Durham, Reardon Chosen as Student Commencement Speakers

Two Catherine McAuley School of Nursing students have been chosen to deliver speeches at Trocaire’s December 2018 Commencement ceremony. Meet them both below!

Nora Durham

Nora Durham was born and raised in the Buffalo area and intends to stay in the area working in Medical Surgical/Telemetry. Her end goal is to become a Wound Care Nurse.

While studying at Trocaire, Nora held three jobs, working as a Nursing Assistant and at two private home care operations. While completing her degree Nora was also heavily involved in Student Life, holding the position of co-president of the Student Nursing Association. She is incredibly grateful for her time being involved on campus, having found it very rewarding.

Nora started attending Trocaire directly after high school and she does not regret that decision. Her time at Trocaire has taught her patience, diligence, and motivated her to be a better student. Looking back at her accomplishments throughout the years, Ms. Durham can truthfully say that she is ready to become a successful nurse.





Michelle Reardon

Michelle Reardon has been a life-long Buffalonian who went to high school at Immaculata Academy. After completing high school, she continued her studies at two other institutions before finding the correct path for her at Trocaire College. Trocaire was a perfect fit for Ms. Reardon as she balanced being a full-time parent and student.

As a Nursing student at Trocaire Michelle became active in Student Life. Ms. Reardon has held the position of secretary for the Student Nursing Association, is part of the Alum from Day One program, and is currently the president of the Student Association. Michelle intends to stay at Trocaire to pursue her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is very happy to announce that she will be a full-time graduate nurse at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston, NY in the Telemetry unit.

Michelle was chosen to give a student address due to her dedication to student success, her campus involvement, and her academic achievements. Michelle does not hesitate to drop whatever she’s doing to work on Student Association tasks and putting her fellow students first.