Graduates of CSUMB's nursing program earn this pin

First class of nursing students gets 'pinned'

For one group of history-making Cal State Monterey Bay graduates, it’s not about the caps and gowns. It’s about the pin.

CSUMB’s first class of 10 nursing graduates participated in a pinning ceremony on Dec. 20. Commencement will follow in May.

“The ceremony is a tradition in nursing, where graduates receive a pin unique to that program,” said Dr. Marianne Hultgren, director of nursing at CSUMB. “It dates back to the days of Florence Nightingale, when a pin was a way to identify a nurse.”

Students in the program designed the pin, which can be worn throughout a nurse’s career.

The vision mural, through a new lens

A new vision mural is taking shape on campus.

Students in Juan Luna-Avin’s painting and mural class have completed much of the work on the mural along Inter-Garrison Road and Fifth Avenue, across from the Visual and Public Art complex. Detail work on the mural will be completed next semester.