The Central Texas College (CTC) Department of Nursing and Allied Health held pinning ceremonies to recognize students completing the Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) and the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) programs. Nursing students were presented pins signifying the passage of the role of a student nurse to that of a practicing nurse.

The first ceremony was held for 19 students who completed the 53 credit-hour LVN program. Of those, Brittany Bates and Cassie Donahue graduated with highest honors for maintaining at least a 3.8 grade point average (GPA) in their nursing courses. Both students finished a 3.9 GPA. Completing the program with honors for maintaining a GPA between 3.5 and 3.7 in their nursing courses were Shawna Gallow, Carla Lafave, Leah Quick, Tyaqua Robertson and Barbara Ruiz.

Students receiving their LVN pins were Riana Bedico, Brittany Cates, Chandra Dewitty, Cassie Donahue, Jasmine Freeman, Shawna Gallow, Kierra Henry, Sheysha Hill, Tataheshia Hutton, Kasey Jackson, Tatum Jones, Pamela Knight, Carla Lafave, Ashly Nunnery, Leah Quick, Tyaqua Robertson, Barbara Ruiz, Hannah Spehar and Ronald Stewart.

Following that ceremony, 35 students received pins for completing the ADN program of 71 credit hours. Highest honors graduates were Maritza Branch, Marina Hairgrove and Kasondra Jordan. Graduating with honors were Jade Callaham, Sandra Celis-Reid, Alicia Fuentes, Angel Glenn, Michelle Harbert, Racheal Hepburn, Angela Hichman, Karmay Kenworthy, Elizabeth Lopez-Curtis, Kimberly Maciel, Lisa Milligan, Tanisha Miller, Alexandra Moylan, Katelynn Otken, Johana Perlaza Silva and Danell Stock.

In addition, several awards were also presented to deserving students. Based on nominations from her student peers, Kasondra Jordan received the Caring Heart Award for exemplifying the three C’s (caring, compassion and concern) of nursing. And cited for exemplary performance, Marina Hairgrove received a gift card from Monarch Uniforms.

The ADN graduates were Sherrita Batiste, Maritza Branch, Jade Callaham, Sandra Celis-Reid, Tamica Cormier-Grant, Angelia Costa, Cindy Diaz, Alicia Fuentes, Angel Glenn, Whitney Griffin, William Griffin, Marina Hairgrove, Michelle Harbert, Lakeithia Hardemon, Racheal Hepburn, Angela Hicham, Dionne Hooks, Kasondra Jordan, Karmay Kenworthy,  Elizabeth Lopez-Curtis, Kimberly Maciel, Rowena Manalo, Borderia Martin, Tanisha Miller, Lisa Milligan, Margarita Moreno, Alexandra Moylan, Katelyn Otken, Johana Perlaza-Silva, Zuleyla Saleh, Charlotte Shelton, Danell Stock, Becky Thompson, Brittany Vessels and Ka’shae Wilborne.