The Grenada Campus of Holmes Community College held a Pinning Ceremony for the graduating Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Class of 2019 on May 9 in the Corey Forum. Twenty-five students graduated from the program.
Graduates included: Chasity Boykin, Jacquelyn Brooks, Hope Clark, Meg Grissinger, Taylor Hansen, Maridee Higginbotham, Shatoris Holmes, Amber Hughes, Kelvin Lamar, Danielle Long, Vickey Lucius, Jerrice Mays, Madzimoyo Owusu, Chellsee Perry, Breanne Picetti, Andrea Pike, James Pilgreen, Jesse Rodgers, Amber Simpson, Shirley Thornton, Ivy Watson, Traci Wilcox, Ashley Wilson and Lauren Yarbrough.
The ceremony began with a processional of the ADN Class of 2019. James Pilgreen opened up the ceremony with a prayer before Amber Hughes shared a few words in remembrance of their former nursing instructor Julie Tipton who passed away last year. Next, Danielle Long, the Student Nursing Association (SNA) president, offered thoughts from the Class of 2019.
Succeeding Long's speech, Assistant ADN Program Director Theresa Hargett introduced the nursing faculty. After introductions, Gideon Representative Becky Adams explained the significance of handing out Bibles to the nursing graduates and how they should rely on the Word of God throughout their nursing careers. ADN instructor Nathan Ewell then presented a plaque to the 2019 Academic Excellence Award recipient Andrea Pike and recognized six students for receiving Mississippi Board of Nursing scholarships. Recipients included: Meg Grissinger, Amber Hughes, Jerrice May, Breanne Picetti, Ivy Watson and Ashley Wilson.
After the awards were given, ADN Instructor Gwen Lordeon called the students to the stage one-by-one to receive their pins and lamps from ADN instructors Patty Jones and Lisa Davis. The ceremony concluded with the students reciting the Nightingale Pledge, led by instructor Deandra Gibson, and Chellsee Perry giving the closing prayer.
For more information about the ADN program on the Grenada, contact Director of Health Science Programs Ginger Meriwether at firstname.lastname@example.org or (662) 227-2316.