Twenty-four students completing Northwest State Community College’s registered nursing (RN) associate degree program were recently recognized during spring commencement. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam and enter directly into the workforce or they may transfer their credits into a bachelor’s degree program. In a separate ceremony, the college recognized 10 students for induction into the Alpha Delta Chapter of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society. In order to qualify, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average, with at least a B in all nursing classes. One student, Brittany Opsomer of Deshler, also earned the Award of Merit. Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society aims to recognize the academic excellence of associate degree nursing students and encourage students to pursue advanced nursing degrees. Award of Merit recipients are chosen by faculty from the respective divisions based on leadership involvement, special talents or abilities in their academic field and significant contributions to Northwest State. Fulton County residents recognized during the ceremony included (from left) Cherese Bussing of Wauseon; Andrea Hernandez of Wauseon, Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society inductee; Elliet Rupp of Archbold; and Aubrey Knierim of Wauseon), Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society inductee.