2016 Graduation

2016 Graduation group

On Tuesday evening June 14, 2016 the Training Fund recognized 54 nursing home members of 1199 who have graduated during the 2015-2016 school year at the annual Graduation Recognition Ceremony.  Family, friends, co-workers, and Union officials gathered to offer best wishes to this year’s graduates. Members earned High School Diplomas, Certificates, Associate’s Degrees, Bachelor’s Degrees, and Master’s Degrees!

Congratulations to all of this year’s graduates who have worked long and hard to achieve their goals!

Speakers at this year’s graduation included:

Althea Mitchell Blake, Kimberly Hall South, High School Diploma

Amdrilla Erskine, Touchpoints at Bloomfield, EKG Technician

Uel Benjamin, Greensprings Health & Rehabilitation, EKG Technician

Bonnie Gaudreau, Davis Place, LPN

Sandra McLaughlin, Kimberly Hall South, Associate’s Degree-Science

Pauline Dunchie-Legg, Greensprings Health & Rehabilitation, Associate’s Degree-Science


1199 Members earned diplomas, certificates, and degrees in the following this year:

High School Diploma


  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Phlebotomy Certification
  • Culinary Arts/Professional Baker
  • EKG Technician
  • Healthcare Sciences
  • Life Coaching
  • Long-term Care Certificate
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Therapeutic Recreation


  • Nursing-LPN
  • Nursing-RN (Associate’s Degree)
  • Nursing-RN (Bachelor’s Degree)

Associate’s Degree

  • Arts
  • Science
  • Social Services

Bachelor’s Degree

  • Business Administration
  • Healthcare Sciences
  • Sociology

Master’s Degree

  • Business Administration

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