EMCC conducts pinning ceremony for associate degree nursing graduates
For Daily Times Leader
Forty-five graduates of East Mississippi Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing program participated in a pinning ceremony Thursday, Dec. 7, in the Lyceum Auditorium on the college’s Golden Triangle campus.
This is believed to be EMCC’s largest Associate Degree Nursing graduating class to date. The number of Associate Degree Nursing students doubled in March with the addition of a second cohort of students. In August, those students merged with the ADN cohort that began in January to form a single class.
“There is a shortage of nurses, and we are excited to be able to help address that problem locally by expanding our Associate Degree Nursing program,” EMCC Director of Nursing Programs/Associate Dean of Health Sciences Jamonicia Johnson said.
Associate Degree Nursing faculty presented several awards to students, with the highest honor going to Hartley Files who garnered the Florence Nightingale Award, which is presented to the student who most embodies the spirit of nursing.
Tyra Blevins was presented with a Scholastic Achievement Award and a Clinical Excellence Award. Other Clinical Excellence Award winners are o McKensie Ellis, Lexi Wittke, Chelsea Berry, McKinley Graham and Devean Turner.
The class of 2023 Association Degree Nursing graduates are:
Abigail Falkner Ables of West Point
Jameika K. Agnew of Holly Springs
Shaelie Mae Aumada of Eagle River, Alaska
Evelyn Monee’ Bell of West Point
Lauren Bell of Starkville
Andrea Bishop of Columbus Tyra Blevins of Columbus Chelsea Marie Caldwell of Grenada
MichaelAnn Chandler of Woodland
Katherine Bain Davis of Starkville
Mattie Chante’ Edwards of West Point
Morgan McKenzie Edwards of Ackerman
McKenzie Danyell Ellis of Columbus
Hartley Files of Mathiston Marsha Friesen of Macon Margaret Anne Gall of West Point
McKinley Graham of Madison Kaitlyn Alise Gray of Columbus Mya Suzanne Guyness of Columbus
Miller Hancock of Starkville Nakiejah S Hickman of Yazoo City
Tia Arlesia Hunt
Tailer "Lindsey" Johnson of Steens
Anazjai Brykelle Jones of Gallman
Kia L. Jones of Columbus Melanie Crystina Jones of Amory
Shelby Kugel of Columbus Crimson Lea Lanthrip of Huntsville
Daria Anna Latham of Steens Blair RaeAnn Lathem of Sebastopol
Latia Teiara Little of Scooba Amanda Linn Mcknight of Ackerman
Diamond M. Mundy of Columbus
Dallas Niswonger of Caledonia Rachel King Reese of
Angelia D. Rice of Columbus MaKayla Robertson of Amory Laura James Sanders of Caledonia
DuWanda Rene Singleton of Okolona
Amber Sha’tia Sisk of Oxford Shavonne Townsend of Starkville
Devean Alexander Turner of Eupora
Heather Miller Usry of West Point
Trenton Wheeler of Vernon, Alabama
Alexis Sierra Wittke of Columbus
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