USU Eastern nursing students honored a fallen classmate at last week's graduation ceremony April 27. Penny Eleazar passed away suddenly earlier this year. She was an international student who had lived with her adoptive grandparents in Price while she attended school.
"Penny was a great student who contributed much to the program," said Nikkie King, USU Director of Nursing in Price. "Her classmates felt it was important to honor her memory and help in any way they could."
Students will presented additional funds they have collected to the family. They will present her adoptive grandparents with a picture that all of her classmates signed.
The nursing students also all donated to help defer the cost of returning her body to her home in the Philippines.