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Celebrating the Fall 2020 Graduates

Posted on: December 28th, 2020 by Good Sam

Congratulations to the Good Samaritan College Nursing & Health Science Fall 2020 graduates! In-lieu of a commencement ceremony for the Fall 2020 semester, graduates were invited to pick up their diplomas on campus while maintaining social distancing guidelines. All students who graduated will be invited back to the following commencement ceremony when it is deemed safe to do so.


Congratulatory Messages from TriHealth Leadership and the Good Samaritan College of Nursing Board of Trustees 

“Congratulations Class of 2020! I know this isn’t the celebration you envisioned and that in some ways COVID-19 negatively impacted your graduation experience, but this historic pandemic has also left the nursing profession and our Good Sam College of Nursing more heroically respected and appreciated today than any time since the Sisters of Charity founded the College and Good Samaritan Hospital 167 years ago. Your clinical skills and caring touch will bring comfort and healing to countless people at a time when it’s needed most, and that is truly worth celebrating. On behalf of the TriHealth executive team, I proudly welcome you into the ranks of one of healthcare’s most critical and respected roles, and thank you for your selfless commitment to caring for those in need!”

Mark C. Clement, TriHealth President & CEO


“I am so proud of this group of graduates. You are starting your Nursing journey in the midst of the most challenging healthcare event in recent history. Your skills are needed now, more than ever. I have the utmost confidence that you will make a big difference in the lives of our community members, and I wish you great success in your career.”

Marla Silliman, Senior Vice President, TriHealth Regional Operations


“May your graduation be just the beginning of a lifetime of caring and serving others. I wish you all the best for the future that lies ahead. Congratulations on your graduation.”

Jamie Easterling, GSH President & COO


“Dear GSC Graduates, On behalf of all of us at Good Samaritan Foundation—donors, board members, and team members—congratulations on your achievement! We are proud of all you have accomplished and know that you will bring clinical excellence to every person you will care for throughout your career. We believe in supporting your personal growth and success that also meets a need in our community for talented health professionals who care with compassion.

It is true that you are entering this next phase of your career during the most uncertain of times. However, it is also true that GSC has prepared you to navigate these and other challenges with skill, empathy, and courage. Take the spirit of the Good Samaritan with you and remember that so many people have given to GSC because they believe in you. You have all the tools you need, and we look forward to the impact that you will make. Congratulations again!”

Mary L. Rafferty, President & Chief Executive Officer, Good Samaritan Foundation


“Graduates, Congratulations on your well-deserved success. Always remember there is no limit to what you can do in nursing. I hope you take on new opportunities as they come to you. Your graduation is only the first of many amazing moments that you will experience. YOU are the next generation of nurse heroes! I wish you all the best.”

Susan Macy, MBA, BSN, RN VP, Chief Nursing Officer, Good Samaritan Hospital


“Congratulations class of 2020! Wishing you much health, happiness and success as you begin your career in nursing as a healthcare hero! As we emerge from the pandemic it is clear that your care, compassion and expertise has made a difference for our patients, families, community and the world. You are our next generation of nurses and we are relying on you to join us in moving nursing forward as advocates for our patients, families and our profession.”

Rebecca Baute, MBA, BSN, RN, CMTE CNO, Bethesda North Region


“On behalf of the Good Samaritan College Board of Trustees, please accept our appreciation for your hard work and congratulations on your milestone of graduation. We are proud of your accomplishments and know each and every one of you will represent the core values of the College with utmost dignity, respect and professionalism as you begin your careers. We have high expectations of you because we know you possess determination, grit, resiliency and a sense of pride unmatched by others in your profession. We wish you all the best.”

Kathy List, Good Samaritan College of Nursing Board of Trustee Chairperson


“Congratulations 2020 Graduates! We are proud of your accomplishment and the difference you will make in service to others through the nursing and health care professions!”

Adrienna Walsh, Good Samaritan Board of Trustee Member


“I want to congratulate the class of 2020 class on graduating. It is unfortunate that all this commotion has interfered with your plans. I wish everyone well on their futures and great success.”

Dr. Richard Dammel, Good Samaritan Board of Trustee Member


“Dear Graduates of 2020, Congratulations on a job well done. You have worked hard through these past years to get ready for a future that is very fulfilling. I will be with you in spirit as you receive your diploma and know that you will always be in my prayers as you work as a Health Care Professional. God bless.”

Sr. Lynn Heper, SC, Good Samaritan Board of Trustee Member


“Congratulations GSC class of 2020! You have arrived at the close of a chapter in your nursing journey and all your hard work over the past years has paid off. Ahead there will be new opportunities and challenges which you will be ready to face head-on as a GSC Alum. If you can finish nursing school, you can do anything!! I am excited where your adventure will take you and know that the GSC family will always support you as one of our own. Congratulations GSC graduates – you earned every moment of this celebration!”

Joseph Coz, Good Samaritan College of Nursing Board of Trustee Member, Alumni Class of 2013, 2015



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