Kettering College local graduates


Greene County News Report

KETTERING — Kettering College conferred degrees and certificates on 239 students at the school’s 47th annual commencement ceremonies. The event was held at the Dayton Convention Center on May 2.

Leslie Martin, a professor at La Sierra University and a health researcher, who has collaborated in two long-term research studies on health and longevity, was the keynote speaker.

College president Nate Brandstater granted 36 Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees in the following areas: radiologic technology and respiratory care . Three certificates of completion in computed tomography and one in magnetic resonance imaging were granted. A total of 159 bachelor’s degrees were awarded, including 104 to graduates of the Bachelor of Science in nursing. Twenty-one Bachelor of Science in diagnostic medical sonography degrees and 15 Bachelor of Science in human biology degrees were presented. Nineteen Bachelor of Science in health sciences degrees were granted in the following specialties: health care management , respiratory care, advanced imaging and health care education. Also notable was the commencement of 40 students from the school’s graduate program, the Master of Physician Assistant Studies.

This was the 40th graduating class from Kettering College’s physician assistant program, which is the longest continuously running PA program in the state of Ohio. Six of the graduating students received special recognition as members of the Vaughan-Beaven Service Learning Honors Program. A division of Kettering Medical Center, Kettering College is located on the KMC campus in Dayton.

The following Greene County residents received degrees:

Beavercreek: Kristen Deutsch, BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Prelicensure; Jennifer Gerritsen, BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Completion; Aaron Jolliff, MPAS – Master of Physician Assistant Studies; Stephanie Neidhart, AS – Associates, Respiratory Care; Sarah Paulsen, BSHS – Bachelor of Science in Health Science, Advanced Imaging; Patrick Sellers, AS – Associates, Respiratory Care; Sarah Smith, BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Prelicensure; Xuan Quyen Vu, BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Prelicensure; Nicole Walker, BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Prelicensure.

Bellbrook: Gina Giannetti Gergely, AS – Associates, Respiratory Care; Ryan Hoover, BSHS – Bachelor of Science in Health Science, Advanced Imaging; Courtney Roper, BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Prelicensure.

Dayton: Adrienne Bentley, BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Prelicensure; Vanessa Carroll, BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Prelicensure; Eric Dufresne, MPAS – Master of Physician Assistant Studies; Kyra Hess, BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Prelicensure.

Greene County News report compiled by Merrilee Embs.