Generations of nurses in one family graduate from VC nursing program

VC Distance Education Coordinator Helen Dvorak (second from right) and family had much to celebrate at the 2011 Associate Degree-Nursing Pinning Ceremony last Friday evening. Dvorak’s twin nieces, Allison Junek (second from left) and Katherine Junek (middle), are the most recent family graduates from VC’s nursing program. Also pictured are Dvorak’s sister, Mary Junek-Garza (far right), who graduated in 1988 and her mother, Barbara Junek (far left) who graduated in 1979. Junek-Garza lives in Sasebo, Japan and works as a traveling nurse. Junek is retired, but worked most of her career as a nurse at Wagner General Hospital in Palacios.

Other family graduates (not pictured) include Kandace Junek Hyde (Dvorak’s niece) graduated in 2000 and is now the chief nursing officer at Wagner General Hospital in Palacios. Barbara Manning Johnston (Dvorak’s niece) graduated on 2007 and is now a day surgery nurse at South Texas Surgical Hospital in Corpus Christi.

Published: Monday, 16 May 2011

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