It was a historical night for Westfield State University as the school graduated its first ever nursing class.
Hundreds of family friends and staff gathered in the Scanlon Banquet Hall on campus Wednesday night for a pinning ceremony for the 21 graduating nursing seniors.
Members of the class of 2014 said it has been a long journey, but they are proud to be among the first to graduate with the major.
"It's so surreal and such an accomplishment. I couldn't have done it without my classmates, my teachers, my family and my friends. Just to think we were in the beginning and where we are now, it is something so special," said senior Josephine Lannon.
Westfield State will graduate 1,300 students from 31 different majors during its 175th commencement ceremony on May 17 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.
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