The Central Texas College (CTC) Nursing and Allied Health department held a pinning ceremony Thursday to recognize 19 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.

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 her nursing classes was Elisa Uwitonze. Graduating with honors for maintaining a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.7 in their nursing classes were Cheyenne Brown, Carolina Cass, Kaira King and Alexis Reveile.

Students completing the CTC LVN program were John Bognot, Cheyenne Brown, Carolina Cass, Whitney Cornell, Andromeda Coronel, Melanie Figueroa, Kassandra Flores, Amanda Hodge, Jessica Hurst, Makayla Jackson, Uriah Kilwein, Kaira King, Rebecca McAdoo, Courtney Pollock, Alexis Reveile, Grace Rowell, Elisa Uwitonze, Stefano West and Crystal Williams.  Of these graduates, Bognot, Cass, Coronel, Figueroa and Jackson all began the LVN program while they were still in high school.


Photo: Crystal Williams receives her nursing pin from instructor Priscilla Clark during the pinning/candle lighting ceremony for graduates of the Licensed Vocational Nursing program.