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Forty-two students graduate in MCTC/LVC nursing program

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After the years of following orders, taking homework assignments, shadowing experienced practitioners, the Nursing Class of 2014 took the reins in their hands and planned their Pinning Ceremony.
This ceremony was filled with symbolic meaning that was both traditional and contemporary with room in the event for innovation as well.
One of the innovative and impressive parts of the afternoon was the question, “Do I Make You Proud?”
This selection powerfully sung by Maclyn Burden, set the scene for each of the 42 nurse candidates to pick up several roses and walk down the aisles to hand them to their family members with a hug.
The rest of the afternoon was equally as memorable as each candidate had the golden pin attached to their uniform.
The students selected two members of their class as Best Nurses. The day students chose Dawn Harvey and the night students, Tyler Pratt. He also had the highest GPA of all the students.
Special gifts were given to the instructors, Deborah Nolder, Allison Hendricks, Melanie Morris and Tara Applegate by the students
There was heavy emphasis during the ceremony on the importance of family support and the need for total dedication to their profession. It was stressed that these newly minted nurses will demonstrate in their careers the need for good health habits for their patients, and their families and will be a positive addition to the profession and to their community.
The new nurses are: Jessica Barnette, April Barrett, Tina Thompson-Brown, Candice Browning, Megan Bullock, Rita Burke, Brandi Chapman, Amber Florence, Tonya Fryman, Amber Gosney, Traci Ham, Dawn Harvey, April Holbert, Christina Jolly, Denise Kemplin, Jodi Northcutt, Marie Otero, Hillary Poe, Christeen Powell, Stacy Puckett, Christel Roberts, Jana Scalf, Holly Webb, Kayla Wolfe, Elizabeth Allen, Veronica Anderson, Maclyn Burden, Tonya Case, April Claypool, Shaundra Edwards, Timothy Graves, Elizabeth “Betty” Jenkins, Rene Jessie, Kali Kane, Jima Kane, Mandy Kelley, Heather McCall, Melissa Mutscheller, Tyler Pratt, Lori Sexton, Christina Tipton, and Staci Vice.