Five San Clemente residents among 53 recognized at Saddleback College pinning ceremony Tuesday
By Andrea Swayne
Five of the 53 men and women who graduated from the nursing program at Saddleback College hail from San Clemente.
Robin Fouch, Brice Girdley, Margit Kalmus, Jessica Tanamachi and Christopher Wyatt were honored at a symbolic candle-lighting and pinning ceremony at Saddleback’s McKinney Theater Tuesday evening.
As part their commencement, the new nurses were presented with a pin, the traditional symbol of a nurse’s service and rite of passage into the profession. A candle-lighting ceremony symbolized the passing of the flame from the famed founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, to each of the new graduates.
Girdley, along with a fellow graduate, delivered a speech titled, “Remember When.”