Six Glen Oaks Community College nursing students will have a bit more money for school expenses and licensing test fees thanks to awards presented by the Friends and Alumni of Nursing (FAN) at their Annual Conference on Friday, October 14. The students were presented the awards at the organization’s “And the Beat Goes On” heart disease conference in the Business Development Center’s Dresser Auditorium. The students earned Excellence in Nursing awards and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing License Exam (NCLEX). Pictured as the awards were presented are (left to right) Marsha Decker, RN, FAN President; Abigail Adamski, Level I nursing student from Burr Oak with $200 NCLEX Nursing Award; Shawn Dunafin, Level I nursing student from LaGrange with $200 NCLEX nursing award; Casey Boggs Level I nursing student from Sturgis, $500 Excellence in Nursing Scholarship; Haley Schrader, Level II nursing student from Sturgis with $200 NCLEX nursing award; Lynn Harter, Level II nursing student from Sturgis with $500 Excellence in Nursing Scholarship; Karen Ganger, RN, GOCC Director of Nursing. Not pictured, but receiving a NCLEX $200 nursing award was Erica Vazquez, a Level II student from Three Rivers. The annual FAN conference at Glen Oaks is a full day of informative seminars each October providing up-to-date information for nurses in the St. Joseph County area. The October 2012 conference will be Saturday, October 13, 2012.