Oklahoma Panhandle State University, in conjunction with Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, honored the graduates of the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program on the OPSU campus on December 18, 2004. Students completing this degree are qualified to take the National Council of Licensure Examination in order to practice as a registered nurse. This distance learning program is offered from the OPSU campus via One Net interactive television (ITV). Those graduating include: Loriann Rosas Armas, Sara Lynne Kirtley, Florence Elizabeth Hensley, Randi Mackey, Angelina Aldaco Hernandez, Aracely Saenz Munoz, Amy Kirkland, Enola Gaye Townsley.
Also participating in OPSU's ceremony was Stephanie Elliott. She spent the first two semesters at OPSU in the nursing program, and finished at OSU-OKC when she moved. Because they all started together as a class, her classmates asked her to be a part of the OPSU graduation.
Armas and Townsley are residents of Cimarron County and they plan to return to Cimarron Memorial to work.
Kirtly is the neice of Sally Parker and daughter of Ed Kirtly of Guymon, a former BCHS grad.
The ceremony was held via ITV in the McKee Library to allow speakers from OSU-OKC to participate.
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