United Tribes News
Recalling the first class of LPNs at United Tribes
19 March 2009
CAP WAS SYMBOL THEN: The first group of Licensed Practical Nurses graduated 30 years ago this month at United Tribes during a capping ceremony. The group of ten included one male, who received a pin instead of a cap. To indicate acceptance into the nursing profession today, nursing programs conduct pinning ceremonies. The next United Tribes pinning ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 9. The college’s Practical Nursing Program will host an All-Class Nursing Reunion on Saturday, September 12, 2009 during the United Tribes International Powwow.
Standing from left, Instructor Susan Grosz; Gerri Bear Stops, Eagle Butte, SD; Barbara Lafountaine, Belcourt; Cheryl Belgarde, Belcourt; Deborah Bordeaux, Rosebud, SD; Sharon Martin, Belcourt; and Instructor Donnita Cutler. Seated from left, Karen Chase, New Town; Margaret Eagle Chief, Pine Ridge, SD; Amelda Grant, Belcourt; Harlan Horned Eagle, Wagner, SD; and Hazel White Eagle, Fort Yates.United Tribes News photo: April 20, 1979.