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Graduating nurses honored at pinning ceremony

Northwest-Shoals Community College Nursing Program honored 62 registered nursing graduates at its pinning ceremony on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Director of Nursing, Brittany Humphres, faculty and students participated in the ceremony that included remarks by Dr. Lee, president of NW-SCC; Lisa Allen, class representative; and special remarks by Melissa DeFloor, ECM Patient Care Manager. Remarks were followed by the presentation of the pins, the Nightingale Pledge, candle lighting and a solo by graduate Brady Whitten.

The symbolic tradition of the ceremonial pinning, originated in the 1860s at the Nightingale School of Nursing Hospital in London. The nursing pin the graduates receive is a type of badge, awarded by the program's faculty as a symbolic welcome into the profession.

The pinning participants (from the Franklin Free Press coverage area) were:
Phil Campbell: Andrea Danielle Fugate, Shayna Kaye Fugate, Taylor Michelle Morgan, Amye Elizabeth Plumley, Brady Lee Whitten

Red Bay: Jessica Hope Jackson

Russellville: Hannah Elizabeth Blacklidge, Sara Marie Davis, Brittany Paige Flanagan, Kayla Brooke Frederick, Henrry Rodolfo Garcia, Tanya Marie Goodloe, Ashley Brooke Herring, Jodie Marie Jansen, Maria Martinez, Jeslyn Shayne Parker, Katie Dakota Taylor

Spruce Pine: Tabitha Diane Miller

Vina: Andrew Thomas Hester

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