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St. Joseph School of Nursing Graduates 113th Class

The St. Joseph School of Nursing, located on the campus of Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence, R.I., held graduation ceremonies for its 113th class on May 15, 2015.

Family members and friends attended the celebration at the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul in Providence with the Reverend Timothy Reilly, J.C.L., Chancellor, Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, presiding over the presentation of 32 diplomas and pins to the graduating class of 2015.

Laura Filippelli-Tedeschi, MA, RDN, LDN, St. Joseph School of Nursing Medical Nutrition Therapy Instructor, delivered the commencement address. Class Salutatorian Ryan Bonesio offered the welcoming address and Ian Donaghy, Class Valedictorian, delivered the farewell address.

Graduates included:
Andrew Beyer (N. Scituate, RI)
Ryan Bonesio (Danielson, CT)
Jamie Camparone (W. Greenwich, RI)
Rosemary Carnevale (Suffield, CT)
Kimberly Chouinard (Swansea, MA)
Teresa Concilio (Wrentham, MA)
Gabrielle Cote (Chepachet, RI)
Mikael DeNinno (Warwick, RI)
Ian Donaghy (New Bedford, MA)
Kristen Dumas (E. Greenwich, RI)
Inez Galvez-Ramos (Woonsocket, RI)
Andres Gazzolo (Providence, RI)
Meredith Germani (Providence, RI)
Beata Goldberg (E. Providence, RI)
Jason Hunter (N. Kingstown, RI)
Hannah Joudrey (Chepachet, RI)
Rachael Kazarian (Greenville, RI)
Christina Lauzier (Smithfield, RI)
Keri Levesque (Providence, RI)
Jill Martin (Danielson, CT)
Benn Mello (Providence, RI)
Breanna Mello (N. Kingstown, RI)
Melissa Palombo (Lincoln, RI)
Danielle Paroyian (Providence, RI)
Bethany Parillo (Warwick, RI)
Chelsea Rosa (Westport, MA)
Melissa Skoutas (Providence, RI)
Jennifer Tavares (Warren, RI)
Nicole Tomaselli (Cranston, RI)
Elise Varone (Cranston, RI)
Eric Wedekind (Riverside, RI)
David Wentworth (Warwick, RI)

The following awards were given to the members of the 113th graduating class:

The Faculty Certificate of Merit for outstanding scholastic achievements was awarded to Ian Donaghy.

The Faculty Certificate of Merit for outstanding clinical performance was awarded to Hannah Joudrey.

The Faculty Certificate of Merit for outstanding ability in Medical/Surgical Nursing was awarded to Ian Donaghy.

The Faculty Certificate of Merit for outstanding ability in Clinical Achievement and Psychiatric Nursing were awarded to Ian Donaghy.

The Faculty Certificate of Merit for outstanding ability in Parent Child Health Nursing was awarded to
Jamie Camparone.

The Mother Mary Evangelist award given by the Alumni Association of St. Joseph School of Nursing in recognition of scholastic achievement, professional leadership and nursing performance was awarded to
Meredith Germani and Danielle Paroyian.

The St. Joseph School of Nursing is the state’s only hospital-based, 3-year diploma program. Upon receiving their diploma, graduates are then eligible to take the national licensing exam for registered nurses. The school was recently granted an eight-year continuing accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.