Madyson Bonham

Madyson Bonham of Mount Vernon won the COTC Elizabeth Barnhart Award for Nursing Excellence.

NEWARK -- Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) held pinning ceremonies to honor the 2019 spring semester graduates of its healthcare technology programs.

The Elizabeth Barnhart Award for Nursing Excellence was presented to Madyson Bonham of Mount Vernon. The Barnhart Award honors a graduating student who exemplifies the highest ideals of the nursing profession: intelligence, commitment, sacrifice, integrity and a compassionate connection to others. Recipients receive a certificate and a $300 cash stipend to help defray the cost of equipment and career-related fees, including testing and licensure. The inaugural award was presented in May 2018.

Barnhart, a young registered nurse who loved her profession and was passionate about helping others, was only just beginning a promising career as an emergency room nurse at Newark’s Licking Memorial Hospital when she was killed on Feb. 2, 2017. A 2015 COTC graduate, Barnhart was an outstanding student and well-known to use the phrase "nurse so hard," which she used to describe the deep level of compassion and commitment needed by nurses to provide exceptional patient care.

Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technology

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Cambridge: Tayler Graves

Canal Winchester: Sally Heberle

Columbus: Zahra Dhalla, Megan Dixon and Hannah Hinger

Coshocton: Clarissa Gergley

Dublin: Gretchen Proemm

Hilliard: Emma Gavlik

Howard: Kaelin Clement

Lancaster: Rachel Walker

Lima: Emily Miller

Mount Vernon: Brooke Hannen

New Albany Erica Chase

Newark Kristin Carlin

Newark Rachel Evangelisti

Newark Stormy Orsky

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Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Technology

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Canal Winchester: Sally Saunders

Carroll: Carlee Znamenacek

Circleville: Abigail Solomon

Columbus: Courtney Castle, Shukri Isse and Kimberly Nelson

Coshocton: Tina Gibson and Jensen Hocter

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London: Lindsey Denes

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Newark: Stefanie Caskey, Teri Cooperrider, Destiny Ford, Aprille Jordan, Alexandra Keller, Margarita Martinez, Mandy Maschino, Katelyn Parrett, Sarah Patterson and Megan Ridzon

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Pickerington: Katherine LaRe

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Stoutsville: Ashton Riffle

Thornville: Natalie Bidwell and Autumn Hall

West Jefferson: Carly Cunningham

Westerville: Sarah Butts, Mary Corner and Kevin Smith

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Columbus: Thomas Weber

Dresden: Katlyn Bice

Galloway: Jonathan Broom and Morgan Leddy

Holgate: Olivia Gerschutz

Homer: Chelsea Neighbarger

Howard: Lindsey Harezga

Johnstown: Ashley Mahaffey, Ashley Stephens and Samantha Tutorow

Lancaster: Jamie Copeland

Lewis Center: Samantha Rinehart

Mount Vernon: Cassidy Garcia

Newark: Brianna Tittle

Newcomerstown: Stephani Neighbor

Pickerington: Nicole Egan

Reynoldsburg: Aleecia Carson

Zanesville: Katie Bice