Six from region among St. John’s College of Nursing graduates

Three Jacksonville students are among 34 who have received Bachelor of Science degrees from St. John’s College of Nursing in Springfield.

Lydia Marie Churchill, Krista Michelle DeFrisco and Mariah Lynn Ingram, all of Jacksonville, received their degrees during commencement May 13 at Christ the King Parish in Springfield. Other west-central Illinois graduates included Bridget Brennan Bertolino of Virden, Alexis Joyce Carlock of Chandlerville and Emily Elizabeth Koster of Carlinville.

"This commencement ceremony joyfully celebrates the accomplishments of our graduates,” Chancellor Charlene Aaron said. “I have the utmost pride in our graduates and wish them a blessed nursing career.”

HSHS St. John’s Hospital will employ 23 of the graduates through a partnership with the college.