Northeast State recognized its sixth class of Nursing program graduates at the 2014 Pinning Ceremony held Thursday evening at the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts on the main campus in Blountville.
The graduating class of 33 students received their nursing pins from the dean of Nursing, Dr. Melessia Webb. Northeast State Nursing graduates for 2014 are: Lori Armstrong; Susan Austin; Jennifer L. Boggs; Stephanie D. Brown; Erin K. Byrd; Amanda G. Canter; Megan C. Carty; Tara J. Casey; Kayla B. Chapman; McKinley K. Clark; Rhonda A. Freeman-Smith; Krista Gray; Janet R. Haun; LaTonya L. Huddleston; Miranda Johnson; Ryan B. Kerrins; Christy C. Krug; Misty M. Lawson; Sherry L. Lell; Lorrie A. Linkous; Isaac J. McMurray; Jessica B. Meredith; Brittany R. Miller; Kylie E. Mims; Mattea D. Moore; Kimberly A. Peret; Eva A. Pickard-Vanzant; Ruth E. Pickstock; Malika C. Richardson; Elizabeth Jo Sensabaugh; Ashley E. Sisk; Tiffany C. Weber; and David J. Woodby.
The pinning ceremony provides a symbolic welcoming of new nurses into the profession. Each graduating student received the Northeast State Nursing pin on his or her white lab coat signifying completion of the associate of applied science degree program.
Malika Richardson received the program’s Outstanding Student Award. Richardson held the top grade point average in the nursing class. Jo Sensabaugh won the Adult Learner of the Year Award. The Community Support Award went to Miranda Johnson. Erin Byrd received the Student Support Award. Student Representative Award winners were Erin Byrd and Kylie Mims.
The nursing students graduating this spring will receive their diplomas on Monday May 12 at the College’s spring commencement ceremony scheduled for 7 p.m. at East Tennessee State University/Mountains State Health Alliance Athletic Center on the campus of ETSU in Johnson City.