The Central Texas College (CTC) Nursing and Allied Health department held a pinning ceremony Friday to honor 21 students who completed the Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) program. The students received their nursing pins from nursing faculty members indicating completion of the 53 credit hours required for the LVN program. Guest speaker for the ceremony was former CTC student nurse Leticia Wilkes, who is now a registered nurse and serves as a nursing development specialist at Baylor Scott & White Hospital. Wilkes led the CTC class during clinical rotations at Scott & White hospital.

During the ceremony, several students were recognized as honor graduates. Completing the program with highest honors for maintaining a grade point average of 3.8 or higher in their nursing classes were Jennifer Bonilla, Magan Burke, Bethany Johnson and Terri Mitchell. Graduating with honors for maintaining a grade point average (GPA) between 3.5 and 3.79 in their nursing classes were Twyla Boykin, Amy Heymann, Shawn Jenney, Samantha Miller, Ginny Saylor and Michelle Zbydniewski

The top two academic students also received gift cards from local medical outfitters. Bethany Johnson, class valedictorian, received a card from Scrubtopia Medical Outfitters. Jennifer Bonilla received a gift card from Monarch Uniforms for achieving the second highest class grade point average.

Students completing the CTC LVN program were Kwaku Asante, Ashton Beatty, Jennifer Bonilla, Twyla Boykin, Magan Burke, Joanne Davis, Rokia Doumbia, Tina Green, Amy Heymann, Shawn Jenney, Bethany Johnson, Marlyn Laguana, Samantha Miller, Jessica Mitchell, Terri Mitchell, Ginny Saylor, Amanda Smith, Jessica Sommerer, Joisslyn Taylor, Keesha Walker and Michelle Zbydniewski.