids |55744| Brittany Rhyner, junior

Hibbing |55746| Samantha Christie, sophomore

Hopkins |55343| Hidayo Mohamed, sophomore

Ironton |56455| Kayla Sorben, junior

International Falls |56649| Karen Bollefer, senior

Jordan |55352| Lauren Mahowald, sophomore

Kimball |55353| Melissa Konz, sophomore

Lino Lakes |55038| Ashley Risdahl, sophomore

Lino Lakes |55038| Ciara Robinson, junior

Long Prairie |56347| Christopher Callahan, sophomore

Milaca |56353| Alexander Hass, junior

Minneapolis |55414| Ginni Ali, junior

New Prague |56071| Stephanie Mach, sophomore

Parkers Prairie |56361| Megan Moen, sophomore

Pine City |55063| Benjamin Jahnz, junior

Pine River |56474| Kassandra Ward, previous degree

Salol |56756| Ashley Millner, sophomore

Shakopee |55964| Samantha Affeldt, sophomore

Shakopee |55379| Amy Baumgartner, sophomore

Shevlin |56676| Madison Hovde, sophomore

Sleepy Eye |56085| Sarah Bruggeman, sophomore

Solway |56676| Kelly Jessen, sophomore

South St. Paul |55075| Amanda Schreyer, senior

Spicer |56288| Bridget Bergeson, sophomore

Spring Valley |55975| Ashley Christian, sophomore

St. Francis |55070| Kaylynn Clermont, sophomore

St. Michael |55376| Jennifer Panuska, sophomore

Wadena |56482| Katrina Tucker, junior

Zimmerman |55398| ChristiAnn Thompson, sophomore


Minot |58703| Tabitah LaDew, sophomore


Daegu City |701-023| Hwa Kyung Seo, sophomore

About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.