Fourteen graduates of Southern State Community College’s Practical Nursing program were recognized during a December 9 pinning ceremony at the college’s Central Campus in Hillsboro.
Graduate Lisa Beckman opened the evening ceremony with the welcome and introductions.
“We’re proud — and grateful — for the career field you have chosen,” said Dr. Kevin Boys, SSCC President.
Dr. Julianne Krebs, director of Southern State’s nursing program, introduced the college’s nursing faculty and staff. “We are here to celebrate the passage of these graduates into the nursing practice. This is an exciting time to enter the profession when opportunities are unlimited,” said Dr. Krebs.
During the pinning of graduates, nursing faculty members presented the graduates with the unique Practical Nursing pin.
Closing remarks were delivered by graduate Erin McCoppin.
The 2021 PN graduating class includes, from Clinton County, Kayla O’Neil of Wilmington, Angela Sheppard of Wilmington, and Kristen Tuggle of Sabina; and, Erica Pertuset of Manchester, Nicole Alexander of Fayetteville, Abigail Balon of Fayetteville, Jessika Russell of Williamsburg, Lisa Beckman of Amelia, Shaunna Carlotta-McKenzie of Goshen, Angela Davis of Batavia; Deelia Moore of Washington CH, Sara Dye of Lynchburg, Erin McCoppin of Hillsboro, and Megan Mullenix of Hillsboro.