Graduates & AlumniJanuary 2022 Graduates

January 2022 Graduates

January 2022 Graduates

Eighty-one students received their nursing diplomas from the Trinitas School of Nursing for the 167th Convocation Ceremony on January 20th, 2022. Seventy-six women and five men became eligible to sit for the registered nurse licensing exam. The convocation ceremony was a return to some semblance of normal at St. Michaels church in Cranford, New Jersey. Due to COVID, graduates were limited to 2 guests per graduate. “I applaud these graduates for their courage, adaptability, and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most challenging times of our lives” said Dr. Roseminda Santee, Dean of the Trinitas School of Nursing, which is affiliated with Union County College. “I am very proud of these graduates.” Dr. Santee.

Graduates of the School of Nursing include:

Oluwamuyiwa Adeolu
Vallee Tchinda Agnesse
Isabelle Justine Alvarez
Luisa F. Alvarez
Hincapie Stephanie Alves
Dorine Eden Brenda Angui
Vanessa Montes Avalos
Maria Banguero
Diego Benvenuto
Cassandra L. Berglund
Rose-jasmine Berlus
Lauren Mikel Blye-Branch
Briana Boles
Tuong Vy Bui
Stephanie Buono
Marilyn Campbell
Maria D. Castano Cardona
Maria E. Cristales
Isis Cruz
Mariela Davie
Cody Downing
Anas Elgazar
Merna Mahmoud Elmalah
Isabella Evangelista
Simone P. Fabbo
Victoria Faulkner
Katiana Fleurantin
Ciara M. Francis
Gabriela A. Frias
Marie Gilbert
Sherin Gamal Hafez
Suzette F. Holte
Esther Olashile Ifeshile
Evena Grey Jean-Baptiste
Nathalia Jimenez
Mia Johnson
Sephelah Joseph
Kim Mack Klein
Phyllis Lamptey
Brandon Landin
Rood Leger
Crystal Diamond Leitch
Cindy Lozano
Yeniffer G. Luna
Malita Angenie Maharaj
Michelle Marsh
Allison Matamoros
Dayana Alexa Monge-Zamora
Nancy Muthee
Liliana B. Naranjo
Muibat Olabisi Ojuroye
Mary Theresa I Okoli
Juliet O. Ota-Omere
Jacqueline Ogechi Ozuoh
Jessica A. Pak
Rebeka Paul
Miladys Pena
Ana Pina-Castillo
Heather S. Quick
Shradhanjli Ram
Roselande Relus
Ashley Rhaburn
Ricardo Rodriguez Jr.
Mery J. Rubio
Lirje Rugova
Claire Marie I Sanders
Jennifer Shikany
Andrea T. Shoulars
Megan Jean Sweeney
Mibrak Girmai Tesfamariam
Andremene Thelusma
Bernice Theodore
Cameal O. Thomas
Yaa A. Thomas
Kareen M. Towns
Ikenna CJ Unachukwu
Victoria Vieira
Rose M. Volcy
Kayla Renee White
Michaela L Williamson
Aleksandra H. Zdan

Awards were given to graduates as follows:

  • First Scholarship Award – Juliet O. Ota-Omere
  • Second Scholarship Award – Ciara M. Francis
  • Auxiliary Award – Mery J. Rubio
  • 2021 Nursing Service Professional Transformation Award – Megan Jean Sweeney
  • Lily Bierstein Memorial Award – Ciara m. Francis
  • Gerontological Nursing Award – Katiana Fleurantin
  • Alumni Association Award – Muibat Olabisi Ojuroye
  • Curtis Crumbley Memorial Award – Tyong Vy Bui
  • Naeisha Massenburg Memorial Award – Ikenna CJ Unachukwu
  • George F. Billington-Leadership Award – Jessica A. Pak
  • Emily H. Wall Memorial Award – Crystal Diamond Leitch
  • Daisy Award – Diego Benvenuto
  • The Giving Back Award – Yaa Thomas

Trinitas School of Nursing, operated jointly by Trinitas Regional Medical Center and Union College, currently holds full accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and the New Jersey State Board of Nursing. The National League for Nursing has awarded the School of Nursing a fourth designation as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education status for the years 2015 – 2024 for Creating Environments that Enhance Student Learning and Professional Development. The school also holds a 20-year, 40-class national licensing examination (NCLEX) passage rate of 86.30% on first writing. For more information about Trinitas School of Nursing, visit

About Trinitas Regional Medical Center:

Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC), a major center for comprehensive health services for those who live and work in Central New Jersey, is a Catholic teaching medical center sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in partnership with Elizabethtown Health Care Foundation. On January 1, 2022, Trinitas Regional Medical Center and the Trinitas School of Nursing were integrated into Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health, the largest academic health care system in New Jersey. For more information on Trinitas Regional Medical Center, visit: or call (908) 994-5138.